posted on March 12, 2011 19:08
CLEVELAND, Tenn-- No. 2 Lee University defeated the University of Mobile baseball team 8-0 in a 7-inning game and 4-3 in the finale to take 2-of-3 in the NAIA series.
Maxx Catapano got the win for the Flames in the opener by limiting Mobile to 1 hit in 7 shutout innings while striking out 8 Rams. Corey Fountain took the loss after giving up 6 runs on 6 hits in 3 innings.
Cody Barber recorded Mobile's lone hit and finished 1-2 at the plate. Roberto Reyes homored and finished 3-3 with 2 RBI for Lee, while Preston Scoggins went 1-2 with 2 RBI and Max Harvell finished 1-2 with 2 runs.
In the finale, Mobile rallied to tie it up with 2 runs in the top of the 9th, but the Flames won it in the bottom half of the inning.
Kris Hall vultured a win for Lee, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits in 1.1 innings of relief, while John Ladnier took the loss by giving up 1 unearned run on 3 hits in 3 innings of relief. He struck out 2 and walked none.
Jeremy Williams went 2-5 at the plate with 1 RBI and Ryne Phillips finished 2-4 with 1 RBI. Chris Grayson went 3-5 out of the DH spot for Lee, while Jonathan Clark drove in a pair.
Lee led 3-1 after 3 innings and then both pitching staffs put 0's up on the board until the eventful 9th. Two quick outs started the 9th until Cameron White drew a 2-out walk and Jeremy Williams followed with a RBI-double. That brought Mobile within 1 and then Sam Mahoney singled home Williams to knot it at 3-3.
Ladnier induced two quick outs to start the bottom of the 9th, but back-to-back singles and an error put runners at 2nd and 3rd. Ladnier then uncorked a wild pitch while pitching to Reyes that brought home the winning run.
Mobile (17-8) hosts Oklahoma Wesleyan Tuesday, Mar. 15 at 2 pm.