Lander offense hammers Erskine en route to victory
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 AM
Facing a shaky pitching situation, Erskine College's baseball team had to depend on a strong hitting performance Tuesday to hope for a win against No. 2 Lander.
Lander’s Connor Lewis hammers a home run against Erskine in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the game at 2. Lewis finished the game with 3 RBIs to power the Bearcats to an 8-2 victory.
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Instead, it was the Bearcats whose bats got the job done.
Lander shelled just about every one of the six Erskine pitchers it saw, amassing 12 hits on the night to cruise to an 8-2 win and a season sweep of the Flying Fleet.
“We had some clutch hits in there that, without them, we might be sitting here tied right now,” Lander coach Kermit Smith said. “I thought we pitched well to an unbelievable offense, and I think we just played a really sound baseball game to beat a really, really good opponent.”
First baseman Connor Lewis and designated hitter Thomas Berry each hit a home run and drove in three runs for Lander, which won its 40th game of the season for the first time in school history.
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