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Diamond 'Dogs Blank Morehead State, 7-0, In Opener of Saturday Twinbill
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
          Release: February 23, 2013
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BOILING SPRINGS – Matt Fraudin combined with three other Gardner-Webb pitchers for a three-hit shutout of Morehead State Saturday afternoon, winning 6-0 in the first half of a doubleheader.

Fraudin (2-0) had a no-hitter intact through 5.1 innings before Chris Robinson singled through the right side to break up the bid. Fraudin recovered with a strikeout and a ground ball to get out of the inning. Fraudin finished the game with two singles allowed and five strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work.

Mitch Warner, Stephen Gilmore and Brad Haymes closed out the game, with Gilmore and Haymes striking out a pair each in the eighth and ninth.

Gardner-Webb (4-0-1) took the lead for good on a single from JJ Nazzaro in the fifth. John Harris, who doubled earlier in the inning, came around to score when the throw from right field sailed to the backstop. Henry Rundio had an RBI triple in the sixth and Scott Johnson followed with an RBI double to make the score 3-0 in the same inning.

Nazzaro drove in a run with an RBI single to right in the seventh and Benji Jackson launched a tape-measure, two-run home run over the fence in center for a 6-0 lead. Freshman Jacob Walker collected an RBI single in his first college at bat in the eighth for the final margin.

Gardner-Webb finished with 12 hits in the game. Jackson (2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI), Harris (2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 runs) and Nazzaro (2-for-4, RBI, run) led that effort. Five of the hits went for extra bases.

Aaron Goe (1-1) took the loss for Morehead State (3-3), scattering seven hits in 6.0 innings of work with two earned runs allowed. Reggie Young allowed three runs and Greg Pearcy one out of the bullpen.

Robinson, Chase Greenwell and Kane Sweeney each had one of the Eagles’ three hits in the game.




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