Harris' homers lead baseball over Southern Virginia

Will Harris celebrates a home run with teammates

Buena Vista, Va. -- Senior right fielder Will Harris (Halifax, Va.) homered twice, one of them a grand slam, to lift Lynchburg College's baseball team to a 12-6 non-conference win over Southern Virginia Thursday afternoon on the road.

Harris tallied six RBI in a 3-for-5 day at the plate, and senior designated hitter Matthew Stevens (Annandale, Va.) and sophomore left fielder Shawn Allen (Columbus, N.J.) both also homered for Lynchburg.

Senior center fielder Brad Hylton (Danville, Va.) went 3-for-5 and added two more to his league-leading RBI total; he now has driven in 24 runs on the season.

The Hornets have now won three games in a row.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 12, Southern Virginia 6

Records: Lynchburg 8-3, Southern Virginia 6-7

Venue: Parry McCluer High School, Buena Vista, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

- After a scoreless first three innings, Lynchburg got on the board in the fourth when back-to-back doubles by senior first baseman Matt Ward (Newton, N.C.) and Hylton resulted in a run.

- Harris came to the plate with the bases loaded an inning later and uncorked a drive over the left-field fence for Lynchburg's first grand slam of the 2018 season. Stevens followed with a solo shot the following inning.

- Lynchburg made it three innings in a row with a home run when Harris launched a two-run shot to left, and Allen's two-run dinger in the eighth followed by another Hylton RBI double brought the score to 12-2 Hornets. The Knights pushed runs across in the final two frames to draw the score to its final standing.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg will return to Old Dominion Athletic Conference play Saturday when they play host to No. 15 Shenandoah on Fox Field.

--LC--