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Campbellsville Univ.001101000351
Win: Greene (5-1) 9.053233
Loss: Bouthilette (4-3) 5.084306
Anderson (CU) 513100
Nielsen (CAMP) 311010
Phillips (CAMP) 411000
Neeb (CAMP) 401000
Potter (CAMP) 401100
Johnson (CAMP) 311010
Greene's effort helps CU win opener at Campbellsville
Friday, April 5, 2013
Greene's effort helps CU win opener at Campbellsville
Kevin T. Greene tossed a complete game, giving up two earned runs and five hits in a 5-3 victory Friday at Campbellsville. (Credit Richard RoBards)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kevin T. Greene allowed just five hits in his fourth complete game of the season and Tyler Anderson collected three hits and drove in a run in 14th-ranked Cumberland’s 5-3 victory over Campbellsville University in a first of a three-game series at HIG Field in Campbellsville, Ky.

Greene (5-1) retired nine of the first 10 batters of the game and did not allow a hit until the fourth inning. The lefthander also set down 10 of the final 11 hitters of the contest after the Tigers pulled within 5-3 with an unearned run in the sixth. He gave up two earned runs with three walks, a hit batter and three strikeouts, inducing 12 ground ball outs in his nine innings of work.

Anderson led the Bulldogs (27-13-1, 11-2 Mid-South) at the plate, with Chris Hall, Daniel Harrison and Justin Johnston all adding two hits in CU’s 12-hit attack. Cumberland took the lead for good with three runs in the fifth, but the club could have had more, stranding 10 baserunners, including the bases loaded in the third and two each in the sixth and seventh innings.

Harrison tripled in the fourth and scored on Anderson’s single, tying the game at one. Johnston singled and Hall was hit in the fifth before an RBI single from Craig Monson. Hall scored on the play on an error by Campbellsville leftfielder Shayne Kelly before a sacrifice fly from Brodie Ross gave CU a 5-2 lead.

Anderson led off the sixth with a double and came across on Richie Seaton’s RBI single for the club’s final run of the game.

The Tigers (23-9, 9-4) scored the first run of the game without a hit. Brandon Johnson walked to leadoff the third, went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Angelo Simmons and third on Kelly’s groundout. Tanner Nielsen then walked and Johnson raced home during a rundown between first and second after Nielsen was picked off.

Jacob Phillips led off the Tigers third with a single and stole second. He went to third on a single from Keaton Neeb and scored on a groundout by Josh Potter, giving Campbellsville a 2-1 edge at the time.

In the sixth Nielsen led off with a single and with two outs Potter singled and Michael Bush was hit, loading the bases. An error by Johnston at second base allowed Nielsen to score, but Johnson struck out to end the inning without any further damage.

The two teams conclude the series Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 2:30 p.m. Central Time.