LCU baseball wins again
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[March 12, 2013]
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. -- The Lincoln
Christian University baseball team began a Southern road trip on Friday
when they made their first stop at Holly Springs, Miss., to take on NCAA
Division III Rust College. LCU grabbed another sweep as they won both
games in their doubleheader, with scores of 12-6 and 14-3.
LCU (4-0) had the bats in their favor in the first inning, quickly
putting up two runs in the top half of the inning. Rust College
(0-4) responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. It
was all LCU the rest of the way as they went on to outscore Rust
College 10-4 after the second inning.
Senior pitcher Justin Walen
(Shelbyville, Shelbville High) and sophomore pitcher Micah Wolfe
(Mattoon, University of Northwestern Ohio) both got into action as
Walen gave up three earned runs in three innings and Wolfe gave up
one earned run in four innings.
In the second game, LCU again jumped out in the first inning,
scoring two runs. Rust College countered by scoring a run in the
bottom of the first inning. However, this game was much different as
LCU took control by six runs in the third inning and four in the
fourth inning. For the first time in the last two years, LCU was
able to achieve a 10-run rule on an opposing team after the
Sophomore pitcher Joey Burge (Lincoln, John Wood CC) got the
start and the win for LCU as he gave up only one earned run in his
five innings. He also held Rust to five hits in the game.
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At the plate, LCU's Wolfe had a big day at the plate as he
went 5-9, scoring six runs, three of them doubles. Sophomore
Brennan Nassiff (Ankeny, Iowa, Ankeny High) went 3-6 from the
plate, while also recording two RBIs. Sophomore Landon Liga
(Saint James, N.Y., Smithtown High) went 4-8 from the plate,
recording a team-high five RBIs on the day. Lincoln native Ty
Unger recorded his first collegiate home run in the first game.
Next, LCU traveled to Springdale, Ark., to take on Ecclesia
College (7-8) in a four-game series starting Monday.
LCU's School of Undergraduate Studies is a member of the National
Christian College Athletic Association, Division II. Founded in
Lincoln, Ill., 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,
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