Lee Baseball Wins 9-1, Improves To 6-0 On The Season

Saturday, February 08, 2014
Lee University’s baseball team moved to 6-0 on the season with a 9-1 defeat of Kentucky State University Saturday afternoon to finish a three-game weekend series sweep at Olympic Field.

The Flames posted all the runs they would need with six runs in the first inning and two more in the second. A solo run in the fourth inning put a cap on the home score. The Thorobreds (0-6) ended the shut out attempt with a single run in the sixth.

Josh Silver led Lee’s 12-hit attack with three singles.
Derrick Pitts, Jordan Stewart and Blake Ray tallied two hits each. Ray doubled and Stewart launched his first home run of the year, a solo shot in the fourth.

Andres Nelo delivered the Flames’ final extra-base hit with a double. Zacary Hawkins and Seth Gower singled in the win.

Dustin Lawson allowed just one hit and struck out five over four innings to earn the win. Five Lee pitchers split the final innings. Ryan Zimmer fanned two of the three batters he faced. Carlos Ditren gave up one run on two hits, while striking out two. Jeremy Bales struck out the side in the seventh, Lucas Barnett was tabbed for two hits and Pitts whiffed two in the ninth.

Cornell Brown took the loss after allowing seven runs, seven hits, walking one and striking out one in one inning of work.

The Flames take to the road for the first time this season on Tuesday. Lee faces Carson-Newman College in a non-conference game at 2 p.m. in Jefferson City, Tenn.

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