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|Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ( 13-9)||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||4||1|
|Columbia, Ky Egnew Park|
|Indiana Wesleyan||Pitching||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)|
|Indiana Wesleyan||Indv. Stats||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)|
COLUMBIA, Ky. – The No. 15-ranked Lindsey Wilson baseball team defeated Indiana Wesleyan 2-1 on Friday at Egnew Park.
Chris Carns (1-1) picked up the victory for the Blue Raiders (13-9) pitching seven innings, recording a career-high 12 strikeouts and allowing one earned run. Ben Heideman and Mauricio Guadarrama each drove in a run.
The Wildcats (11-12) got on the scoreboard first in the second inning. Grant Thompson led off the inning with a single and Dan Rochotte followed with a single to shallow right field. Thompson advanced to third on a fielder's choice. Shea Durham drove in Thompson with a single to shallow right field. Carns struck out the last batter of the inning stranding runners on first and third.
Jayden Jackson led off the second inning with a single to center extending his streak of reaching base safely to 18 games. After a Steven Paredes walk, Jan Carlos Ortiz hit a sacrifice bunt that advanced Ray Gonzalez who was pinch running for Jackson to third and Paredes to second. After Antonio Dorado was hit by a pitch Guadarrama recorded a fielder's choice that scored Gonzalez to tie the game at 1-1. Heideman drove in Dorado to give the Blue Raiders a 2-1 lead.
After the second inning Carns would not allow another hit until the seventh. During that stretch he struck out five batters, striking out the side in the fourth. Indiana Wesleyan got its first two runners on in the seventh inning on a hit by pitch and a bunt single. Carns ended the Wildcat threat by striking out the next three batters.
RJ Hanson replaced Carns in the eighth inning. Hanson walked the first batter he faced and then retired the next three batters striking out one. Steve Colella entered the game in the ninth for the save opportunity. Colella retired Indiana Wesleyan in order recording two strikeouts for his fifth save of the season.
The Blue Raiders are back in action on Tuesday against Indiana Tech at 1 p.m. CT at Egnew Park.