May 7, 2019 / Trailblazer baseball walks off in dramatic win
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore Walker Paris pitched
the final two innings and hit a walk-off single, capping a dramatic
8-7 win for the Trailblazers baseball team against Danville Area on Monday.
The Trailblazers were down 7-2 in the fifth inning of the second game
of a Mid-West Athletic Conference doubleheader at Jerry Blemker Field.
They scored two runs in the sixth to make it 7-4.
VU tied the game with three runs in the seventh inning. Sophomore
Isaiah Davis hit a two-run and tied the score at 7-all forcing the
game into extra innings.
Paris took over on the mound for the final two innings. He pitched
two scoreless, hitless innings. He faced six batters and didn’t give
Paris’ walk-off single in the ninth inning produced the winning run.
He finished 3-for-6.
Davis was 2-for-3 and drove in three runs.
Sophomore Caleb Helms had two hits and two RBIs.
Sophomore Brian Campbell scored two runs.
The Trailblazers split the four-game conference series. VU shut out
Danville Area 7-0 in the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday.
Danville won 6-3 in the first game on Sunday and took the opener on
In Monday’s opener, VU freshman Ryan Robison led off the sixth inning
with a solo run and the Trailblazers pulled within 3-2.
VU had a chance to tie the game, but stranded a runner on second base
in the final seventh inning.
Sophomore pitcher Kavan Crowell struck out two and allowed three hits
in five innings.
In the Trailblazers’ 7-0 victory on Sunday, Davis, Paris and Robison
had two hits apiece.
Paris also contributed two RBIs.
Sophomore pitcher Luke Lancaster earned the win and Paris earned the
save. Lancaster allowed two hits in five innings. He struck out two
and walked three.
Paris didn’t allow a hit and struck out one in two innings.
The series began with Danville Area’s 6-3 win in Game One on Sunday.
Davis and freshman Sean Becker collected two hits each.
Freshman pitcher Kacey Cheek struck out four batters in five innings.
He gave up four hits.
VU has a 22-28 overall record and is 10-18 in the MWAC.
Next for the Trailblazers is a conference series against John Wood in
Quincy, Illinois. The teams play doubleheaders on May 10 at 2 p.m. EDT
and on May 11 at 1 p.m.
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