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Lions' baseball team out-slugged by Transylvania University, 13-8
Mount St. Joseph (11-19-1, 6-13 HCAC)
Transylvania (16-16, 10-8 HCAC)
4/22/2014 | Lexington, Ky. | Attendance: 15
Mount St. Joseph0021000148123
Win: Adam Boone (4-1) 3.041101
Loss: Collin Shaw (2-3) 4.085522
Nick Browning (MSJBB) 422000
Michael Leytze (MSJBB) 412201
Taylor Alley (MSJBB) 302000
Rob Shaw (MSJBB) 312000
Trey Simpson (TRANSY) 533311
Nick Edwards (TRANSY) 423100

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
by Dane Neumeister

Host Transylvania University broke open a close game in the sixth inning, scoring eight runs on six hits and a Mount error, as they defeated the Lions, 13-8 on Tuesday evening. The Mount, 11-19-1 overall and 6-13 in the HCAC, will resume action on April 25 when they begin a three-game weekend series at Bluffton University.

The Pioneers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of Mount starter Collin Shaw (West Chester, OH/Lakota West) but the Lions' Michael Leytze (Cincinnati, OH/La Salle) tied the game at two-all in the third inning when he blasted a two-run home run. The Mount took a 3-2 lead in the game in the fourth inning when Drew Werner (Sunman, IN/East Central) plated Rob Shaw (West Chester, OH/Lakota West) with a run-scoring single. Transy tied the game at three-all in the bottom of the the frame, and by the end of the sixth inning, led 13-3, thanks in part to an eight-run sixth inning, that included a two-run double and two-run home run. The closed the deficit to 13-4 in the eighth inning, and scored four times in the ninth to close the scoring.

Collin Shaw took the loss and fell to 2-3 on the season, pitching four innings. He was followed to the mound by three relievers. Transy out-hit the Mount, 16-12 in the game, but left 11 runners on base to the Lions' nine stranded runners. The Pioneers were eight-of-19 with runners in scoring position while the Lions were five-of-13 with RISP. Nick Browning (Fairfield, OH/Hamilton Badin) had two hits and two runs scored while Leytze added two hits. Taylor Alley (Cincinnati, OH/Oak Hills) and Rob Shaw also had two hits while Mike Williams (Cincinnati, OH/Taft) had two walks.


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