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Senators crush Cumberland JV, 20-1
 April 19, 2013

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Walters State Senators used an 11-run first inning, 21 total hits and three home runs Thursday to crush Cumberland JV, 20-1, at Veterans Field inside Lebanon City Park.

The Senators had five players with multiple hits and six players with at least two RBIs in the win, as they took complete control in the opening inning and did not allow a run until the seventh frame.

Freshman Ben Fraley, making his first collegiate start, was brilliant on the mound, allowing just two hits and striking out 10 Bulldogs and walking just two in sic shutout innings.

With the win, Walters State improves to 30-13 on the year, giving them at least 30 wins in each of coach Ken Campbell’s 14 seasons at the helm of the program.

The loss dropped the JV Bulldogs to 6-10 on the campaign.

Elijah Sutherland, Jared Allen and Austin Norell each had three hits in the contest with Allen driving in three and Sutherland and Norell adding a pair of RBIs each. Sutherland also went deep, giving him two homers on the season.

Dustin Woody and Michael Smith both added two hits, while Alex Couch belted his second homer of the season and Austin Taylor smacked his first career bomb. Woody had three RBIs, with Smith and Couch both driving in two runs in the win.

The Senators essentially ended the game in the first inning, putting up 11 runs and giving Fraley plenty of early support. Allen ripped an RBI double to open the scoring, and Woody added a two-run single.  Norrell tagged an RBI two-bagger, Sutherland slapped an RBI single, Allen added another double to score to runs, Woody smacked an RBI single and three runs scored on a pair of errors to make it 11-0.

Sutherland tagged a solo homer in the second inning before Colin Bennett and Norell both had RBI singles in the third to make it 14-0.

The lead swelled again in the fifth on a two-run single by Smith and a run scoring error, and Taylor opened the sixth with a solo homer. Couch followed a double by Smith in the seventh with a two-run homer to make it 20-0.

The Bulldogs scored an unearned run against reliever Grant Painter in the bottom of the seventh for their lone tally of the contest.

The Senators will be back in action this weekend with a crucial TCCAA road series at Dyersburg State. The three-game series is set to begin Saturday.

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