Muskies Split With Carroll; Fall Short Of Sweep In 10 Inning Night Cap
Athletics - posted on 4/25/2006
Matt Andrews hit a home run in both games of a doubleheader against Carroll, but the Lakeland baseball team could only come away with one victory versus the Pioneers, winning the first game 9-5 and dropping the second in 10 innings 10-9.
Andrews, who was named Lake Michigan Conference Player of the Week for last week, went 5-for-9 in the doubleheader with the two homers, five runs batted in and three runs scored.
Mitch Heinemeyer homered and doubled in the first game for Lakeland. The double was the 16th on the season, which leads the conference and is just two away from tying the Lakeland single season record.
Brett Nelson pitched five strong innings, giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out six to record his first victory of the season.
Game 2 was dropped in walk-off fashion, as Cody Alf hit a two run homer in the bottom of the tenth to vault Carroll to the 10-9 win.
The Muskies pulled ahead in the top of the inning on a Mike Phillips RBI single, but Shawn Loch couldn't retire Alf for the final out.
Loch fell to 0-1 on the season in just his second appearance of the season.
Lakeland was ahead 7-1 after a four-run seventh, but the Pioneers scored six runs off of Dan Rhodes in the eighth to tie.
The Muskies again pulled ahead 8-7 in the top of the ninth on Andrews' homer, but a sacrifice fly by Ryan Morrison tied the game and sent it to extra innings.
The Muskies, who are now 12-20 on the season, will continue conference play when they travel to Fond du Lac on Thursday to face second-place Marian for a single game scheduled for 3 p.m.
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