Category: Gargoyles

Bradley freshman closer Matt Dennis earned the win by throwing 5.2 strong innings in his first career start and senior catcher Austin Jarvis drove in the deciding run in his final game at Dozer Park, leading the Braves (23-25, 5-16 MVC) to a 2-1 win against Indiana State (35-14, 14-7 MVC) Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale for both teams. The win ended Indiana State’s hopes of claiming a share of the regular-season Missouri Valley Conference championship and set up a rematch against the second-seeded and host Sycamores in the MVC Baseball Championship Tuesday at Bob Warn Field. The two teams will play a fourth consecutive game against one another in the fourth first-round game, a scheduled 7:30 p.m. (EST) start in Terre Haute, IN. Dennis (4-2), who made his first 19 appearances of the season in relief, limited Indiana State to one run on four hits in his longest career outing. Lefty Cameron Roegner finished off the strong pitching effort by tossing the final 3.1 innings. He worked around four hits to earn his first save of the season.

-Bob

Bradley University matched its conference win total from 2013 season, rallying from behind in both games of a Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader against Loyola to top the Ramblers 3-2 and 4-2 Saturday afternoon at Laura Bradley Park. The Braves improved to 8-3 in Valley play for the first time since opening the 1986 Gateway Conference schedule with an identical 8-3 mark. Loyola pitcher Brittany Garnder took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning of the opener before the Braves rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a 3-2 victory.  Junior Alyson Clemente led off the seventh with a double to right and fellow junior Shannon King tied the game at 2-2, ripping the first pitch she saw over the fence in center field. Madeline Lynch-Crumrine struck out a career-high nine batters in the complete game victory to improve to 11-9 on the year.  The win was the 40th of Lynch-Crumrine’s career. In the nightcap, freshman pitcher Jaelen Hull did not allow a Loyola hit until the Ramblers opened the fourth with a bunt single. Two more hits in the inning and a Bradley error led to a pair of runs as the Braves found themselves trailing 2-1 heading to the fifth.

-Bob

Senior guard Walt Lemon Jr.flirted with a double-double in a balanced showing by the Bradley men’s basketball team during the annual Red-White Scrimmage Friday night at Renaissance Coliseum. Lemon shared game-high scoring honors with 12 points, while adding nine assists, three steals and three rebounds in the full 24 minutes of action, all for the White team. Senior forward Tyshon Pickett also scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds, also playing exclusively for the White squad. Sophomore guard Omari Grier added 11 points and freshman guard Jordan Swopshire 10 to complete the double-digit scoring, while sophomore guard Ka’Darryl Bell finished with nine points in his public return to the court following last year’s late-season shoulder surgery. After losing each of the first two 8-minute periods by a combined 35-26 score, Lemon sparked the White team to a strong finish by outscoring the Red 19-4 in the final period for a final 45-39 score. Lemon, Pickett, fellow senior Jordan Prosser and Auston Barnes played the entire scrimmage in White, while Mason AlwanDarrion HarrisMike Shaw and Nate Wells played exclusively for Red.Chris Blake, Grier, Swopshire and Stefan Zecevic saw action on both sides, while sophomore point guard Anthony Fields did not play due to an ankle injury.

-Bob


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