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Designated hitter Jesse Dunn hit two solo home runs for the Spartanburg Blue Eagles to propel the Blue Eagles to a 7-1 victory over the Copperheads on Monday night. Dunn uncorked home runs to start the second and with one out in the ninth, outscoring Lake Norman all by himself.

Not only did Dunn get pitches to hit, but the rest of the Blue Eagles got plenty of chances as they put together ten hits against a Copperhead pitching staff that was ineffective from the start. Lake Norman needed six pitchers to get through the game. The six combined for four walks and just two strikeouts against the Blue Eagles. Starter Ross Davis was effective in the first, getting a double play ball to end the inning. Next inning, Davis allowed a leadoff homerun to Dunn, and then allowed two more runs on two hits in the inning.

The Blue Eagles were helped out by multiple errors by Lake Norman which helped Spartanburg push away for a big early lead. Errors by Derek Long, Wes Dozier, and Kevin Roberts helped give the Blue Eagles four unearned runs in the first four innings.

After falling behind 6-0 in the bullpen did its best to keep the game within striking distance though as Ryan Waldrep, Jim Leggett and Thomas Nichols each pitched a 1-2-3 inning in relief of Davis.

On the other side Spartanburg starting pitcher Wes McIntyre was strong allowing just two hits through his six innings of work. McIntryre, a teammate of both Dozier and Long at Carson Newman, handled the Copperhead lineup with ease before leaving in between the sixth and seventh innings. Rightfielder Brian Litwin got both of the hits off McIntyre through the first six innings.

Lake Norman scored its lone run in the eighth inning after Landon Adams blistered a double to left-center field, with two outs in the inning. Adams came around to score after the next batter, Shane Brown, reached on a fielding error by recently inserted second baseman James Cerbie in the middle of the inning.

With the loss Lake Norman falls to 16-9 overall and is now 2-3 against the Blue Eagles, with all three losses coming at home while all of the wins have come at Wofford.

Lake Normanís next game will on the road against the Carolina Stingers on Wednesday night.