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Baseball Outmuscles Principia 15-11 at Home, Wins Sixth Straight

Baseball Outmuscles Principia 15-11 at Home, Wins Sixth Straight

GREENVILLE, Ill. – The Panthers manufactured eight runs in the seventh inning to overcome a three-run deficit on there way to their sixth consecutive SLIAC victory on Saturday. With the win over Principia, the Greenville club moved to 13-5 in conference and sits comfortably in third place in the SLIAC standings.

In the 15 run display Greenville got help from a number of hitters. Senior David Massengill remained hot, as he turned in a season high five RBI on the day while going 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Freshman catcher Alex Quirin and sophomore outfielder Cole Lawson also added run support for the Panthers in the win. Quirin went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, and Lawson batted 3-for-5 with two runs scored respectively.

On the mound Clint Lustig picked up the win for GC in relief of starter Michael Wittmer, and bullpen arm Wes Letizia. Lustig went one-and-two-thirds inning with no hits, no runs, and no earned, with a strikeout.

GC found themselves down early at Robert E. Smith Field, as Principia held a 9-2 lead heading into the fifth. However, David Massengill’s three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth helped GC put five runs on the board in the inning and reduce the margin to 9-7. Principia added anther run in the top of the seventh, before Greenville exploded offensively for eight runs in the bottom of the inning.

Baseball will return to action Monday, May 2, as they battle MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill. at 4:00 pm. 


This story was published on April 30, 2011

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