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BASEBALL -- CU sweeps Friday twin bill

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Mitch Langer

Phoenix move to 5-5 overall
BATESVILLE, ARK -- Mitch Langer and Travis Dohr each tossed seven shutout innings to pick up victories on the mound and Cumberland exploded for seven runs in the final two innings of the second contest, posting 1-0 and 10-0 victories over Lyon College in baseball action Friday in Batesville, Ark.

Dohr (2-0) won the seven-inning opener with seven shutout frames, allowing three hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.

The righthander worked around an error and a walk in the first inning, retiring 14 of the next 17 batters.

The Scots threatened in the sixth inning after a leadoff double, but Dohr got a groundout and a fly ball before another error and walk loaded the bases, but Logan Reddick grounded back to the pitcher to end the threat. Another error in the seventh by the Phoenix put the tying run on base, but Dohr struck out the final two batters to end the contest.

Hector Morales drove in the game's only run with an RBI single in the sixth, plating pinch-runner Taylor Dorsey after a two-out single from Nick Mira and a walk to Austin Krajnak.

Tyler Tognarine (2-1) suffered the loss, giving up five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.

Langer (1-1) struck out 13 and allowed just one hit and three walks in seven shutout innings in the second game.

The only Lyon hit came with two outs in the first innings. He worked around at least one baserunner in the first five innings before retiring the final seven batters he faced. Evan Flener got a 6-4-3 doubleplay to end the game, tossing the final inning.

The Phoenix (5-5) plated three runs in the fifth to get on the board before adding seven combined runs in the seventh and eighth.

Krajnak posted two hits and three RBIs, Morales and Mira both drive in two runs and Rayden Sierra and Kevin Connolly, the top two hitters in the lineup, combined for four hits and five runs scored.

Austin Voeller added a pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh as well.

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