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February 22, 2014

Faulkner sweeps Thomas with doubleheader victories

THOMASVILLE —

Thomas coach Mike Lee is scratching his head after a pair of Saturday losses that propelled No. 1 Faulkner to a weekend sweep of the Night Hawks.

Thomas looked to rebound from a 3-0 shutout in Game 1 when it jumped to a 6-0 lead through the first two innings of Game 2. 

Cleanup batter Josh Bruijn smashed the Night Hawks first homerun of the season with a grand slam, but Faulkner rallied with a five run outing in the seventh to take a 7-6 lead. 

Thomas responded with another two in the seventh to reclaim the lead. But Faulkner capped the win by holding Thomas scoreless after notching the final two runs in the ninth.

“They did as much to win it as we did to not win it,” Lee said. “When you play the No. 1 team and you’ve got them on the road, you can’t let them off the hook.”

The Night Hawks displayed their consistent offense in Game 1 with seven hits – just under Faulkner’s eight – but failed to translate those into runs.

Pitcher Ben Overman, who threw all seven innings in the opening contest, said the lack of run support hindered his confidence.

“It’s tough. It’s a lot easier to go out there and pitch with a lead,” Overman said. “I’m just mentallty and physically exhausted.”

After starting the season 7-2, the Night Hawks find themselves in their first losing streak of the season, which now sits at five.

Despite the recent skid, however, Thomas remains atop the Sun Conference standings.

“When it comes down to it, conference games are what matters,” Lee said. “I like where we’re at.”

The Night Hawks travel to Columbus for a Tuesday doubleheader against Southern Polytechnic before returning home next weekend for a crucial conference series against Ave Maria.

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