No. 22-ranked Lindsey Wilson baseball swept a doubleheader today from the Cumberlands (Ky.) at Doyle Buhl Stadium and James Keelty Field.
The Blue Raiders set single-game season highs in runs and hits in an 18-2 win in the today’s opener. Lindsey Wilson completed the sweep with a 5-1 win the nightcap.
Lindsey Wilson (15-10, 4-1 in the Mid-South Conference) scored nine runs in the third inning and five more in the fourth en route to the win.
Aaron Ashton and Daryl Blaskovich each drove home four runs while Blaskovich, Victor Nazario, Fabian Chirino and Ryan Harper posted three hits in the win.
Ashton had the biggest blast of the game with a grand slam — his fourth of the season — during the third inning. Alex Bautista added a solo shot in the game — his team-leading sixth this season.
Ryan Hartman — the reigning MSC Pitcher of the Week — allowed two runs on five hits in his six innings of work. Aaron Pearcy came on for the final inning of the seven-inning, shortened game. He pitched a hitless final inning, including striking out two Patriots.
Lindsey Wilson scored two runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to beat the Patriots (10-13, 1-4) 5-1 in the seven-inning nightcap.
Brandon Munoz and Steven Paredes each homered in the win. The pair combined for five hits and three RBIs. Bautista recorded two more hits and two RBIs in the win.
Scott Sebald (5-1) hurled five scoreless innings while surrendering five hits en route to the win. James Roll picked up the save, throwing two scoreless innings.
The Blue Raiders return to action at Noon CT on Sunday in the final game of the three-game series at Cumberlands.