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Mount baseball team posts a 6-4 road win at Defiance College
Mount St. Joseph (6-13, 2-5 HCAC)
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Defiance (10-8, 3-5 HCAC)
4/5/2013 | Defiance, OH | Attendance: 61
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Stevens (1-3) 7.294304
Loss: Waterman (2-2) 5.084434
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Wagner (MSJBB) 413100
Helland (DEFIANCE) 512000
Habecker (DEFIANCE) 402000

Friday, April 05, 2013
by Dane Neumeister

Zak Wagner (Cincinnati, OH/Roger Bacon) had three hits, and three teammates had two hits each, as the Lions rolled to their second straight HCAC win, posting a 6-4 win at Defiance College on Friday afternoon. The Mount, 6-13 overall, and 25 in the conference, will resume action on April 6 with a doubleheader against the Yellow Jackets.

The host Yellow Jackets grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning, and held that advantage until the fourth inning, when the Mount scored two times in back-to-back innings to take a 4-1 advantage. Defiance would cut the deficit to 4-3 against Mount starter Chase Stevens (Harrison, OH/Harrison), but RBI doubles in the eighth inning by both Taylor Simpson (Monroe, OH/Monroe) and Jonathan Roberts (Hebron, Ky/Hebron), built the Lions lead to 6-4. Defiance added an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning, before Chris Bruckman (Huber Heights, OH/Chaminade-Julienne) closed the door with a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his first save of the season. Stevens pitched 7 2/3 innings, allowing nine hits and three earned runs, while striking out four for his first win in 2013.

The Mount pounded out 13 hits in the game, led by Wagner, while Simpson, Roberts and Ben Seeger (Reading, OH/Reading) each had two hits.

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