(DAYTON, Tenn.) – On Thursday, the Truett McConnell University baseball team traveled to Dayton, Tenn. to face Appalachian Athletic Conference opponent, Bryan College. The Bears fell 4-6 in game one and 3-7 in game two. TMU currently sits at a record of 24-21, 15-14 AAC, while the Lions are 21-23, 15-12 AAC.

GAME 1 | 4-6
In game one, the Bears scored first off an Andrew Johnston single, an Isaak Mullanack single and a Brady Wilson single (1-0). In the top of the second, Matt Redmond walked and was followed by a Tanner Griffith hit by pitch. With runners in scoring position, Mikal Mascarello hit a clutch three-run home-run to put the Bears up 4-0. The Lions retaliated with a game changing six runs over the course of the reminder of the game, ultimately causing the Bears to fall 4-6.

 Johnston led the way offensively, going 2-5 at the plate with one run tallied. Brody Wilson was 2-3 a the plate with one RBI. Griffith and Mascarello were both 1-4, Griffith tallied one run and Mascarello had three RBIs. Jake Edwards also went 1-3 at the plate.

GAME 2 | 3-7
In game two, TMU was first on the board with a Griffith walk and a Johnston single. With runners in scoring position, Edwards singled to put TMU up 1-0. The Lions retaliated with two runs of their own in the bottom of the second to take the lead (1-2). In the fifth and sixth inning, the Lions added five more runs to their score (1-7). With a late attempt, a Russell Kiser double and Griffith double scored two runs, but proved not enough as the Bears fell in game two (3-7).

Wilson led the way offensively, going 2-4 at the plate. Following, Johnston was 2-3 at the plate. Griffith was 1-3 with one RBI and one run tallied. Edwards was 1-4 at the plate with one RBI.

The Bears conclude their final AAC match-up against Bryan University on Friday, April 29 in Dayton, Tenn. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m.