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Mount baseball team wins fifth straight game with an 11-6 home victory over Transylvania University
Transylvania Univ. (13-12, 7-4 HCAC)
Mount St. Joseph (11-11-1, 6-5 HCAC)
4/8/2014 | Cincinnati, OH | Attendance: 162
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Win: Collin Shaw (2-1) 6.043046
Loss: Dalton Collett (0-2) 3.075514
Kameron Mason (TRANSY) 402110
Nick Browning (MSJBB) 513100
Drew Werner (MSJBB) 513000

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
by Dane Neumeister

The Lions pounded out 18 hits on Tuesday night, and got a solid starting pitching performance from Collin Shaw (West Chester, OH/Lakota West) as they rolled tot their fifth straight win with an 11-6 decision over visiting Transylvania University. The Mount improves to 11-11-1 overall, and keeps pace with the HCAC leaders by upping their conference mark to 6-5. The Lions will return to conference action on April 12 when they play a doubleheader at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The Mount got on the scoreboard first, when Ronald Cotton (Florence, KY/Boone County) ripped an RBI double. Transy plated two runs in the third, and a run in the fourth, to grab a 3-1 advantage but they did not hold that long. The Mount recorded a six-run, fourth inning, thanks to seven hits and three Pioneers' errors, to grab a 7-3 lead. Matt Hoffman (Cincinnati, OH/Elder) had the key hit in the inning, witha two-run single. Tyler Haubner (Cincinnati, O/La Salle) and Michael Leytze (Cincinnati, OH/La Salle) had RBI singles in the fifth inning, staking the Mount to a 9-3 lead. The Lions scored two more runs in the eighth inning, to go out to an 11-4 advantage.

Shaw pitched posted the win on the mound, tossing six innings, and allowing four hits, no earned runs, four walks and six strikeouts. Nathan Lambert (Lawrenceburg, IN/Lawrenceburg) and teammate Drew Ernst combined to pitch the final three innings. The Lions pounded out 18 hits, their second-highest hit total of the season, with Nick Browning (Fairfield, OH/Hamilton Badin) and Drew Werner (Sunman, IN/East Central) leading the way with three hits each. The Mount was nine-for-18 with runners in scoring position. Haubner, Leytze and Hoffman each had two RBI.

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