SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee baseball team picked up a split of Saturday's twinbill of Wittenberg Saturday. The Ohio Tigers won the opener, 8-6, but the home Tigers took the second game, 3-2, from Montgomery Field. With the rain on Sunday, the series finale and rubber match has been canceled.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score (Game 1): Wittenberg 8, Sewanee 6
Winning Pitcher: Adam Mays (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Justin Lavender (1-1)
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HOW IT HAPPENED, GAME 1
-The Tigers struck for two runs in the bottom of the first inning thanks to a two-run RBI single by Carter Huffman.
-The visitors responded with four runs in the next three innings to lead 5-2 after three and a half innings.
-After a scoreless top half of the fifth on defense, Sewanee evened the score in the bottom half of the frame. Jared Demkowicz brought home Bryce Benedict to make it a 5-4 affair thanks to an RBI double.
-The next batter, Riley Brandvold, used a groundout to score Demkowicz to even the game at five.
-Despite the Ohio Tigers reclaiming the lead in the sixth, the home team evened the score in the eighth as Huffman came home before Josh Roberts ended the inning on a caught stealing.
-However, Wittenberg prevailed with two runs in the ninth to seal the 8-6 win.
HOW IT HAPPENED, GAME 2
-The Tigers, trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth, captured the lead for good with a three-run frame. Garrett Liebe brought two home on an RBI double, while Jared Demkowicz posted a double of his own to bring Liebe around.
-The game was called in the middle of the sixth inning due to darkness.
-Garrett Liebe, in game two, went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored.
-Lucas DeSantis (1-0) recorded the win in the second game.
WITTENBERG KEY STATISTICS
-Hayden Knox, Mason Davis and Patrick Henry recorded two hits each all in the middle of the order.
-Adam Mays (1-0) tossed two shutout innings to secure the win in relief in the opener.
With the Sunday cancelation, Sewanee will next compete next weekend against No. 24 Berry.