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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Sunday, February 1, 2009
RESULTS VS. LENOIR-RHYNE (2009-02-01 13:00:00)

Hickory, N.C. - The Pfeiffer University baseball team opened their season with a road trip to Lenoir-Rhyne University Baseball. The teams split a double header on Sunday afternoon. Pfeiffer dropped the first game 6-11, but came back to take the second 9-6. Each team now has a 1-1 overall record.
Game One - Lenoir-Rhyne 11, Pfeiffer 6
Lenoir-Rhyne junior Chris Henderson (Lincolnton, NC) (1-0) allowed just two runs (one earned) in 6.1 innings pitched in picking up the win while junior outfielder Evan Taylor (Charlotte, NC) hit a three-run home run to spark a six-run seventh inning that keyed the Bears' victory.
L-R jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of run-scoring ground outs by junior outfielder Max Loveland (Bradenton, FL) and junior catcher Rob Knight (Sterling Heights, MI) in the second inning.
Knight added an RBI single in the fifth inning to make it 3-0 before Pfeiffer finally got on the board with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Lenoir-Rhyne's six-run seventh inning pushed its lead to 9-2 but Pfeiffer would make a game of it with four runs in the top of the eighth spearheaded by Mike Green's (Brandon, FL) three-run home run to cut the margin to 9-6.
Game Two - Pfeiffer 9, Lenoir-Rhyne 6
Pfeiffer's Josh Strickland (Liberty, NC) finished with two hits and three runs batted in to help the Falcons earn a win.
L-R opened the scoring with a two-run double by junior shortstop Alex Cooks (Tampa, FL) in the bottom of the first inning but Pfeiffer responded with five runs in the top of the third frame highlighted by Will Davis' (New London, NC) two-run single.
Another two-run double by Cooks in the Bears' half of the third was part of a three-run inning that tied the contest at five. Cooks would finish two-for-two with four runs batted in despite the setback.
Pfeiffer took the lead for good in the sixth inning on Strickland's game-winning, two-run double.
L-R cut the margin to 7-6 on a sacrifice fly by sophomore catcher Brian Dice (Hickory, NC) in the bottom of the sixth but Pfeiffer added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively.
Pfeiffer's Eric Shoemaker (Huntersville, NC) hit a solo home run in the eighth frame that finished off the scoring.
The Falcons' Ben Beard (Huntersville, NC) (1-0) picked up the win while L-R senior Greg Conrad (Charlotte, N.C.) fell to 0-1 with the loss. Andrew Oliver (Cornelius, NC) registered the save for Pfeiffer.Box Score The Automated ScoreBook Pfeiffer University at Lenior Rhyne (Game 2) Feb 01, 2009 at Lenior Rhyne Pfeiffer University 9 (1-1) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Strickland, Josh ss...... 5 0 2 3 0 1 2 1 0 Shoemaker, Eric cf....... 4 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 Davis, Will 1b........... 5 1 1 2 0 0 6 1 0 Pou, Zack rf............. 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 Dunn, Jess c............. 5 0 1 1 0 3 12 2 0 Green, Mike 3b........... 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 Pearl, Myles lf.......... 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 Lyon, Preston 2b......... 3 2 2 0 0 0 4 3 2 Medina, Julian dh........ 4 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 Miller, Chris p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Beard, Ben p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Oliver, Andrew p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 40 9 16 9 2 12 27 11 7 Lenior Rhyne 6 (1-1) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ H. Wofford 2b............ 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 1 M. Loveland cf........... 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 E. Taylor rf............. 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 Z. Glass 1b.............. 3 2 0 0 1 0 9 1 1 A. Cooks ss.............. 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 C. Tucker lf............. 3 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 S. Andrews dh............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 B. Dice c................ 3 0 0 1 0 3 11 2 1 M. Pleau 3b.............. 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 G. Conrad p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 S. Madden p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W. Moseley p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 29 6 9 4 3 10 27 10 6 Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Pfeiffer University. 005 002 110 - 9 16 2 Lenior Rhyne........ 203 001 000 - 6 9 0 ------------------------------------------- E - Pearl, M 2. DP - PUBSB09 1; LR 2. LOB - PUBSB09 7; LR 6. 2B - Strickland J; Shoemaker, E; Pou, Z; Lyon, P; Medina, J; A. Cooks. HR - Shoemaker, E. HBP - Lyon, P; H. Wofford; M. Loveland; A. Cooks 2; C. Tucker. SH - S. Andrews. SF - B. Dice. SB - Strickland J; Green, M; H. Wofford. CS - Strickland J; M. Loveland; C. Tucker. Pfeiffer University IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Miller, Chris....... 2.2 5 5 2 3 3 12 15 Beard, Ben.......... 5.1 3 1 1 0 6 14 20 Oliver, Andrew...... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 4 Lenior Rhyne IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- G. Conrad........... 5.1 11 7 7 1 7 26 28 S. Madden........... 2.2 3 2 2 1 4 10 11 W. Moseley.......... 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 4 4 Win - Beard, B (1-0). Loss - G. Conrad (0-1). Save - Oliver, A (1). HBP - by G. Conrad (Lyon, P); by Beard, B (A. Cooks); by Beard, B (C. Tucker); by Beard, B (M. Loveland); by Beard, B (A. Cooks); by Oliver, A (H. Wofford). Umpires - Start: 4:00 Time: Attendance: Game: BSB09#02 Play-by-Play The Automated ScoreBook Pfeiffer University at Lenior Rhyne (Game 2) - Play-by-Play Feb 01, 2009 at Lenior Rhyne Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Pfeiffer University. 005 002 110 - 9 16 2 Lenior Rhyne........ 203 001 000 - 6 9 0 ------------------------------------------- Pfeiffer University starters: 19/ss Strickland J; 30/cf Shoemaker, E; 40/1b Davis, W; 9/rf Pou, Z; 21/c Dunn, J; 10/3b Green, M; 8/lf Pearl, M; 36/2b Lyon, P; 12/dh Medina, J; 11/p Miller, C; Lenior Rhyne starters: 1/2b H. Wofford; 11/cf M. Loveland; 24/rf E. Taylor; 8/1b Z. Glass; 4/ss A. Cooks; 7/lf C. Tucker; 5/dh S. Andrews; 12/c B. Dice; 23/3b M. Pleau; 13/p G. Conrad; Pfeiffer University 1st - Strickland J out at first 1b to p. Shoemaker, E walked. Davis, W grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; Shoemaker, E out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Lenior Rhyne 1st - H. Wofford singled. H. Wofford stole second. M. Loveland struck out. E. Taylor walked. Z. Glass reached on a fielder's choice; E. Taylor advanced to second; H. Wofford out at third 3b unassisted. A. Cooks doubled, 2 RBI; Z. Glass scored; E. Taylor scored. C. Tucker singled; A. Cooks advanced to third, out at home ss to 1b to c. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 2nd - Pou, Z struck out. Dunn, J struck out. Green, M lined out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Lenior Rhyne 2nd - S. Andrews grounded out to 2b. B. Dice struck out looking. M. Pleau struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer University 3rd - Pearl, M singled, bunt. Lyon, P singled; Pearl, M advanced to second. Medina, J doubled, RBI; Lyon, P advanced to third; Pearl, M scored. Strickland J grounded out to ss, RBI; Lyon, P scored. Shoemaker, E doubled; Medina, J advanced to third. Davis, W singled, 2 RBI, advanced to second; Shoemaker, E scored; Medina, J scored. Pou, Z grounded out to 1b unassisted; Davis, W advanced to third. Dunn, J singled, RBI; Davis, W scored. Green, M struck out looking. 5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Lenior Rhyne 3rd - H. Wofford grounded out to 2b. M. Loveland singled. M. Loveland out at first p to 1b, picked off. E. Taylor walked. Z. Glass walked; E. Taylor advanced to second. A. Cooks reached on an error by lf; Z. Glass scored, unearned; E. Taylor scored, unearned. C. Tucker singled, RBI; A. Cooks scored, unearned. Beard, B to p for Miller, C. C. Tucker out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer University 4th - Pearl, M struck out looking. Lyon, P hit by pitch. Medina, J struck out looking. Strickland J singled; Lyon, P advanced to third. Strickland J stole second. Shoemaker, E struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Lenior Rhyne 4th - S. Andrews flied out to lf. B. Dice struck out. M. Pleau singled, advanced to second on an error by lf. H. Wofford struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 5th - Davis, W fouled out to 1b. Pou, Z singled. Dunn, J struck out. Green, M reached on a fielder's choice; Pou, Z out at second ss unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Lenior Rhyne 5th - M. Loveland singled. M. Loveland out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. E. Taylor grounded out to 2b. Z. Glass grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer University 6th - Pearl, M flied out to lf. Lyon, P doubled. Medina, J singled; Lyon, P advanced to third. Strickland J doubled, 2 RBI; Medina, J scored; Lyon, P scored. S. Madden to p for G. Conrad. Shoemaker, E struck out; Strickland J out at third c to 3b, caught stealing. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Lenior Rhyne 6th - A. Cooks hit by pitch. C. Tucker hit by pitch; A. Cooks advanced to second. S. Andrews grounded out to 3b, SAC; C. Tucker advanced to second; A. Cooks advanced to third. B. Dice flied out to rf, SAC, RBI; C. Tucker advanced to third; A. Cooks scored. M. Pleau struck out. 1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 7th - Davis, W grounded out to 3b. Pou, Z doubled. Dunn, J struck out. Green, M walked. Pearl, M singled, RBI; Green, M advanced to third; Pou, Z scored. Lyon, P grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Lenior Rhyne 7th - H. Wofford singled. M. Loveland hit by pitch; H. Wofford advanced to second. E. Taylor lined into double play 2b unassisted; H. Wofford out on the play. Z. Glass fouled out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 8th - Medina, J struck out looking. Strickland J struck out, out at first c to 1b. Shoemaker, E homered, RBI. Davis, W flied out to 1b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Lenior Rhyne 8th - A. Cooks hit by pitch. C. Tucker struck out. S. Andrews struck out. B. Dice struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 9th - W. Moseley to p for S. Madden. Pou, Z singled. Dunn, J grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; Pou, Z out on the play. Green, M singled. Green, M stole second. Pearl, M struck out. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Lenior Rhyne 9th - Oliver, A to p for Beard, B. M. Pleau popped up to c. H. Wofford hit by pitch. M. Loveland struck out. E. Taylor singled, out at second rf to ss; H. Wofford advanced to third. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.