Saints sweep Pirates for share of 1st place

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Josh Dewrell was a force on the mound for the Saints in game one.

Josh Dewrell was a force on the mound for the Saints in game one.

LBW swept a doubleheader against Chattahoochee Valley to tie the Pirates for a share of first place in the division with 12-5 win in game one, and a 6-2 victory in game two.


Josh Dewrell got the start on the hill for the Saints in game one, and threw seven strong innings to pick up the win.


The Saints were the first to break through with two runs in the bottom of the third inning.


Houston Davenport drove in Charlie Spencer with a single, and Tyler Johnson plated Darius Baldwin on a hard hit ball that was misplayed by the Pirates shortstop to give the Saints an early 2-0 lead.


CVCC got a run back in the top of the third inning off a sacrifice fly, and tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning with a RBI single.


In the top of the sixth inning, Dewrell ran into a bit of trouble after giving up a one-out single and then a double. Dewrell bowed up at picked off one runner before getting a big strikeout with the go-ahead run just 90 feet away.


The Saints bats got hot in the bottom of the seventh after back-to-back walks and then a single from Baldwin loaded the bases for Davenport. Davenport then ripped a ball into the gap in right center for a bases clearing triple that put the Saints up 5-2.


Johnson followed Davenport with a RBI single, and then Blake Grill drove in Johnson to put the Saints up 7-2.


The Pirates had a little life left in them, and picked up three runs in the top of the eighth to cut the lead down to 7-5.


Another big inning from the Saints in the bottom of the eighth put the Saints up seven.


The Saints loaded the bases off a single and two walks, when Baldwin drew a walk to put the Saints up 8-5.


Davenport added to his RBI total with a sacrifice fly that plated Spencer from third.


Brandon Smith, Michael Mims and Grill each followed with RBI singles to put the Saints up 12-5.


Russell Moseley shut the door on the Pirates in the top of the ninth to give the Saints a 12-5 victory.


Dewrell picked up the win with seven innings giving up two runs on six hits.


Davenport led the way at the plate with five RBIs.


The Saints picked the series sweep with a 6-2 win in game two.


“We played well,” Saints’ head coach Steve Helms said. “It has been a good series all year. These are two evenly matched teams. We just had one bad inning. Dewrell was outstanding on the mound for us. He had really found his groove the past two games.”