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Khi Holiday
Khi Holiday had only one hit, but scored six runs for the Bears in the win.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Program Record Set for Runs in A Game As Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Wins Big

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team pulled off a historic performance in its 36-2 victory over St. Michael’s.

The 36 runs that the Bears produced were the most that a LR team has posted in a single game since their 32-2 victory over Emmanuel (Ga.) on Feb. 12, 2017.

For the first 24 games of the regular season, the Bears did not have a single inning where they scored ten or more runs, but in Thursday’s contest, LR scored 12 in the third inning and 14 in the fourth.

Nine different LR players had multi-RBI performances while six unique Bears had multi-hit days. Tyler McPeak led the way for the Bears as he drove in five runs; the graduate student also had the only home run of the game, a three-run shot in the first inning.

Andy Cook, who got the start on the mound for the Bears, struck out seven batters in his 3.1 innings pitched. The Hickory, N.C. native had only 11 strikeouts coming into this non-conference duel.

The Bears drove in 27 runs, which is the most they have recorded in a single game in the 2024 season. The previous high was 15, which occurred against Southern Wesleyan on Feb. 10, and against Chowan on Feb. 20.

LR was granted 15 walks, which is also the most in a single game this season. The only other time the Bears had double-digit walks was against Flagler on Feb. 3, when they had 10 free passes.

The .475 batting average is the highest the Bears have recorded a single game this season. That mark surpasses the .463 batting average that LR hit against Lincoln Memorial on Feb. 23.

With the 10-strikeout performance, it marks the 12th time this season the Bears have registered double-digit strikeouts in a single game. Spencer Floyd earned his first win of the season. The junior only allowed one hit in his single inning on the mound.

With another win at home over St. Michael’s, Lenoir-Rhyne improves to 3-0 in the all-time series history. LR has a 8-4 record in home games during the 2024 season.

This contest marked the halfway point in both LR’s regular season and home schedules. This was the 25th game of the 50-game regular season and the 12th game of the 24 games that will take place at Durham Field.

The Bears stay impressive in non-conference play with a 11-5 record against non-SAC opponents. When LR next plays a home game, it will begin an eight-game home stand, the second-longest of the season for the Bears.

Lenoir-Rhyne is 15-10 overall on the season. They will return to the road for a four-game stretch away from Durham Field. The Bears will start the trip with a doubleheader against the Tusculum Pioneers in Greeneville, Tenn. The three-game series will get started on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m.