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Bulldogs open baseball season on road with one win, two losses
Feb 13, 2007 12:00 am
Cumberland University's baseball teamed opened its 2007 season Saturday against William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., winning only one of the three games played.
The Bulldogs dropped the first two games Saturday 7-4 and 11-1, but rebounded on Sunday with a 3-0 win.
In Saturday's game one, Robert Clayton took the loss, pitching through six innings, allowing four hits and three runs, two of which were earned. Also in game 1, Clint Alexander went three for five and had the lone RBI.
In game 2 on Saturday, Zack Whitmer took the loss on his first outing as starting pitcher. Through two innings, he allowed 5 hits and 6 runs, all earned.
Sunday's game was a different story with Karl Mejlholm picking up his first win. Pitching through eight innings, Mejlholm gave up six hits and struck out seven.
Senior Ray Thomlinson from Friendship Christian School throw the ninth inning, allowing no hits, for his first save of the season.
Luis Martinez went three-for-four and had a big RBI triple down the right field line in the top of the seventh inning to drive James Lilley home. Lilley was hit by a pitch to take first base to start the seventh.
All three of the game-winning runs came in the seventh inning.
Third baseman Eric Mull went two for four with a RBI, while centerfielder Preston Potter was one for two with a RBI.
The Bulldogs will play at home Friday, hosting two days of triple headers. Beginning at 10 a.m., Mount Mercy from Iowa will play Missouri Baptist, followed by the Bulldogs against Mount Mercy. Following that game, the Bulldogs will play Missouri Baptist.
On Saturday, the second round of the two-day triple-header event will start at noon.