ELGIN, Ill. – Matt McHenry broke two records in one night for Judson University in 9-1 and 3-2 wins over Lindenwood University-Belleville to tie the program record for wins at 42. McHenry now holds the single season record for hits and the career record for home runs at 20. He now holds six career records at Judson.
McHenry went 4-of-5 with two RBI on the day with a home run and a double. Tony Rallo led Judson with three RBI on the day while Johnny Amann had two RBI.
Judson 9, Lindenwood-Belleville 1
Down 1-0 after the top of the third, Judson dropped seven runs in the bottom of the inning for a 7-1 lead. Judson then added a run in the fourth and sixth innings. Ben Palmer went six innings to stay perfect at 5-0 with four strikeouts and one earned run. Tom Lawton finished the seventh and had one strikeout against three batters faced.
Judson hit three home runs in game one which came from Johnny Amann, Tony Rallo, and McHenry. Billy Wright went 3-of-3 with one RBI. Brian Brauer, Amann, and McHenry all had two hits while Amann had two RBI. Brauer, Josh Raymond, and McHenry all had one RBI.
Judson 3, Lindenwood-Belleville 2
McHenry was walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning as he picked up the game winning RBI as Judson took the win, 3-2. Judson trailed 2-0 after the first inning and then scored one run in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game at two before the walk in the seventh inning.
Jordan Pemble pitched the final inning for his second win and had two strikeouts. Andrew Bergmann went six innings for the no decision recording eight strikeouts giving up just two earned runs on three hits.
Judson only had four hits on the day as McHenry had two going 2-of-2 for one RBI. Cody Love and Brauer each had a hit to round it out.
Judson will next play Lindenwood-Belleville on Saturday in their final home games of the 2012 season.