Lindsey Wilson owns a season-high 11 game winning streak
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College junior Manuel Ozoria blasted a two-out, solo walk-off home run to lift the newly ranked Blue Raiders to a 3-2 win over Indiana University Southeast on Tuesday at Egnew Park.
Ozoria hit a 1-1 pitch over the opposite field fence to help the No. 16-ranked Blue Raiders (26-10) to their 11 straight win. The homer is Ozoria's fourth of the season.
Lindsey Wilson -- who earned the program's first Top-25 ranking earlier in the day -- jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after Tyler Bernard belted his first home run of the season in the third inning. Bernard chased home Adam Peacock who doubled to left-center earlier in the inning.
The two runs would be all the Blue Raider offense would manage on the day against IU Southeast starting pitcher Patrick Yochum. Yochum allowed the two runs on just four hits over his eight innings of work. He struck out three Blue Raiders in the game.
The Grenadiers (17-18) began to chip away at the Blue Raiders' lead in the top of the fourth as Justin Hurst delivered a two-out single to score Frank Pluskota, who doubled to open the inning off LWC starting pitcher Matt Addis.
Addis allowed one run on two hits in his four innings.
IU Southeast tied the game in the fifth inning on Michael Harris' RBI double off Blue Raider reliever Rob Kurtz. The double was the only hit Kurtz allowed in his three innings of work.
While the Grenadier offense forced the tie game, Yochum settled in and retired the last 14 Blue Raiders he faced.
IU Southeast's Joey Harness opened the bottom of the ninth inning allowing a single to Manny Alonso but forced Jeff Kerian into a double play to set up the Ozoria heroics.
Lindsey Wilson's Jeremy Greene picked up the win in relief after hurling two scoreless innings without surrendering a hit. He also struck out three Grenadiers en route to his first win of the season.
Harness suffered the loss while allowing one run on two hits.
Lindsey Wilson returns to action at 6 p.m. CT on Friday, April 6, as the Blue Raiders host University of Pikeville (Ky.) in the first of a three-game series at Egnew Park.