For immediate release – 4/27/2012 - #378
Miller Pitches Two-Hit Shutout, LC Defeats Emory & Henry 3-0 in ODAC Tournament
LYNCHBURG, VA – Freshman starting pitcher Brandon Miller turned in his finest performance of the season on Friday in helping the first-seeded Lynchburg College baseball team defeat Emory & Henry College 3-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament. Lynchburg moves on to play Saturday at 11 a.m. while Emory & Henry is eliminated from the tournament.
For the second game in a row, Lynchburg College had its starter pitch a complete game in the ODAC Tournament after senior Robert Garrett shut down Hampden-Sydney College 8-1 on Thursday.
Miller pitched all nine innings, giving up only two hits and one walk in the game improving his record to 8-0. It was the second start and first complete game for the freshman out of Vesuvius, Virginia who got the win with just 95 pitches.
"You couldn't ask for a better outing from a freshman," said head coach Percy Abell. "To come in the conference tournment and throw a two-hitter against a great hitting team and do it on a day when their pitcher threw well was huge".
With the one run lead in the fifth, junior Michael Kenah doubled down the left field line after sophomore Zach Fitzpatrick and senior Richard Palase reached base, making it a 3-0 advantage for the Hornets. Miller was able to stifle the Wasps' offense, cruising to the victory.
Lynchburg kept Emory & Henry runners from advancing past second for the entire game.
Collin Metz and Josh McMillian had the lone hits for the Wasps (15-23), while Jessup Lambert went eight innings on the mound relinquishing three runs and five hits.
Lynchburg (32-8) will play in game seven on Saturday at 11 a.m. against the winner of game eight featuring Randolph-Macon College and Bridgewater College.