Lebanon Reporter

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May 2, 2014

Lebanon gets rare sweep of Crawfordsville

The Lebanon baseball team accomplished Thursday what few teams have done — swept the Crawfordsville Athenians.

The Tigers' 11-6 win completed the first conference sweep of Crawfordsville in at least 10 years and was Lebanon's first win on Crawfordsville's varsity field since 2001 (Lebanon also won in Crawfordsville in 2005, but it was off-campus due to bad field conditions).

"I am proud of how we battled," Lebanon head coach Rick Cosgray said. "We know you have to play seven solid innings to beat Crawfordsville. I'm not sure if we always played solid, but we batted for all seven innings and stayed together. We showed a lot of heart tonight."

Lebanon scored in the top of the first inning when Brantley Fortner tripled to lead off the game and scored on a wild pitch. The Athenians came right back and scored two in the bottom half of the inning however, taking a 2-1 lead.

The score stayed that way until the top of the third inning.

Isaac Harker singled to lead off the inning and Colton Ranney followed with a triple on a 2-2 pitch to tie the game at 2. Jackson Bennett followed with a first-pitch double to score Ranney and later scored when Reid Schaller singled.

Schaller scored on a fielders' choice off the bat of Bryce Shearer. After stealing second, Shearer scored on a single by Fortner to make it a 6-2 lead.

"Colton Ranney stepped up and had a big hit for us and I think that got everyone going," Cosgray said. "We starting believing we could have success. Up and down the lineup we moved the ball pretty well. We kept the pressure going by moving the baseball."

Lebanon extended the lead in the fifth.

Nick Starkey and Nathan Kincaid both reached on errors to start the inning. After a strike out, Fortner walked to load the bases.

For more of this story, read Friday's Lebanon Reporter.

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