Baseball Uses Eight-Run Fourth To Power Past Lincoln 18-12
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University baseball team overcame a five-run deficit in the first and an eight-run fourth inning to an 18-12 victory over Lincoln (PA) in a game played Wednesday afternoon at Lion's Park.
With the win, Shaw captures the three-game series after splitting a doubleheader Tuesday, and improves to 9-17 on the season and 5-8 in the CIAA. Lincoln falls to 4-18 and 2-9 in the conference.
After giving up five in the first, two in the second and one in the first, the Bears trailed the Lions 8-7 going into the bottom of the fourth.
The Bears broke the game open with an eight-run outburst, keyed on a one-out double from Genson Scott that plated Marquis Phillips. Last that inning, Todd Sparrow doubled, scoring both Americus and A.J. Williams.
A.J. Williams then pitched four shutout innings while the Bears picked up one run in the fifth and two in the eighth.
The Lions put a scare in Bear fans, scoring another four in the ninth, but Williams finally closed out the inning and gave Shaw the 18-12 victory.
Scott led the Bears, going five for six, driving in three and scoring three. Americus Williams was four for six, driving in two and scoring three.
A.J. Williams improves to 4-2 on the season. He gave up 12 runs, seven of them earned, on 17 hits. He walked five and struck out eight.
Shaw returns to action Saturday when they host Winston-Salem State in a doubleheader. First pitch is at 1:00 p.m. at Lion's Park.