The Citadel falls to Lehigh 19-7

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Published: Feb. 25, 2023 at 6:27 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel fell behind early and was not able to recover in a 19-7 setback to Lehigh Saturday afternoon inside Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

Game Information

Score: Lehigh 19, The Citadel 7

Records: Lehigh (2-3), The Citadel (4-2)

Location: Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park (Charleston, South Carolina)

Series: Series tied 1-1

How it Happened

• The Bulldogs took advantage of an error in the first inning to push across an unearned run. Travis Lott was hit by a pitch before going to second on the air. Noah Mitchell drove in the hustling Lott from second with a base hit through the right side.

• Lehigh answered back with a pair of runs in the second inning to take the lead. Andrew Nole started the inning with a solo homer to right center, and Jake Whitlinger added a RBI single to left center.

• The Mountain Hawks extended their lead in the third inning as Joe Gorla hit a two-run homer and Andrew Kohl added a solo shot. Rafe Perich drove in two more runs in the inning with a double to right center.

• Lehigh extended its lead in the fourth on a RBI single from Ryan Cochran.

• The ninth run for the Mountain Hawks scored in fifth inning on a walk with the bases loaded.

• The Bulldogs got a run back in the bottom of the sixth after Luke Montenery was hit by a pitch and came around to score on a Phillips Daniels RBI single to center.

• The Mountain Hawks put the game away in the seventh inning by scoring eight runs in the frame.

• The Citadel got on the board again in the seventh inning after Anthony Badala ripped a double to start the inning and scored on a Travis Lott base hit. Two batters later, Matthew Lively delivered a RBI double into the right-field corner in his first collegiate at-bat.

• The ninth inning saw the Bulldogs add three more runs on a home run over the scoreboard in left by Garrett Dill.

Inside the Box Score

• Anthony Badala came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a double and a pair of runs scored.

• Travis Lott continued his hot start to the season by finishing 1-for-2 with a RBI and two runs scored. He was also hit by two pitches.

• Matthew Lively made his collegiate debut, finishing 1-for-2 with a RBI.

• Crosby Jones singled up the middle in his only at-bat of the game.

• Garrett Dill hit his first home run of the season in the ninth inning, a three-run shot over the scoreboard in left field.

• Ben Hutchins (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing five runs over 2.1 innings.

• CJ Van Slooten closed out the game for the Bulldogs by retiring all six hitters he faced, including four strikeouts.

On Deck

The teams play the rubber game of the three-game series Sunday morning at 11 a.m.