No.2 Flames split with Barons
by Lee University Sports Information
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MOUNT VERNON, Ga. — No.2-ranked Lee University split a Southern States Athletic Conference doubleheader against Brewton-Parker College Saturday afternoon. The Flames (38-10, 21-5 SSAC) won the opener 4-1, but the Barons (22-17, 13-10) claimed the nightcap, 5-4.

“Pitching was the theme of the day today,” said Lee head coach Mark Brew. “We did a little better in the first game than we did in the second. We didn’t swing the bats all that well today and didn’t execute at times.”

Friday’s single nine-inning game was washed out by inclement weather with the Flames leading 3-1 in the fourth inning. The game will not be completed.

The Flames host Georgia Gwinnett College at Olympic Field Monday evening. The non-conference game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.

Brewton-Parker 5, Flames 4

The Flames’ comeback attempt fell short as the game-tying run was left 90 feet away. Brewton-Parker held a 5-1 lead after the first six innings.

Run-scoring singles in the seventh inning by Josh Silver and Derrick Pitts cut the Lee deficit in half.

In the ninth inning, Cameron Brewster and Brady Renner tallied back-to-back singles with nobody out. Silver singled to load the bases with one out and Pitts plated Brewster with a sacrifice fly.

Relief pitcher Joel McLaughlin would put an end to Lee’s rally with a strikeout to record his first save of the season.

“We found a way to give ourselves a chance to win, but in the end it was a little too late,” added Brew.

Silver finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBI. Renner and Mark Silva joined Silver as the only Flames with multiple hits. Renner delivered three hits (two singles and a double) and Silva singled twice.

Keegan Yuhl (3-1) received the loss after 3 2/3 innings of work where he gave up three earned runs, five hits and walked two.

Jeremy Coram (7-2) gave up 11 hits over 8 1/3 innings to pick up the win.

Flames 4, Brewton-Parker 1

Derrick Pitts hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie and supply the winning margin for Lee.

Jordan Stewart doubled off the left field wall to lead off the seventh. A walk by Silver and two outs recorded by two separate BPC hurlers set the stage for Pitts’ heroics.

Eddie Peyton put the Barons on the board in the first inning. He doubled and later came around to score for the early 1-0 lead.

Corey Davis drove in Karsten Strieby with an RBI triple in the fourth inning. Strieby had reached on one of his two singles earlier in the frame. Davis finished the game with two hits.

Jeremy Stawychny entered the game in the second inning and allowed just one hit over the next five innings to pick up the win. Stawychny (3-1) walked one and fanned seven.

“That was a heck of a job by Stawychny,” said Brew. “He did an excellent job coming out of the bullpen.”

Andy Hillis earned his seventh save after working a perfect seventh inning.

Kory Brooker was charged with the loss after allowing two runs, four hits, three walks and hitting one batter in 6 2/3 innings. Brooker (3-2) struck out seven Lee batters.