Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:47

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Rocks Erskine Behind Two Grand Slams

South Caldwell grad Brock Johnson had one of the two grand slams on the day for the Bears South Caldwell grad Brock Johnson had one of the two grand slams on the day for the Bears Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

The Lenoir-Rhyne baseball team had two grand slams and 12 runs led to a 12-3 road victory over the Erskine Flying Fleet in nonconference action on Wednesday afternoon.

The Bears put up an eight spot and the first grand slam of the day by leadoff hitter and senior outfielder Grant Fuller to take an early 8-0 lead after the first inning. The South Carolina native led the road team at the plate with a 2-for-3 day at the plate with two walks, two hits and four runs batted in on the day.

With an 8-3 score heading into the seventh inning, it was South Caldwell grad Brock Johnson who hit the second grand slam of the game down the left field line. The second baseman finished the day 1-for-4 with two runs scored and five RBIs.

Veterans were hot at the plate, but it was a freshman on the mound, Michael Allen, who got the victory for the Bears on the mound as he moved to 1-0 on the season. Allen worked 3.0 innings while giving up one hit and no runs in addition to two strikeouts. Josh Talton took the loss for Erskine, giving up eight runs on five hits in 5.0 innings of work.

Lenoir-Rhyne have managed to hit three grand slams in two games.

The Bears improved their road mark to 2-2.

The Bears improve to 2-6 on the early season and return home to host West Virginia State in a three game series starting with a double header scheduled for Saturday with first pitch at 1 p.m.

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