The Lindsey Wilson baseball team begins an eight-game road trip to finish the regular season starting this weekend when they travel to Cumberland University (Tenn.) in a three-game series. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday with first pitch at noon CT followed by a single game on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT.
The Blue Raiders (21-16, 9-10 MSC) enter the contest after losing against Campbellsville on Senior Day 7-8 in a shortened game due to weather.
Lindsey Wilson remains one of the top offensive teams in the NAIA, ranking 13th in the nation in hits with 434, eighth in On-base percentage .449, and fifth in the country in batting average with .356. Gabe Board leads the offense with his team-leading 65 hits and third-ranked .422 average in the MSC. Nico Martinez leads the team in RBIs with 38. Martinez also has 13 stolen bases on the season, the third-most in the MSC.
On the pitching side, Cohen Achen has tossed 54.1 innings and recorded a conference-leading 67 strikeouts, for a 2.65 ERA which leads all starters. Cade Duncan leads the relief pitching from the bullpen with a 3.86 ERA in 11 appearances.
Cumberland, (25-16, 14-3 MSC) enters the series after sweeping a weekend matchup against Bethel. The Phoenix have won 15 of their last 16 games.
Live video and stats will be available. First pitch from Ernest L. Stockton Field is scheduled for noon CT on Friday afternoon, while the Saturday’s game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. CT.