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CU batters take two of three against Martin Methodist
Mar 21, 2007 12:00 am
The Cumberland University Bulldogs took two of three from Martin Methodist College over the weekend, splitting a double header Saturday and earning an 11-2 victory Sunday at Woody Hunt Stadium/Ernest L. Stockton Field.
Cumberland scored at least one run in six of its eight at-bats Sunday. The Bulldogs took an early lead in the first inning when Eric Mull sent the ball over the left field fence.
Martin Methodist countered and scored its only runs of the afternoon in the second inning. Rudy Lyles doubled and later scored on a single by Brendan Palm. Palm scored the second run on a groundout by Devin Rocha.
Luis Martinez added another homer to the scorecard for Cumberland in the fourth inning. The Bulldogs put up a run in the sixth and seventh and closed out the game with four runs in the eighth.
Robert Clayton tossed seven innings for Cumberland, allowing just four hits and striking out five to move to 5-1 for the season.
Martin Methodist took first blood on Saturday, tallying a 3-1 win. Luke Lamm tossed eight innings in the victory for the Pulaski, Tenn., team. Adam Tomlinson took the loss for Cumberland, allowing two runs in the final inning.
Martin took the lead in the third inning on an RBI-single by Bobby Bratton.
Cumberland came back to tie the game in the sixth inning. Courtney Probst was hit by a pitch and later scored on a single by Mull.
Martin sealed the victory when Palm singled in the eighth and scored on a two-run homerun by Brandon Conner.
The Bulldogs came back with a vengeance in the second contest and ran away with an 11-5 victory. Myles Anderson tossed 3 1/3 innings to earn the victory for Cumberland.
The Bulldogs scored in the second inning to take an early 1-0 lead before Martin Methodist went ahead 4-1 in the top half of the third. Darin Holt knocked a triple and scored on a pass ball. Taylor Bates drew a walk, followed by back to back singles by Bratton and Josh Dorris.
The Bulldogs regained the lead for good in the bottom of the third with six runs. The inning included a hit batsmen, three walks, a triple by Kyle West and a homerun by Probst.
Cumberland plays Tuesday at 2 p.m. at home against Campbellsville.