HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s baseball team split a doubleheader on the road Tuesday against Motlow State.

Freshman right-hander Lane Meyer (1-1) notched his first collegiate win in a 4-3 victory in the second game. Meyer tossed 5 1/3 effective innings, allowing three runs—two earned—on six hits. The Texas native struck out four and walked two.

Wallace State (6-9) gave Meyer an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and added single runs in the fifth and sixth.

Landon Hughes notched his second save with a scoreless seventh.

Wallace State’s Luke Porter, a Homewood grad, finished 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI single, raising his average to .318. Nate Smith and Jacob Hill each added run-scoring singles and Rupert Alcantara contributed a double.

Wallace State lost 4-2 in Tuesday’s opener. Sophomore Colt Buttram blasted a two-run homer for the Lions in the loss.

The Lions begin conference play on Friday, traveling to Snead State for a game at noon. They’ll continue the series at home Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.

Wallace State coach Randy Putman is four wins shy of 900 career victories with the Lions.

For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit wallacestate.edu.

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Russell Moore

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