Lions complete shutout of Toppers in Tuesday sweep
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Lions complete shutout of Toppers in Tuesday sweep

Tue, Mar. 28, 2017 - [Baseball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. - The Freed-Hardeman Lion baseball team picked up a pair of wins Tuesday over Blue Mountain College, as they shutout the Toppers with a 2-0 victory in the opening game followed by a 7-0 win in the nightcap.

T.J. Webb picked up the win in the opening game after working a complete game and allowing just three hits while striking out five. Webb was also consistent on the mound, as he issued just one walk in seven innings of work.

Despite the Lions compiling just six hits in the game, they made them count, as they pushed one across in the first inning and another in the fifth to pick up the win.

Bryce Lester led the Lions at the plate in the opening game, as he went 2-for-3 on the day. Chase Young and Collin McPherson contributed each of the RBI's in the game, as Young went 1-for-3 on the day while McPherson went 2-for-4 with a double.

The Lions (20-13) continued to roll in the nightcap, as Landon Sewell picked up the win after working five solid innings and allowing just three hits while striking out six. Jared Humphry worked the final two innings of the game to complete the shutout.

The Lions scattered just four hits in the final game of the series, led by Chase Young who went 2-for-2 on the day with an RBI. The Toppers issued a staggering seven walks to the Lions, a majority of which led to runs on the board. Bryce Lester walked three times in the nightcap and crossed the plate twice to contribute two of FHU's seven runs in the game.

FHU did a majority of their damage in the early going, as two runs crossed the plate in the top of the first, as Bryce Lester scored the first run of the game after reaching on a walk and scoring off a sacrifice fly to right field by Aden Campbell. Griffin Siebert would also cross the plate in the inning after being hit by a pitch and scoring off a wild pitch by Blue Mountain starting pitcher Quade Reeves.

The Lions pushed three more runs across in the top of the third inning, as Lester crossed the plate again along with Chase Young and Aden Campbell to put FHU up 5-0.

From there, the Lions would continue to shut the Toppers down while adding one run each to their total in the fourth and seventh innings to complete the sweep with a 7-0 victory.

With the sweep the Lions improve to 20-13 on the season. The Toppers fall to 22-14 on the season with the double header loss.

UP NEXT: The Lions resume conference play this weekend, as they host Missouri Baptist University for a three game series beginning Friday, March 31st with a double header beginning at 2:00 PM.