Turks Cap Off Late Night With A Win

Turks Cap Off Late Night With A Win
Turks Take Game Two  4-2

Written By: Adam Cherry
Player/Intern, LaSalle

After an extra inning rally, the Turks were able to take game one of the double header 11-8. The Turks looked to sweep the day night double header in game two. Manager Bob Wease decided to start newcomer JR Holloway. The Lumberjacks decided to start Charles Cooper for game two of the double header.

The bats were quiet for both teams until Steven McLean (Baylor) was able to line a ball into left center field for a single in the third inning. Thomas Spitz (Wingate) was able to advance McLean to second on a sacrifice bunt. Matt Rose (Georgia State) was able to work a walk in the inning, putting runners on first and second. While Luke Czajkowski (Wake Forest) was at the plate, both McLean and Rose stole. Czajkowski was able to line a base hit into right field giving the Turks a 1-0 lead.

The Turks sloppy defense carried over into the second game. After two quick outs in the third inning, Demetrius Moorer was able to reach first base. Blake Edwards was the next hitter and he hit a ground ball to third base. The Turks third basemen fielded the ball and launched past the first basemen. Moorer was able to score on the error, tying the game at 1.

Brandon Gold (Georgia Tech) was able to line a ball up the middle to start the Turks fourth inning. Jesse Baker (UTSA) was able to hit a hard ground ball that found a hole in the left side of the infield. Mitch Matulia sacrifice bunted to move Gold and Baker into scoring position. Steven McLean kept his hot hitting for the game and lined a double into left field, scoring Baker and Gold. Thomas Spitz who hit a single into left field brought McLean home. At the end of the top of the fourth, the Turks lead 4-1.

The Lumberjacks attacked right back in the bottom of the fourth inning. The first three hitters of the inning were able to reach base, loading the bases for Ted Snidanko. The Turks decided to go into the bullpen and brought in Tyler Brown (Wingate). He was able to strike out Snidanko and Mogues. Brown pitched his way to a full count before walking the hitter bringing in the second run of the game for the Lumberjacks. Brown was able to strike out Moorer to end the inning. After four complete innings, the Turks remain in the lead, 4-2. The Turks ran into trouble in the fifth inning. Brown walked the first batter of the inning, allowing him to reach first. The base runner then stole second to get himself into scoring position. The third hitter of the inning laced a line drive into right field and Jesse Baker fired a laser to Matulia to tag the runner at the plate. The great defense held the Lumberjacks to no runs in the inning. The Turks still led 4-2.

After back-to-back walks from Loucka, the Lumberjacks went back to their bullpen and brought in Alex Javins. Javins was able to stop the Turks offense and not allow any runs.

The Turks went into their bullpen in the bottom of the sixth and brought in Brandon Gold. Gold had no problem rolling through the last six hitters in the Lumberjacks lineup to secure the win. The winning pitcher for the Turks was JR Holloway. Charles Cooper receives the loss for the Lumberjacks. The Turks are now 9-6, while the Lumberjacks fall to 6-6 on the year.