Lions complete sweep of Trojans in Saturday Double-Header
"Kyle Douglas picked up his second win of the season in the nightcap"
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Game 2
Hannibal-LaGrange University

Lions complete sweep of Trojans in Saturday Double-Header

Sat, Feb. 25, 2017 - [Baseball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lion baseball team couldn't have asked for much more Saturday, as they completed a sweep of Hannibal-LaGrange University in their first conference series of the season with a 14-4 victory in the opening game followed by a 17-6 victory in the nightcap at Carnes Field.

Riley Echols (1-1) picked up his first win of the season in the opening game after working 4 2/3 innings and striking out seven while allowing just two earned runs. T.J. Webb finished things off for the Lions, as he worked two innings and struck out one while allowing just one hit to secure the 14-4 victory.

Chase Young, Aden Campbell and Quinn Frost all belted out home-runs in the opening game to give the Lions all the cushion they would need to take care of things early. Young ended the day going 1-for-3 with three RBI while Aden Campbell went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Bryce Lester also found success at the plate, as he went 3-for-4 in the game, which included a double and four RBI in the win.

Four runs would be the name of the game for the Lions (11-4) in the opening game, as they crossed the plate four times in the second, fifth and sixth innings to open the game up and make a comeback unlikely by the Trojans.

Hannibal-LaGrange (2-9) would try to keep pace with the Lions, as they pushed one run across in the third and fourth innings and two runs across in the fifth inning. However, the Lions would be too much, as they cruised to a 14-4 victory.

Kyle Douglas (2-2) picked up his second win of the season in the final game of the series, as he worked 4 2/3 innings and struck out two while allowing eight hits. Landon Sewell and Collin McPherson finished things off for FHU, as they combined for 2 1/3 innings of work to secure the 17-6 victory.

Chase Young put on a show in the final game of the series, as he went 2-for-4, which included two doubles and three RBI in the win. Darcy Moore continued his dominance at the plate, as he went 2-for-3, which included a double, a home-run and two RBI. Aden Campbell also found success at the plate, as he went 2-for-3 and added three RBI in the win.

The Lions came out firing in the nightcap, as a majority of their damage came in the first inning. Nine runs would cross the plate in the inning, as the Lions showed they meant business in the early going. FHU scattered eight more runs in the subsequent innings, including four runs in the third inning and four runs in the fourth to give them all they needed to secure the victory.

The Trojans would try to forge a comeback mid-way through the game, as they crossed the plate three times in the second inning to go along with one run in the fourth and two runs in the fifth inning. However, FHU's dominance at the plate would be too much for HLGU to overcome, as the Lions secured the 17-6 victory for the Saturday sweep.

With the win, the Lions improve to 11-4 on the season and 3-0 in conference play. The Trojans fall to 2-9 on the season and 0-3 in AMC play with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lions are back in action on the road Tuesday, March 28th, as they make the trip to Columbia, Ky. to take on No. 6 Lindsey Wilson College. First pitch is slated for 3:00 PM.