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Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Alcorn State

Saturday, March 10, 2007

March 10, 2007

Box Score - Game 1

Box Score - Game 2

After winning the series opener 13-2, the Bisons won game two 3-1, but could not complete the series or double-header sweep, as they fell to Alcorn State 5-4 in game two.

For the second day in a row, the Bisons got on the board early using an RBI single by Branden Cadavid in the second to take a 1-0 lead.

Alcorn State would tie the score with a run of their own in the fourth. However, in a game shortened to seven innings due to the double-header, the Bisons would score two runs in the seventh to give them their second consecutive win.

Left-hander Rex Brothers earned the win for the Bisons, throwing a complete game, giving up just one run on one hit, while striking out nine. With the win, Brothers improved his record to 4-1. In 26 innings, he has given up 12 earned runs, while striking out 25. Opponents are batting .184 against him.

In game two, Alcorn State took their first lead of the series with a run in the first off Bisons' right-hander, Matt Schnelly.

However, the Bisons would rally with three runs in the fourth to give Lipscomb a 3-1 lead. The big hit was a two-run double by Cadavid.

Alcorn State added two runs in the fifth to tie the score at three.

Charles Williams relieved Schnelly in the sixth. He threw a scoreless sixth before giving up a walk-off homerun in the seventh to record the loss and drop his record to 1-2.

Schnelly threw five innings, giving up two earned runs, while striking out eight in the no-decision. On the season, Schnelly is 2-2 with a 2.70 ERA. He has given up just nine earned runs while striking out 28.

The Bisons are back in action when they travel to Statesboro, Georgia, to take on Georgia Southern in a three game series on March 16-18. .