Lions Baseball takes down Lane College 9-4
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Lions Baseball takes down Lane College 9-4

Mon, Mar. 6, 2017 - [Baseball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lion baseball team made quick work of NCAA cross town foe Lane College, as they picked up a 9-4 victory over the Dragons Monday at Carnes Field.

Seth Selby (1-0) picked up the win after working two innings and allowing just two hits while striking out three. The Lions also received solid work from several relievers including Bailey Barnett, Seth Selby, Collin Davis and Jordan Goff in the victory.

Aden Campbell led the Lions at the plate, as he went 2-for-3 on the day, including a three-run homerun in the first inning to give FHU some separation early in the game. Parks Flowers joined in on the solid hitting with a two-run blast of his own in the first inning, as he went 1-for-2 on the day.

The Lions (13-7) did a majority of their damage in the first inning, as six runs crossed the plate, courtesy of homeruns by two Lion players. Aden Campbell got the inning started with a three-run shot followed by a two-run bomb by Parks Flowers to put FHU up 5-0 early. Darcy Moore also crossed the plate in the inning following an RBI single by Jacob Sawyers to give the Lions a 6-0 lead.

The Lions pushed one more run across in the bottom of the second inning, as Chase Young crossed the plate off a double down the left field line by Houston Looser to give FHU a seven-run cushion.

Lane College (1-10) would get two runs back in the top of the fifth inning to close the gap to five runs, as Courtney Joyner and Malcom Davis both crossed the plate to keep the Dragons in it mid-way through the game.

The Lions would push two more runs across in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Chase Young struck again for FHU with a solo homerun to put the Lions up 8-2. Drake Walker would also cross the plate in the inning after reaching on a walk and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Darcy Moore to give FHU the 9-2 lead.

Lane College would push two runs across in the bottom of the eighth inning, but it would not be enough, as the Lions secured the 9-4 victory.

With the win, the Lions improve to 13-7 on the season. Lane College falls to 1-10 on the season with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lions will be not get much of a break following Monday's victory, as they play host to Martin Methodist (Tenn.) College on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 5:00 PM at Carnes Field.