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Bulldogs blast Tech before teams tie as Sunday sun sets
Mar 01, 2007 12:00 am
Cumberland blasted visiting Indiana Tech 12-1 in the first game of a Sunday double header before the teams played to a 5-5 nine-inning tie as darkness descended over Woody Hunt Stadium.
The Bulldogs jumped to an 8-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning of the opener on two runs singles by Preston Potter and Austin Morgan.
Potter drove in four runs, including two of a third-inning homer. Morgan knocked in three scores as Cumberland clubbed 14 hits off three Warrior pitchers. Leadoff batter Courtney Propst went 3-for-3, including a pair of doubles. Morgan also doubled. Clint Alexander, Eric Mull and Jose Diaz also delivered two hits apiece.
Karl Mejlholm pitched the full five innings to improve to 2-0. The right-hander scattered four hits and no walks while fanning four.
In the nightcap, Cumberland pushed across two runs in the bottom of the seventh on Jason Bush's RBI single and James Lilley run-scoring double to tie the score 5-5 and force extra innings.
The teams failed to resolve the issue before the sun set, leaving Cumberland at 8-4-1 for the season going into a Wednesday trip to Tennessee Wesleyan in Athens for a 1 p.m. CST game. Tech, coached by former CU All-American shortstop Randy Stegall, fell to 3-5-1.
Cumberland starter Aaron Tant pitched the first 3 1/3 innings and left trailing 5-2. He allowed six hits and struck out seven.
Anthony Fomasi, Matt Madigan, Potter, Myles Anderson and Adam Tomlinson went the rest of the way with Tomlinson fanning five in his two innings of work.
Bush drove in two runs while Morgan had two of Cumberland's nine hits and scored twice. Lilley also produced a pair of hits.