Warriors extend winning streak to 25 games with sweep of Lake Land
The Wabash Valley College Warrior baseball team is again ranked No. 1 in the country for the second straight week in this week’s JUCO poll. They kept their winning streak alive, extending it to 25 games and taking two games from Lake Land on Tuesday. They won 7-0 in five innings and 22-12 in eight innings.
In the 7-0 win the Warriors scored seven runs on seven hits and had seven RBIs and seven walks in the five inning game. WVC scored three runs in the 3rd inning and one in the fourth and three in the fifth for the win. Freylin Mineyte was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Manny Gonzalez had a two-run homer while Noah Myers was 1-for-2 with two walks. Mason Vinyard picked up his second win of the season with no losses. He allowed only two hits with six strikeouts and only one walk.
The other game was a slug fest with the Warriors banging out 26 hits while scoring 22 runs. Cael Baker was 5-for-7 with five RBIs, Noah Myers was 3-for-4 and three walks, Brian Fuentes was 4-for-6 and five RBI’s. Baker and Fuentes both hit two homers in the game. WVC jumped out early in this game scoring four runs in the first and two in the second and after four innings it was WVC 9 LL 1. The Lakers got their bats going in the 5th inning and scored nine runs and took the lead 10-9. In the 6th the Warriors tied the game and in the 7th they exploded for seven runs and then added five more in the 8th to secure the win. Burrell Jones started and went four innings allowing two hits and one run. In the fifth coach Rob Fournier would use four different pitchers to get thru the inning as the Lakers would score nine runs. In relief Price Adams picked up his first win of the season going the last three innings and allowing five hits and two runs.
WVC is now 27-1 and perfect in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference with a 12-0 record. They have 23 games remaining till the Region 24 Tourney begins. The Warriors will be at home on Thursday against Shawnee College then they will travel to Shawnee on Saturday before playing host next Tuesday to Volunteer State from Tennessee.