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Baseball goes 2-2 on week

Published (Volume 76, No. 30)

The UTM baseball team closed out the week with a 2-2 record, winning an OVC series against Tennessee Tech, 2-1, and losing a single game to the Lipscomb University Bisons.

In the first game, Tennessee-Martin scored seven unanswered runs and never looked back en route to the 20-11 win.

The Skyhawks had 21 hits off four Tech pitchers, including home runs by Bryant Jones, Adam Salter and Kayo Anderson. 
Freshman Ben Meador picked up his fourth pitching win of the season. Meador worked seven innings and gave up seven hits and six runs.

In the second game, Brett Spivy led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo home run to cut into Tech’s 4-0 lead. Two Skyhawks reached base when they were hit by pitches, two more Skyhawks reached with singles and when Spivy came to bat for the second time in the inning he plated the winning run with a walk.

Tech’s Justin Showalter hit a grand slam in the top of the eighth inning during the third game, giving them the 12-8 victory over UTM.

A error proved costly Tuesday afternoon as Lipscomb scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat UTM, 7-6, in a non-conference game in Nashville.

The Skyhawks jumped out to a 3 lead after two innings of play. Lipscomb tied the game in the bottom of the third inning and jumped out to a 6-3 lead after six innings. The Skyhawks tied the game in the seventh.

Lipscomb won the game in the bottom of the ninth when a single to left scored Nathan Sensing, who reached base on a double and third on an error.

The Skyhawks fall to 12-22,  5-7 in the OVC. They return to action this weekend in a three game series against OVC opponent Austin Peay.