posted on March 08, 2010 12:49
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile baseball team split Tuesday's doubleheader with visiting Lyon College, rallying to win the opener 11-8 in 7 innings, and falling 4-3 in the 7-inning finale.
In the opener, Mobile pounded out 14 hits and scored four runs in each of the 5th and 6th innings to rally from 6-3 and 8-7 deficits. Hunter Norris finished 4-4 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored, while Ben Negus finished 2-4 with 2 RBI. Justin Beck, Cody Sanderson and Derek Bourgeois added 2 hits apiece for Mobile.
John Ladnier got the win for the Rams with 1.2 innings of shutout, no-hit relief. After blowing an early 3-0 lead by allowing six runs over the 3rd and 4th innings, the Rams made their late rally.
In the 5th, the Rams sent nine hitters to the plate and tallied four runs thanks to the wildness of Lyon starter Dustin Phelps. Phelps hit one, walked one and uncorked three wild pitches in the frame, including two wild pitches that plated a run each. Mobile also got a run off of a dropped fly ball.
In the 6th, Mobile plated the four runs on without much help, thanks to five hits. Travis Williamson got the scoring started with a sac fly, and Ben Negus capped the inning with a 2-run single to center.
Lyon's Josh McNatt got the win in the finale, limiting Mobile to 3 runs on 9 hits in 6.2 innings of work. Nick Salahub got the save by getting the final out with a runner on second base. Dustin Lee got the loss for Mobile after giving up 2 runs on 6 hits in 4 innings of work.
Justin Beck finished 2-3 with 2 RBI for Mobile, while Cody Barber added a pair of hits and a run scored. Zac Wallace, Kody Pinson and Aaron Thornton each collected 2 hits to lead Lyon.
The Scots took a 3-0 lead after 4.5 innings with single tallies in the 2nd, 4th and 5th innings, but the Rams cut it to 3-2 with a pair in the bottom of the 5th. With two outs, Derek Bourgeois produced a RBI-double and Cameron White followed with a RBI-single for the scoring.
But, the Scots added the eventual winning run in the 6th on Zac Wallace's 2-out, RBI-single to center. The Rams got another life in the 7th when Beck produced a sac fly and Cameron White reached 2nd with 2 outs on Wallace's dropped fly, but Salahub retired the final better to end the game.