Lander sets school win record
Sunday, April 20, 2014 1:14 AM
FLORENCE, Ala. – The No. 3-ranked Lander baseball team rallied for two runs in the ninth inning Saturday afternoon to come from behind to defeat the University of North Alabama, 4-3, at Mike Lane Field to win its school-record 39th game.
"I hope to break it about 10 more times this season," Lander coach Kermit Smith said.
Lander, which held North Alabama to three hits, improved to 39-6 overall, besting the single-season record of 38 wins set by the 2012 team. North Alabama dropped to 21-25.
Thomas Bess' RBI single plated Chris Hyatt to tie the game at 3-all, then Tyler Wilson scored the game winner on Patrick Grady's RBI fielder's choice.
The Bearcats' Brandon White (3-2) earned the victory on the mound, striking out five and walking one in 1 2/3 innings of relief. Starter Mason McCullough struck out 12 and walked four while allowing one earned run on two hits in seven innings.
North Alabama's Jacob Westerhouse (1-2) took the loss with one walk and two earned runs on five hits in two innings.
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