Errors Plague Lions in 10-5 Loss To Missouri Baptist
Missouri Baptist University

Errors Plague Lions in 10-5 Loss To Missouri Baptist

Sat, May 6, 2017 - [Baseball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lion baseball team concluded their season Saturday night with a 10-5 loss to Missouri Baptist University in the American Midwest Conference Tournament.

T.J. Webb (5-1) suffered the loss in the match-up after working two innings and allowing just four hits while striking out three. Despite the loss, Wes Brooks led the Lions at the plate, as he went 3-for-5 with a homerun and an RBI. Errors plagued the Lions the entire match-up, as FHU committed a staggering six errors in the loss.

Missouri Baptist (40-13) got things started first in the top of the second inning, as Austin Rieman opened the inning with a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch by Webb. Rieman would cross the plate later in the inning, as John Hagan connected on an RBI single up the middle to put MBU up 1-0 early.

The Spartans would tack on two more runs, as Hagan crossed the plate following an RBI double by Miles Fore to give MBU the 2-0 lead. Fore also crossed the plate in the inning following an errant throw to the plate by Webb on the fielder's choice to put MBU up 3-0.

The Lions would get right back in it in the bottom of the third inning, as two runs crossed the plate, courtesy of a two-run shot by Aden Campbell to close the gap to one run at the 3-2 mark.

However, the Spartans would find their stride once again, as they pushed one across in the top of the fourth inning and six more in the fifth inning to take a commanding 10-2 lead, which would be all they needed to secure the win.

The Lions attempted a late rally in the bottom of the eighth inning, as Wes Brooks connected on a two-run homerun to close the gap to six runs at the 10-4 mark and added another run in the ninth, but it would not be enough, as the Spartans secured the win.

With the loss, the Lions end their season with a record of 32-23. Missouri Baptist improves to 40-13 on the season and advance to play William Woods University on Monday at 12:00 PM.