LWC wins all four meetings this season against Campbellsville
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College junior pitcher Darren Travers hurled a complete-game shutout today to beat Campbellsville University 4-0 in an elimination game at the Mid-South Conference Baseball Tournament at Tiger Field.
The win keeps the top-seeded Blue Raiders alive in the double-elimination tournament. Lindsey Wilson faces the winner of the other consolation bracket game -- featuring University of Rio Grande and UVa.-Wise -- at 6 p.m. CT at Tiger Field.
Travers was outstanding today scattering five hits in the shutout win. He did not allow a Campbellsville base runner to reach third base all game en route to improving to 8-2 on the season.
Travers finished with nine strikeouts while throwing just 106 pitches -- 78 for strikes -- to beat Campbellsville for the second time this season.
With Travers in complete control, the Blue Raider offense did just enough -- scoring all four of their runs in the same inning -- to help the team win its school-record 40th game of the season.
The 40 wins surpass the 1997 team that finished that season 39-22.
After missing a scoring opportunity in the second inning -- stranding runners at second and third -- Lindsey Wilson posted the first runs of the game in the third inning off Campbellsville starter Randy Devitt.
Leandro Perez and Adam Peacock each provided one-out hits in front of Manny Alonso's RBI double. The RBI was Alonso's team-leading 51st of the season.
Drew Barrett's safety squeeze plated Peacock to give the Blue Raiders the 2-0 lead.
Manuel Ozoria doubled the Blue Raider lead with his team-best fifth homer of the season down the right field line for the 4-0 lead. Ozoria finished the day 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs.
The four runs would be all Travers would need.
Devitt -- who falls to 3-1 on the season -- allowed four runs on eight hits while striking out six in a complete-game effort.
The loss eliminates the third-seeded Tigers and trims the tournament field to five with two more teams scheduled to be eliminated today.
Lindsey Wilson returns to action at 6 p.m. CT in the final game of the day at Tiger Field.