April 7, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

DYERSBURG, TENN. - On a day in which the offense dominated pitching by a wide margin, the John A. Logan College baseball team dropped an 11-10 non-conference slugfest with Dyersburg, Tenn. Tuesday.

The Volunteers, now 12-12 on the spring, tallied three runs in the first; one in the second; two in the fifth; one in the sixth; two in the eighth; and one in the ninth for a total of 10 runs on 12 hits.

Dyersburg State countered with one in the first; two in the third; three in the fourth; one in the sixth; one in the seventh; and three in the ninth to pull out the come-from-behind victory.

Logan committed four errors. The home team had two miscues and scored its 11 runs on 11 hits.

"Our pitching and defense really let us down today," said Vols head coach Jerry Halstead. "We put enough runs on the board to win."

Halstead said Logan gave one run away on a wild throw, two more on bases-loaded walks. and a fourth on a bases-loaded hit batsman.

"Just a very sloppy day," he said. "This was a winnable game. Dyersburg seems to have our number this year (having won three of four). On the positive side, I thought we battled and we had some guys who hadn't thrown in a while get some work. We just need to cut down on our errors."

Freshman Tyler Horchem paced the Vols with three hits in five at bats. He drove in three and scored two runs. Tyler Robertson went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored.

Austin Rieman was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Jake Carpenter had two hits in five at bats with an RBI and run.

Sophomore Jake Herron got the start for Logan and worked the first four innings. He gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits, struck out three, walked three and hit two.

Tyler Bialeschki was credited with the loss. He worked four innings, surrendering five runs (three earned) on four hits with four strikeouts, one walk, and three hit batsmen.

Gabe Jelley worked one scoreless inning and allowed one hit.

The Vols return to league play with a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lake Land College in Mattoon.

 

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