LBWCC Saints sweep Faulkner

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The LBWCC Saints’ baseball team picked up a pair of wins on Sunday when they swept Faulkner University in Andalusia.


In the opening game of the series, Faulkner was out of front, but the Saints rallied for a 16-6 victory.

Matt Christian gave the Saints an early advantage when he blasted a two-out home run in the bottom of the first to give LBWCC a 1-0 lead.

Faulkner battled back with a run scoring single in the top of the second inning and then scored off of an error to go on top 2-1.

The Saints took advantage of an error in the bottom of the second inning that allowed the tieing run to score.

LBWCC then took the lead when Walker Messer scored on wild pitch.

Harrison Morris then scored on an error to give the Saints a 4-2 lead.

Joshua Flowers bumped the Saints lead up to 5-2 with a double in the bottom of the third inning that scored Chauncey Callier.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Matt Jones drove in Gunner Hendrix with a sacrifice fly.

Flowers followed a few batters later with another run scoring double to put the Saints on top 7-2.

Faulkner picked up a string of base hits in the top of the fifth inning to close the gap on the Saints’  lead.

Trey McMillian gave the Saints an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth inning when he drove in Hunter Jacobs with a sacrifice fly to center.

Hendrix then drove in Morris with a single to give the Saints a 9-6 lead.

Callier came through with a ground ball to left field to score Hendrix and Christian to put the Saints up 11-6.

The Saints picked up two more runs on single from Tyler Sharp and double from Jacobs to go on top 14-6 after five innings of play.

Jones drove in Hendrix with a double in the bottom of the sixth inning and then Callier came through with final blow with a run scoring to single to give the Saints a 16-6 victory.



In the final game of the day, the Saints built an early lead and held off Faulkner for a 5-0 victory.

Strong pitching through the first two innings from both teams kept the game scoreless until the Saints broke through in the bottom of the third.

Hendrix drove in a pair of runs to get the Saints on the board to start the bottom of the third, and then Hedrix scored on sacrifice fly from Christian.

The final runs of the game came in the bottom of the sixth inning when Jake Stamps crushed a two-run home run over the fence in left.

Hendrix and Stamps finished the game with two RBIs each to lead the way for the Saints.

The Saints will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to take on Wallace-Selma.