- Cullman, Alabama

February 27, 2014

WALLACE STATE BASEBALL: Lions’ split at Motlow State leaves Putman 4 away from 900 wins

Wallace State Media Relations

HANCEVILLE — Wallace State’s baseball team split a doubleheader on the road Tuesday against Motlow State.

Freshman right-hander Lane Meyer (1-1) notched his first collegiate win in a 4-3 victory in the second game. Meyer tossed 5 1/3 effective innings, allowing three runs — two earned — on six hits. The Texas native struck out four and walked two.

Wallace State (6-9) gave Meyer an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and added single runs in the fifth and sixth.

Landon Hughes notched his second save with a scoreless seventh.  

Wallace State’s Luke Porter, a Homewood grad, finished 3 for 4 at the plate with an RBI single, raising his average to .318. Nate Smith and Jacob Hill each added run-scoring singles and Rupert Alcantara contributed a double.

The Lions lost 4-2 in Tuesday’s opener. Sophomore Colt Buttram blasted a two-run homer for the Lions in the loss.

Wallace State begins conference play on Friday, traveling to Snead State for a game at noon. They’ll continue the series at home Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.

Longtime Lions’ coach Randy Putman is four wins shy of 900 career victories with the program.