Saints sweep crucial conference series

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The LBWCC Saints pulled out a pair of one-run wins on Saturday to sweep Enterprise State at in conference play.



In the first game of the day, the Saints limited Enterprise to just six hits on their way to a 2-1 victory.

The game was scoreless going into the bottom of the fifth inning, when LBWCC finally drew first blood.

Micah McCaskill singled to start the inning and then advanced to second on single from Hunter Jacobs.

Trey McMillian moved both runners up 90 feet when he dropped down a sacrifice bunt for the first out of the inning.

The Saints then took the lead as Tyler Sharp roped a single to center field that allowed McCaskill to score with ease from third base.

Matt Jones followed with a walk to give the Saints bases loaded with one out in the frame.

Next up, Gunner Hendrix lifted a fly ball into center just deep enough for Jacobs to tag up from third to give the Saints a 2-0 lead.

Enterprise State added a run in the top of the sixth inning after a single, passed ball, a ground out and fly out lead to a score.

Jordan Taylor went all seven innings on the mound to pick up the win for the Saints.



The second game of the day came down to the wire as Ko Powell lifted the Saints to a 7-6 win with run-scoring double in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Enterprise State put up a few runs early to take a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning.

Leading off the bottom of the fourth, Hendrix mashed an opposite-field home run over the fence in right field to cut the Enterprise lead down to 3-1.

Matt Christian then reached first with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Casey Henderson.

The Saints then tied the game up 3-3 when Chauncey Callier sent a ball screaming over the fence in right field for a two-run home run.

Enterprise answered in the top of the fifth with a pair of runs to go up 5-3.

In the top of the sixth inning, Enterprise picked up another run on wild pitch.

The Saints continued to use the long ball as Christian belted a home run to straight away center field to trim the gap to 6-4.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Hendrix drove in a run with a sacrifice fly to make it 6-5, but Saints were also down to their final out with no one on base.

Christian came up at put a charge into a 3-1 fastball that scorched through their air and into the pine trees beyond the center field fence to tie the game 6-6 and send it into extra innings.

Powell came up with runners first and second with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning and ripped a double into the center field to score Harrison Morris for the winning run.