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Saints split with Warriors

The Saints beat the Warriors 9-8 in extra innings Tuesday night to split with ECCC. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

With the bases loaded and the count at 2-2, former Opp player Zach Sasser was hit by a pitch to score Chad Dickinson in extra innings to help lift LBWCC to a 9-8 win over East Central Community College Tuesday night.

The Saints split with the Warriors, who took the first game of the doubleheader, winning 9-4.

Trailing 6-5, LBWCC’s Josh Thompson scored on a passed ball to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh inning.

In the top of the ninth inning, ECCC took an 8-6 lead.

The Saints edged into the Warriors’ lead when Clark Grey hit a sacrifice grounder to score Thompson in the bottom of the ninth.

Free then scored on a wild throw to left field, where Dickinson advanced to second base.

Dickinson then made it to third on a passed ball, and Alex Banks reached on a walk to load the bases.

The Saints scored three runs on one hit and two errors in the decider.

Brant Still was 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Grey and Thompson had one RBI each.

Winning pitcher Todd Dykes struck out five and allowed four runs on four hits in 4.2 innings.

Chad Wallace got the save for the Saints.

With this victory, the Saints improve to 4-4 on the season, and will travel to play Marion Military Institute this Sunday at 1 p.m.

ESCC 9, LBWCC 4

P.J. Leto was 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI; David Carter was 1-for-3 with two runs; Still was 2-for-4 with one RBI; and Dickinson was 1-for-4 with one run and one RBI.

Jeffrey Enloe earned the loss for the Saints.