Lions rally late; pick up 7-6 win over Roosevelt
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Lions rally late; pick up 7-6 win over Roosevelt

Sat, Feb. 18, 2017 - [Baseball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lion baseball team fell behind early Saturday evening, but rallied late in the game to pick up the 7-6 win over Roosevelt University at Carnes Field.

T.J. Webb (1-0) picked up the win for the Lions after tossing a gem and working four shut-out innings and striking out six batters while allowing no hits.

The Lions received solid contribution from several players at the plate, including Darcy Moore who went 3-for-4 in the game with a home-run and game-winning base hit. Aden Campbell was also solid at the plate, as he went 2-for-3 with a homerun while Chase Young pounded out a home-run of his own while going 1-for-3 with two RBI. 

Roosevelt University (1-2) started the game with authority, as they jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Matt Marrera and Mark Albercht started things off for the Lakers, as both crossed the plate following a throwing error by Ethan Mayberry to put Roosevelt up 2-0. 

Jonah Meidl would add two more runs in the inning, as he connected on a two-run homerun to score himself and Parker Coleman to put Roosevelt up 4-0 early in the game.

The Lions (7-4) would get one run back in the bottom of the second inning, as Darcy Moore connected on his third homerun of the weekend to close the gap to three at the 4-1 mark.

The Lakers would add two more runs in the top part of the third inning, as Colten Trager and Tyler Ward both crossed the plate following a 2-RBI single to centerfield from Parker Coleman to put Roosevelt up 6-1.

The Lions would get one run back in the bottom half of the third inning, as they would put together a two-out rally. Chase Young got the inning started after reaching on a throwing error by Roosevelt third baseman Mark Albrecht and scoring later in the inning to pull the Lions within four at the 6-2 mark.

Aden Campbell would pull the Lions even closer to the Lakers in the bottom half of the fifth inning, as he connected a 1-1 fastball and took it over the centerfield wall to make the score 6-3 with two innings to play.

Late heroics would even things up for the Lions in the bottom of the seventh inning, as a one-out rally would bring FHU back with authority. Chase Young would get the inning started, as he connected on a 2-2 fastball and took it over the right field wall to score himself and Bryce Lester to pull the Lions within one run at the 6-5 mark.

Houston Looser would take over from there, as he ripped a triple between the gap in left-center to score Collin Baber to even things up at six apiece. Darcy Moore would complete the late rally for the Lions with a deep fly ball to left field to score Looser and give the Lions the 7-6 win.

With the win, the Lions improve to 7-4 on the season. The Lakers fall to 1-2 on the season with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lions are back in action Tuesday, February 21st, as they play host to Bethel (Tenn.) University. First pitch is set for 4:30 PM at Carnes Field.