JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman baseball team rallied for four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday afternoon and defeated No. 7 Lander, 5-3, in a non-conference contest.
Carson-Newman improves to 4-4 overall, while Lander moves to 5-2.
Ryan Fillers (1-0) earned the win for the Eagles, allowing one earned run on two hits in two innings pitched.
Lander's John Eric Haynes (0-1) suffered the loss, walking one and allowing three earned runs on two hits in one-third of an inning.
Connor Lewis gave Lander a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a solo home run. However, Carson-Newman tied it at 1-all in the bottom of the inning when Philip Duncan's RBI double plated Bo Ausmus.
The Eagles rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to take a 5-2 advantage on Bryan Everhart's two-RBI double and Evan Kirkpatrick's two-RBI single.
The Bearcats next travel to St. Augustine, Fla. this weekend to open their Peach Belt Conference schedule at Flagler College on Feb. 16-17.