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Lions' baseball team loses two home games to HCAC-foe Hanover College

Saturday, March 30, 2013
by Dane Neumeister

The College of Mount St. Joseph baseball team slipped to 4-12 overall this season, and 0-4 in the HCAC after dropping a home doubleheader on Friday to Hanover College, 9-1 and 9-4. The Lions and Panthers are scheduled to complete the three-game weekend series on March 30 with a game at Marge Schott Stadium.

Hanover got the scoring started in the first game, in the first inning, but saw the Mount tie the game at one-all in the third inning on a run-scoring triple by Cole Wendeln (Florence, KY/Boon County). That was all the scoring the Lions could push across in the first game, as the Panthers added single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, and add a five-run spot in the ninth.

The Mount had seven hits in the game, with seven different players recording one hit each. Chase Stevens (Harrison, OH/Harrison) started for the Lions and pitched five innings, and allowed just one earned run, falling to 0-3 on the season. The Mount committed four errors in the game, leading to six unearned runs.

In gane two, the Pathers jumped out to a 7-0 lead after batting in the fourth inning. The Lions cut into the deficit by plating four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, but did not score the rest of the game. Hanover added single runs in the sixth and eighth innings for the final margin. Zak Wagner  (Cincinnati, OH/Roger Bacon) led the Mount with three hits, while teammate Michael Gill (Burlignton, KYConner) chipped in two hits. Brandon Polking (Cincinnati, OH/St. Xavier) started for the Mount, tossing four innings and suffering the loss.




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