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CU sweeps Lambuth, crushes Lindsey Wilson
Apr 05, 2007 12:00 am
COLUMBIA, Ky. — Cumberland followed a weekend sweep of Lambuth with a 20-1 laugher at Lindsey Wilson on Monday.
"We played well Sunday and tonight was one of those things," Cumberland coach Woody Hunt said after his Bulldogs improved to 23-13-1 for the season. "They couldn't throw a strike and we hit a couple of home runs."
Hunt started his regulars but when the game got out of hand he substituted and a couple of reserves got their first career home runs – sophomore Chuck Belote and fifth-year senior Bryant Baines.
Cumberland got a badly-needed TranSouth Conference sweep at Lambuth over the weekend in a three-game series shortened to two when Sunday's nightcap of a double header was rained out.
The Bulldogs won 12-5 Saturday and 8-0 Sunday to improve to 10-4 in the TranSouth, trailing first-place Trevecca [14.1]. Cumberland remains ahead of Freed-Hardeman [10-5] and Crichton [9-6]. CU travels to Cleveland today to take on No. 6 Lee in a 5 p.m. game.
Cumberland 12, Lambuth 5
The Bulldogs battled out of a 4-1 second-inning deficit with six scores in the sixth and three in the eighth. Eric Mull went 4-for-4, including three doubles, and three RBI for the Dawgs. Clint Alexander and Wilson Central's James Parker also drove in two runs each with Parker's coming in an eighth-inning pinch-hitting role. Luis Martinez had his fifth home run of the season among his two hits.
James Lilley doubled among his four hits while Austin Morgan managed three hits and Courtney Propst, Jeremy Wilson and Jason Bush each banged out two as Cumberland cracked 22 safeties against four Lambuth pitchers.
Senior Adam Tomlinson of Friendship Christian pitched seven innings in relief of starter Robert Clayton to improve to 3-1. The right-handed sidearmer allowed a run on two hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Clayton gave up four runs, including three in the second, in his two innings of work.
Cumberland 8, Lambuth 0
Zach Whitmer pitched seven innings of six-hit ball. The senior left-hander walked six and struck out eight to improve to 3-3.
The Bulldogs broke open a 2-0 lead with five runs in the fifth and finished with 15 h its.
Mull hit his 14th home run, Alexander his ninth, Martinez his sixth and Wilson his second, all solo shots. Propst drove in three runs, two coming on a fifth-inning double.
Wilson went 4-for-4 and scored three times while Propst, Mull, Alexander, Martinez and Kyle West each had two hits.