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Results vs. Mars Hill (2009-03-24 15:00:00)

Mars Hill, NC -- The No. 24 Pfeiffer University Falcons fell 11-8 to Mars Hill College in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon.
The second inning saw the competitors trade two-out three run homeruns. Pfeiffer’s Preston Lyon (Gastonia, NC) opened up the scoring in the top of the frame by hitting a homerun off Lion’s starter Chad Jarvis (Clemmons, NC). Mike Dobre (Pompano Beach, FL) answered with one of his own in the bottom half of the second to tie the score at 3-3.
Pfeiffer went up 4-3 in the third when Zach Pou (Stanley, NC) scored on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Rouse (Kinston, NC), but MHC tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning when Devin Presnell (Boone, NC) hit a sacrifice fly to plate Patrick Davidson (Swannanoa, NC).
The Falcons went back on top, 8-4, in the top of the sixth inning. Lyon singled to left field to score Rouse and then Josh Strickland (Liberty, NC) doubled to drive in Julian Medina (Glen Cove, NY) and Jesse Dunn (Easley, SC). Eric Shoemaker (Huntersville, NC) then hit a sacrifice fly to right field to plate Lyon.
Brian Williams (Orlando, FL) cut the score to 8-6 in the sixth when he singled home Dobre and Presnell. In the seventh MHC cut into the lead once again with a single run as Brandon Savoca (Riegelwood, NC) doubled home Corry DiBiase (Orlando, FL).
The Lions took an 11-8 lead in the bottom of the eighth. Davidson tied the game when he singled up the middle to plate Mike Kitt (West Islip, NY). Savoca then drove in what proved to be the game winner by hitting a single to left field, scoring DiBiase. Dalton Hardee (Boone, NC) added an insurance run with an infield single that allowed Davidson to cross the plate.
Eric Shuford (Shelby, NC) took the loss (0-1) for the Falcons on the mound. Preston Lyon led Pfeiffer at the plate going 3-4 with four RBI and a homerun. Brandon Rouse stayed hot for the Falcons by adding two hits of his own and an RBI.
Matt Dameron (Mt. Holly, NC) picked up the win (2-0) pitching 1.2 innings in relief. Dobre and Davidson led MHC at the plate going 3-4. Dobre added a homerun and three RBI. DiBiase also recorded three hits and scored three times.
The Falcons return home on Friday to open up a Conference Carolinas series against the visiting Flying Fleet of Erskine College. The Automated ScoreBook Pfeiffer University at Mars Hill Mar 24, 2009 at Mars Hill, N.C. (Henderson Field) Pfeiffer University 8 (20-9-1) Mars Hill 11 (16-16) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------ Strickland, Josh ss...... 5 0 2 2 0 2 1 3 0 M. Dobre c............... 4 2 3 3 1 0 2 1 0 Shoemaker, Eric lf....... 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 D. Presnell ss........... 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 5 2 Pou, Zack rf............. 3 1 1 0 2 1 3 0 1 Michael Kitt 2b.......... 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 3 0 Davis, Will c............ 4 0 1 0 1 0 8 0 2 B. Williams dh........... 5 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 3 Rouse, Brandon 1b........ 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 Matt Oleski cf........... 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 Dunn, Jess dh............ 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 C. DiBiase 1b............ 5 3 3 0 0 1 10 0 1 Marsh, Ethan cf.......... 4 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 P. Davidson lf/rf........ 4 3 3 1 1 0 6 0 0 Medina, Julian 2b........ 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 K. Torrence rf........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 Lyon, Preston 3b......... 4 2 3 4 0 0 2 1 0 B. Savoca ph/lf......... 2 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 Brown, Jason p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 D. Hardee 3b............. 4 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 Moore, Jacob p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Chad Jarvis p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Shuford, Eric p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Greg Smith p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Lee Blalock p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Matt Dameron p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Thomas White p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 32 8 11 8 6 3 24 7 6 Totals................... 41 11 18 11 4 6 27 12 12 Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Pfeiffer University. 031 004 000 - 8 11 3 Mars Hill........... 030 102 14X - 11 18 1 ------------------------------------------- E - Strickland J 2; Lyon, P; M. Dobre. DP - Lions 2. LOB - Falcons 6; Lions 12. 2B - Strickland J; M. Dobre; D. Presnell; C. DiBiase 2; B. Savoca. HR - Lyon, P; M. Dobre. HBP - Dunn, J; M. Dobre. SF - Shoemaker, E; Rouse, B; D. Presnell. SB - D. Presnell. Pfeiffer University IP H R ER BB SO AB BF Mars Hill IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------- Brown, Jason........ 4.0 6 4 4 3 3 18 22 Chad Jarvis......... 3.0 3 4 4 3 1 11 15 Moore, Jacob........ 2.1 6 3 3 1 3 13 14 Greg Smith.......... 2.1 3 4 4 3 1 9 12 Shuford, Eric....... 1.2 6 4 4 0 0 10 11 Lee Blalock......... 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 4 6 Matt Dameron........ 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 5 5 Thomas White........ 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 Win - Matt Dameron (2-0). Loss - Shuford, E (0-1). Save - None. WP - Chad Jarvis 2. HBP - by Lee Blalock (Dunn, J); by Shuford, E (M. Dobre). Umpires - Start: 3:00 PM Time: 3:08 Attendance: 80
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