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Win: Sedgwick (1-0) 4.022282
Loss: Johnson (2-4) 5.065531
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Sizemore (WVUT) 311000
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Win: Sierra (1-1) 4.1011103
Loss: Smetana (1-5) 5.145342
Williams (WVUT) 301010
Urquhart (CU) 411000
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Anderson (CU) 311000
Del Bianco (CU) 211010
Baseball records pair of 5-2 wins
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Baseball records pair of 5-2 wins
Brodie Ross drove in a pair of runs in the first game in CU's doubleheader sweep Wednesday against West Virginia Tech. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Three Cumberland pitchers combined for a one-hitter in the second game and Hunter Bartlett collected two hits and Brodie Ross drove in a pair of runs in the opener, as Cumberland swept a doubleheader from West Virginia Tech by identical 5-2 scores on Wednesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

Leo Sierra (1-0) worked four hitless innings and Garrett Treadwell pitched 1.2 scoreless frames before Kevin P. Greene allowed a one-out single to Grant Williams in the seventh, breaking up the no-hit bid. It was the first start and the longest outing of Sierra’s career. He gave up one run, struck out three and walked 10 for pick up the victory.

Matthew Segdwick (1-0) worked four innings in his first career start for the win in the opener, allowing two runs on two hits and working around eight walks. Jake Collier struck out three in two hitless innings of relief and Craig Monson got the final three outs for his first save.

Bartlett reached on an error, tripled home a run and singled in his three at-bats in the first game of the twinbill, as the Bulldogs (15-8-1) scored twice in the first and four innings. Ross’ two-run single put CU ahead 2-0 before WVU Tech (7-14) starter Craig Johnson recorded an out.

In the second game Richie Seaton’s double in the first plated a run and Monson’s two-run single was part of a three-run second inning. Seaton also walked with the bases loaded in the sixth, forcing in a run. Chris Hall was hit, drew a walk and reached on an error, scoring twice as well for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs scored quickly to start the opener, with Cory Urquhart leading off with a single. Seaton followed with a double and Monson walked, loading the bases, before a two-run single to center by Ross made it 2-0 CU before an out was recorded by the Golden Bears. But Johnson settled down and got out of the inning without any further damage.

WVU tied the game in the fourth when Zach Sizemore reached on an infield single and Zeke Grisinger and Roberto Rivero both walked with two outs. Both runners eventually scored on a wild pitch around another walk.

The Bulldogs came right back in the bottom of the inning, with Daniel Harrison leading off with a single and Justin Johnston reaching on an error by leftfielder Ryan Kessinger. Johnston was picked off, but Tyler Anderson plated a run with a single to left. Bartlett then tripled to leftcenter, pushing across another run for a 4-2 advantage.

CU added another run in the sixth after Johnston walked and Bartlett singled with one out. With two outs pinch-hitter Ian Huss walked, loading the bases, and Monson was hit, forcing in a run.

In the second game Urquhart reached on an error by shortstop Rivero in the first and scored on Seaton’s double into the rightfield corner.

Anderson led off the second inning with a single and Hall was hit. Chris Del Bianco then singled through the left side, loading the bases, but the next two batters flied out. Anderson scored on a wild pitch and Seaton walked, loading the bases again, before a two-run single on the right side by Monson put the Bulldogs ahead, 4-0.

The Bears plated a run in the fourth inning with four walks in the frame, one each to Sizemore, Grissinger, Rivero and Jose Soto. In the sixth Rivero was hit and Soto walked. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch and Rivero came across on a groundout by Austin Lucas.

Hall reached on an error by first baseman Sizemore to start the bottom of the inning and stole second. Grant House walked and Urquhart singled to center, loading the bases for Seaton’s free pass, forcing in the final run of the game.

Cumberland heads to the University of Pikeville this weekend for a three-game series. The teams will now play a doubleheader Friday at Noon Eastern Time and a single game Saturday at Noon Eastern.