SHELBY, N.C. — Fayetteville Tech baseball split Friday’s doubleheader at Cleveland CC, rebounding from a 10-2 loss in Game 1 to win the second game 5-4.
FTCC scored three runs in the fourth inning and tacked on a run in the fifth and again in the seventh to hold a 5-0 lead over the Yeties (14-28) going into the last half-inning.
First baseman Johnnie Lowery led the Trojans at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double, triple and RBI.
A spurt of shaky defense from the Trojans allowed the Yetis to threaten in the bottom of the seventh.
Cleveland tallied four runs in the frame before Kohlhafer entered the game to pitch out the win.
The Trojans remain on the road through the weekend, traveling to face Catawba Valley CC in Hickory for a three-game series. The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday and a single game Sunday.