LBWCC splits with CVCC

Published 12:05 am Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hunter Baggett drives a pitch the other way in recent game for the Saints.

Hunter Baggett drives a pitch the other way in recent game for the Saints.

LBWCC split a doubleheader with Chattahoochee Valley Community College Thursday in Phenix City with a 9-8 win in 10 innings in game one, but fell in game two, 1-0.


In game one, the Saints got out front early before falling behind momentarily in the middle innings.


The Saints went up 8-6 in the top of the ninth, but CVCC tacked on two runs off Saints’ reliever Jed Carter to send the game into extra innings.


In the top of the 10th, the Saints went up 9-8, and Carter shut the door in the bottom of the inning to pick up the win.


Charlie Spencer led the Saints’ offensive attack going 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Spencer also had home run in game one.


Saints’ catcher Houston Davenport was 1-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs. Brandon Cobb, Tyler Johnson and Michael Mims each drove in one run for the Saints in game one.


Kade Suther got the start on the mound for the Saints in game one, and worked 5.2 innings, giving up four runs on six hits and one strikeout.


In game two, CVCC starting pitcher Christian Vann blanked the Saints in seven innings giving up just four hits and striking out seven.


Spencer led the way for the Saints at the plate going 2-for-2 with a double, but the Saints just couldn’t push a run across.


The loss in game two ended the Saints’ streak of eight straight wins.


Darius Baldwin and Hunter Baggett each had one hit in game two for the Saints.


Saints’ starting pitcher Houston Mabray took the loss despite a solid pitching performance.  Mabray worked six innings giving up one run on three hits, and struck out three.


Nolan Greckel drove in game two’s only run with on sacrifice in the bottom of the third inning.


Spencer’s home run in game one gives him five total on the season, which is tied for first in the Alabama Community College Conference. Spencer leads the Saints with .368 batting average and his slugging percentage is up in the stratosphere at .521 for the season.


After splitting the doubleheader, the Saints’ overall record sits at 32-14 and their conference record goes to 20-8. The Saints could have taken over first place in the South division with a sweep of CVCC, but instead find themselves third behind CVCC (20-6) and Faulkner State (18-6).