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.
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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