'Canes Add Three Wins
The Louisburg College baseball team swept the visiting Lackawanna Falcons this weekend. LC remains undefeated at home and in all games played with an overall record of 7-0.
Louisburg 5 Lackawanna 4
On the mound and earning the win was Cody Johnson. In the 2nd inning, Johnson came in to relieve Demetrus Ingram. Johnson tossed six innings allowing 1 unearned run, 3 hits, and striking out 3 while walking just 1.
Lackawanna scored another run in the top of the third to make the score 4-1. Then the Hurricanes, entering the home half of the 5th, scored on a Sac fly by Zach Houchins.
Louisburg took the lead for good scoring three times in the bottom of 6th inning when Jake Watson drew a bases loaded walk and Steve Nyisztor followed with a 2-run single.
Josh Roeder came out of the Hurricanes bullpen to get the final 4 outs of the ballgame and earn his third save in as many chances.
The 'Canes were led offensively by Augie Ayers, who went 2-4 with an RBI.
Louisburg 2 Lackawanna 1 (8 Innings)
In the first game of Saturday's double header, Louisburg trailed 1-0 and was down to their final out in the bottom of the 7th inning when Zach Houchins blasted a home run to deep left center field, tying the game. Houchins home run was only the Hurricanes second hit of the ball game.
Cody Cox pitched a stellar game for the Hurricanes allowing only 1 earned run in 7 innings of work, allowing 5 hits, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout.
After Cane reliever Josh Roeder set Lackawanna down in the top of the 8th inning, KyleMcCrossen got things going in the home half of the same inning with a lead-off single. Ricky Schattauer entered the game to pinch run and was advanced to 2B on a Sac bunt by Augey Ayers. Pinch hitter Tyler Long lined a single to center field to put men on the corners with one out. Catcher Snooter Merryman laid down a perfectly executed safety squeeze to plate Schattauer with the game-winning run.
Josh Roeder picked up the win. He is now 1-0 with three saves in the early going this season.
Louisburg was led offensively by Kyle McCrossen who was 2-3.
Louisburg 11 Lackawanna 0
The bats came alive for the Hurricanes in game 3 as they pounded out 17 hits in the final match up of the series. But the real story was LHP Tony Urban who tossed a
no-hitter for Louisburg. Urban threw 7 complete innings where he had 7K's and only 3 BB with 0 hits and 0 runs.
Offensively, the Hurricanes scored 2 in the first on the strength of a 2-run home run from Steve Nyisztor. In the 2nd inning, 4 runs scored on 3-run home run from Jake Watson and an RBI single from Kyle McCrossen. The bottom of the 4th, Zach Houchins had an RBI triple then was able to score on a throwing error on the play. The 'Canes completed their scoring with 3 runs in the 5th on a sac fly by Marcus Wojtkowicz, an RBI single by Watson and an RBI ground out by Houchins.
Jake Watson: 3-4, 4 RBI's and a HR
Steve Nyisztor: 3-4, 3 RBI's, HR, 2B
Zach Houchins: 2-4, 2 RBI's, 3B, 2B
Kyle McCrossen: 2-3, 1 RBI, 2B
Tyler Long: 2-3, 2B
The Hurricanes will travel on Wednesday to Lenoir Community College. The Game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.