The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team (17-28) increased its winning streak to a season-high six games with a 4-2 victory over Montreat (17-25) Wednesday
night at Bears Field.
L-R did not allow an earned run while striking out 10 batters and freshman first baseman David Newcomer (Archdale, N.C.) came through with a two-run single in the bottom of the third inning to lead the Bears to the win. Newcomer finished with two hits while senior second baseman Nate Martin (Lansing, N.Y.) and junior designated hitter Brantley Rumford (Rock Hill, S.C.) added RBI singles for the Bears as well.
For Montreat, Brent Rowe (Marion, N.C.) finished with a pair of hits and drove in a run while Joey Duncan (Marion, N.C.) fell to 1-4 after suffering the loss.
Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Wes McGuire (Richmond, Va.) improved to 2-1 after earning the win in relief while sophomore Nick Flachofsky (Pfafftown, N.C.) pitched the ninth inning for his fifth save of the year. The Bears also limited the Crusaders to just five hits on the evening.
Lenoir-Rhyne next faces Pfeiffer at 3:30 p.m., in Misenheimer, N.C., on Friday afternoon in a non-conference game. Montreat returns home to host Point on Friday at 3:00 p.m.