The Columbia Lions baseball team did everything they possibly could in order to keep their division hopes alive. They did just that.
Lions quickly attacked in four runs in the first inning. The Princeton Tigers slowly creeped up to them scoring two runs separately in the 3rd and 4th inning and scored two more runs in the 6th inning.
Lions wasted several huge opportunities to score more runs. Columbia stranded two in the bottom of the fourth and loaded the bases in the fifth with nobody out. The Tigers’ reliever escaped the jam with two strikeouts sandwiched between an infield pop-up.
Harrisen Egly closed out the game for the Lions as he struck out Flynn swinging. Egly had five strikeouts and earned his third save of the season and eighth of his career, breaking the Columbia all-time record. Will Savage had three hits and scored a run for the Lions, Randell Kanemaru lead the offense with a homer, two rbis, two hits and scored two runs.
Lions won Game 1 of the doubleheader, 5-4. The Lions will face the Rutgers on Tuesday, April 26th, 3:30pm at Robertson Field at Satow Stadium.