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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Sunday, February 22, 2009
RESULTS VS. BELMONT ABBEY (2009-02-22 13:00:00)

Misenheimer, NC -- Pfeiffer University fell to visiting Belmont Abbey College in the finale of this weekend’s Conference Carolinas series. After splitting 2-1 decisions on Saturday, the Falcons fell to the Crusaders 6-1 on Sunday.
Belmont Abbey jumped ahead in the first with three runs, but only one was earned. The inning was highlighted with RBI singles by Tyler McKenzie (Winston-Salem, NC) and Chris Vasquez (Miami, FL). In the third they added to their lead when Danny Brion (Virginia Beach, FL) homered to right center giving the Crusaders a 4-0 advantage. They tacked on two more in the fourth when Daniel Kassouf (Lexington, NC) led off with a walk, then scored when Josh Frazier (Lowell, NC) reached on an error. Roland Rodriguez (Miami, FL) followed by singling Frazier home.
Pfeiffer got on the board in the fifth inning when Preston Lyon (Gastonia, NC) doubled off Crusader starter Andrew Morton (Lexington, NC). He advanced to third on a groundout by Mike Green (Brandon, FL), then later scored on a two-out double by Josh Strickland (Liberty, NC). Strickland led the Falcon offense by going 3-4 with a double. Will Davis (New London, NC) and Lyon each added a hit.
On the mound Adam Sedberry (Monroe, NC) started for the Falcons and suffered the loss, he went 2 2/3 innings giving up four runs, but only two of which were earned. Chris Russell (Chadbourn, NC) came in relief and held Belmont Abbey to two hits over five innings.
Andrew Morton (Lexington, NC) took the win for the Crusaders. He went seven strong innings giving up only five hits and one run. Evan Jonas (Stanley, NC) and Nate Cudney (Port Orange, FL) pitched scoreless innings in relief for Belmont Abbey.
At the plate Abbey used a balanced attack but was led by Justin Baxley (Marianna, FL) who went 3-4 and Rodriguez (2-5).
Pfeiffer will return to action on Tuesday when they host Tusculum at 2:30 PM. The Automated ScoreBook Belmont Abbey at Pfeiffer University Feb 22, 2009 at Pfeiffer University Belmont Abbey 6 Pfeiffer University 1 Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------ Josh Frazier 3b.......... 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 Strickland, Josh ss...... 4 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 Roland Rodriguez ss...... 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 Shoemaker, Eric lf/rf.... 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Tyler McKenzie lf........ 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 Pou, Zack rf............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 Justin Vasquez cf........ 4 1 0 1 1 2 4 0 1 Badillo, Carlos rf...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 Danny Brion dh........... 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 McGarity, Kyle ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Justin Baxley 2b......... 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 Pearl, Myles lf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vinny Santoemma 2b...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 Davis, Will 1b........... 3 0 1 0 1 1 9 1 1 Chris Vazquez c.......... 3 0 1 1 0 2 9 1 1 Dunn, Jess dh............ 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 Daniel Kassouf 1b........ 2 1 0 0 2 1 9 0 2 Marsh, Ethan cf.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Patrick Atwell rf........ 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Lyon, Preston 2b......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 Andrew Morton p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 Green, Mike 3b........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 Evan Jonas p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rouse, Brandon ph/3b.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jordan Cudney p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Strickland, Zach 3b..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Smith, Tyler c........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 0 Prager, David ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sedberry, Adam p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Russell, Chris p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Oliver, Andrew p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Totals................... 33 6 9 5 6 9 27 10 9 Totals................... 33 1 5 1 4 8 27 12 9 Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Belmont Abbey....... 301 200 000 - 6 9 2 Pfeiffer University. 000 010 000 - 1 5 3 ------------------------------------------- E - Frazier; Rodriguez; Lyon, P; Green, M; Smith, T. DP - PUBSB09 1. LOB - BAC 9; PUBSB09 9. 2B - Vazquez; Strickland J 2; Lyon, P. HR - Brion. SH - McKenzie; Vazquez; Atwell. CS - Frazier. Belmont Abbey IP H R ER BB SO AB BF Pfeiffer University IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------- Andrew Morton....... 7.0 5 1 1 2 7 27 29 Sedberry, Adam...... 2.2 6 4 2 1 2 14 15 Evan Jonas.......... 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 3 5 Russell, Chris...... 5.0 2 2 1 4 5 15 21 Jordan Cudney....... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 Oliver, Andrew...... 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 4 6 Win - Morton. Loss - Sedberry, A. Save - None. WP - Russell, C. Umpires - Start: 1:00 Time: 2:35 Attendance: 175