Bryan Wins In 4-3 In AAC Tournament Opener

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Bryan College baseball team competed against Saint Andrews University Monday morning in the AAC Tournament.  The Lions are the No. 5 seed in the tournament, while the Knights are the No. 4 seed.  Bryan struck first with a run in the fourth inning.  St. Andrews tied the game in the top of the fifth.  The Lions took the lead again in the bottom of the inning.  The Knights crossed the plate twice in the eighth to take control.

  Bryan tied the game with a run in the bottom of the inning.  The score was knotted at three apiece at the end of the ninth inning, sending the game into extra innings.  The Lions scored in the thirteenth inning off of a sacrifice fly to win the game 4-3.  The baseball team is now 30-25 on the season.

Crandon Wallace led the offense with two runs batted in and one hit, including the sacrifice fly to win the game.  Preston King finished with one RBI and two hits.  Grant Zawadzki recorded two hits and two runs scored.  Cody Rhinehart tallied two hits.  Kelvin McMiller and Kevin Roberts logged one hit and one run scored apiece.  Justin Morhardt and Joey Underwood added one hit apiece.

LJ Rowden started on the mound for the Lions.  He gave up three runs, one earned, and eight hits in eight innings of work.  John Cain started the ninth inning and pitched a third of an inning.  He gave up one hit.  Kenny Knudsen worked the mound for the rest of the game to earn the win.  He struck out five batters and did not give up a hit.

The Lions play again tomorrow at 7:00pm against the winner of No. 1 Tennessee Wesleyan verse No. 8 Virginia Intermont.  The tournament is being held at Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, Tenn.  Click here to follow the tournament.

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