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Sunday, 21 April 2013 23:17

Peru State Takes Four-Game Set over BU

Justin Lane hit his first home run of the season on Sunday Justin Lane hit his first home run of the season on Sunday

PERU, Neb. – The Baker University baseball team fell in all four of its games at Peru State over the weekend.

Losing to the Bobcats, 8-7 in game one, 3-1 in game two, 5-4 in game three and 11-9 in the fourth and final game.

In game one, four Wildcats went to the mound in a 12-inning game with four pitchers and Jimmy Gricol got the start, going four innings.

Baker trailed 5-0 entering the top of the fifth inning and finally got on the board with a run by Neal Boyce. Then they tied it up at 5-5 with four runs in the top of the sixth.

Baker looked like they were on its way to game one victory with a 7-5 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, but the Bobcats were able to tie it up with two runs off of reliever Justin Bye.

Then the bats went silent for both teams and Kyle Pattrick went three scoreless innings and gave up just one hit. But Peru State broke the tie on a run in the bottom of the 12th for a walk-off winner.

In game two, Ryan Grabowski had a no-hitter going in the final inning, but finally gave up his first hit to the Wildcats in the top of the seventh, as Josh Zach managed a single to right field.

Then Bryan Kindle singled to left field and Zach scored, those were the only two hits for Baker against Grabowski.

In the third game on Sunday afternoon, Baker's bats again didn't awaken until late in the game, as they went scoreless until the fifth inning.

The Wildcats scored one run in the fifth and sixth innings and then two in the top of the seventh to tie it up at 4-4.

But the Bobcats spoiled a solid start by Thomas Hawkins with a walk-off victory with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning on a Phil Lial double that scored Derek Voigt.

In the final game, both teams combined for 20 runs. Baker scored nine runs on 14 hits and Justin Lane and Miles Sanderson each had three hits apiece and Boyce, Zach and Ethan Jacks all had two hits for the Wildcats.

Lane had a team high four RBI's and hit a three-run home run in the first inning, for his first of the season.



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