FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USC LANCASTER SPORTS INFORMATION Wednesday, February 21, 2018
LANCERS SWEEP LIMESTONE IN HOME OPENER
The Lancers opened up a 12-game home stand Wednesday night with a double header against Limestone JV. USCL won game one 21-1 in five innings, and won game two 8-1. The sweep brings the Lancers' record to 4-3 on the season. USC-Lancaster has now won 4 out of the last 5 games heading into a four game series with Bryant and Stratton (VA) this weekend.
In game one, the offense exploded, scoring 21 runs. Josh Evans hit the first pitch of the game over the left-centerfield fence. USCL would go on to score 13 runs in the first inning. Mark Kneece, Nick Cicci, Jonny Watts, and Jackson Barrett each hit homeruns, while Evans and Todd Mattox had two apiece. Mattox finished the game with 3 hits and 6 RBIs. Freshman Michael Lewis earned his first win in his first start, throwing two shutout innings. Ryan Knowles, Austin Muse, and Holden Nobles each pitched an inning of relief to close out the Lancer victory.
Redshirt Freshman Levi Parker made his first start in game two, throwing two shutout innings. He was the winning pitcher in a 8-1 game. Brady Smith, Chase Coker, Mark Kneece, Tyler Fox, and Brock Robinson threw an inning of relief to seal the win for USCL. Thomas Scott finished the game with 2 RBIs. The Lancers finished off the two-game sweep in impressive fashion outscoring Limestone by a combined score of 29-2. USCL is at home the next two weekends where they play host to Bryant and Stratton (VA) and Wake Tech .