Campbellsville series moved up
Cumberland's baseball series this weekend at Campbellsville University has shifted up a day because of snow and rain in the forecast on Saturday.
The Phoenix and Tigers will now play a doubleheader Thursday and a single game Friday at HIG Field.
Thursday's doubleheader begins at 12:30 p.m. Central Time and Friday's single game also starts at 12:30 p.m. CT.
Forecasts call for a 90 percent chance of rain and snow and 31-degree temperatures on Saturday in Campbellsville.
Cumberland leads the all-time series, 62-14, though the Phoenix are 9-7 against the Tigers since 2012.
Cumberland opens a six-game homestand Tuesday, March 14 with a doubleheader against Talladega College before hosting Georgetown College in a three-game series next weekend at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.
CU splits with Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Cumberland's Jason Wullenwaber tossed a complete game in the opener in a 4-2 victory but Emilio Martinez's two-run homer put Talladega ahead for good in a 4-3 win, with the teams splitting a doubleheader Monday.
Wullenwaber (3-2) allowed two runs on six hits for the win, walking three and striking out five.
The righthander retired 11 of the next 12 batters after a leadoff walk in the first and worked around a walk and an error in the seventh, stranding the tying runner on base to end the contest.
Kevin Connolly and Austin Krajnak each posted two hits while Krajnak and Rayden Sierra both drove in a run in the 4-2 Cumberland (11-10) win.
Wilkin Louis (0-2) suffered the loss for the Tornadoes (17-8), giving up three runs on four hits with four walks and five strikeouts in 4.1 innings. Gustavo Castellano posted two of his team's six hits in the contest.
Daniel Castillo (1-1) picked up the win in the second game for Talladega, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with 10 strikeouts in seven innings. Cameron Davis collected two hits for the home team.
Nick Mira and Caleb Kellogg each registered two hits for CU, which stranded seven runners in the loss.
Brad Smith (1-1) gave up four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts to take the loss.
Cumberland started the opener quickly with two runs in the first after Hector Morales drew a leadoff walk and Connolly followed with a single.
The throw from the outfield got away on the play, allowing Morales to take third.
Krajnak then walked and Sierra was hit, forcing in a run. Janson Neff bounced into a double play, but Connolly scored on the play for a 2-0 lead.
In the fifth Krajnak belted his seventh home run of the season, a solo shot to center, for a 3-0 CU advantage.
The Tornadoes scored twice in the bottom of the inning to make it a one-run game.