Ryan Hartman tossed a complete-game one hitter as the Lindsey Wilson baseball team opened Mid-South Conference play with 4-0 and 11-1 wins over No. 24 Campbellsville (Ky.) on Sunday evening at Egnew Park.
The junior lefthander gave up his lone hit in the top of the ninth inning of the Blue Raiders’ (13-7, 2-0 MSC) 4-0 win to open the series.
Hartman struck out six on his way to improving to 4-1 on the year, throwing just 96 pitches in the nine-inning victory. From the top of the third to the top of the eighth inning he retired 16-consecutive batters.
The opening game stalemated for the first four innings before the Blue Raiders broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth.
Victor Nazario hit a sacrifice fly to score Brandon Munoz, followed by an RBI single by Fabian Chirino to put Lindsey Wilson on top of the Tigers (9-4, 0-2 MSC) 2-0. In his next at bat in the seventh, Nazario doubled the lead as he sent the first pitch he saw over the left-field wall to make it 4-0.
The run support would be plenty for Hartman as he cruised in the final two innings, giving up the lone hit to open the top of the ninth.
Aaron Ashton added a 3-for-3 day at the plate for Lindsey Wilson in game one.
Mario Morales (2-1) took the loss giving up all four earned runs on seven hits with five strikeouts.
In the nightcap, Scott Sebald put forth an impressive performance on the mound and the bats helped propel Lindsey Wilson to an 11-1 win to sweep the opening games of the series.
Sebald went six innings scattering five hits while allowing just one unearned run without issuing a walk.
The offense used the final three innings to do most of their damage, but Alex Bautista did put the Blue Raiders ahead 1-0 in the first after his solo blast to centerfield.
Lindsey Wilson added four runs in the third and three each in both the fifth and sixth innings to put things out of reach, accumulating 15 hits in the process. Kory Weeks went a perfect 4-for-4 in game two as Chirino poured in four RBIs. Ashton and Nazario each finished with an RBI in the win.
Garret Everhart and Shane Woodson both recorded two hits in the loss for the Tigers. Indalecio Romo (1-2) took the loss allowing seven runs – six earned – on nine hits in his four innings of work.
The third and final game of the series is set to begin on Monday at 4 p.m. CT at Egnew Park.