|Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (1-5 )||0||0||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||6||8||1|
|William Carey (Miss.) (4-3)||2||2||0||2||0||0||1||3||0||10||13||2|
|Ellisville, MS Community Bank Park|
|Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||Pitching||William Carey (Miss.)|
|Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||Indv. Stats||William Carey (Miss.)|
|None||Doubles||2 Players (#4,#25)|
|None||Home Runs||#9 Brown, Adrian|
ELLISVILLE, Miss. – The Lindsey Wilson baseball team dropped the final contest of a three-game series against William Carey (Miss.) by a 10-6 margin on Sunday at Jones County Junior College's Community Bank Park.
The sixth-ranked Blue Raiders (1-5) fall in the series 2-1 to the Crusaders (4-3) with today's loss after splitting the doubleheader on Saturday.
Lindsey Wilson trailed for the majority of the game before clawing things back level after back-to-back, three-run innings in the fourth and fifth, but William Carey put up a three-run eighth to create separation late for the win.
The Blue Raiders had a promising start to the contest, putting runners on the corners with no outs in the first, but came up empty after a pair of fly outs and the runner at first was picked off.
William Carey took the lead in the bottom of the first with a two-run double, later doubling it in the bottom of the second with a two-run home run.
The Blue Raiders had another scoring chance in the third after the first two batters reached on walks, but a runner was eventually left stranded at third base.
Lindsey Wilson finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth inning, using aggressive base running and strong hitting from the bottom of the order.
Matt Mersinger followed suit with a single to left field, the second of four-consecutive two-out singles for the Blue Raiders, which allowed Braun to score and cut the lead in half at 4-2. The leftfielder bobbled the ball when he attempted to field the hit, allowing Mersinger to move to second. Tanner Moore took his turn to come up with a hit, sending a full-count pitch into shallow centerfield that let Mersinger score and cut the lead down to one. Moore advanced to second on the throw, chasing William Carey starter Braden Smith from the game. Smith had allowed just two hits in the first three innings before being tagged for four hits in the fourth.
Alec Salcedo then singled up the middle but Moore was cut down at the plate for the final out attempting to tie the game.
That one-run deficit would not last long as the Crusaders tacked on two more runs in the bottom half of the fourth to go up 6-3.
Lindsey Wilson tied the game in the top of the fifth after taking advantage of a trio of walks and a costly two-out Crusader fielding error that allowed two runs to score.
After a scoreless sixth, William Carey moved back out front with a run in the seventh after back-to-back wild pitches with two outs.
Lindsey Wilson missed an opportunity to tie the game in the top of the eighth after putting runners on the corners with one out, but the Crusaders turned a bunt attempt into a 1-3-2 double play to end the inning and preserve the lead.
William Carey proceeded to plate three runners in the bottom half of the inning, taking advantage of a multitude of Blue Raider miscues. Lindsey Wilson issued three walks, a hit by pitch, a wild pitch, and a throwing error as the Crusaders built a 10-6 lead heading into the final frame.
The Blue Raiders were retired in order in the ninth as William Carey took the three game series two games to one.
Braun and Moore both recorded two hits in the loss as Lindsey Wilson managed just eight total.
Chris Carns (0-1) suffered the loss on the mound allowing one earned run on six hits in his three innings of work.
Lindsey Wilson returns to action on Feb. 17 when the Blue Raiders open a three-game series at No. 5-ranked Georgia Gwinnett.