VINCENNES, IN — The L&C Trailblazers Monday and Tuesday retraced some of the routes made by one of their namesakes and his brother nearly 300 years ago. And while the 360-mile round trip won’t go down in history books, L&C baseball coach Randy Martz will take what he can get.
At stake were four Region 24 victories - and that’s what L&C’s Trailblazers got from the Vincennes University Trailblazers.
Tuesday, L&C completed the four-game sweep with a second doubleheader sweep of Vincennes in as many days. Tuesday, L&C grabbed a 7-3 victory in the opener and rolled in the nightcap 14-0.
“It’s a long way to travel,” said Martz, whose team extended its winning streak to seven games. “But we got four wins out of it. We’re playing pretty good all around.
“The weather was great,” he said. “That’s great because when you’re playing well, you want to keep playing, not get postponed by weather.”
L&C ran its record to 20-11 overall and 14-6 in the Mid-West Athletic Conference. Vincennes dropped to 18-23 overall and 6-12.
Ironically, the four games at Vincennes were postponed from Friday and Saturday but were pushed back because of poor weather forecasts.
In the nightcap, L&C’s Zach Seavers, a sophomore pitcher from Edwardsville, pitched a five-inning one-hitter. He walked four and struck out five.
Meanwhile, his teammates pounded out 14 hits and put the game away early with five runs in the first inning and two more in the second.
L&C put the game to rest with an additional seven runs in the top of the fifth inning.
Lewis and Clark got 3-for-4 performances from three hitters - Seth Nast, Blake Vandiver and Ernest Plummer.
Nast, a freshman from Wesclin, had a pair of triples, Vandiver, a sophomore from Roxana, had a triple and five RBIs and Plummer, a freshman from Danville, had three RBIs.
In Tuesday’s first game, L&C trailed 1-0 after an inning, but rallied with three runs in the fourth inning, one in the sixth and put the game away with three runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Nast and Dylan Walker each with 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Conner Pinsker, a freshman pitcher from Highland, got the win for L&C. He went five innings, scattered seven hits, walked one of struck out three.
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