BELMONT, N.C. – The Lander baseball team scored three runs in the second inning and one each in the third, fifth and ninth to defeat Belmont Abbey, 6-1, Wednesday in a non-conference game at Abbey Yard.
Lander improves to 17-19 overall, while the Crusaders slip to 18-17.
The Bearcats' Cam Hokanson (1-0) was awarded the win after striking out five, walking one and allowing three hits in 2.2 shutout innings.
The Crusaders' Harry Ferguson (4-6) suffered the loss, allowing three earned runs on four hits in two innings of work.
For Lander, Lusignan batted 2-for-4, while Mangum went 1-for-3 with two RBI.
Belmont Abbey's lone run came in the sixth inning when Armen Calilao drove in Kayden Krause with a single to left field.