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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
RESULTS VS. ARMSTONG ATLANTIC (2009-04-08 14:30:00)

Misenheimer, NC -- After taking a 7-2 lead into the seventh inning the Pfeiffer Falcons fell to visiting Armstrong Atlantic. The Pirates rallied and won 8-7 in 10 innings. Pfeiffer falls to 24-14-1 overall, while the Pirates improve to 27-14.
Armstrong Atlantic took the early lead with a single run in the second when Justin Harris (Ringgold, GA) singled home Kenny Cail (Savanah, GA). Pfeiffer answered with one of its own in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game. Ryan Brown (Concord, NC) followed singles by Ethan Marsh (Asheboro, NC) and Myles Pearl (High Point, NC) with a double to left center that scored Marsh.
The Pirates took a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Harris brought Alex Wyche (Macon, GA) home with a SAC Fly. Armstrong Atlantic threatened to add more, but Pfeiffer starter Ben Beard (Huntersville, NC) battled out of the jam.
The Falcons answered quickly when Pearl doubled to left center to plate Preston Lyon (Gastonia, NC) who reached on an error to start the inning.
Pfeiffer batted around in the fifth and took a 7-2 lead. Singles by Eric Shoemaker (Huntersville, NC) and Zach Pou (Stanley, NC) got the inning started. Lyon had the big hit of the inning when he doubled to left center scoring Pou. Lyon, Will Davis (New London, NC), Marsh, and Josh Strickland (Liberty, NC) tallied the RBI for the Falcons in the inning.
Armstrong Atlantic started its comeback in the seventh by using three hits and three walks to cut the lead to 7-6 before Charles Ingram (Richfield, NC) could get Pfeiffer out of the inning. In the eighth, the Pirates tied the game up on a shallow foul ball that Carlos Cardoza-Oquendo (San Juan, Puerto Rico) scored on after tagging up.
The game remained tied until the top of the tenth when the Pirates used the help of a Pfeiffer error to take the 8-7 advantage. The Falcons threatened in the bottom of the tenth after Brown walked with one out and advanced to third on a single by Shoemaker. However, Ryan Smith (Rome, GA) shut the door the on the Pfeiffer rally.
Ben Beard started for the Falcons and picked up the no decision. He went six innings scattering four hits while allowing two runs. Jason Brown suffered a tough luck loss. He went 2 2/3 innings allowing one unearned run on one hit.
Shoemaker led the Falcons at the plate with three hits. Pou, Lyon, Pearl, and Brown each added two hits of their own.
Smith picked up the win for the Pirates in relief. He went 5 2/3 innings allowing zero runs while only giving up two hits. Wyche and John Roberts (Guyton, GA) led the Pirate bats with two hits apiece. The Automated ScoreBook Armstrong Atlantic at Pfeiffer University Apr 08, 2009 at Pfeiffer University Armstrong Atlantic 8 Pfeiffer University 7 Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------ Wilson lf................ 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 Strickland, Josh ss...... 5 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 3 Dorado ss................ 2 1 0 2 1 1 4 5 0 Shoemaker, Eric dh....... 6 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 Wyche rf................. 6 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 Pou, Zack rf............. 6 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 Cail 1b.................. 4 1 1 1 0 1 7 1 1 Davis, Will 1b........... 4 1 1 1 1 0 11 0 2 Walker 3b................ 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 Dunn, Jess c............. 5 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 1 Roberts c................ 4 0 2 0 1 1 7 1 0 Lyon, Preston 2b......... 5 2 2 1 0 0 3 3 1 Thacker dh............... 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 Marsh, Ethan cf.......... 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 Cardza-Oqndo 2b.......... 2 2 0 0 3 0 4 2 1 Pearl, Myles lf.......... 4 0 2 1 1 2 3 0 0 Price cf................. 1 2 0 0 3 0 4 0 3 Brown, Ryan 3b........... 4 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 Culberson p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Beard, Ben p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Walden p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Moore, Jacob p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 McCreery p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Strickland, Zach p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Smith p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ingram, Charles p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Brown, Jason p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Totals................... 31 8 8 8 9 6 30 13 10 Totals................... 43 7 13 6 3 7 30 11 11 Score by Innings R H E --------------------------------------------- Armstrong Atlantic.. 010 100 410 1 - 8 8 4 Pfeiffer University. 010 150 000 0 - 7 13 1 --------------------------------------------- E - Wilson; Walker; Cardza-Oqndo; Walden; Lyon, P. DP - AASU 1; PUBSB09 1. LOB - AASU 10; PUBSB09 11. 2B - Wilson; Wyche; Lyon, P; Pearl, M; Brown, R. HBP - Wilson; Walker; Strickland J. SH - Dorado 2; Price; Marsh, E. SF - Dorado; Cail; Thacker. CS - Price; Lyon, P. Armstrong Atlantic IP H R ER BB SO AB BF Pfeiffer University IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------- Culberson........... 1.2 5 1 1 0 0 8 9 Beard, Ben.......... 6.0 4 2 2 3 4 18 25 Walden.............. 2.1 2 1 0 0 2 9 10 Moore, Jacob........ 0.0 1 4 4 3 0 1 4 McCreery............ 0.1 4 5 3 1 1 7 8 Strickland, Zach.... 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 Smith............... 5.2 2 0 0 2 4 19 21 Ingram, Charles..... 1.0 0 1 1 2 0 2 5 Brown, Jason........ 2.2 1 1 0 1 2 8 11 Win - Smith. Loss - Brown, J. Save - None. WP - Beard, B; Ingram, C. HBP - by Culberson (Strickland J); by Beard, B (Walker); by Beard, B (Wilson). Umpires - Start: 2:30 Time: Attendance: Moore, J faced 4 batters in the 7th.