LCU baseball continues to hemorrhage runs

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[April 03, 2014]  WATERTOWN, Wis.  LCU baseball traveled north to take on Maranatha Baptist Bible College on Wednesday afternoon and struggled to find their own bats as a deluge of runs scored for the home team.

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 HS)  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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Lincoln Christian University's School of Undergraduate Studies is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, Division II. Founded in Lincoln in 1944, Lincoln Christian'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.

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