Saints sweep Faulkner State
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Saints walked away with an ACCC Southern Division doubleheader sweep over Faulkner State Community College Saturday at Crum Foshee Field in Andalusia.
LBWCC sealed an 8-7 first-game victory over the Sun Chiefs on a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and won 8-6 in the second game, scoring eight runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings.
On Tues., March 22, the Saints fell to Central Alabama Community College 10-6, 7-5 in a doubleheader, but rebounded and beat Faulkner University 14-1, 13-0 on Wed., March 23.
Faulkner State 7
Starting pitcher Chris Barrentine earn the win for the Saints on the mound, pitching six innings.
During Barrentine’s time on the rubber, the Saints were able to build a 6-0 lead.
However, the Sun Chiefs scored one run in the sixth inning, and added three two-run home runs in the seventh and ninth innings to tie the game at 7-7.
The Saints loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth when P.J. Leto hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Aaron Haag from third to seal the victory. Haag was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and had one double; and David Carter was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, one home run and one stolen base for the Saints in the win.
Alex Banks was 3-for-4 with one RBI; Gavin Free was 2-for-2 with one RBI; Josh Thompson was 2-for-3 with two runs; and Jeremy Reeves was 1-for-3 with two runs.
Faulkner State 6
The Sun Chiefs took an early 4-0 lead in the first inning, but the Saints answered, scoring eight runs between the second, fourth and fifth innings.
Spencer Youmans was the winning pitcher after 4.2 innings of relief work, allowing the Sun Chiefs two runs.
Jeffery Enloe came in to hold off late rally attempts by Faulkner State in the sixth and seventh innings to complete the conference sweep.
Leto was 3-for-3 with two runs; Chad Dickinson was 2-for-2 with three runs and one double; Andrew Crane was 2-for-3 with two RBIs; Thompson was 2-for-4 with one RBI; and Haag was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and one home run.
The Saints will hit the road today to play Wallace Community College in Selma for a doubleheader. The first pitch is at 4 p.m.