Lynx Sweep No. 19/22 Webster

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Sauget, Ill. - Rhodes College baseball held off No. 19/22 Webster University 6-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill. The Lynx then picked up the sweep after defeating the Gorloks 5-2. Rhodes, who is now 17-13 on the year, dropped Webster to 15-8. 

Game One
After starting the game with two outs, the Lynx battled back and scored two runs in the first inning on three hits and two walks. The Lynx scored two more runs in the fourth after Will Heurtin led off the inning by getting hit by a pitch. Freshman Peter York sent Heurtin around the bases on his second home run of the season. Webster then answered with a two run home run in the bottom half of the inning before the Gorloks cut that lead to one in the fifth inning. The Lynx scored another two runs in the seventh on three hits and an error to lead 6-3. Webster tried to make a comeback, tallying a lone run in each of the final two innings. 

Ben Wilson went two-of-four in the game with two RBI while Wood Kimbrough went two-of-five and scored twice. Alex Garrett picked up the win after 3.2 innings on the mound while Jacob Dubs earned the save.

Game Two
After two singles in the second inning, with runners on first and third, Zach Liebenson stole second while Jake Stacy stole home to cross the first run of the latter contest. The Lynx then took a 2-0 advantage after Brady John walked and then stole second in the third inning. He came home on a Jacob Telli single to left field. Webster tied the game on a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning, but a Paul Giacomazzi two-RBI double down the left field line scored the winning run in the fourth inning. Rhodes scored their final run in the seventh after John singled in York. 

John was the only Lynx to earn two hits in the game. The Lynx totaled six stolen bases in the win as Carter King earned the victory. He struck out five across three innings while Ben Coulthard picked up the save. 

Rhodes, who has won four straight and six of their last seven games, will return to Memphis for a seven-game home stand. The Lynx host Centre College this weekend, with a noon doubleheader on Saturday, April 6, followed by a single game on Sunday, also at noon.