Lynchburg Baseball Defeats Averett 8-6 in Comeback Fashion

Lynchburg Baseball Defeats Averett 8-6 in Comeback Fashion

For immediate release – 2/11/2012 - #222
Lynchburg Baseball Defeats Averett 8-6 in Comeback Fashion

DANVILLE, VA – The Lynchburg College baseball team defeated Averett University 8-6 on Saturday in the first game of the season in non-conference play.

Junior Brock Shiflett led Lynchburg with four RBI, going 2-4 on the day. Junior Ashton Paige registered two hits and two RBI.

LC fell behind 6-0 by the third inning, but scored eight unanswered runs, including a four-run eighth inning. Sophomore James Womack earned the start on the mound for the Hornets before yielding to senior Robert Garrett who pitched six innings while giving up two hits, getting the win.

Shiflett got the Hornets on the board in the top of the fifth inning off a two-run double, scoring sophomore Zach Fitzpatrick and freshman JP Nicholas Jr.

Down 6-2 in the top of the seventh inning, Paige doubled, plating Fitzpatrick and Nicholas again. During the eighth inning, facing a 6-4 deficit, Nicholas singled to bring home junior Dan Savage. Freshman Lincoln Evans scored off a fielder's choice before Shiflett doubled again, giving LC an 8-6 lead.

Garrett forced Averett into a three and out in the ninth inning, leading to Lynchburg's first win in 2012.

Cody Moore started the game for Averett (0-1), pitching six innings. Chris Moyer earned the loss.

Lynchburg (1-0) plays Greensboro College on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Leonard Park in Greensboro, NC.