April 7, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE - A five-run third and seven-run seventh inning resulted in a 13-3 short-game victory for the John A. Logan College baseball team Monday over the Patriots of Morthland College.

Picking up the win for the Volunteers, now 12-11 on the season, was freshman Aaron Novak in relief of starter Austin Fender. Novak worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on no hits. He struck out six and walked only one. Fender, battling back from arm injuries, hurled the initial 2 2/3 frames and gave up three runs on three hits with one strikeout and three walks.

Freshman infielder Doug Parks sparked the Logan offense with two hits, four runs batted in, and two runs scored. Sophomore designated hitter Jake Carpenter continued his upward climb with an RBI double and single. Sophomore centerfielder Kyle Schneider also collected two hits, including an RBI. 

As a team, the Vols pounded out 10 hits and committed no errors. They also stole seven bases.

"We've had a nice little run the last couple of weeks," said Logan head coach Jerry Halstead. "We've won six of seven games and are playing better baseball than we did earlier this spring. As for today, I thought Aaron Novak pitched great. He gave us four-plus quality innings."

The Vols play a doubleheader at Dyersburg State, Tenn. at 2 p.m. today and travel to Mattoon Thursday to open a three-game series with Lake Land College.

 

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