Already leading 5-1 through two innings, the Pacers exploded for 10 runs on nine hits and three errors in the third inning to blow the game open. Brad Johnson and Robert Davis each had RBI doubles, John Sherrer and Casey Derhak added RBI singles, and Marc Joehnk punctuated the eruption with a two-run homer to left field. It was the third home run of the season for Joehnk while Derhak extended his hitting streak to 15 games.
Eight different players had at least two hits for USC Aiken. Joehnk went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored.
Michael Wadowski smacked a three-run shot over the wall in right in the fourth inning to balloon the advantage to 18-1. Wadowski finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a game-high three RBI.
Chris Tate and Eric Loy each had two of the Crusaders six hits on the night.
Scott Wandless tossed 4.0 innings allowing one earned run on two hits and one walk, fanning five in the no decision. Houston Taylor (1-0) worked 1.0 inning of relief in the win. In total, six Pacer pitchers saw action on the evening including closer Nick Wandless who upped his consecutive hitless appearances to eighth.
Seth Montgomery (0-5) suffered the loss for
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