Davis en fuego in Flames’ sweep
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LEE UNIVERSITY senior Corey Davis enjoyed monster day Friday with a pair of home runs and eight runs batted in as the fourth-ranked Flames swept a SSAC doubleheader at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga. Lee University photo
LEE UNIVERSITY senior Corey Davis enjoyed monster day Friday with a pair of home runs and eight runs batted in as the fourth-ranked Flames swept a SSAC doubleheader at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga. Lee University photo
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CLEVELAND, Ga.— Led by Corey Davis’ two home runs and eight RBI the No. 4-ranked Lee baseball team completed a series sweep of Truett-McConnell College with two dominating offensive performances on Friday afternoon.

Davis led the way with a two-run home run in the 15-0 game one victory followed by a grand slam in an 11-5 game two win to pace the red-hot Flame offensive attack.

The Flames (43-10, 23-5 SSAC) will now gear up for the Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament in Columbus, Ga., beginning on Tuesday.

FLAMES 15, BEARS 0

Plenty of offensive early and late in the contest and solid pitching throughout spelled victory for the Flames in game two. The Lee offensive pounded out 18 hits in posting a dominating shutout victory over TMC (7-36, 4-26).

After a single run in the first inning the Flames struck for six runs in the second inning, highlighted by Davis’ grand slam. A solo run in the third made it 8-0 Lee until the seventh and final inning when the bats erupted for seven runs.

Jeremy Stawychny (4-1) earned the win, tossing six shutout innings. The junior gave up just four hits and struck out five. CJ Lusted and Jeremy Bales worked three scoreless innings of relief to preserve the game two shutout.

Danny Canela had three hits and drove in a run for the Flames. Josh Silver continued to swing a hot bat with a double and two RBI. Karsten Strieby homered and drove in two. Cameron Brewster added three hits including a double and triple and scored two runs. Brady Renner added a pair of hits and drove in two from his leadoff spot.

“I thought Josh (Silver) had a very good day and so did Brady (Renner),” noted Coach Mark Brew. “Jeremy (Stawychny) pitched well for us today and we were able to put together some big innings.”

Kirby Alls (2-8) was tagged with the loss for the Bears. Alls worked five innings and gave up eight runs (six earned) on 10 hits.

FLAMES 11, BEARS 5

After blowing a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning, the Flames roared back with a three-run fifth and four-run seventh to take game one 11-5 over the Bears.

The Flames opened with a pair of runs in the first inning as Brady Renner lead off the contest with a double. Josh Silver followed with a walk. After a strikeout, Renner stole third and came around to score on a ground out by Corey Davis. Karsten Strieby followed with a two-out single to center to score Silver.

The Bears added a run in the bottom of the second inning. Ryan Farmer reached on a hit-by-pitch. P.D. Foster followed with a bunt single and both runners were able to advance on a wild pitch. After a strikeout, Palmer delivered a RBI groundout scoring Farmer to cut the lead to 2-1.

Davis extended the Flames advantage when he drilled a two-run homer to center field in the top of the third inning to make it 4-1.

Truett-McConnell would respond with a four-run fourth to chase Lee starter Keegan Yuhl from the ballgame. Cam Pearson led off the inning with a walk. Farmer followed with a ground-rule double. Pearson then scored to make it 4-2 on a wild pitch. Kyle Briner came on in relief and surrendered a walk and wild pitch to score Farmer. A RBI single by Cody Gable tied up the contest and the Bears would take the lead 5-4 on Buck Harris’ run scoring double.

The lead was short-lived, however, as the Brew Crew came roaring back in the fifth to take a 7-5 advantage and never looked back. After a bases load walk to Danny Canela, Brandon Rader hit a two-run double to cap off the three-run rally.

It was Canela and Rader again in the seventh inning as the Flames opened things up with a four spot. After a balk brought home the first run, Canela ripped a RBI single up the middle. The catcher finished 1-for-2 with two RBI. Rader would follow with his third home run in as many games to cap the 11-run barrage. Rader went 2-for-4 and drove in four. Renner and Silver set the table at the top of the lineup all game long with three hits apiece. Renner scored twice while Silver was plated three times.

Yuhl recorded the no-decision working three-plus innings for the Flames. He gave up three runs on four hits while striking out two. Briner (2-1) worked two innings and gave up a pair of runs on two hits and was credited with the victory. Alex Moore and Andy Hillis each struck out a batter and worked a scoreless inning of relief.