Lincoln got on the board in the first inning with four runs. Pitcher
John Foley led off the action with a walk. Cory Pelc grounded to the
shortstop, who dropped the ball trying to force Foley at second
base. With one out, Chance Berger singled to left field to load the
bases. First baseman Paul Phillips then singled up the middle to
score Foley and Pelc. Third baseman Justin Mason closed the inning
when he tripled to right field, scoring Berger and Phillips.
Lincoln scored again in the fifth inning when Phillips doubled to
right field, stole third base and scored on second baseman Josh
Baker's sacrifice fly to right field. Lincoln closed out their
scoring in the eighth inning when Kyle Hower scored on Corey Pelc's
single to right field.
Starting pitcher John Foley worked six innings, striking out
eight and scattering five hits. He was followed to the mound by
Clark Schoonover, Royce Duncan and Aaron Altman, who each worked one
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Lincoln's offense was led by Paul Phillips, who had three hits,
including a double, and drove in two runs. Justin Mason had two
hits, including a triple, and also drove in two. Center fielder
Corey Pelc had two hits, including a double, and one RBI. Josh Baker
had a single and one RBI. John Foley, Justin Ritchhart, Chance
Berger, Kyle Hower and Alex Dahm had one hit each.
Lincoln is now 3-2 and will play a home doubleheader against
Rantoul on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lincoln Park District's Pete
Andrews Baseball Complex.
[Provided by Rebecca Thornton]