PEMBROKE, N.C. – The Lander baseball team (5-5) travels to No. 21 UNC Pembroke (8-1) for a weekend series in one of their more significant tests of the young season. Games are scheduled for Friday at 6:00 p.m., Saturday at 3:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
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G1: Chris Sheehan (0-2, 5.94 ERA) vs. Anthony Burke (2-0, 4.96 ERA)
G2: JD Cook (1-2, 7.98 ERA) vs. Blake Helms (0-0, 5.59 ERA)
G3: Tripper Ergle (1-0, 2.65 ERA) vs. Landen Smith (0-0, 3.68 ERA)
• After a 3-5 start, the Bearcats have won back to back games.
• Lander defeated Tusculum 12-3 on Tuesday, the largest margin of victory of the season.
• The Bearcats are in a stretch of eight consecutive road games, their longest streak of games away from Dolny Stadium this season.
• UNC Pembroke continues a string of 13 straight home games to begin their season.
• The Bearcats accounted for three home runs in the win over Tusculum, the most in a single game this season.
• Senior pitcher JD Cook leads the team with 16 strikeouts