The Bryan College baseball team hosted the Georgia Gwinnett College Grizzlies in a three-game series over the weekend. The Lions won game one on Friday 8-7, but lost game two 8-6. Then on Saturday, Bryan fell short 3-2.
Both teams scored a run in the first inning of the first game of the weekend. The Lions crossed the plate in the second to take a 2-1 lead. The Grizzlies scored one run in the fourth and fifth innings to take the lead. Bryan scored four runs in the sixth, but then gave up four runs in the top of the seventh. The Lions went into their final at bat trailing by one run and scored two runs to get the win.
Josh Harris hit a two-run homerun for two RBIs, one hit, and one run scored. Cody Rhinehart finished with one RBI and a team high two hits. Jess Cartner and Andrew Smith added one RBI, one hit, and one run scored apiece. Blake Johnson and Kevin Layne recorded one RBI each.
Joey Vega started on the mound for the Lions. He pitched four innings, giving up three runs and four hits. Adam Sanders pitched the fifth inning, allowing just one hit and no runs. Dylan Culver threw the sixth inning and held the opponent scoreless and hitless. Kenny Knudsen pitched the seventh inning and received the win. He gave up four runs and three hits.
Georgia Gwinnett scored two runs in the second to jump out in front of game two. Both teams scored two runs in the third inning. The Grizzlies scored two more runs in the fifth and sixth inning. The Lions scored two runs in the sixth and seventh innings, but fell two short by two runs in the end.
John Cain was the starting pitcher for the Lions and received the loss. He gave up six runs and six hits in four and one-third innings of work. Zach Duncan finished out the fifth inning and began the sixth inning, giving up two runs and three hits. Isaac Meyers came in and got the Lions out of the sixth inning and pitched the seventh inning. He gave up no runs or hits.
On Saturday, the Grizzlies scored two runs in the fourth inning to start the scoring. Both teams crossed the plate once in the seventh inning. The Lions scored a run in the eighth, but were unable to overcome their opponent.
LJ Rowden started on the mound for the Lions and received the loss. He gave up three runs, only one earned, and six hits. Rowden struck out five batters in six and one-third innings. Tristan Speak pitched the final two and two-third innings. He gave up only one hit and no runs.
The Lions are now 6-3 on the season. They play again on Tuesday in a single 9-inning game at home against Tennessee Temple University. The first pitch is set to be thrown at 4:00pm ET.