Flames Earn Three Game Sweep Over Mobile

Saturday, February 16, 2013
With senior Roberto Duran leading the way, the Lee baseball Flames delivered the knockout punch by posting a 12-0 victory over visiting University of Mobile on an extremely cold Saturday afternoon and completed the three-game sweep of the Southern States Athletic series.

Duran was 3-for-3, including a three-run homer over the centerfield wall in the third inning.
He finished the day with four runs batted in as the Flames banged out 15 hits against four Mobile hurlers.

Lefty Clint Terry (2-1) gave Lee pitching coach Michael Moody six impressive innings and CJ Lusted came on to close out the Rams in the seventh. Terry allowed only three hits, fanned five and walked one hitter.

"I thought our pitching and defense were fantastic all weekend, said a pleased head coach Mark Brew. "Mobile has a solid club as evidenced by the two tough games on Friday night. "I was really impressed with our approach today at the plate and our offense was clicking much better.

"Terry was excellent today and any sweep in this tough conference is an accomplishment," he added. "We have a big week coming up with two mid-week games and a traditional NAIA power in 18th ranked Auburn-Montgomery coming to town for a three-game series next Friday and Saturday."

While Duran was the leader at the dish, he had plenty of help. Danny Canela drilled a pair of doubles and singled. Chris Avey, who was used as the catcher's designated runner, scored three times. Second baseman Mark Silva had his share of action with two hits, three RBI and three runs scored.

Karsten Strieby had two hits, two RBI and scored twice. Shortstop Josh Silver produced an outstanding day in the field and chipped in with two hits and tailed two runs. Corey Davis polished off a big weekend with a double and run batted in, while Brady Renner collected a base hit and a RBI and Derrick Pitts added a single and scored once.

The Third-ranked Flames will return to action on Monday when they host the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) in a single nine-inning game. On Tuesday the Brew Crew will be in Barbourville, Ky. to test a solid Union College team and then return home for the key weekend SSAC series with Auburn-Montgomery.


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