Regis Sauer was great in his second start this year. Sauer earned his first win of the young season by tossing 4 2/3 innings allowing only 1 run, on 2 hits while striking out a pair.
The Redhawks got to work early scoring 2 runs in the top of the second. Joe Professori scored on a passed ball moving Mitchell Yard to third base. The very next play Elmo Trickett earned his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly to right field.
The Redhawk offense exploded in the 4th inning when Corey Lazor launched a grandslam over the left field wall, his 2nd homerun of the season. The Redhawks also tacked on 2 more in the 6th on a Lazor sacrifice fly, and then a Lemley double brought around Lazor to round the final score out at 10-3.
Lazor finished the game 3-3 with a grandslam and 5 RBI. Lemley also had 2 RBI and 2 hits, Velez also had 2 hits.
Northwestern got it started early scoring 3 runs in the first aided by a homerun from Ryan Suterrer. The Redhawks would respond with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning when Lemley doubled Navedo.
Northwestern tacked another one on in the 3rd to make it 4-1, but the Redhawks were up to the task again as Lazor singled in Gino Qualherio after he swiped second and third. Moments later Luis Navedo become the Redhawks all time home run leader when he left the yard to deep left field.
Northwestern got two more in the 4th, but the bottom half of the inning belonged to the Redhawks. Navedo singled to score Lazor, following that Lemley doubled to set up a 2nd and 3rd situation in which Mitchell Yard singled to the left side to bring in both Navedo and Lemley. Velez would single to bring in Trickett for a little insurance.
The Redhawks would get their second win of the day 9-7. Cole Cogley was magnificent in relief tossing 2 1/3 innings allowing only 1 hit and striking out 3 to earn the win. Shane Emrich earned his first save of the season allowing an unearned run on 2 hits while fanning all 3 outs.
Lazor and Lemley both had 2 hits and an RBI while Navedo was 3-3 with 3 RBI, Yard also had 2 RBI.
Redhawks will be back in action tomorrow morning at 10 for another double header against Elizabethtown.