Hylton Powers Baseball over Roanoke 4-3

Hylton Powers Baseball over Roanoke 4-3

Game 1:

Lynchburg 4, Roanoke 3

Location: Blacksburg, Va. (English Field)

Records: Lynchburg 16-20 (6-12 ODAC), Roanoke 24-14 (8-10 ODAC)

Around the Horn

Lynchburg Baseball defeated Roanoke College 4-3 behind a strong pitching performance from sophomore Ryan Irby and two home runs from senior Will Hylton.

Game Breakdown

- Sophomore Ryan Irby came into a long relief role to pitch the final 7.2 innings only allowing five hits while earning his second victory of the season

- Lynchburg struck first in the opening inning when Hylton homered over the left field fence

- Roanoke would answer in the bottom half to tie the game at one

- The Maroons would add two more runs in the second inning to make it a 3-1 game

- In the fifth inning, Hylton would hit another homer to cut the deficit to a run

- The Hornets would tie the game in the sixth inning when sophomore Griffin Wild brought home freshman Shawn Allen on a fielder's choice

- Lynchburg would take the lead in the seventh inning when sophomore Thomas Powell grounded into a double play that scored junior Dallas Johnson

On Deck

The Hornets will return to Fox Field this Saturday for Senior Day vs. Eastern Mennonite, the first game of the doubleheader is scheduled for noon.