College Sports

Walk-off home run ends season for LU-Belleville

Freed Hardeman’s Garrett Ferguson hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the 23rd-ranked Lions a 10-7 victory over the Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx on Saturday in Henderson, Tenn.

With the loss, the Lynx ended their season with a 26-27 record. Freed Hardeman improved to 35-13.

The Lynx trailed for much the game, but used a two-run top of the eighth inning to tie it at 4-4. LU-B then scored three times in the top of the nonth, evening it at 7-7.

Cody Calhoun, who had completed the top of the ninth for the Lynx, came out to start the 10th and allowed back to back singles after retiring the leadoff hitter. Dylan Skinner then relieved Calhoun, only to allow Ferguson’s home run, which carried over the fence in left field to win the game.

Matt Lawver and Christian Cavaness led the Lynx at the plate. Lawver was 1 for 2 with three RBIs. Cavaness was 1 for 3 with three runs scored and an RBI.

LU-B starter Dylan Arvai pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowing six runs on nine hits. He struck out three and walked three.

Jordan Newby earned the victory for Freed Hardeman, despite recording just the final two outs of the top of the ninth. Lions starting pitcher Nolan Huber pitched 7 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits. He struck out two and walked three.