Lavender Fires Eight Shutout Innings as Tigers Win Fourth in a Row

Lavender Fires Eight Shutout Innings as Tigers Win Fourth in a Row

SEWANEE, Tenn. - Freshman right-handed pitcher Justin Lavender tossed eight shutout innings to give the Sewanee baseball team its fourth straight victory, 8-0, Tuesday afternoon from Montgomery Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (5-12) 8, Covenant (7-12) 0
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Sewanee got the offense going with three runs in the bottom of the first. While bunting, Trey Akins reached base on an errant throw by the Covenant pitcher that sailed down the right field line. Jared Demkowicz and Riley Brandvold were at first and second respectively, and they each moved up two bases, with Brandvold scoring on the play and Demkowicz on third.

-Chris McNulty followed with an RBI single before Drew Mancuso brought Akins home an an RBI single to make the lead 3-0 after a full inning of play.

-After a quick inning on defense in the top of the second, Akins, in his second plate appearance in as many innings, doubled down the left field link to bring home Demkowicz, who singled and stole second.

-In the bottom of the fifth, leading 4-0, Akins led off the frame with a double, and he scored thanks to back-to-back wild pitches during McNulty's at bat.

-Later in the inning, the home team made it 6-0 on a bases loaded walk by Tyler Dunbar.

-Sewanee recorded tally marks in the seventh and the eighth to complete the scoring. In the seventh, Jake Woolard reached base on an infield hit, but thanks to an errant throw by the Scots, Beau Allen was able to score on the play.

-The scoring ended in a bang with a Demkowicz dinger to right field.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Drew Mancuso went 3-for-5 on the day with two doubles and an RBI.

-Trey Akins also recorded two doubles and scored two runs.

-Jared Demkowicz went 2-for-3 with a homer and three runs scored.

-Beau Allen showed great discipline at the plate with four of the team's seven walks.

-Justin Lavender (1-1) threw 99 pitches, 60 strikes, en route to an eight-inning shutout ball, allowing just three hits.

COVENANT KEY STATISTICS
-Caleb Bloye recorded two of Covenant's five hits in the contest.

-Tristen Green (0-2) allowed five earned in four innings pitched as the Covenant starter.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will step back into conference play this weekend when Birmingham-Southern makes the trek to the Domain.

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