|Baseball Wins 13-3|
|Sunday, 11 February 2007|
GREENWOOD – The Pfeiffer Falcons scored nine runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 13-3 non-conference baseball victory over Lander Saturday afternoon. The teams split the two-game series with Pfeiffer improving to 4-2. The Bearcats fell to 2-3. Ryan Brown led the Falcons at the plate, going 5-for-5 with five singles, one walk, and three RBI.
There were nine runs scored in the first inning with Pfeiffer taking a 6-3 lead. The Falcons scored six runs on four hits and three walks. Ridenhour hit a two-run double while Braxton and Brown had RBI singles. Danny Morgan and Guinan had RBI doubles for Lander in the bottom of the first while Munn added a run-scoring single.
Pfeiffer knocked Bearcats starting pitcher Derek Wilson out of the game in the top of the second, pushing its lead to 9-3 on Pugh’s two-run triple to deep center and Shawn Coke’s RBI single. Pugh doubled and scored on Brown’s single to make it 10-3 in the fourth.
The Falcons added three runs in the ninth with Zack Pou hitting an RBI single and runs scoring on a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch.
Zack Strickland (2-0) was the winning pitcher, allowing three runs on eight hits in five innings of work. Chris Russell tossed the final four innings for Pfeiffer, allowing no runs on four hits to earn the save.
Ryan Brown led the Falcons at the plate, going 5-for-5 with five singles, one walk, and three RBI. Bryan Braxton was 4-for-5 while Jodie Groce and Kyle Pugh had three hits apiece. Justin Ridenhour added two hits. The Nos. 2 through 5 hitters (Groce, Braxton, Ridenhour and Pugh) scored a combined 10 runs.
Pfeiffer returns to action Tuesday when they travel to Catawba. Game time is 5:00 pm.