Lenoir-Rhyne baseball dropped a pair of games to the visiting Mount Olive Trojans on Saturday afternoon, 16-2 and 7-3. The Bears have lost four in a row on the season.
Lenoir-Rhyne used five pitchers and gave up 16 runs on 11 hits thanks in large part to free passes by the Bears arms' and timely hitting from the Trojans.
Lenoir-Rhyne gave up six runs in the first inning of game two, but Alex Shirazi settled in and the bats began to wake up for the Bears in game two of the day. Shirazi and Hunter Martin combined to pitch in the seven inning game as much as the bullpen was used in game one of the day. Shirazi was credited with his first loss of the season as Caleb Bishop picked up the win for the Trojans.
The Bears were efficient at the plate in the second game, scoring three runs on three hits, and each came from a separate player. Matthew Freeman, E.J. Ranel, and Corbin Watson all earned base knocks and Brock Johnson, Ranel and Clayton Jeffries were credited with one run batted in each.
Lenoir-Rhyne looks to salvage Sunday's game with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.