Saints beat Sun Chiefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 20, 2015

Saints' hurler Jordan Tharpe dials in a pitch in a recent victory.

Saints’ hurler Jordan Tharpe dials in a pitch in a recent victory.

LBWCC picked up a 13-8 conference win over Faulkner State on Wednesday afternoon in Bay Minette.


It was a quick start for the Saints who scored five runs in the first two innings.


Kade Suther started on the mound for LBWCC and earned the win with five strong innings of work. Suther gave up five hits, and only allowed two earned runs. Suther struck out two and walked two.


Faulkner State began to cut into the lead, and heading into the fifth inning, the Saints led 5-3.


In the top of the fifth, the Saints tacked on a six-spot to take an 11-3 lead.


Faulkner State closed the gap to 11-8 in the bottom of the sixth inning, but those were the last runs the Sun Chiefs managed.


Houston Mabray entered the game with one out in the bottom of the fifth, and shut the door on any hopes the Sun Chiefs had of making a comeback.


Mabray faced 13 batters, only allowing one hit and striking out four.


The Saints added one run in the top of the seventh, and the final run came across in the top of the ninth to give the Saints a 13-8 victory.


Offensively, Charlie Spencer who went 2-for-5 with four RBIs led the Saints.


Michael Tedford showed patience at the plate, and went 2-for-2 with four walks.


Saints’ catcher Houston Davenport drove in two runs despite not having a hit.


The Saints and the Sun Chiefs will be back in action today on Crum Foshee Field at LBW.