In the first game, LCU (1-10) started junior Scott Reynolds
(Sidney/Unity HS), but he couldn' t hold the Crusaders in the
second inning the way he did in the first, giving up six runs
and facing all nine batters before coach David Upchurch pulled
him from the mound. Three more pitchers —
junior Chris Krause (Mount Zion/Mount Zion HS), junior Ty Unger
(Lincoln/LCHS) and sophomore Mitch Brannock (Heyworth/Heyworth
would come to the mound during the game, none staying for more
than six outs. The Crusaders continued to score run after run,
until they found themselves ahead 22-1 at the top of the fifth.
It was the second game this week where the Red Lions gave up 20
or more runs.
Things were looking up for the visiting Red
Lions in the second game on Wednesday, with a lead-off batter
coming around for a first-inning run. Then Maranatha scored two
in the first inning to take a lead they would never relinquish.
LCU junior Matt Krause (Mount Zion/Mount Zion HS) got the start
for the second game, giving up two runs in the first, three in
the second and only one in the third, before Maranatha took five
more in the fourth. LCU junior Scott Reynolds took over after
that to finish the game.
[Text from file
received from Todd Spellman,
Lincoln Christian University]
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