Miles Golden Bears Keep Rolling, Sweep Lane

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Miles ran its conference win streak to six games, sweeping Lane 9-3 and 5-4 Friday afternoon at historic Rickwood Field. Peyton Logan had four hits and three runs batted in while Ryne Benson had three hits and four RBI to pace the offense while Andrew Datcher and Zavian Caldwell both pitched six innings to earn wins for the Golden Bears (18-16, 10-4 SIAC).

GAME 1 – Miles 9, Lane 3

The Golden Bears broke the game open in the third, sending 11 hitters to the plate as part of a seven-run frame. Dalton Roberts’ two-run triple started the scoring and after a RBI single by Logan, Benson planted a three-run homer over the fence in left for a 6-0 lead. Bryan Baker, who tripled to lead off the inning, drove in a run with a single to close the scoring.

Caldwell (3-1) allowed just four hits and struck out five, giving up a single run in the sixth inning after Miles had opened a 9-0 lead. Gage Humphries allowed two runs in the ninth but was able to close out the contest.

GAME 2 – Miles 5, Lane 4

The Dragons (14-18, 8-10) came out swinging against Datcher as Chris O’Neal’s two-run home run in the first gave them the early lead. Miles got those runs right back in the bottom of the inning as Logan just missed a home run, banging a two-run double off the wall in left.

Lane went back in front in the second as Thomas Arias stole home as Miles tried to appeal whether he had left early from second base on a flyout to left. But the Golden Bears got the run back in the third as Benson’s run-scoring single plated Logan. Miles would take the lead on a RBI single by Jacob Bisharat in the fourth, then added an insurance run in the fifth on a RBI single by Alex Bentley for a 5-3 advantage.

Datcher (4-0) would give up another run in the sixth before departing. He gave up eight hits and struck out four before giving way to Will Cantey in the seventh. The Miles closer pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.

UP NEXT: Miles will close out the home portion of its schedule on Saturday with a doubleheader against Lane. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m. It is also Senior Day and the recognition for those student-athletes will take place between the two games of the doubleheader.

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