Saints split with Enterprise State

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 29, 2017

The LBWCC Saints battled back in the game two after falling in game one to split Friday’s conference doubleheader with Enterprise State.



Despite limiting Enterprise to two hits, the Saints found themselves on the short end of a 3-2 score in Friday’s first game.

In the top of the first inning, the Saints were able to put the bat on the ball, but three consecutive groundouts ended the frame.

Enterprise got a leadoff walk to start the bottom of the first inning and then the runner moved to second on single.

The next batter laid down a bunt to move the runners, but an error from the Saints pushed across the first run of the game for Enterprise.

A ground out from the next batter then allowed Enterprise to take a 2-0 advantage.

Enterprise added a third run when a single to left pushed across a runner.

Heading into the second inning, the Saints were down 3-0.

The first two Saints’ batters went down to start the top of the second inning, Casey Henderson then reached on an error by the Enterprise shortstop.

However, the next batter hit a line drive that was snagged by the Enterprise center fielder for the third out of the inning.

Garrett Hollinghead found his groove on the hill for the Saints in the bottom of the second inning.

Hollinghead struck out the first batter swinging and then got the next two batters to pop up harmless to the outfield.

Jackson Henderson got things started for the Saints with a line-drive single to center field to start the top of the third inning.

Harrison Jacobs moved Henderson over to second with a sacrifice bunt.

Ko Powell followed with a hard-hit ball to center, but was snagged for the second out of the inning.

Henderson was then caught a little far off the second base bag as the Enterprise pitcher wheeled around and fired to the shortstop who tagged out Henderson to end the inning.

On the mound, Hollinghead continued to roll along as he sat the Enterprise batters down in order for the second-straight inning.

Gunner Hendrix got things going with a one-out double in the top of the fourth inning, but was thrown out at third attempting to tag up.

Hollinghead remained steadfast on the mound as he retired the side in order in the bottom of the fourth.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Saints went three-up-three-down.

After a tough start in the first inning, Hollinghead was cruising right along as he picked up a pair of strikeouts on his way to retiring the side in order for the fourth-consecutive inning.

Henderson sparked the Saints with a leadoff single in the top of the sixth inning and then moved up to second on ground out from Jacobs.

Powell connected strongly with another ball and this time it found green grass to push across Henderson for the Saints’ first run of the contest.

Powell stole second two batters later and then came around to score on single from Hendrix to cut the Enterprise lead down to 3-2.

Hollinghead got the first two batters out in the bottom of the sixth inning with a ground out and a strikeout.

A walk then gave Enterprise its runner since the first inning, but Hollinghead got the next batter to pop up to second baseman Tyler Sharp for the final out of the inning.



After falling in the game one, the Saints held off a late rally to top Enterprise State 10-7 in game two.

Trey McMillian got the game started with single on a line drive to left and then moved to second off a single from Powell.

The Saints took the early lead when Matt Christian ripped a single to left field to score Powell and McMillian.

Henderson singled to start the top of the second inning and was pushed around to third on a two-out single from McMillian.

Matt Jones followed with bullet to center for a single that gave the Saints a 4-0 lead.

The Saints got a leadoff single from Jake Stamps to start the top of the third inning and then a single from Jacobs pushed him around to score to put the Saints on top 5-0.

The Saints then went on top 9-0 before the pitching fell apart and allowed Enterprise to score seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning off two hits.

LBWCC added another run and held off Enterprise State for a 10-7 victory to split the series.

Both teams will be back in action today at 1 p.m., at LBWCC.