Lions come up short in Twin-bill with No. 14 Campbellsville
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Lions come up short in Twin-bill with No. 14 Campbellsville

Sat, Feb. 11, 2017 - [Baseball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lion baseball team came up just short Saturday, as No. 14 Campbellsville University handed the Lions  a 5-4 loss in the opening game and a 3-2 loss in the night cap.

Campbellsville (2-1) jumped out to an early lead in the opening game with two runs in the top of the third inning following an RBI double to deep centerfield by Logan Roberts that scored David Montoya and Romella Carbuccia to put the Tigers up 2-0.

The Tigers added another run in the top part of the fourth inning, courtesy of an RBI double by Matthew Valdez to score Carlos Garmendia and give Campbellsville the 3-0 lead.

The Lions (3-3) battled back in the bottom half of the fourth inning and exploded for three runs of their own, as Griffin Siebert, Chase Young and Larkey Dotson (pinch runner for Aden Campbell) would all cross the plate to even things up at three apiece.

The Lions would add another run in the bottom half of the fifth inning, as Chase Young would cross the plate after being hit by a pitch and scoring off a passed ball by Shane Stober to give FHU the 4-3 lead.

However, Campbellsville would respond with two runs of their own in the top of the seventh inning, as Carbuccia tripled to deep centerfield to score David Montoya who reached on a walk. Carbuccia would cross the plate later in the inning following an RBI double by Logan Roberts.

Kirby Broadbent (1-0) picked up the win in the opening game after working one inning of relief and allowing no hits while striking out two. The bullpen did its job for the Tigers, as they allowed just one hit following the departure of Malik Evans in the third inning.

The second game of the double-header was much of the same, as the Lions suffered a nail-biting 3-2 loss that went down to the wire. In the end, a two-run second inning and a one-run sixth inning would be just enough for the Tigers to pick up the 3-2 win.

The Lions put up one run in the bottom half of the second inning and another in the eighth, but would be unable to capitalize in the ninth inning, as they dropped their second straight of the afternoon.

With the losses, the Lions fall to 3-3 on the season. Campbellsville improves to 2-1 on the season with the Saturday sweep.