The Bryan College baseball team hosted Reinhardt University Friday night. Both teams are currently receiving votes to be ranked in the top 25 of the NAIA. The Eagles scored three runs in the second inning. The Lions were able to get one back in the bottom of the inning. Reinhardt added another run in the third inning. Bryan tied the game in the sixth inning off of a solo homerun by Kevin Roberts and a two-run homerun by Grant Zawadzki. The score was knotted at seven at the end of the ninth inning, sending the game into extra inning. The Eagles scored three runs in the tenth inning. The Lions were not able to produce any runs in the bottom of the inning and lost 7-4. The baseball team is now 22-14 overall and 8-5 in the AAC.
Grant Zawadzki led the offense with two runs batted in, two hits, and two runs scored. Kelvin McMiller and Kevin Roberts recorded one RBI and one hit apiece. Roberts also crossed the plate once. Preston King, Tyler Latham, Justin Morhardt, Cody Rhinehart, Joey Underwood, and Crandon Wallace had one hit each. Morhardt scored a run.
LJ Rowden started on the mound for the Lions. He gave up four runs and 12 hits in seven and two-thirds innings of work. Rowden struck out six batters. John Cain pitched the last two and one-third innings. He gave up three runs and four hits. Cain received the loss.
The Lions play again tomorrow at home against Reinhardt University. The doubleheader is scheduled to start at 2:00pm ET.