Bristol, TN – Behind a strong outing on the mound and an offense that accounted for nine runs and 11 hits, the Pfeiffer baseball team defeated host King 9-3 Friday afternoon. The win brings the Falcons overall record to 12-7, 3-1 CC and with the loss King falls to 6-14-1, 0-1 CC. Ethan Greene improved to 4-0 on the season as he picked up the win, while King’s Reiss Stanley picked up the loss falling to 1-3.
King escaped an early Pfeiffer threat as Jon Gray led off the game with a double, however the Falcons could not bring the base runner across the plate. King capitalized on the escape as they went on to score two runs on three hits in the bottom of the first.
The Falcons exploded for six runs on four hits in the top of the third to take a commanding 6-2 lead. With bases loaded and two outs, Cody McKenzie drew a bases loaded walk to bring Pfeiffer to within one run. Dalton Lindley then hit a single up the middle to bring across two runs. Freshman Dylan Goodman then hit a double down the right field line to empty the bases for Pfeiffer’s fifth run of the inning. The final run came off of a single by Kevin Price to extend the lead to 6-2.
Pfeiffer tacked on two more runs in the top of the fifth inning as Goodman singled to right field bringing home Lindley on the fielding error. Goodman advanced to third on the error, which then set up for Price’s sacrifice fly to take the 8-2 lead.
King plated their last run in the bottom of the fifth inning as they scored one run on three hits to cut into the deficit.
The final run of the game came in the top of the ninth inning as Zach Scudder led off the inning with a solo homerun, his first of the year.
The Falcons were paced offensively by Lindley who went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in. Goodman added to that by going 2-for-5 with two runs batted in. Tyler Summers added to his team leading batting average as he went 3-for-5 today.
Greene showed a strong outing on the mound as he gave up three earned runs on ten hits. Greene walked only one batter while striking out six, en route to earning his fourth win of the season.
Hunter Jobe and Dylan Norris were called from the bullpen in the final two innings as the two combined for zero runs on two hits and struck out three of the final six batters.
The Falcons return to action tomorrow as they play King in a doubleheader in Bristol, TN. First game is slated for noon.