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Trailblazer Baseball battles for 6-5 come-from-behind win vs. DACC

Sophomore Alex Rojas hit an eighth inning, go-ahead home run and freshman Jordan Young threw six innings of four-run baseball, followed by the bullpen's three-hit work, Wednesday night as the Vincennes University Baseball Team edged Danville Area Community College, 6-5, at Jerry Blemker Field.
Young cruised through the first five innings, allowing only two hits, before starting the sixth with a pitch that hit a DACC  batter. One out later, the inning's third hitter singled. Young's fourth strikeout took care of the next hitter but the fifth batter walked to bring Danville Area outfielder Aaron Woller to the plate. Woller hit a 1-1 pitch out to left field to put the Jaguars up, 4-2. Young got the next hitter to fly out to right to end the top half of the inning.
The Trailblazers (11-17) steadily battled back from there. After going scoreless in the bottom of the sixth, VU got two runs in the seventh to tie it up on sophomore Lance Myers' two-run triple. VU went ahead in the seventh on Rojas' leadoff blast then, added an insurance run when the next batter, freshman Connor Pierce, was hit by a pitch and and freshman Lane Dransfield walked. One out later, sophomore Brad Hartman drew the second walk of the inning, followed by the frame's third base on balls that was issued to pinch hitter Matt Volz to score Norman
The VU bullpen - which consisted of one inning each by sophomore Zach Reinig and Mitchell Lawson and freshman Bryant Jackson - held the Jaguars scoreless until the ninth when Jackson struck out the first two DACC hitters, but the Jaguars then strung together a single, a double and walk to draw within one at the final margin of victory for VU.
Lawson (2-2) got the win. He gave up only one single in the middle of three ground balls in his inning of work. Jackson picked up a save with his inning that closed out the win.

Myers was 3-for-4 with three RBIs on his triple and a single. Freshman outfielder Matt Kunce was 2-for-3. Sophomore Chris Minks and Volz both had one RBI each.
After a stretch of nine games in six days, the Trailblazers will be idle until heading to Lincoln Trail in Robinson, IL, Monday for a doubleheader. The first pitch in Game 1 that day is set for 2 p.m. VU will then travel to Olney Central on Tuesday for a nine-inning game at 4 p.m.


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