Hannibal-LaGrange jumped out to an early lead in the first game,
rattling off four runs in the top half of the first inning. They
proceeded to score in every inning after that, including five runs
in the top of the fifth.
It was a tough day on the mound for LCU
senior pitcher Justin Walen (Shelbyville, Shelbyville High) as he
gave up seven earned runs in four innings of work. For
Hannibal-LaGrange, sophomore pitcher Javier Medina (Caracas,
Venezuela) gave up no earned runs while striking out eight and
allowing only two hits during his five innings of work.
The second game of the doubleheader proved to be a battle as,
once again, Hannibal-LaGrange started off hot, scoring two runs in
the top of the first inning. LCU was able to respond with a run in
the bottom of the third inning. Hannibal-LaGrange grabbed two more
runs in the sixth and seventh innings. As LCU came to bat in the
bottom of the seventh, they looked poised to make a comeback as they
were able to score a run while also getting two runners on base,
with two outs and cleanup hitter Ty Unger (Lincoln, Lincoln
Community High) up to bat. Hannibal-LaGrange pitcher Brad Stewart
(Abingdon) went toe-to-toe with Unger, eventually striking him out
to close out the game.
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From the plate for LCU, sophomore Micah Wolfe (Mattoon,
University of Northwestern Ohio) led the way, going 3 for 5 and
knocking in two RBIs. LCU pitcher Matt Krause (Mount Zion, Mount
Zion High) pitched a solid ballgame, going all seven innings
while giving up only three earned runs.
For Hannibal-LaGrange, freshman Logan Phillips (Salem) went 3 for
6 while scoring two runs and grabbing two RBIs. Freshman Brett
Anderson (Ashland, Mo.) went 3 for 5 from the plate, with all three
of his hits being singles.
LCU will try again for their next wins as they host St. Louis
Christian College next week on Tuesday at the LCU baseball field.
Games will be at 1 and 3 p.m. LCU's previously scheduled games at
Maranatha Baptist Bible College on Thursday have been canceled due
to field conditions at Maranatha.
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in 1944, Lincoln Christian University's three schools -- the School of
Undergraduate Studies, the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies, and the
Seminary -- share a mission to nurture and equip Christians with a biblical
worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world. For more information
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