Contact: Dan McShea
Head Baseball Coach
April 17, 2014
The Motlow Bucks wrapped up the home portion of their 2014 baseball schedule with an 8-0, 6-1 sweep of non-conference opponent Shorter College Wednesday at the Driver Baseball Complex.
The Bucks (34-18, 13-11) will complete the regular season with a trip to Memphis and a three-game series this weekend against Southwest Tennessee (12-25, 6-18). The TCCAA Tournament begins Apr. 25, and the Bucks are in position to either receive a first-round bye or host a first-round series, depending on how they do this weekend against the Saluqis.
Wednesday's opener featured a masterful pitching performance by Tullahoma freshman Peyton Phillips (3-0). The southpaw tossed a complete game one-hitter, striking out six and allowing three walks. He got great run support from the Motlow offense as the Bucks scored three runs in the second inning, two in the third, another in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
Motlow slammed three home runs, with Luke Toms hitting his sixth, Hayden Pewitt his third and JC Daily his first. Chris Adams, Cody Blackburn and Devon Dager each hit doubles for the Bucks.
Game two saw the Bucks fall behind 1-0 in the first before bouncing back with two runs in the third inning and four more in the sixth. Sean Davis (5-1) got the win with four innings of two-hit pitching. Nathan Hammer set a new school single-season record with his eighth save, pitching two perfect innings.
Adams hit his seventh home run and Logan Conley slammed his fifth. Conley went 3-3 with two runs batted in. The Bucks stole five bases and overcame three errors.
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