Lehigh sweeps season opening doubleheader at McNeese
Posted: February 14, 2004
Lake Charles, LA - Lehigh opened its 2004 season by sweeping a doubleheader from host McNeese State at Cowboy Diamond on Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Hawks (2-0) out-slugged the host Cowboys 11-8 in the opener, and then used a strong pitching performace to top McNeese by a 6-1 score in game two.
Lehigh got on the board early and often en route to an 11-8 victory in the opener, a make up from Friday's rained out contest. The Mountain Hawks exploded for five runs in the first and built an 8-0 lead after two en route to the win.
Jack Muscalus pitched seven innings to pick up the win for the Mountain Hawks, and he received plenty of help from his defense. Lehigh turned four double plays in the victory. Matt Nusinov closed the door to earn his first save.
Game two saw another strong pitching performance from the Lehigh staff. Adam Marr tossed six shoutout innings and recorded six strikeouts to pick up the "W." Kyle Collina threw the final three innings and struck out seven to earn the save.
Offensively, junior first baseman Forrest Doane drove in two runs and Jesse Novalis scored three times in the game two win.
Lehigh and McNeese State (1-4) will square off in the series finale on Sunday morning before the Mountain Hawks return to Bethlehem. First pitch is scheduled for Noon ET.