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Khi Holiday
Khi Holiday went two-for-three batting with two runs scored.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Dispatches Chowan

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team captured its first mid-week victory of the season as the Bears dominated Chowan in the first-ever meeting between the two programs, winning 17-1.

The Bears used 18 batters and eight pitchers to control the contest from wire to wire. In addition to those 18, seven of them drove in multiple runs including Hogan Stallings who produced a team-high three.

Out of the eight pitchers that were on the mound, four of them were perfect in their appearances. Michael Ribis, who earned the victory, was one of the pitchers to not allow a single base runner in his performance.

The 16-run margin of victory is the largest the Bears have won by in a single game this season. LR tallied off four-multi-run innings including a six-run fourth inning, which was built off one of the two Chowan errors.

With the 17-1 victory, LR improves to 6-2 during this home stand before they wrap up the longest stretch of the season over the weekend.

Zach Evans belted a solo home run in the sixth inning. With that solo shot, Evans has now homered against the previous three teams the Bears have faced. Sal Carricato had a two-RBI performance to generate his third multi-RBI game of the season. The redshirt junior has also drove in a run for four-straight games.

Alex Rich drove in two runs in the fourth inning with a triple down the left field line. While it is Rich’s first triple of the season, it is also the Bears’ second of the season. LR’s starter Randan Rigdan was the only Bear to work multiple innings on the afternoon. The junior dialed up two innings pitched while striking out three batters.

This contest had a total of six hit batters. Each team hit the other team in the box on three occasions.

LR now leads the all-time series, 1-0. This contest was the first time this season that the Bears played a program from North Carolina in 2024. That is furthest LR has gone into the schedule during the Chris Ramirez era.

With the victory, the Bears now have a 1-1 record against Conference Carolinas opposition. LR will play four more games against programs from the Conference Carolinas with two against Barton, and one each against North Greenville and Chowan.

This contest was the last non-conference home game for the Bears until Thursday, March 14 when LR hosts St. Michael’s (VT). LR and Chowan will play the second half of their home-and-home series on Wednesday, March 6 at Murfreesboro, N.C.

The Bears are 10-2 overall. LR will welcome its second conference opponent of the season with the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters. The three-game series will begin on Friday, Feb. 24 at 3:00 p.m.