Feb. 28, 2007
BEAUMONT - Dan Hernandez, Brian Lloyd and Jeff Vickers each drove in two runs to help Lamar University post an 8-2 win over LeMoyne College Wednesday night in non-conference baseball action at Vincent-Beck Stadium.
Lamar improved to 8-3 overall and LeMoyne dropped to 1-4. The Cardinals have won seven straight games, which is their longest streak since the 2004 season when they had a nine-game winning streak.
The Cardinals host the Lamar Classic this weekend and the field includes Kansas State, St. John's and UC-Santa Barbara. Lamar opens the classic Friday with a 6:30 p.m. against UC-Santa Barbara. Friday's first game has Kansas State playing St. John's at 1 p.m.
Making his first start of the season, Jason Stutes (1-0) picked up the win for the Cardinals. He pitched 5.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and one strikeout. Justin Walker pitched two innings of scoreless relief with three strikeouts, and Cody Williams and Matt Gore each pitched one inning of scoreless relief.
LeMoyne started the scoring with a run in the top of the first inning. Stephen Crawford led off the game with a single to center field. Two batters later, Chris Haynes tripled to the base of the wall in straight away center field to drive in Crawford with the game's first run.
Crawford walked to lead off the third inning for the Dolphins. He advanced to second on a ground out by Andy Parrino and stole third base. Haynes singled to right field to drive him with and put LeMoyne up 2-0.
The Cardinals responded with six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. David Moore, who was 2-for-4, started the rally with a single up the middle and then stole second. Erik Kanaby, who singled earlier to extend his hitting streak to 17-games, doubled down the left field line to drive in Moore. Kanaby's streak ranks as the fifth-longest in the school history.
, who was 3-for-5, singled through the left side of the infield to drive in Kanaby. Collin DeLome
doubled to the gap in left center field and Ambort was intentionally walked to load the bases. Dan Hernandez
followed with a 2-run single to left field.
After Jeff Vickers walked to re-load the bases, Brian Lloyd delivered a 2-run single to left field to put Lamar up 6-2. Lloyd went 2-for-4, which extended his hitting streak to 11 straight games to start the season.
Lamar closed out the scoring in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hernandez, 1-for-3 with two runs scored, was hit by a pitch and Vickers followed with a 2-run home run to left field to make the score 8-2.
LeMoyne starter Brandon Otto (0-1) took the loss, allowing six runs on eight hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Haynes went 2-for-5 with two RBI to pace the Dolphins at the plate.