Lions Earn Convincing Comeback Win Over Oglethorpe 10-4

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Need to Know
Score: Piedmont 10, Oglethorpe 4
Records: Lions 3-2, Stormy Petrels 1-3
Location: Demorest, Ga.  

DEMOREST, Ga. - In dominating, come-from-behind fashion, the Piedmont College baseball team earned a 10-4 win over Oglethorpe on Wednesday. It was a game that was all Oglethorpe, then all Lions to close it out. 

In the first two innings, the Stormy Petrels scored two runs in each inning to lead 4-0, but once the Piedmont bullpen entered, it was seven innings of shutout ball. The Piedmont offense got rolling in the third inning as an ANDREW BURDEN RBI triple sparked the scoring for the Lions. 

It was the fifth inning that saw Piedmont take control of the contest as the Lions scored five runs on four hits to claim the lead. Included in the fifth inning were a BRADY BALLSTADT 2-RBI double and a 2-run home run by Burden.

Piedmont led 7-4 heading into the sixth inning and would add two more runs in the sixth, again from Ballstadt and Burden, before tacking on their final run in the bottom of the eighth inning. 

DAVID CRAFT accounted for four of Piedmont's 12 strikeouts as a staff including three straight to end the seventh and he left the bases loaded in the eighth inning. CARTER BALLSTADT closed out the contest once again with a pair of strikeouts in the five batters he faced. 

Turning Point
--The Piedmont bullpen again shone bright at Loudermilk Field as the bullpen combined for seven shutout innings and struck out 10 batters. 

Standout Performances
--ANDREW BURDEN was a double away from the cycle with his single, triple and homerun.

Inside the Box Score
--BARRETT COURTWRIGHT moved to 2-0 on the year with his 3.0 innings of relief allowing just one hit and one walk to the 12 batters he faced. 

News & Notes
--Piedmont has scored over 10 runs in each game played at the Milkjug this season. 

Up Next
--Piedmont will host Whitworth as part of the Early Spring Tournament on Friday at Loudermilk Field.