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Game 1
7 Innings
Game 2
Lincoln Christian
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Baseball - Wed, Apr. 12, 2017

WHITING, IN – The Lincoln Christian University (LCU) baseball team dropped both ends of a double-header Tuesday against Calumet College of St. Joseph. Coming off of seven rain outs in the past eight scheduled games, the rust showed as the Red Lions gave up a combined 15 runs in the two games and scored just four.

LCU got blanked in game one, failing to score any of the five baserunners throughout the game, and Brock Trexler (JR/Pana, IL) and Ted Lingle (FR/Lexington, IL) combining to give up nine hits and eight runs over six full innings. Logan Todd (SO/Jacksonville, IL) led the Red Lions with two hits, both singles, and Garrett Aeilts (FR/Lincoln, IL), Eric Lattimer (FR/Louisville, KY), and Lane Berglin (SO/Lincoln, IL) all adding a hit a piece.

The best action game in the top of the fourth inning, when Todd singled and advanced to third on an error. Jordan Fredeking (SO/Fairview Heights, IL) nearly scored Todd but had to settle for a fielder's choice as Todd was thrown out at home on the play. LCU wouldn't threaten again in the game.

The bats came alive more for LCU in the second game, as eight hits led to four runs in the nine inning game. Todd added two more hits, Aeilts and Lattimer each had one as well, and Brode Hopkins (SO/Hartsburg, IL), Jake Woods (FR/Lincoln, IL), and Lane Berglin got on the action too. Berglin joined Todd as the Red Lions with multiple hits in the game. He had two singles.

The story of Lincoln Christian's struggle in this one was pitching and defense. Aeilts and Lance Warner (FR/Cayuga, IN) combined to give up 14 hits and six earned runs. One of Calumet's runs was unearned and due to an LCU defensive error. The home team took the game 7-4.

"I'm not disappointed in the way we played," LCU Head Coach Ty Unger said. "Due to the weather not allowing us to play for two weeks, we did a good job of putting the ball in play offensively. Defensively, we made the routine plays we needed to make. All around we just got set back and we're rust with this break."

The losses bring LCU's season record to 4-16.

What's Next

The boys play at Eureka College on Monday the 17th for a 3:30 game. They return home to face off against Blackburn College on the 19th. That game starts at 3:00 p.m.