JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Senior Jeff Lockwood (Knoxville,
Tenn.) delivered three of Carson-Newman’s seven home runs to
help the Eagles sweep Tiffin on Saturday afternoon at the Silver
Diamond Baseball Complex.
C-N held off a late Dragons rally to win the first game, 17-15, before cruising to a 13-3 victory in the nightcap.
With the sweep, the Eagles improve to 9-6 on the season, while Tiffin falls to 3-9 overall.
C-N had a productive day at the plate as it produced 31 hits and pushed its season home run total to 29 through 15 games after hitting 23 home runs all of last season.
In the first game, Lockwood and junior designated hitter Jon Dalton (Rutledge, Tenn.) powered C-N to a 17-15 victory.
Lockwood belted a pair of home runs and had four RBIs, while Dalton went 3-for-4 with two homers, including a grand slam, and six RBIs. Lockwood’s three home runs on the day gives him nine on the season.
Senior Corey Lamson (Gray, Tenn.) added three hits, including a double, and senior first baseman Derek Long (Jefferson City, Tenn.) contributed a pair of hits with a double and two RBIs for C-N.
Left fielder Jason Bailey (North Lewisburg, Ohio) went 5-for-6 to lead the Dragons in the loss, while Ty Blake (Newark, Ohio) went 3-for-5 and drove in four runs.
C-N reliever D.J. Ferguson (Jupiter, Fla.) worked 2 1/3 innings to earn the win. Ferguson (2-1) surrendered two runs on one hit and struck out two batters.
Tiffin starting hurler Donnie Smith (Johnstown, Ohio) (0-4) was tagged with the loss after giving up eight runs (four earned) and four hits in 3 2/3 innings on the mound. He also had five walks and five strikeouts.
The Eagles jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, as a two-run single by Derek Long sparked the outburst.
Tiffin responded to tie the game with four runs in the second, but C-N doubled up the Dragons with four more runs in the bottom of the third inning.
Lockwood crushed a solo home run to center field to get things started. Lamson and Dalton also added RBI doubles in the inning to help the Eagles build an 8-4 lead.
Blake delivered a two-run single in the fourth to pull Tiffin to within 8-6.
However, the Eagles exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning, highlighted by Dalton’s grand slam to push their lead to 15-6.
C-N entered the top of the ninth inning with a 17-11 lead, but Tiffin rallied for four runs in the inning to put pressure on the Eagles. Junior reliever Chase Boruff (Knoxville, Tenn.) then sealed the win and earned his first save by allowing one hit and striking out one batter in an inning of work.
In the second game, the Eagles pounded out a season-high 18 hits en route to a 13-3 victory.
Long went 4-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs to lead C-N at the plate, while Lamson collected three hits, including a home run.
Lockwood and sophomore Zach Long (Jefferson City, Tenn.) each hit a home run in the win and finished with two hits apiece. Junior Evan Patterson (Knoxville, Tenn.) also tallied two hits.
Bailey collected two hits and drove in all three runs for the Dragons.
The Eagles received another solid outing from starting hurler Cy Fraker (Indianapolis, Ind.). The junior right-hander scattered four hits and gave up one run in six innings of work to move to 3-0 on the season.
Tiffin starting pitcher Kyle Blackford (Franklin, Ohio) gave up five runs and 10 hits in four innings on the mound to pick up the loss.
Bailey produced an RBI single in the third inning to give Tiffin a 1-0 lead, but Patterson delivered a run-scoring single for the Eagles in the home half of the third to tie the contest at one apiece.
C-N then pushed across four more runs in the fourth inning with four hits, including a two-run single by Dalton, to take the lead for good.
The Eagles and Dragons will conclude the series on Sunday with a single game beginning at noon at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex.
June 8, 2010 Carson-Newman Baseball 2010 Season Recap
April 17, 2010 Eagles Swept by Catawba to Close Out SAC Play
April 16, 2010 Eagles Rally to Down Catawba on Friday Night, 8-6
April 10, 2010 Eagles Drop Two at WIngate on Saturday, 6-5 and 6-0
April 3, 2010 Eagles Split with Mars Hill on Senior Day
April 2, 2010 Eagles Fall to Mars Hill, 7-5, at Smokies Park
March 31, 2010 Pfeiffer Rallies Twice to End Eagles Win Streak at 11
March 29, 2010 Live Stats for Eagle Baseball versus King College on Monday
March 29, 2010 Carson-Newman's McIntyre Named SAC Pitcher of the Week
March 27, 2010 McIntyre's No-Hitter Sends Eagles to Sweep of Brevard
March 26, 2010 Eagles Rally to Defeat Brevard, 15-13, in 10 Innings
March 24, 2010 Long, Hendrickson, McIntyre Lift Eagles Over Limestone, 9-1
March 23, 2010 Ferguson Pitches Eagles Past Maryville College, 8-5
March 22, 2010 Carson-Newman's Lockwood Named SAC Player of the Week
March 20, 2010 Eagles Pile Up Runs in Sweep of Lenoir-Rhyne, 21-5 and 11-1
March 19, 2010 Bridgewater Fires Carson-Newman Past Lenoir-Rhyne, 11-1
March 18, 2010 Eagles Overpower Anderson, 13-8
March 17, 2010 Eagles Knock Off No. 17 North Georgia, 6-3
March 17, 2010 Eagles Open Four-Game Homestand on Thursday
March 16, 2010 Eagles Suffer 17-2 Setback at No. 17 North Georgia
March 14, 2010 Pioneers Use Seven-Run Sixth to Avoid C-N Sweep
March 12, 2010 Eagles Set for this Weekend's Three-Game Series at Tusculum
March 12, 2010 Tonight's Carson-Newman/Tusculum Baseball Game Postponed
March 7, 2010 Eagles Defeat Tiffin, 11-6, to Complete Series Sweep
March 6, 2010 Eagles Rely on Long Ball to Sweep Tiffin, 17-15 and 13-3
March 3, 2010 Eagles Twinbill at Belmont Abbey Postponed
February 28, 2010 Eagles Complete Sweep of Newberry with 11-2 Win
February 27, 2010 Eagle Bats, Bridgewater Spark Sweep of Newberry, 9-1 and 7-2
February 25, 2010 Eagles Drop Two at Lander, 12-9 and 4-2
February 24, 2010 Carson-Newman/Lander Baseball Doubleheader Postponed, Moved to Thursday
February 20, 2010 Eagles Split Twinbill with No. 25 Lincoln Memorial
February 17, 2010 Lockwood, Dalton Each Homer Twice as Eagles Win at Pfeiffer, 17-7
February 10, 2010 Carson-Newman Baseball Home Opener Against King College Postponed
February 9, 2010 Carson-Newmans Bridgewater Garners SAC Pitcher of the Week Honors
February 7, 2010 Eagles Split Twinbill with Augusta State
November 19, 2009 Eagle Challange and Iron Eagle Competiton begins for Players
October 29, 2009 Blue Knighthawks take series with 9-1 win
October 28, 2009 Corey Lamson and Lucas Watson lead Blue Knighthawks to 4-1 win
October 25, 2009 Blue Knighthawks Take Game One of Series Behind McIntyre and Rogers
October 22, 2009 Eagles to Begin Blue and Orange World Series on Sunday
September 23, 2009 Eagles Finishing Up Fall Workouts
August 25, 2009 Eagles Add UT Transfer for 2010 Season