Mitchell throws complete game as UNO evens series at Lamar
BEAUMONT, Texas – Brandon Mitchell threw a complete game and the New Orleans Privateers rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Lamar Cardinals 5-2 on Saturday afternoon at Vincent-Beck Stadium.
Mitchell notched his team-leading fourth win of the year as he went the distance and overcame two first inning runs by shutting out the Cardinals the rest of the way. The loss went to Trhea Morse.
In a turn of events from Friday it was Lamar who found themselves ahead early after a Ryan Snell two-run single put the home team on top 2-0. However, Mitchell was relentless in notching his second complete game of his career.
Meanwhile, the Privateer offense went to work in the middle frames. Dylan Mach followed up a three-hit night on Friday with a two-run single in the fourth inning to level the score at 2-2. Both runs were charged to starter, Hunter Hesseltine.
Then in the fifth, the Privateer bats were responsible for back-to-back home runs. Issac Williams hit a blast to left-center and Kasten Furr followed with a solo home run of his own to put New Orleans ahead 4-2.
From the sixth through the eighth inning, Mitchell retired nine of ten batters. The Cardinals got the tying run to the plate in the ninth but Mitchell induced a pop out off the bat of Kirkland Banks to put the finishing touches on the win.
INSIDE THE BOX
Mitchell induced ten ground outs and struck out three batters. Mach, Furr and Williams all had two hits on the day. Anthony Herron Jr. drew a pair of walks. As a team, the Privateers drew seven free passes against Lamar pitching.
Luke Bumpus and Kevin Bermudez each scored a run for the Cardinals. Kole Tauzin threw 2.2 scoreless innings out of the pen.
The series finishes with a 1 p.m. scheduled first pitch on Sunday.
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