AUBURNDALE, Fla. - The Lyndon State College baseball team split a doubleheader with Cabrini University Wednesday, losing 5-4 in the opener and holding on for a 6-5 victory in the second game.
The Hornets got on the board at the top of the first inning as Devon Rollins led off with a double and then three batters later Trevor Markey singled him in. However, the Cavaliers answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning for the 2-1 lead.
Markey knocked in another run in the top of the third inning and after holding the Cavaliers scoreless in the bottom of the inning the Hornets put two more runs on the board for the 4-2 lead.
Cabrini put up three runs in the bottom of the fifth and then held on to the 5-4 lead over the next two innings to escape with the win.
Shaun Stackhouse went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and a run to lead the Cavaliers. Tyler Norris recorded one hit and drove in two runs.
Josh Breittholz registered the complete game win for the Cavaliers, giving up four earned runs on 12 hits.
The Hornets struck first again in the second game as Eason Jr. singled in Devon Rollins for the 1-0 lead.
The Cavaliers answered in the top of the second with one run to tie it up.
Lyndon posted three runs on four hits in the bottom of the third to go back up 4-1.
Cabrini picked up one run in both the fourth and fifth innings to come within one at 4-3 but Lyndon answered with two runs to push the score back up to 6-3.
The Cavaliers tried to mount a comeback in the top of the sixth, scoring two runs in the top of the sixth but Andrew Whalen struck out three of the last six batters to hold on for the 6-5 win.
Jesse James Murphy batted in three runs on two hits to lead Cabrini while Norris registered one hit and three runs.
James Mundy picked up the win for the Hornets pitching four innings, allowing one hit and three earned runs while striking out four. Andrew Whalen picked up the save with two innings of work while striking out three and allowing one hit.
Michael Rodriguez recorded the loss for the Cavaliers pitching 2.1 innings and giving up three earned runs on five hits.
Lyndon (2-1) faces off with Capital University Thursday for a doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m.