LCU (6-11) gained control of the first game by scoring seven of
their eight runs in the first three innings. Through the six innings
that LCU came to bat, they rattled off 11 total hits, giving St.
Louis Christian starting pitcher Cameron Cummings (Morgantown,
W.Va.) a rough game.
Cummings gave up only four earned runs during
the game and struck out eight. For LCU, senior pitcher Justin Walen
(Shelbyville, Shelbyville High) had a great outing on the mound as
he went the full seven innings to attain the win. Walen gave up only
seven hits and three walks while striking out six.
In the second game, St. Louis Christian grabbed an early 2-0 lead
in the top of the first inning, only to see that lead evaporate as
LCU knocked in five runs in the bottom of the inning. After the
first inning, LCUís two runs in the bottom of the third inning were
the only other runs in the game.
For St. Louis, freshman Keith Hodges (Defiance, Mo.) pitched a
solid game, giving up only seven hits and two earned runs. He also
struck out 13 as he pitched the entire game. For LCU, sophomore
pitcher Matt Krause (Mount Zion High) pitched for five innings to
earn the win. He gave up three hits and allowed two earned runs.
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From the plate for LCU, sophomore first baseman Ty Unger
(Lincoln, Lincoln Community High) led the way, going 4 of 7,
including three singles and a double. Unger also recorded four
RBIs during the two games. Sophomore Micah Wolfe (Mattoon,
University of Northwestern Ohio) went 3 of 6 from the plate
while also scoring two of the teamís runs on the day. For St.
Louis Christian, junior Alex Henson led the offense, going 3 of
5 from the plate, and recorded one RBI.
LCU will try for their next wins on Friday and Saturday as they
host Ecclesia College (17-13) for a four-game series, starting at
noon and 2 p.m. both days.
LCU's School of Undergraduate Studies is a member of the
National Christian College Athletic Association, Division II. Founded in Lincoln
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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