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Maranatha loses twin bill to Lincoln Christian

April 23, 2019

The Maranatha Baptist University baseball team was swept 17-3, 8-2 in a doubleheader against visiting Lincoln Christian University on Friday at Washington Park.

The Red Lions racked up 16 base knocks and leadoff hitter Blake Shaiper went 2 for 5 with three RBIs.

Maranatha’s Jonah Bailey took the loss after allowing 12 hits and three earned runs over five innings.

In game 2, Lincoln Christian (6-18) put up a 6-spot in the second inning and Garrett Aeilts worked five innings, striking out seven and allowed a run to earn the decision.

For the Sabercats (1-15), left fielder Rudy Gieger was 2 for 3 and shortstop Alex Causey had a double.

Game 1

LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 17, MARANATHA BAPTIST 3

Lincoln 045 050 3 — 17 16 3

Maranatha 000 300 0 — 3 4 7

WP: Shaiper

LP: Bailey

Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — LC, Shaiper 7-4-0-1-7; MBU, Bailey 5-12-3-1-3, Croswell 2-4-3-0-1

Leading hitters — Shaiper (LC) 2x5, Aeilts (LC) 3x5, 2B, Fredeking (LC) 3x5, 2B, Woods (LC) 2x5, 2B, Jones (LC) 2x4, Rawlinson (LC) 2x3; Smith (MBU) 2x2, 2B

2B: Causey (MBU)

Game 2

LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 8, MARANATHA BAPTIST 2

Lincoln 160 001 0 — 8 10 1

Maranatha 001 001 0 — 2 5 4

WP: Aeilts

LP: Cummins

Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — LC, Aeilts 5-3-1-1-7, Woods 1-2-1-0-2, Sprinkle 1-0-0-0-3; MBU, Cummins 5-9-7-2-4, Westerlund 2-1-1-0-2

Leading hitters — Shaiper (LC) 3x5, Fredeking (LC) 2x3, 2B, Chew (LC) 2x4; Gieger (MBU) 2x3

2B: Causey (MBU)