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BASEBALL -- 'Dogs top W.Va Tech 15-7

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LEBANON -- Tyler Anderson collected four hits with two RBIs while Sam Lind added three hits as 10th-ranked Cumberland scored eight times in the first inning and five  in the fifth in a 15-7 victory over West Virginia Tech Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field.
Justin Byrd, Josciel Veras and Tyler Alford all posted a pair of hits in the victory for Cumberland (6-3) and Veras and Alford each drove in two runs in a game of big innings.

WVa. Tech (0-1) plated six runs on six hits in the top of the fifth, pulling within 8-6, before the Bulldogs added five more in the bottom of the frame.

CU starter Kevin P. Greene (3-0) picked up the victory despite the shaky fifth inning, allowing six runs on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

The righthander retired 10 straight batters before running into trouble in the fifth, with the Golden Bears hitting balls in just the right spot to collect six hits in the inning.

Cumberland and WVa. Tech are scheduled to play a 12 Noon doubleheader on Saturday.

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