Rhodes Rallies in Late Innings to Defeat Sewanee in Tourney Opener

Rhodes Rallies in Late Innings to Defeat Sewanee in Tourney Opener

Tournament Central

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Sewanee baseball team was unable to maintain a 2-0 lead in the late innings, as the Tigers fall to the Lynx of Rhodes College in the Rhodes Regional of the 2018 Southern Athletic Association Baseball Tournament.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Rhodes (25-13) 6, Sewanee (12-21) 3
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Tigers strung across a run in the third inning on a Chris McNulty double to score Riley Brandvold.

-In the sixth, Brandvold struck again, this time with his bat, as he brought home Derek Hullings home on a base knock.

-Recording just two hits through five frames, Rhodes' scored two runs on two hits to even the score after six innings.

-After the Lynx's pitching and defense stranded two runners on base in the top half of the seventh, the home team's offense brought four runs home to take a 6-2 lead to secure the win.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Jared Demkowicz, Trey Akins and Chris McNulty each recorded two hits for the Tigers, as each player in the starting lineup recorded a hit.

-Riley Brandvold, McNulty and Drew Mancuso each recorded an RBI.

-Mancuso (3-5) tossed a complete game for the Tigers, allowing five earned on 10 hits and nine strikeouts.

RHODES KEY STATISTICS
-Paul Giacomazzi and Nick Bosma each tallied three hits each for the Lynx, while Zac Lange drove in two runs.

-Jack Mercer recorded a no decision in the contest, tossing six innings of 10-hit, one-earned run ball.

-Nick Bosma (2-3) recorded two shutout innings to secure the win.

UP NEXT
The Tigers are now facing elimination on Friday afternoon when they take on Centre, who lost 2-1 to Oglethorpe. The teams will square off at 2:30 p.m.

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