Friday, April 19, 2013
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LCU splits with Principia

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[April 19, 2013]  ELSAH -- On Tuesday, the Lincoln Christian University baseball team traveled to Elsah to take on NCAA Division III opponent Principia College. LCU (7-16) came to win in the first game, blowing out Principia 12-2. In the second game, Principia (4-18) recovered to pull out a 4-3 win.

In the first game of the doubleheader, LCU continued the trend of giving up an early run in the bottom of the first inning. LCU responded in the second and third innings by scoring a run in each inning. LCU sophomore pitcher Micah Wolfe (Mattoon, University of Northwestern Ohio) took over and did not allow Principia to score a run from the second through sixth innings. During that time, LCU pushed their lead to 6-1. In the seventh inning, the bats began connecting with the ball as LCU doubled their score by putting up six more runs. LCU gave up one more run in the bottom of the seventh inning, then closed out the game.

The second game was a different story for the two teams. As in the first game, Principia scored a run in the bottom of the first, but that was the only run scored in the early innings by either team. In the fifth inning, both teams came alive offensively as LCU scored two runs and Principia scored one. Principia pulled ahead by scoring two runs in the sixth and seventh innings, compared with LCU’s one. LCU sophomore pitcher Joey Burge (Lincoln, John Wood Community College), took the loss, giving up three earned runs.

From the plate, LCU was led by Wolfe, who hit 3 for 5, including a double and a triple. He also recorded three RBIs on the day. Sophomore Ty Unger (Lincoln, Lincoln Community High) also went 3 of 5 from the plate, with a double and one RBI. For Principia, junior Spencer Clevenger (Chesterfield, Mo.) led the way by going 3 of 6 from the plate. Sophomore Gavin Thomas (Chesterfield, Mo.) went 2 of 5 along with recording two RBIs.

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LCU will return to action when they host St. Louis Christian College on Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. LCU hopes to stay perfect against St. Louis Christian as Lincoln is 4-0 against the St. Louis team on the season.


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 about the Red Lions, visit

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