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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
RESULTS VS. TUSCULUM (2009-03-31 16:00:00)

Greeneville, TN -- On Tuesday afternoon Pfeiffer baseball overcame an eighth inning deficit to sweep the season series from Tusculum while handing the Pioneers their first home loss of the season. Coming into the game Tusculum was ranked first in the southeast region, while Pfeiffer was seventh.
The Falcons jumped ahead in the first inning after singles by Josh Strickland (Liberty, NC) and Eric Shoemaker (Huntersville, NC). Will Davis (New London, NC) scored Strickland on a SAC fly to right field and Pfeiffer went up 1-0.
A pitchers’ duel between Falcon starter Ben Beard (Huntersville, NC) and Pioneer pitcher Tyler Collins (Morristown, TN) dominated the early innings. After Collins gave up a run in the first inning, he shut the Falcons down until the seventh. Tusculum was unable to get a runner to third base until the sixth inning.
In the Pioneer half of the sixth inning Sean Cotton (Mooresville, NC) and Jared Richmond (Fork Smith, AR) started the inning with singles. Collins scored Cotten on a groundout after a sacrifice bunt and Matt Ford (Jonesborough, TN) brought Richmond home with a single to give Tusculum a 2-1 lead.
Pfeiffer tied the game in the top of seventh when Ethan Marsh (Asheboro, NC) scored Jesse Dunn (Easley, SC) on an error. The Falcons took the lead when Davis singled up the middle to score Shoemaker after he had reached on a walk.
Tusculum battled back to take a 5-3 lead after the eighth. Richmond homered to center field to tie the game up and Ricky Feliz (Miami, FL) put the Pioneers ahead with a two-RBI single up the middle.
The Falcons rallied in the ninth off the Pioneer closer. After singles by Marsh, Strickland, and Shoemaker loaded the bases, Zach Pou (Stanley, NC) reached on an error to bring home Marsh. Then, Davis put Pfeiffer ahead for good with a two run single to left field.
Adam Sedberry (Monroe, NC) shut the door in the ninth and picked up the win to improve to 3-1, while Tio McLean (Laurel Hill, NC) suffered his first loss of the year and fell to 2-1.
The Falcons were lead by Davis who had three hits and four RBI. Strickland and Shoemaker each tallied two hits and scored two runs in the victory.
Pfeiffer will return to the field tomorrow at Carson-Newman to finish up their mid week trip to Tennessee.The Automated ScoreBook #26 Pfeiffer University at #9 Tusculum Mar 31, 2009 at Greeneville, Tenn. (Pioneer Park) Pfeiffer University 6 (22-10-1) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Strickland J ss.......... 5 2 2 0 0 0 3 2 1 Shoemaker, E lf.......... 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 Pou, Z rf................ 5 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 Davis, W 1b.............. 4 0 3 4 0 0 8 1 0 Rouse, B dh.............. 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 Pearl, M ph............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dunn, J c................ 2 1 1 0 2 0 6 1 2 Lyon, P 2b............... 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 Green, M 3b.............. 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 Marsh, E cf.............. 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 Beard, B p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Miller, C p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sedberry, A p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 37 6 9 6 3 6 27 8 9 Tusculum 5 (25-10) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ A. Hudgins ss............ 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 Ricky Feliz lf........... 4 0 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 N. Grabowski cf.......... 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 Sean Cotten c............ 5 1 1 0 0 3 6 0 1 J. Richmond rf........... 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 Ty Collins dh............ 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jake Fowler pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Matt Ford 1b............. 3 0 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 Eric Barclay pr......... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Aaron Guinn 1b.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 S. Finucane ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Paul Finger 3b........... 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 2 P. Houser 2b............. 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 T. Collins p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 M. Franklin p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rob Currie p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Tio Mclean p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kyle Smith p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 37 5 13 5 3 5 27 8 11 Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Pfeiffer University. 100 000 113 - 6 9 1 Tusculum............ 000 002 030 - 5 13 4 ------------------------------------------- E - Beard, B; A. Hudgins; Sean Cotten; P. Houser; Rob Currie. DP - Pfeiffer 2. LOB - Pfeiffer 9; Tusculum 11. HR - J. Richmond(8). HBP - Dunn, J; A. Hudgins; Ty Collins. SH - Ricky Feliz. SF - Davis, W. CS - A. Hudgins. Pfeiffer University IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Beard, B............ 6.0 8 2 2 1 2 24 27 Miller, C........... 1.1 2 2 2 1 1 5 7 Sedberry, A......... 1.2 3 1 1 1 2 8 9 Tusculum IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- T. Collins.......... 6.1 4 2 1 2 5 22 25 M. Franklin......... 0.2 0 1 0 1 0 3 4 Rob Currie.......... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 4 5 Tio Mclean.......... 0.1 4 3 1 0 0 6 6 Kyle Smith.......... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 Win - Sedberry, A (3-1). Loss - Tio Mclean (2-1). Save - None. WP - Beard, B. HBP - by Beard, B (A. Hudgins); by Beard, B (Ty Collins); by Rob Currie (Dunn, J). Umpires - HP: Michael Williamson 1B: Travis Rose Start: 4:04 Time: 3:00 Attendance: 85 M. Franklin faced 1 batter in the 8th. Game: TCBB35 Play-by-Play The Automated ScoreBook #26 Pfeiffer University at #9 Tusculum - Play-by-Play Mar 31, 2009 at Greeneville, Tenn. (Pioneer Park) Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Pfeiffer University. 100 000 113 - 6 9 1 Tusculum............ 000 002 030 - 5 13 4 ------------------------------------------- Pfeiffer University starters: 19/ss Strickland J; 30/lf Shoemaker, E; 9/rf Pou, Z; 40/1b Davis, W; 13/dh Rouse, B; 21/c Dunn, J; 36/2b Lyon, P; 10/3b Green, M; 22/cf Marsh, E; 20/p Beard, B; Tusculum starters: 10/ss A. Hudgins; 30/lf Ricky Feliz; 21/cf N. Grabowski; 14/c Sean Cotten; 32/rf J. Richmond; 25/dh Ty Collins; 18/1b Matt Ford; 26/3b Paul Finger; 4/2b P. Houser; 35/p T. Collins; Pfeiffer University 1st - Strickland J singled to right field. Shoemaker, E singled to right field; Strickland J advanced to second. Pou, Z flied out to lf; Strickland J advanced to third. Davis, W flied out to rf, SF, RBI; Shoemaker, E advanced to second on a fielding error by c; Strickland J scored. Rouse, B grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tusculum 1st - A. Hudgins struck out swinging. Ricky Feliz singled up the middle. N. Grabowski walked; Ricky Feliz advanced to second. Sean Cotten struck out swinging. J. Richmond flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pfeiffer University 2nd - Dunn, J singled to right field. Lyon, P flied out to cf. Green, M struck out looking. Marsh, E struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tusculum 2nd - Ty Collins singled to right field. Ty Collins advanced to second on a wild pitch. Matt Ford grounded out to 3b; Ty Collins advanced to third. Paul Finger fouled out to c. P. Houser flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 3rd - Strickland J fouled out to 1b. Shoemaker, E fouled out to 3b. Pou, Z struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tusculum 3rd - A. Hudgins hit by pitch. A. Hudgins out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Ricky Feliz singled to pitcher. N. Grabowski lined into double play ss to 1b; Ricky Feliz out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer University 4th - Davis, W singled through the left side. Rouse, B struck out swinging. Dunn, J walked; Davis, W advanced to second. Lyon, P reached on a fielder's choice; Dunn, J out at second 2b to ss; Davis, W advanced to third. Green, M reached on a fielder's choice; Lyon, P out at second 3b to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tusculum 4th - Sean Cotten grounded out to 3b. J. Richmond singled through the right side. Ty Collins hit by pitch; J. Richmond advanced to second. Matt Ford flied out to rf. Paul Finger flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pfeiffer University 5th - Marsh, E grounded out to 2b. Strickland J fouled out to 1b. Shoemaker, E struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tusculum 5th - P. Houser singled to center field. A. Hudgins reached on a fielder's choice; P. Houser advanced to second on a throwing error by p. Ricky Feliz reached on a fielder's choice; A. Hudgins out at second 2b unassisted; P. Houser advanced to third. N. Grabowski grounded into double play ss to 1b; Ricky Feliz out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 6th - Pou, Z grounded out to 3b. Davis, W grounded out to ss. Rouse, B flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tusculum 6th - Sean Cotten singled through the left side. J. Richmond singled through the right side; Sean Cotten advanced to second. Ty Collins grounded out to p, bunt; J. Richmond advanced to second; Sean Cotten advanced to third. Matt Ford grounded out to 2b, RBI; J. Richmond advanced to third; Sean Cotten scored. Paul Finger singled up the middle, RBI; J. Richmond scored. P. Houser popped up to 1b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 7th - Dunn, J walked. Lyon, P grounded out to p, bunt. Dunn, J advanced to second. M. Franklin to p for T. Collins. Green, M grounded out to 3b. Marsh, E reached on an error by ss, RBI; Dunn, J scored, unearned. Strickland J lined out to 3b. 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tusculum 7th - Miller, C to p for Beard, B. A. Hudgins singled to center field. Ricky Feliz out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; A. Hudgins advanced to second. N. Grabowski fouled out to 3b. Sean Cotten struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 8th - Shoemaker, E walked. Rob Currie to p for M. Franklin. Pou, Z popped up to p; Shoemaker, E advanced to second on a throwing error by p, advanced to third. Davis, W singled up the middle, RBI; Shoemaker, E scored, unearned. Rouse, B struck out swinging. Dunn, J hit by pitch; Davis, W advanced to second. Lyon, P fouled out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tusculum 8th - J. Richmond homered, RBI. Ty Collins fouled out to 1b. Matt Ford walked. Eric Barclay pinch ran for Matt Ford. Sedberry, A to p for Miller, C. Paul Finger lined out to 2b. P. Houser singled to right field; Eric Barclay advanced to third. A. Hudgins walked; P. Houser advanced to second. Ricky Feliz singled through the right side, 2 RBI; A. Hudgins advanced to third; P. Houser scored; Eric Barclay scored. N. Grabowski fouled out to 2b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pfeiffer University 9th - Aaron Guinn to 1b for Eric Barclay. Tio Mclean to p for Rob Currie. Green, M flied out to lf. Marsh, E singled to right center. Strickland J singled through the right side; Marsh, E advanced to second. Shoemaker, E singled to center field; Strickland J advanced to second; Marsh, E advanced to third. Pou, Z reached on an error by 2b, RBI; Shoemaker, E advanced to second; Strickland J advanced to third; Marsh, E scored. Davis, W singled to left field, 2 RBI; Pou, Z advanced to second; Shoemaker, E scored, unearned; Strickland J scored, unearned. Pearl, M pinch hit for Rouse, B. Kyle Smith to p for Tio Mclean. Pearl, M reached on a fielder's choice; Davis, W out at second 1b to ss; Pou, Z advanced to third. Dunn, J flied out to lf. 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tusculum 9th - Sean Cotten struck out looking. J. Richmond flied out to rf. Ty Collins singled to center field. S. Finucane pinch hit for Aaron Guinn. Jake Fowler pinch ran for Ty Collins. S. Finucane struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.