Van Atta, Hunter spark Lane’s split

05/01/2011 14:20

Lane Community College catcher Jordyn Van Atta forced extra innings with a game-tying homer in the bottom of the seventh, and the Titans defeated Linn-Benton, 3-2, on Darrell Hunter’s double in the eighth to split a NWAACC South Region doubleheader Saturday.

Hunter drove in Matt Myrmo, who had singled, to back the pitching of Nick Phillips, who allowed just one earned run after LCC pitchers surrendered 15 hits in a 13-0 Linn-Benton romp in the first game. LCC is 17-15 overall and 12-8 in league, second in the South Region, and hosts Chemeketa at 1 p.m. Tuesday.