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Trevecca sweeps CU Saturday

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LEBANON -- Chad Reynolds’ two-run single in the sixth inning put Trevecca Nazarene ahead in the second game and two Trojans pitchers allowed just one run and eight hits in a doubleheader sweep, 10-0 and 3-1, over No. 1 Cumberland Saturday at Ernest L. Stockton Field.

Trevecca (14-11, 3-3 TranSouth) scored three runs in the sixth inning in the second game to take the lead and P.J. Francescon (1-0) worked out of a jam in the bottom of the sixth to post a complete-game victory and the sweep for TNU. The righthander gave up one run on seven hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter in his first start in three weeks.

Francescon outdueled Mike Mandarino (1-2), who allowed just four baserunners through the first five innings before running into trouble in the sixth. He allowed two earned runs on five hits, walked one and struck out six in 5.2 innings of work. For his efforts Mandarino was named the Music City Star of the Game.

Cumberland (15-8, 4-2) went just 2-for-25 (.080) with runners in scoring position in the three-game series, scoring only two runs on 16 hits. The Bulldogs managed one hit in the opener of the twinbill and collected seven in the second game, but stranded five baserunners, including four in scoring position.

David Fanshawe provided CU’s only run of the day, a solo homer to rightfield in the second inning that put the home team ahead, 1-0. Mandarino made that stand up until hitting Chase Birdwell for start the sixth inning.

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