March 24, 20131234567RHE
Georgia Gwinnett1001003571
Win: Adams (2-1) 7.075415
Loss: Carpenter (1-2) 4.21613825
Hall (CU) 624100
Payne (GGC) 413000
March 24, 20131234567RHE
Georgia Gwinnett040300X751
Win: Riley (7-1) 5.075465
Loss: Einhardt (0-2) 3.247763
Urquhart (CU) 512000
Ross (CU) 312110
Bates (GGC) 212220
Baseball splits two at Georgia Gwinnett
Monday, March 25, 2013
Baseball splits two at Georgia Gwinnett
Brodie Ross collected five hits with three RBIs and three runs scored in Sunday's doubleheader at Georgia Gwinnett. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Chris Hall posted four hits while Brodie Ross, Daniel Harrison and Tyler Anderson all added three in an 18-5 victory in the first game, but Georgia Gwinnett took advantage of 10 walks to post a 7-5 win in the second contest in baseball action Sunday in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Hall collected his second straight four-hit outing and third this season in Sunday’s opener, going 4-for-6 with two runs scored and one RBI. Cory Urquhart, Harrison and Anderson each drove in three runs and Anderson scored three times in the victory for the Bulldogs (23-11-1), who have played 16 games over the last 14 days.

Cumberland scored seven runs in the third and seven more in the fifth to break open the game, but the club was unable to carry that momentum in the second game of the doubleheader. The Grizzlies (20-7) managed just five hits but the top three players in the lineup – Phillip Bates, Antonio Allen and Robbie Payne – all drove in a pair of runs in the victory.

Tyler Adams (2-1) picked up the win for CU in the first game, allowing five runs on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts in seven innings. He retired 15-of-16 batters in the middle innings before running into trouble in the sixth, only to induce a doubleplay to end the threat. Tyler Carpenter (1-2) suffered the loss for GGC, giving up nine earned runs on 13 hits in 4.2 innings.

Evin Einhardt (0-2) struggled with his control in the second game for the Bulldogs, taking the loss. The righthander gave up seven runs on four hits with six walks in 3.2 innings. Drew Riley (7-1) posted the win for the Grizzlies, allowing five runs on seven hits in five innings. Frank Warren got the final four outs for his first save.

Each team scored once in the first inning of the opening game, with Hall and Craig Monson both singling with one out before a two-out RBI single through the right side by Harrison.

Bates led off the bottom of the first with a single and moved to second on Allen’s sacrifice. Payne then singled, putting runners on the corners, before a sacrifice fly by Pat Long tied the contest at one.

In the third the Bulldogs sent 12 batters to the plate, collecting nine hits and scoring seven runs.

Hall led off with an RBI single and scored on Monson’s double down the leftfield line. Ross followed with a single and Harrison delivered an RBI double. Richie Seaton plated two runs with a double to right before a two-run homer by Anderson, all before the Grizzlies recorded an out.

Justin Johnston and Urquhart both singled with one out and Hall’s single loaded the bases for Monson, who pushed across the final run of the inning with a sacrifice fly.

GGC scored a run in the fourth when Payne reached on an infield single and went to second when the throw from second baseman Johnston got away. Long bunted the runner to second and Payne scored on a groundout by Christian Van Camp.

CU exploded for seven more runs in the fifth on five hits, all starting with Monson reached on a two-out error by second baseman Allen. Ross singled up the middle and Harrison followed with an RBI single to leftcenter. Seaton plated a run with a single through the right side and Anderson was hit, loading the bases and prompting a pitching change.

Tyler Alford greeted reliever Austin Smith with an RBI single through the left side and Johnston walked, forcing in a run, before a bases-clearing triple by Urquhart gave the Bulldogs a 15-2 advantage.

Cumberland added three more runs in the seventh when Anderson and Johnston both singled before an Urquhart walk loaded the bases. Hall plated a run with a single and a double by Ross pushed across the final two runs of the game for CU.

The Grizzlies scored three times in the bottom of the inning, as pinch-hitter Justin White was hit to start the inning and Billy Best singled before Eli Green was also hit, loading the bases. One run scored on a wild pitch and another came across on a single by Angelo Lombardo. Allen’s sacrifice fly plated the final run of the game.

The Bulldogs scored twice in each of the first two innings in the second game, as Urquhart led off the contest with a single and Hall reached on an error by shortstop Jereid Woods. A single to right by Ross scored Urquhart and walks to Harrison and Anderson forced in another run for an early lead.

In the second Hunter Bartlett led off with a single and Johnston was hit before a single by Urquhart loaded the bases. Hall was hit as well, forcing in a run, before a sacrifice fly by Monson gave Cumberland a 4-0 edge.

But that lead was erased in the bottom of the inning by the Grizzlies, who tied the contest with the aid of just two hits.

Van Camp walked with one out and Sloan Strickland singled before a walk to Justin White loaded the bases. Another free pass, this one to Kyle Norton, forced in a run, and after a strikeout, Bates walked, pushing across another run. Allen’s two-run single to center knotted the score at four.

GGC plated three more runs in the fourth, chasing Einhardt from the contest.

White walked to leadoff and after a sacrifice attempt by Norton, the runner moved to second on a wild pitch and third on a sac bunt from Woods. An infield single by Bates scored a run and Allen walked, ending the day for Einhardt.

Payne doubled to center off reliever Jesse Coe, scoring two runs for a 6-4 Grizzlies advantage.

CU got a run back in the sixth when Ross and Harrison both singled to start the inning and moved to second and third on a wild pitch, prompting a pitching change for GGC. Anderson walked, loading the bases, but Seaton lined into a doubleplay. Ross later scored on a wild pitch and Alford walked, loading the bases again, but Johnston struck out against Warren, ending the inning.

Cumberland plays at Mid-Continent University at 2 p.m. on Tuesday before heading to Athens, Tenn., for a three-game series this weekend against defending national champion Tennessee Wesleyan.