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Results vs. USC-Aiken (2008-04-23 12:00:00)

Falcons Drop Two to #9 USC-Aiken
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
AIKEN, S.C.--#9 USC Aiken defeated visiting Pfeiffer 11-4 in the first game of a two-game set Tuesday evening. In the second game USC Aiken (42-11) turned a 2-1 deficit into a 6-2 advantage and defeated Pfeiffer (26-31) 8-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

In the first game USC Aiken jumped ahead 1-0 early against Pfeiffer starter Chris Russell.

A solo shot off the bat of Eric Shoemaker tied the game in the top of the second.

The Pacers went ahead for good in the bottom of the second, plating three runs highlighted by a long home run.

After an error on Ken Raborn, the Falcons closed to 4-3 in the top of the third with a pair of unearned runs.

Freshman Chris Grandinetti drilled a solo shot off the scoreboard in left on the first pitch of the top of the sixth, ending Russell’s outing. The Pfeiffer hurler allowed nine runs, eight earned, on 11 hits while walking one and striking out one to fall to 0-2.

In game two a Falcon misplay of a potential inning-ending double play in the bottom of the fifth led to five unearned runs as Aiken turned a 2-1 deficit into a 6-2 advantage and never looked back.

Bryan Braxton and Zack Pou each had two of the Falcons eight hits while Eric Shoemaker’s sac fly in the fourth and Cory Adams pinch hit single to right in the fifth accounted for Pfeiffer’s two runs.

Jacob Moore (1-2) suffered the loss for Pfeiffer, giving up six runs, but just one earned, on six hits and four walks, striking out four in 5.0 innings.

Pfeiffer will close out their 2008 season on Saturday at Lander in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 PM.

Pfeiffer at #9 USC Aiken Apr 23, 2008 at Aiken, S.C. (Hernandez Stadium) Pfeiffer 2 (26-31) USC Aiken 8 (42-11) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------ Braxton, Bryan 1b........ 5 0 2 0 0 1 7 0 1 McMorris cf.............. 3 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 Davis, Will c............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 Vitko dh................. 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Adams, Cory ph.......... 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 Salmon ph............... 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Coke, Shawn cf........... 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 Jacobsen 1b.............. 4 2 3 1 1 0 11 0 0 McGarity, Kyle lf........ 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 Raborn 2b................ 4 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 Pou, Zack rf............. 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 Aranas 3b................ 4 1 1 4 0 1 0 3 5 Shoemaker, Eric dh....... 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 Owens rf................. 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Hinson, Hayes 3b......... 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 Benjamin lf.............. 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 Strickland, Josh ss...... 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 Asbill c................. 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 0 Barham, David 2b......... 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 Rice c.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Moore, Jacob p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Adkinson ss.............. 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 Marsh, Ethan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hill p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fry p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Yarbrough p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 33 2 8 2 2 10 24 6 8 Totals................... 32 8 8 6 7 4 27 12 9 Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Pfeiffer............ 000 110 000 - 2 8 2 USC Aiken........... 000 151 01X - 8 8 1 ------------------------------------------- E - J.Strickland 2(25); McMorris(3). DP - Pacers 1. LOB - Falcons 8; Pacers 9. 2B - Braxton(15). HR - Aranas(6). HBP - Davis; McMorris. SF - Shoemaker(1); Aranas(5). SB - J.Strickland(11); McMorris 3(28). CS - McMorris(5). Pfeiffer IP H R ER BB SO AB BF USC Aiken IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------- Moore, Jacob........ 5.0 6 6 1 4 4 20 25 Hill................ 5.0 5 2 1 1 3 18 21 Marsh, Ethan........ 3.0 2 2 1 3 0 12 16 Fry................. 3.0 3 0 0 0 4 12 12 Yarbrough........... 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 3 4 Win - Hill (2-1). Loss - Moore (1-2). Save - None. WP - Moore(5); Marsh(2). HBP - by Hill (Davis); by Marsh (McMorris). Umpires - HP: Richard Behrends 1B: Jim Vasarhelyi Start: 12:00 PM Time: 2:40 Attendance: 105
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