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Win: Tyler Deason (4-1) 9.060008
Loss: Galart (3-5) 8.095206
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Bryson Wallet (CAMP) 412000
Cale Thompson (CAMP) 302100
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Win: Anthony Arias (4-3) 7.052224
Loss: Hill (6-3) 6.263226
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Tyler Deason (CAMP) 402200
Seventh-inning rally gives Campbellsville sweep over Phoenix
Friday, April 12, 2019
Seventh-inning rally gives Campbellsville sweep over Phoenix
Thomas Galart allowed two earned runs with no walks and six strikeouts but took the loss in Friday's opener at Campbellsville. (Credit Coy Gill)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tyler Deason tossed a six-hit shutout in the opener and delivered a bases-clearing base hit in the bottom of the seventh in the second game, giving Campbellsville University a doubleheader sweep, 5-0 and 3-2, over Cumberland in baseball action Friday in Campbellsville, Ky.

The Tigers (22-14, 7-5) swept the series, outscoring the Phoenix, 11-4, with a pair of 3-2 wins, one in extra innings.

Deason (4-1) scattered six hits in the complete-game shutout, striking out eight without a walk. He threw just 101 pitches in nine innings and worked around multiple baserunners in the fifth and sixth, shutting down the Phoenix the rest of the way.

Deason outdueled Thomas Galart (3-5), who worked six shutout frames before running into trouble in the seventh, giving up two earned runs on nine hits in eight innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out six, retiring 18-of-21 hitters in the first six innings and giving up a single in the eighth. The righthander ran into trouble in the seventh, allowing six hits while the Phoenix made two errors, one of those by Galart.

Bentley Jones and LaDarius Williams accounted for four of CU’s six hits in the opener, collecting two hits apiece. Bryson Wallet and Cale Thompson each posted two hits for the Tigers.

Jacob Herrera’s RBI double in the fifth put Cumberland (25-19, 8-7) ahead in the second game and Eddie McDaniels added a run-scoring single later in the inning. Ryan Hill pitched six shutout innings for the Phoenix before getting into trouble in the seventh.

Tommy Sepulveda singled with one out for the Tigers and Jack Bauer singled with two out, putting runners on the corners. Adbiel then drew a walk, setting up Deason’s walk-off hit to rightcenter. Two runs scored on the hit and pinch-runner Lane Kashiwamurapr came across when Jared Schmidt bobbled the ball in right, ending the contest.

Hill (6-3) allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts. McDaniels recorded two of CU’s five hits. He gave up just three singles through the first five innings and worked around a walk and a hit batter in the sixth.

Campbellsville’s Anthony Arias (4-3) allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings, walking two and striking out four to get the win.

Both pitchers retired the side in order in the first three innings in the opener and runners were erased in the fourth – Schmidt trying to take third on an error in rightfield for the Phoenix and Wallet caught stealing second after a two-out single for the Tigers.

Jose Vera led off the fifth inning for CU with a single to right and Pablo Custodio reached on catcher’s interference, but the Phoenix could not move the runners. Williams’ sacrifice bunt attempt turned into an out at third. Kyle Blackwell struck out and Bo Saunders flied out to end the threat.

In the sixth Bentley Jones and Schmidt both singled with two outs but Vera struck out to end the inning.

Campbellsville managed just three baserunners through six innings against Galart with two singles and one hitter who reached via an error. The Tigers broke through in the seventh thanks to two errors by the Phoenix.

Wallet singled on an 0-2 pitch to start the inning and Tony Fonzo squared to bunt but pulled the bat back and singled through the hole at shortstop. Chris Taitague put down a sac bunt attempt and Galart booted the ball, loading the bases for the home team.

Marco Murillo and Sepulveda both singled home runs and Thompson’s single to left plated another. Eddie McDaniels booted the ball in left, allowing another run to come across, and Deason’s two-out single down the rightfield line plated the final run for Campbellsville.

The second game remained scoreless until the fifth when Tyler Jones drew a leadoff walk and pinch-runner Kaleb Qualls scored on Herrera’s double into the leftfield corner. McDaniels then singled to left, scoring pinch-runner Peyton Wheatley for a 2-0 CU advantage.

The Phoenix looked to add some insurance in the seventh after a pinch-hit single by Custodio with one out and a two-out infield single by McDaniels, but Bentley Jones flied out to end the inning.

Cumberland plays at sixth-ranked Freed-Hardeman on Monday at 4 p.m. and hosts 24th-ranked Bryan College on Tuesday at 2 p.m.