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Baseball Sweeps King; Runs Winning Streak to Six

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BRISTOL, TN – The Pfeiffer baseball team (14-7, 5-1 CC) ran its winning streak to six games as they swept both ends of a doubleheader at Conference Carolinas foe King University (6-16-1, 0-3) on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons won game one 3-1 and took the second game7-6 after taking the series opener on Friday by a score of 9-3.

Keith Little was the star in the first game as the lefty won his second straight decision to improve to 3-1 on the year. Little tossed six innings and allowed just four hits and one run while fanning six batters. Over his last three starts, Little is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA and has struck out 20 batters over his 18 innings of work. 

King took the lead in the bottom of the second, scoring their lone run of the game on an RBI single from second basemen Landon Weitekamp. Little would shut down the Tornado the rest of the way, allowing only two more hits.

The Falcons evened the score in the top of the fourth on a RBI groundout from Zach Scudder that scored Anthony Allende.  The game stayed deadlocked at one until the Falcons pushed two runs across in the top of the seventh on a two-RBI base hit from Dylan Goodman.

Dylan Norris came in to pitch the seventh inning to record his sixth save of the season.

Pfeiffer ran out to a quick lead in game two, plating single runs in the first and second innings. Jon Gray led off the game with a single to left field but was later caught stealing. With two outs and nobody on, Tyler Summers reached on an error and was driven in by Allende, who doubled to left center.

In the second inning, Zac Chilton hit a leadoff double and advanced to third on Goodman’s single. Kevin Price would knock home Chilton with a single down the right field line. However, the Falcons would leave two runners in scoring position to end the inning.

King would tie the game with runs in the third and fourth inning before the Falcons burst the game open with a three run sixth inning. Cole McGraw delivered the decisive blow with the bases loaded and two outs. The second basemen knocked in all three runners with a base hit to left center.

Summers and Allende added RBI’s in the eighth inning.

King made the game interesting by adding a run in the bottom of the eighth and three runs in the bottom of the ninth. King had the tying runner on first base with one out but J.D. Wallace lined into a double play to end the game. Norris pitched two-thirds of an inning to notch his second save of the day.

Tyler Lequire earned the win, pitching six innings and allowing no earned runs. Josh Branch pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Pfeiffer returns to action on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. as they host UNC Pembroke at Joe Ferebee Field.

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