LCU baseball drops two more to St. Louis

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[April 28, 2014]  The Lincoln Christian University baseball team hosted the St. Louis Christian College Soldiers on Friday afternoon in the second of two doubleheaders for the week. It was the last time LCU would play at home for this season.

The first game began at 1 p.m. under pristine, sunny skies, with a ceremonial first pitch thrown by LCU junior Tatiana Colclasure. Colclasure had more than one connection to the game, as her brother and fiancé both play for SLCC. She won the opportunity as part of a charity auction earlier this spring.

LCU (1-14) started senior Eli Spiller (Valier/Sasser-Valier HS), who faced 10 batters in his 1 1/3 innings of pitching. LCU gave up three runs in the first inning, but the Red Lions fought back to get one run in the bottom of the second. The next four innings were largely uneventful as neither team crossed the plate. In the top of the seventh, SLCC added three more runs against LCU junior relief pitcher Matt Krause (Mount Zion/Mount Zion HS). Those were the only runs Krause allowed in his 5 2/3 innings. LCU dropped the first game of the day 6-1.

LCU senior Brady Cremeens (Hopedale/Olympia HS) started the second game and held SLCC scoreless for the first three innings. LCU's bats woke up for the second game and were able to get three men around the diamond for a 3-0 lead. The Red Lions held the lead until the top of the fourth, when a tragic series of errors from LCU fielders and strong hitting by the opponents let seven SLCC batters make a round trip of the diamond. The Soldiers added four more runs in the fifth and sixth innings, while the Red Lions managed to get only two more men back home. Cremeens pitched a complete game, presiding over LCU's 11-5 loss that completed SLCC's sweep.

[Text from file received from Todd Spellman, Lincoln Christian University]

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