By Nigel Broadnax
The Lincoln University men’s baseball team dropped a pair of games on the road in a double header against Virginia State University on Saturday, mustering only a single run in its two games against the Trojans.
The first game was bleak for Lincoln as they got shutout in a 7-0 loss. Virginia State scored all of their runs within the first four innings and totaled 11 hits.
Lincoln collected four hits with two earned walks.
Sophomore catcher Edwin Rivera and senior first baseman Devin Legins did, however, combine for 15 of Lincoln’s total putouts.
Sophomore pitcher Terence Berry threw six strikeouts.
The second game was only slightly better for the Lions.
While the team did score a run, they fell in defeat again by a margin of 7-1.
Virginia State scored only five runs by the end of the third inning this time, but Lincoln had not scored by this point. Neither team scored in the fourth of fifth innings. VSU earned one run each in the final two innings to increase the score to 7-0.
Lincoln single run was scored driven in by freshman infielder DeVante Parker in the bottom of the seventh.
Senior first baseman Steve Talmo and freshman Gabriel Santiago combined for 14 of Lincoln’s putouts.
Junior pitcher Doug Cook threw three strikeouts.
The Lions currently have a record of 1-15.