LYNCHBURG – Sophomore pitcher Tanner Moulder threw a one-hitter and Motlow’s offense broke loose for 17 runs and 26 hits as the Bucks swept visiting Calhoun Community College 10-5, 7-1 in a non-conference doubleheader at the Driver Baseball Complex Tuesday afternoon.
The Bucks (22-15, 5-10) will jump back into TCCAA play this weekend when they travel to Cleveland State for a three-game series against the Cougars (17-13, 7-7). Friday’s single game begins at 1 p.m. CST and Saturday’s doubleheader starts at 11 a.m. CST.
Motlow was dominant from start to finish Tuesday, jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of game one and never trailing the entire afternoon. The Bucks were consistent, scoring at least one run in every inning of game one and in all but two innings of game two.
John Tiedemann started game one on the mound, pitching four innings and allowing three earned runs with six strikeouts. Logan Dietz pitched the final three innings and picked up the win, allowing only three hits and striking out three.
JC Daily went 3-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Stafford Booth, Cole Veazey, Ben Holland, Skyler Murphy and Cody Jernigan each had two hits, with Booth and Jernigan driving in a pair of runs apiece.
Game two was all Moulder as he took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before Calhoun shortstop Brett Guzay, who played last season for Motlow, broke it up with a two-out single. Moulder didn’t walk a batter and recorded five strikeouts.
Booth and Veazey were again catalysts for Motlow’s offense at the top of the batting order, combining for five hits. Chevis Hoover and Daily had two hits each, and six different Motlow players drove in runs.