Covenant Baseball Takes Two From Greensboro

Scots Set Record in Game One

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Covenant baseball team set a program record for most runs in a game and the Scots swept its second straight USA South series Saturday at Greensboro. Covenant won game one 29-4 followed by a 13-4 victory in game two.

The 29 runs in game one smashed the previous school record of 16, set most recently last season against Hiwassee. Covenant improves to 12-6 overall on the season and 9-3 in USA South play. Greensboro drops to 2-16 and 1-13 for the year.

In four games this week, Covenant scored 71 runs. The Scots went 3-1 on the week with the lone loss coming in non-conference play at Berry in 13 innings.

GAME ONE: Covenant 29, Greensboro 4

The Scots scored nine runs in both the fourth and sixth innings as they overwhelmed the host Pride in a 29-4 victory.

Every Covenant starter in the lineup recorded at least one hit and one run scored. KC Simons finished 4-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored. For a second straight game, Perry Rigby went 4-for-4 and the sophomore recorded four RBIs with two runs scored. Chris Rollins also joined the four-hit club as he went 4-for-6 with two RBIs and four runs.

In all, Covenant scored its 29 runs on 27 hits. The Scots had six extra-base hits in the contest. 

David Lockwood was also among seven different players that tallied multiple hits and RBIs for the Scots as he went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Paul Phillips was 2-for-4 with four runs and a pair of RBIs, Forrest Hunter went 2-for-6 with two runs and two RBIs. Luke Harvey came off the bench to finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Covenant starter Garrett Kriston (4-1) was the beneficiary of the program record. Kriston went five innings and allowed two earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts. Thomas Worsham made his collegiate debut with one scoreless inning and Spencer Smith also threw a scoreless inning in relief.

Covenant scored seven runs in the first inning on eight hits. The Scots then added four in the third and nine more in the fourth. Nine more runs were added to the lead in the sixth inning.

GAME TWO: Covenant 13, Greensboro 4

Covenant pulled away with four runs in the third and three more in the fourth for a 13-4 victory to wrap up the three-game series sweep of Greensboro.

Will Carlton was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and four runs scored, while Rigby finished a tremendous weekend with a 4-for-6 effort to go along with an RBI and a run scored. Rigby went 12-for-14 in the three-game series.

Alhanon Miller (3-2) went six innings and surrendered three earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts to notch his third win of the season. Three relievers, Ryan Larrazabal, Jordan Lester and Dan Thomas, combined to throw three scoreless innings to complete the contest.

Covenant got two runs in the first on Rigby and Carlton RBI singles to make it 2-0. After Greensboro made it 2-1 in the second inning, the Scots responded with four runs in the third. Carlton, Z Arima, Phillips and Rollins all had run-scoring hits in the four-run third.

The Scots added three more tallies in the fourth and then single runs in each of the final four innings of play.

Lockwood and Arima each had two hits for Covenant while Simons, Rollins and Phillips had one apiece.

Covenant will be back in action on Monday against Johnson University. The contest on Lookout Mountain will begin at 3 p.m.

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