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Mount baseball team posts 7-1 home win over Defiance College
Defiance College (7-12, 1-6 HCAC)
Mount St. Joseph (8-11-1, 3-5 HCAC)
4/4/2014 | Cincinnati, OH | Attendance: 95
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Win: Alex Cole (1-1) 7.071023
Loss: Aaron Grasing (1-3) 6.032142
Aaron Helland (DEFIANCE) 502000
Zack Reed (DEFIANCE) 202010
Nick Browning (MSJBB) 412110
Taylor Alley (MSJBB) 302110

Saturday, April 05, 2014
by Dane Neumeister

Alex Cole (Ross, OH/Ross) tossed seven strong innings, allowing seven hits and an unearned run, as the Mount posted a 7-1 home win on Friday night. The Lions improve to 8-11-1 overall, 3-5 in the HCAC while Defiance College falls to 7-12, 1-6. The two teams were scheduled for an Apr. 5 doubleheader at the University of Cincinnati's Marge Schott Stadium.

Cole evened his 2014 record at 1-1, allowing just an unearned run the sixth inning. The Mount jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning, thanks to an RBI single by Nick Browning (Fairfield, OH/Hamilton Badin) and Rob Shaw (West Chester, OH/Lakota West) scoring on an an error. The Lions upped the lead to 3-1 in the seventh on an RBI single by Taylor Alley (Cincinnati, OH/Oak Hills), and tacked on four more runs in the eight, to lead, 7-1. Browning and Alley each had two hits for the Mount, while teammates Tyler Haubner (Cincinnati, OH/La Salle) and Shaw scored two runs apiece.

Nathan Lambert (Lawrenceburg, IN/Lawrenceburg) and Drew Ernst (Cincinnati, OH/Elder) each tossed one inning of scoreless relief.

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