Lions Complete Three-game Sweep of West Alabama
LIVINGSTON, Ala.—Saint Leo completed the three-game sweep of West Alabama after winning both games of the doubleheader on Saturday by scores 5-3 and 2-1. Saint Leo has won eight games in a row and improved their record to 9-2 on the season.
Starting pitchers Rick Teasley and Brent Krauss both had solid outings on the mound—with Teasley tossing seven and a third innings while striking out five. Teasley gave up three runs in the first but settled in to throw an additional six-plus innings of scoreless baseball to earn the win.
Krauss was nearly flawless in his starting performance—giving up just four hits in his six-plus innings of work while striking out five in the win.
In game one the Lions' bats struggled to come alive and the team trailed 3-0 entering the top of the fourth inning. The Lions remained hitless until the fifth inning but in the fourth received some help from the West Alabama defense and Saint Leo was able to push two runs across the board.
The Lions scored two more runs in the top of the fifth to extend the lead to 5-3 after Dillon Vitale reached base on a single and was eventually brought home on a Taed Moses groundball to third base. The following play, Ryan Brnovich bunted a ball perfectly down the third base line to bring home the second run of the inning.
In game two the Lions scored a run in the top of the first after Rawdow reached base on an HBP and Twitty belted him home on a triple into the right-field corner.
Behind the pitching performance from Krauss the Lions cruised through the game with a 1-0 lead until the top of the seventh when Cole Stancil hit a line drive to right field to bring home Michael Revell to add a huge insurance run.
Adam Albers closed out both games on the afternoon—earning two saves on the day and his third of the season.
Saint Leo gets back in action tomorrow when they travel to Albany, Ga. to take on Albany State for one game.
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