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No. 12 Senators drop Tusculum JV
 February 18, 2013

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – The 12th ranked Walters State Senators continued their winning ways Monday afternoon by dropping the Tusculum JV squad, 9-4, at Senator Field.
Walters State scored early and never trailed, as they ran their winning streak to six games and improved to 7-4 on the season.

The Senators pushed across a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning to take an early lead. Jake Farr singled but was retired at second when Reid Mathews reached on a fielder’s choice. After a Shane Riley walk, Colin Bennett singled home Mathews for the first run and Jared Allen added an RBI double for a 2-0 lead.

Walters State starting pitcher Jay Gause allowed an unearned run in the third, but only allowed one hit in four innings of work.

The Senators got the run back in the bottom of the third. Riley drew a leadoff walk and moved to third on a double by Bennett before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Allen to make it 3-1.

Tusculum starting pitcher Justin Carter was relieved in the fourth, and new hurler Nate Connaughton was greeted rudely by the Walters State bats. Matt Harrell belted a leadoff single before moving to second when Elijah Sutherland reached on an error. Both runners advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Farr, and Mathews followed with a two-run double. Mathews scored when Bennett reached on an error, pushing the margin to 6-1.

Tyler Brosius took over on the mound for the Senators in the fifth and allowed an unearned run in his first of three innings of work, but WSCC got a two-run double from Riley in the sixth to extend the lead to 8-2.

The Pioneers got a pair of unearned runs off Senators reliever Chase Cunningham in the eighth to trim the margin to 8-4, but WSCC answered with another run in the bottom half of the frame.

Mathews, Riley and Bennett all singled to load the bases, and Brycen Roberts lifted a sacrifice fly that accounted for the final run of the game.

Corey Greeson pitched the ninth inning and allowed only one hit to end the game.

Gause (1-1) picked up his first win in a Walters State uniform with his solid start on the mound.

Carter took the loss for the Pioneers.

The Senators will be back in action Saturday when they travel to Cleveland to take on TCCAA rival Cleveland State in a non-region doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for Noon.



























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