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Results vs. UNC Pembroke (2009-02-10 15:00:00)

Pembroke, NC -- Pfeiffer University jumped on top of UNC-Pembroke early with an eight run outburst in the first inning by sending 13 batters to the plate.
Josh Strickland (Liberty, NC) led the game off with a blast off Braves’ starter Matt Key (Carthage, NC) to put Pfeiffer up 1-0. The Falcons used a hits batman on Zach Pou (Stanley, NC), a single by Eric Shoemaker (Huntersville, NC), a Jesse Dunn (Easley, SC) walk and a two RBI single by Ethan Marsh (Asheboro, NC) to jump up 3-0. Later in the inning after two more HBPs Julian Medina (Glen Cove, NY) hit a grand slam to put the explanation point on the inning.
Pfeiffer added four more runs in the top of the third to push their lead to 12-0. Preston Lyon (Gastonia, NC) doubled to lead off the inning. Medina and Strickland followed with singles to load the bases. Pou coaxed a run scoring walk, Shoemaker followed with a Sac Fly that was followed by RBIs singles by Dunn and Marsh.
UNCP finally got to Falcon starter Chris Miller (Atlantic Beach, FL) (1-1) when they used six hits to score four runs and cut the deficit to 12-4. In the sixth, with runners on first and third Pfeiffer went to the bullpen with Jacob Moore (Rural Hall, NC) and he forced Josh Haley (Fayetteville, NC) to hit into the 4-6-3 double play to end the Braves’ rally with just one run scoring.
The Braves continued to try and fight back with a three-run homerun by Seth Kivett (Bear Creek, NC) to cut the score to 12-8. Pfeiffer added one more in the top of the ninth when Dunn led off with a walk and advanced to second on an error by the pitcher on a pick-off attempt. Marsh pushed him to third with a fly ball to right and Dunn scored on a RBI single by Brandon Rouse (Kinston, NC).
UNCP tried to mount a ninth inning rally by loading the bases and they scored a run with a bases loaded walk, but Falcon closer Andy Oliver (Cornelius, NC) shut the door with two straight strikeouts to end the game.
Chris Miller got the win by going five innings surrendering 10 hits and five earned runs. At the plate, Pfeiffer was lead by Strickland (2-5 with a homerun), Medina (2-4 with a homerun and four RBIs), and Marsh added three RBIs of his own.
Key took the lost for Pembroke dropping him to 0-1 on the year. Jordan Pegram (Greensboro, NC) and Kivett led the Braves’ bats with each of them racking up three hits and two runs scored.
Pfeiffer returns to action tomorrow at home against Carson-Newman. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:00 PM. The Automated ScoreBook Pfeiffer at UNC Pembroke Feb 10, 2009 at Pembroke, N.C. (Sammy Cox Field) Pfeiffer 13 (4-3) UNC Pembroke 9 (4-2) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------ Strickland, Josh ss...... 5 2 2 1 0 1 4 6 0 Dietrich cf.............. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Green, Mike 3b........... 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 Funk cf................. 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 Pou, Zack rf............. 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 Coker 2b................. 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Shoemaker, Eric lf....... 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 Ingold 2b............... 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 Dunn, Jess c............. 3 2 1 1 2 0 8 0 0 Pegram ss................ 5 2 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 Smith, Tyler c.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Kivett 1b................ 5 2 3 3 0 1 4 3 0 Marsh, Ethan cf.......... 5 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 Whitman lf............... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Rouse, Brandon 1b........ 4 1 1 1 0 1 9 0 2 Adair ph................ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lyon, Preston 2b......... 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 Locklear c............... 4 0 1 2 1 2 8 0 0 Medina, Julian dh........ 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 Sutton dh................ 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 Miller, Chris p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Porricelli 3b............ 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 Moore, Jacob p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mangum ph............... 3 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 3 Peele, Tim p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Haley rf................. 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 Oliver, Andrew p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Key p.................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Collins p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rivera p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 37 13 10 13 3 7 27 12 4 Totals................... 40 9 14 8 4 11 27 8 8 Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Pfeiffer............ 804 000 001 - 13 10 0 UNC Pembroke........ 004 001 301 - 9 14 3 ------------------------------------------- E - Porricelli 2(2); Rivera(1). DP - Pfeiffer 1; UNC Pembroke 1. LOB - Pfeiffer 4; UNC Pembroke 8. 2B - Lyon, P; Coker(2); Pegram(4); Sutton(2). HR - Strickland J; Medina, J; Kivett(2). HBP - Pou, Z; Rouse, B; Lyon, P. SF - Shoemaker, E. Pfeiffer IP H R ER BB SO AB BF UNC Pembroke IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------- Miller, Chris....... 5.0 10 5 5 1 6 25 26 Key................. 0.1 4 8 8 1 1 5 9 Moore, Jacob........ 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 3 4 Collins............. 7.2 5 4 4 1 6 29 31 Peele, Tim.......... 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 7 7 Rivera.............. 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 3 4 Oliver, Andrew...... 1.0 2 1 1 2 3 5 7 Win - Miller, C (1-1). Loss - Key (0-1). Save - None. WP - Miller, C. HBP - by Key (Pou, Z); by Key (Rouse, B); by Key (Lyon, P). Umpires - HP: Lindy Hall 1B: Scott Williams Start: 3:00 Time: 2:33 Attendance: 228
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