Kowalski Hits Grand Slam in Pfeiffer's 9-5 Win Over LaGrange

Kowalski Hits Grand Slam in Pfeiffer's 9-5 Win Over LaGrange

Pfeiffer Baseball Gets 9-5 Win Over LaGrange

LaGrange, Ga. (April 6, 2019) The Pfeiffer University baseball team scored five runs in the fourth inning en route to a 9-5 win over LaGrange College on Saturday afternoon in LaGrange, Ga.

RECORDS
LaGrange – 23-9, 14-5 USA South
Pfeiffer – 22-5, 13-4 USA South

 
THE BASICS
After spotting the Panthers a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Pfeiffer offense plated five runs in the fourth inning to take the 5-1 lead.

In the frame, Pfeiffer collected three-consecutive singles from Bryce Marsh, Chaston Gordon and Kirby Lambert, loading the bases with no outs.  Following a Blake Winebarger fly out, Ira Dorin delivered an RBI single, scoring Marsh from third.  Bryan Kowalski then blew the game open, as he lifted a grand slam, his third round-tripper of the season.

Pfeiffer added two more runs in the sixth to take the 7-1 lead.  This time, Dorin had an RBI single while teammate Kyler Fairchild contributed with an RBI sacrifice fly.

LaGrange cut the Pfeiffer lead to 7-3 in the eighth, but the Falcons got two more in the top of the ninth on a Chaston Gordon RBI single, followed by another RBI single from Dorin, pushing the Falcon cushion to 9-3.

LaGrange did scratch across two runs in the ninth on five hits, but reliever Dalton Binkley was able to secure the final out for forcing a fly out, sending the Falcons to the 9-5 win.


Key Stats
Ira Dorin –3-of-5, 3 RBI
Bryan Kowalski – 2-of-3, 4 RBI, home run
Blake Winebarger – 2-of-4, double
Nathan Ray - Winning pitcher, 8.2 IP, 15 hits, five runs, three strikeouts

Next Game,
The Falcons and Panthers will decide the series on Sunday, April 6 in the rubber game of the three-game USA South series.