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Baseball: Sauk Valley continues spring slate in Myrtle Beach

Skyhawks pick up second win

The Sauk Valley Skyhawks improved to 2-8 on the young season with a 7-6 victory over Danville (Va.) College in their third of three games Friday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Chad Lopez and Jake Randall had three hits each, with Randall and Andy Schaver driving in two runs apiece. Lopez triples, Randall doubled, Schaver had two singles, and Mario Pacheco picked up the victory on the mound.

Also Friday, Sauk lost 3-1 to Cumberland (Tenn.) University despite a complete game from Jake Anderson; Randall had a single, double and RBI. The Skyhawks lost 10-0 to West Virginia Wesleyan, with J.J. Johnston's double the offensive highlight; Eddie Nelson took the loss.

On Thursday, the Skyhawks lost 11-4 to Cuyahoga College (Ohio), and 11-2 to Montgomery County College (Pa.).

Wyatt Nale drove in two runs against Cuyahoga, and David Gottemoller and Zack Rex also had RBIs. Nale tripled, Gottemoller doubled, and Alex Strum took the loss on the mound.

Jake Randall had two hits and recorded Sauk's lone RBI against Montgomery County, while sean Ritter doubled. Pitcher Brandon Olenick took the decision.

On Wednesday Sauk Valley lost 3-2 in 8 innings to Dean College (Mass.), and 3-1 in 7 innings to Pennsylvania Tech.

Sean Ritter had a pair of doubles on the day, while Chad Lopez and Joey Sullivan drove in runs against Dean. J.J. Johnston had the lone RBI against Penn Tech.

Sauk used four pitchers against Dean, with Bryson Gudas taking the loss. The Skyhaws had three hurlers against Penn Tech, with Nate Sharpshair getting the decision.

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