The Brescia Bearcats battled 12th ranked Lindsey Wilson College in a doubleheader on Tuesday in Columbia, KY. Coach Aaron Biddle and his troops were well prepared for these highly anticipated contests.
In game one, the Bearcats pushed two runs across in the fourth inning on RBI singles by Hank Stewart and Christian McHatton in support of Starting Pitcher Zach McLean. McLean pitched his first complete game shutout of the season and picked up his third win of the year. McLean pitched around jams in the first inning when lead-off man Leandro Perez reached on a three base error and in the fourth inning when Jeandro Andino hit a lead-off double. In the seventh, Owensboro native Jake Roberts led off with a single and Seth Peay hit a one out single to put runners at first and second, before McLean got a groundout and a strikeout to end the game.
WP-McLean (3-1) LP-Mayfield
2B-Andino (LWC) SB-Rhodes, Hegge (BU)
In game 2, the Bearcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI groundout by Cody Morris that scored Hank Stewart, who had led off the inning with a double. Lindsey Wilson answered right back in the bottom of the second with two runs of their own on RBI singles by Kory Weeks and Eric Clodfelter. The Bearcats evened things back up in the top of the fourth. Alex Hegge led off the inning with a triple and scored on an RBI single by Christian McHatton. The score stayed tied at two until the bottom of the sixth, when Lindsey Wilson capitalized on three hits and two Bearcat errors to score three runs and take a 5-2 lead. The Bearcats, however, weren't done yet. Nick Woltermann led off the seventh with a walk and after a fielder's choice, Jordan Rhodes singled, Nate Crocker was hit by a pitch and Alex Hegge singled to pull the Bearcats to within two. After a strikeout for the second out, McHatton lined an 0-2 pitch into right for a two run single to tie the game 5-5. In the bottom of the seventh, Lindsey Wilson Catcher Seth Peay led off the inning with a walk-off homerun to give them the 6-5 win.
WP-Osnowitz LP-Shoulders (2-4)
2B-Stewart, Morris, King (BU), Croft, Weeks (LWC)
3B-Hegge (BU) HR-Peay (LWC)
SB-Crocker (BU), Clodfelter (LWC)