CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson baseball team fell in both games of a road Mid-South Conference doubleheader against Campbellsville (Ky.) on Saturday.
Alec Salcedo led all Blue Raiders (21-24, 7-7MSC) with seven hits on the day as Tyler Maskill added three hits. Campbellsville (31-13, 10-2 MSC) outhit the Blue Raider 21-19 across the two games.
GAME 1: Lindsey Wilson 3, Campbellsville 4 (9 Innings)
Salcedo recorded a game-high four hits as five other Blue Raiders recorded one hit on the afternoon.
After a scoreless first inning Campbellsville scored three runs in the second. The Tigers led off with three singles and a double to score three runs, as the LWC defense still looked to record the first out of the inning. The Blue Raider were able to get out of the inning on the next three batters as they were able to record three consecutive outs.
Through the first six innings of play the Blue Raiders managed five hits but left six runners on base in the process.
Lindsey Wilson pushed their first run across the plate in the seventh inning to cut the Tigers lead to 3-1. With one out, Nick Sanders walked and then advanced to second on a Seth Price sacrifice bunt. Salcedo then singled to second base as Sanders advanced to third on the play and was able to score on the throw to first.
The Blue Raiders were then able to cut the Campbellsville lead in half when they pushed another run across the plate in the eighth inning. After a leadoff out, Oliver Baez walked — Zac Mizell came on to pinch run — and Steven Calderon singled to put runners on first and second. During the next at bat both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch. Maskill then grounded out to second base but Mizell was able to score on the play.
Lindsey Wilson tied the game at 3-3 in the top half of the ninth inning. Sanders led off with a double and Price laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance price to third. Salcedo then singled to left center scoring Sanders, leveling the score.
The Tigers ended the LWC comeback attempt in the bottom half of the inning when Marco Murillo hit a walk off homerun to take the game 4-3.
DJ Wilson (3-1) picked up the win on the mound for Campbellsville. Tyler Russell pitched a complete game for the Blue Raiders allowing four earned runs and striking out three Tiger batters.
GAME 2: Lindsey Wilson 6, Campbellsville 10 (7 Innings)
Campbellsville jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. The Tigers recorded three hits in the inning as LWC committed one error.
After a scoreless second inning, Price and Salcedo added back-to-back singles in the third to put runners on first and second with one out. Jordan Gardner then loaded the bases when he was able to reach first on an error by the Tigers third baseman.
During the next at bat Baez was hit by pitch to push Price home, scoring LWC’s first run of the game. Heideman tied thing up a 2-2 with a single that scored Salcedo from third.
The Blue Raiders took a one run lead at 3-2 when Maskill singled past the second baseman scoring Gardner. The inning came to a close when Maskill was forced out on a fielder’s choice to second base.
Campbellsville responded in the bottom half of the inning when Ty Housden hit a three run homerun giving the Tigers a 5-3 lead.
Lindsey Wilson tacked on two more runs in the fourth to tie the game. Manny Chavarria led off the inning with a walk. Mizell come in to pinch run and advanced to second on a Price sacrifice bunt. Mizell advanced to third on a wild pitch and then scored on a passed ball to cut the Tigers lead in half.
Salcedo and Gardner then singled to put runners on the corners as Baez was able to hit a sacrifice fly to center field scoring Salcedo and knotting the game at five.
The Blue Raiders scored again in the fifth inning when Sanders singled up the middle scoring Calderon, who reached base on a walk and advanced into scoring position on a Maskill sacrifice bunt, to give LWC a 6-5 lead.
Again Campbellsville responded in the bottom half of the inning when Mathew Valdez led off the inning with a solo homerun to tie the game at six all.
The Tigers regained the lead in the sixth inning when they managed to score four runs on three hits and one LWC error. Campbellsville pushed their four runs across the plate after the Blue Raiders recorded two outs to start the inning.
Calderon reached base on a single to up the middle with one out in the seventh inning but back to back strikeouts ended the Blue Raiders comeback attempt.
DJ Wilson (4-1) picked up his second win of the day after closing out the games final two innings for the Tigers.
The Blue Raiders are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Union (Ky.) for a single game starting at 2 p.m. CT.