Lee Doubles Up University of Mobile

Friday, February 15, 2013
It was a big day for Lee senior Corey Davis as he delivered two hits in the same inning in the opening game of the doubleheader against the University of Mobile and then came back in the nightcap to drill a two-run single that propelled the Lee Flames to a second win in key SSAC action on Friday at Olympic Field.

LEE 3, MOBILE 1
Playing in cold and windy conditions, the Flames improved to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in SSAC play with the hard-fought victory over the Rams.
The contest was knotted at one until the bottom of the seventh inning. Derrick Pitts started the inning with a walk, went to second on a wild pitch and took third on a single by Brady Renner. Both runner crossed home plate on the big two-out hit by Davis.

Lee took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the third when Mark Silva walked with one out. Josh Silver stroked a double to put the Flames on top. Mobile battled back to tie the contest on a homerun by Philip McDuffie in the top of the fifth and that set up the heroics by Davis in the seventh.

Renner paced the six-hit Lee attack with three knocks in four trips to the plate. Danny Canela and Karsten Strieby had Lee's other hits. The Rams out-hit the Flames 7-6 and Jacob Knowles led the way with two singles.

Jose Samayoa picked up his second win of the year. He worked six innings, allowing seven hits, one earned run and struck out seven Mobile batters. Kyle Briner came on to hurl in the seventh and eighth and struck out five Rams while walking just one. Alex Moore picked up his second save by contributing a perfect ninth inning. All totaled, Lee pitchers sent 14 Ram hitters down on strikes and issued only one walk.

Mobile got an excellent effort from Ryan Hines. In 6 1/3 innings he allowed five hits and three earned runs. He struck out 11 Flames but walked four. Jeffrey Price was charged with the defeat. In 1 2/3 innings, he surrendered a hit and no earned runs.

The Flames will return to action on Saturday at noon and host the same Mobile club in the final game of the three-game series.

LEE 6, MOBILE 3
Lee exploded for five runs in the second inning and then held off a late charge by the visiting University of Mobile in scoring a 6-3 victory in the opening game of a three-game SSAC series on Friday afternoon at Olympic Field.

Senior Corey Davis had two hits, scored a run and drove home another in an inning that saw the Flames send 10 men to the dish. In fact it was Davis who began the frame with a single. Davis stole second and scored on a double by Jordan Stewart. Roberto Duran collected an RBI one-base knock and the big inning was in high gear.

Chris Avey pushed Duran to second with a sac bunt and Mark Silva slapped a single that scored Duran. Brady Renner followed with a walk that moved Silva to second and Josh Silver, who just returned from an injury, banged out a hit to score Silva. Davis took advantage of his second trip to the plate in the inning and ripped a single that scored the speedy Renner.

Lee moved on top 6-0 in the fourth. Again it was "small ball" that helped produce the score. Silva had a one base knock. He stole second and advance to third on a wild throw. Renner delivered the RBI single that produced the final run of the seven-inning affair..

The Rams rallied for three runs off Lee starter and winner Myles Smith (3-0). In five complete inning. The right-hander allowed six hits and three earned runs. He struck out five and walked three.

Andy Hillis came in to work the sixth and seventh and earned his first save of the year. In two inning, the hard-throwing righty gave up a pair of hits and fanned three Rams. He did not walk a hitter.

Silva enjoyed a perfect 3-for-3 effort. He also turned in a nifty play at second and scored twice. Davis was the only other flame with more than one hit.

For Mobile, Jared Brannon had a three-hit day. He scored one of his team's three runs. Ryan Parazine posted two hits and collected an RBI, while Philip McDuffie doubled.

Shane Ikner hurled 3 2/3 innings for the Rams and was charged with the defeat. He allowed eight hits and six earned runs. Jacob Knowles came on for the final 2 1/3 innings. He allowed just two hits.

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