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Bulldogs split double header
Feb 28, 2007 12:00 am
Luis Martinez and Eric Mull hit two-run homers in Saturday's second game to spark Cumberland to a 6-2 win and a double-header split after the Bulldogs dropped a 9-4 decision in the opener.
Martinez's first home run of the year broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the third inning and helped send Robert Clayton to his second win of the season in three decisions.
Mull's third homer of the season and second of the day gave the junior right-hander some breathing room.
Clayton scattered eight hits in six innings before Friendship Christian-graduate Adam Tomlinson tossed a perfect seventh.
Jeremy Wilson's second-inning sacrifice fly lifted CU to a 1-0 lead before Tech tied it in the top of the third. Austin Morgan's RBI single in the sixth for the Bulldogs capped the scoring.
Mull and Morgan each managed two of CU's seven hits off three pitchers.
Joe Corona's two-run homer broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the sixth inning of the opener and chase starter Zach Whitmer [1-2]. Tech went on to score twice more in the inning against reliever Matt Burton of Wilson Central.
Indiana Tech scored three times on three hits in the top of the fourth before Mull got two of them back on a homer in the bottom of the inning. Clint Alexander's RBI single tied the score in the fifth. Morgan's RBI double in the bottom of the seventh capped the scoring.
The Warriors, coached by former Cumberland All-American shortstop Randy Stegall, collected 16 hits, including 12 against Whitmer.
Mull and Courtney Propst each had two of CU's seven safeties.
Cumberland is scheduled to travel to Athens on Wednesday for a 1 p.m. CST game against Tennessee Wesleyan.