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Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Season Ends One Game Shy Of Super Regionals

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Season Ends One Game Shy of Super Regionals

In a matchup that decided who would go to the Super Regional, it was No. 1 North Greenville that knocked off Lenoir-Rhyne 13-3 on their home field in Tigerville. The Bears committed six errors on defense, and their record-breaking season ends one game short of the Super Regional.

Just like in the first game Friday, the Bears jumped on the Crusaders early, scoring two runs in the first. After a David Bell walk, bunt singles by Luis Atiles and Nick Clarno sandwiched in between a SAC fly by Drew Yniesta and an RBI groundout by Bryce Stober gave the Bears an early 2-0 lead. The Bears were just a few inches away from making that 5-0 when Erick Ramirez narrowly missed a three-run home run, but Josh Senter caught the long fly ball at the wall to keep it 2-0.

After that it was all North Greenville, The Crusaders would score the next 13 runs, highlighted by six Bears errors. North Greenville would score two in the first, three in the third then four in the fifth and eigtht to send them the Super Regional next week.

Tanner Moyers (2-1) got the start for the Bears, pitching two innings, and was replaced by Braden Houston after two singles to lead off the third inning. Moyers allowed four runs, but only two were earned. Houston then went three innings allowing five runs, but only two of them were earned.

Brent Herlong was the story for the Crusaders on the mound. Helong came in relief in the first inning and threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing just five hits and no runs to pick up the win. Atiles, Clarno, Porrino and Stober had two hits apiece and eight of the nine hits in the contest, but the Bears did not have one extra base hit.

Wade Cuda finished the year one home run shy of the single season record. Six errors is the most in a game since committing six against Coker on April 21, 2016. The Bears finished the year 3-3 against No. 1 teams in the Nation and eight wins against top 25 teams. North Greenville took the season series three games to two against the Bears. Clarno broke the record for most putouts for a single season with 523.