The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team (8-16, 4-8) took both games of a doubleheader against Anderson (5-19, 1-11), 7-4 and 8-7, Saturday afternoon to complete the three-game South Atlantic Conference series sweep at Bears Field.
Game One - Lenoir-Rhyne 7, Anderson 4
L-R senior first baseman Colton Hansley (Asheville, N.C.) hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning while senior outfielder Logan Senelis-Jose (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands) drove in three runs for the Bears in the win.
With the score tied at two, Lenoir-Rhyne took the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the third inning.
Senelis-Jose pushed the Bears' advantage to 7-3 with a two-run single in the eighth inning to round out the scoring for Lenoir-Rhyne. David Martin was 2-3
L-R senior Clay Tresher (Matthews, N.C.) (1-1) earned his first win of the season while senior Christian Hicks (Charlotte, N.C.) pitched the last four innings for his first save of the year. For Anderson, Thomas Goodman (Sarasota, Fla.) fell to 1-2 with the loss while Josh Hickman (Charleston, S.C.) and Steven Cooper (Williamston, S.C.) each had two hits in the losing effort.
Game Two - Lenoir-Rhyne 8, Anderson 7 (seven innings)
Hansley led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk-off home run to lead the Bears to the doubleheader sweep.
L-R senior Ivan Vieitez (Miami, Fla.) hit a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning as the Bears rallied from a four-run deficit to take the victory.
Nathan Galliford (Miami, Fla.) hit a two-run home run in the third inning to stake the Trojans to a 6-2 advantage before L-R began its rally. Anderson tied the game at seven on a run-scoring ground out by Erick Sanderson (Hanahan, S.C.) in its half of the seven before Hansley ended the game with his heroics in the bottom of the frame.
Vieitez (2-0) was also credited with the victory after pitching the last two innings while Anderson's Landon Beck (Hartwell, Ga.) fell to 0-2 with the loss. Sanderson and Galliford each drove in three runs for the Trojans despite the loss as well. David Martin was 1-3 with a run scored.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home on Tuesday when it hosts Pfeiffer at Bears Field beginning at 6 p.m. Anderson plays North Georgia in Dahlonega, Ga., on Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Ivan Vieitez, L-R Athletics