After winning Friday’s opener, the visiting Blue Raiders from Lindsey Wilson College completed the three game sweep of the Bat Pats on Saturday. The visitors took game one 8-5 and won the second game 6-1.
The sweep gave the Blue Raiders the regular season championship in the Mid-South Conference. The Bat Pats fell to fifth place, one-half game behind Shawnee State. They will play a non-conference game at Union College on Wednesday before finishing the regular season at home this weekend with a three game conference series against UVA-Wise.
In game one on Saturday the Blue Raiders overcame a 4-3 deficit with five runs in the seventh inning en route to the 8-5 win. Javier Perez (Henderson Nev.),4-3, worked six innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits. Matt Pavelich (Vail, Ariz.) gave up two runs on four hits in three innings of relief.
The Bat Pats outhit the Blue Raiders 15-13. Jeremy Turpin (Lawrenceburg, Ky.) was 3-5 while Juan Moriel (San Diego, Calif.), Andrew Garcia (Las Vegas, Nev.), Tyler Mischel (St. Louis, Mo.), Luis Zeledon (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Charlie Pal (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) all had two hits each.
The hits weren’t as plentiful in the 6-1 loss in game two. St. Catharine scratched out just three hits against Lance Rose in the conference clinching win for the Bluer Raiders. Rose (4-0) struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter in going all seven innings. Tim Reed (Tucson, Ariz.) ,4-3, took the loss as he allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. Brad Krohman (Florence, Ky.) finished the game allowing two unearned runs on three hits.