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LCU wins season finale

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[April 23, 2013]  The Lincoln Christian University baseball team hosted St. Louis Christian College on Saturday afternoon at the LCU baseball field. Coming into the doubleheader, LCU was 4-0 against St. Louis Christian this season. Saturday proved to be right on par as LCU grabbed two more wins over SLCC, 6-2 and 8-1.

LCU (9-16) grabbed an early lead in the first game, scoring a run in the bottom of the first. St. Louis Christian responded with two runs of their own, coming in the third and fourth innings. From there on out, LCU controlled the game, piling up five runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined. Senior Justin Walen (Shelbyville, Shelbyville High) received the win on the mound as he went all seven innings, giving up four hits and one earned run and striking out seven batters.

In the second game, LCU dominated from the beginning. In the bottom of the first inning, LCU batted around their order as they scored five runs. They then followed up with single runs in both the second and third innings. By the time St. Louis Christian was able to get a run on the board in the top of the sixth inning, LCU had complete control and ended up winning 8-1. Sophomore pitcher Matt Krause (Mount Zion, Mount Zion High) received the win for the day as he pitched all seven innings and gave up only four hits and one earned run.

From the plate for LCU, sophomore Micah Wolfe (Mattoon, University of Northwestern Ohio) led the way, going 4 of 5 from the plate, which included a double and an RBI. Sophomore Ty Unger (Lincoln, Lincoln Community High) went 3 of 5, including a double and two RBIs. For St. Louis Christian, junior Tre Schlief (Altamont) went 2 of 5 from the plate. Freshman Daniel Swezey (O'Fallon) went 1 of 5 from the plate, recording the only RBI for St. Louis Christian on the day.

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LCU will now move on to their regional championship as they host Maranatha Baptist Bible College (2-13) on Tuesday and Wednesday for a three-game series. Games begin at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday. If LCU wins the three-game series, the team will move on to the NCCAA Division II World Series in Mason, Ohio.


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 LincolnChristian.edu/athletics.

[Text from file received from Lincoln Christian University]

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