Eagles hand Lions 10-7 loss in extra inning affair
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Eagles hand Lions 10-7 loss in extra inning affair

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017 - [Baseball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lion baseball team dropped a heartbreaker Wednesday, as Williams Baptist handed the Lions a 10-7 loss in an extra inning affair at Carnes Field.

Brandon Guske (4-3) suffered the loss after working 2 1/3 innings of relief and giving up four hits and four earned runs while striking out three. 

Despite the loss, Chase Young led the Lions at the plate, as he went 3-for-6 on the day, including a two-run homerun, a double and two RBI to keep FHU in it down the stretch. Ethan Mayberry also found success at the plate, as he went 1-for-3 on the day with a double of his own while Alex Whitwell went 1-for-3 with two RBI in the loss.

Williams Baptist (9-13, 1-9 AMC) got things started first in the top of the second inning, as Layne Ditto crossed the plate after reaching on a double to deep right field and scoring off a single to left field by Jose Rojas to put the Eagles up 1-0.

The Eagles would push another run across in the top of the third inning, as Nick Scott crossed the plate after reaching on a single to right field and scoring on a wild pitch by T.J. Webb to put WBC up 2-0.

Freed-Hardeman (13-10, 4-5 AMC); however, would not go down without a fight, as they came back with authority in the bottom of the third inning. Chase Young got things started first with a two-run home-run over the right field fence to even things up at two apiece. Darcy Moore and Jacob Sawyers would also cross the plate in the inning following a single to centerfield by Alex Whitwell to give the Lions some separation at the 4-2 mark. Ethan Mayberry also crossed the plate in the inning to round out the scoring and give FHU a 5-2 advantage.

The Eagles came back with a strong inning of their own in the top half of the fifth inning, as four runs crossed the plate to give WBC a 6-5 lead. Cam Smith got things started for Williams Baptist with an RBI single to score Jose Rojas and Cody Conn to close the gap at the 5-4 mark. Layne Ditto would keep the drive going with a double down the left field line to score Cam Smith and Nick Scott to put the Eagles up 6-5.

The back and forth battle continued in the bottom of the fifth inning, as Ethan Mayberry crossed the plate for the Lions after reaching on a wild pitch by WBC and scoring in the same manner later in the inning to even things up at six apiece.

Both teams stayed quiet to finish out the game, as it took extra innings for things to be decided. Williams Baptist; however, would open the tenth inning with a bang, as four runs crossed the plate to give the Eagles a 10-6 advantage, which would be too much for the Lions to overcome in the bottom half of the inning, as they fell 10-7.

With the loss, the Lions fall to 13-10 on the season and 4-5 in conference play. Williams Baptist improves to 9-13 on the season and 1-9 in AMC play with the win.

UP NEXT: The Lions are back in action Friday, March 17, as they host Lindenwood University-Belleville for a three-game series. The Lions open up the series Friday with a single nine inning game beginnign at 5:00 PM followed by a double-header Saturday beginning at 12:00 PM at Carnes Field.