SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2004
Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Gardner-Webb, 2-1 and 11-1
April 24, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Baseball dropped a Saturday doubleheader to Gardner-Webb, 2-1 and 11-1, losing the season series at Alexander Brest Field after holding the Bulldogs to just two hits on Friday night. Freshman Daniel Murphy (Jacksonville/Englewood) had a pair of hits and one RBI in the two-game set, while freshman Pete Clifford (Jacksonville/Providence) also added two hits.
Sophomore Donald Brickle (Jacksonville/Arlington Country Day) (2-2) pitched 6.0 innings in the first game, allowing nine hits and two runs while striking out one. Senior Chris Kelly (Sarasota, Fla.) came into the game in the seventh in relief with two men on, striking out one and retiring the side in 1.0 inning of work.
Sophomore Kyle DeVries (Holland, Mich.) (2-7) took the loss in game two, allowing seven hits and four earned runs while striking out three. Junior Brett Nagy (Jacksonville/Bolles) pitched effectively in relief, striking out seven in just 4.0 innings.
Jeff Long (5-4) earned the win for Gardner-Webb in the first game with Brandon Martin recording his third save of the season, while Zach Ward (3-3) allowed just three hits and one run in the second game.
The Dolphins scored just two runs all afternoon after putting up six the night before. The losses drop JU to 18-24 and 9-15 in the conference, while Gardner-Webb improves to 21-20 and 11-10 in the A-Sun.
Trailing 1-0 in the fourth inning of first game, The Dolphins tied it up, 1-1 when Orlando Diaz (Downers Grove, Ill.) led off with a walk and scored two outs later on a RBI single from Daniel Murphy (Jacksonville/Englewood).
Gardner-Webb pulled ahead, 2-1 in the sixth after the first two batters of the inning reached safely and moved to second and third on a sac bunt. JU intentionally walked the next batter, setting up the game-winning single.
In game two, JU scratched its only run across in the second inning when Alex Jamieson (Sarasota, Fla.) earned a walk, advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on an errant throw after an attempted rundown to make it, 6-1 Bulldogs.
JU travels to Lipscomb for a weekend series beginning on Saturday, May 1 with a doubleheader and finishing with a nine-inning tilt on Sunday, May 2. Saturday's doubleheader begins at 2 p.m. Eastern and Sunday's finale is set for a 2 p.m. Eastern start.