Hampden-Sydney bests baseball in midweek ODAC action

Baseball players get ready to take the field.

Hampden-Sydney, Va. -- The Lynchburg College baseball team suffered a 9-1 defeat at Hampden-Sydney on the road Wednesday in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play.

The Tigers jumped out to an early three-run lead and held on to secure a season-series split with Lynchburg, which won Tuesday's installation.

Senior catcher Matthew Stevens (Annandale, Va.) walked twice and scored the Lynchburg run, and senior right fielder Will Harris (Halifax, Va.) picked up the RBI.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Hampden-Sydney 9, Lynchburg 1

Records: Hampden-Sydney (12-13, 6-6 ODAC), Lynchburg (13-16, 6-10 ODAC)

Venue: Ty Cobb Ballpark - Wurdeman Stadium, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Hampden-Sydney jumped on top early with two runs in the bottom of the first against LC starter David Goulding (Lynchburg, Va.), only one of which was earned. The Tigers tacked on another in the third for an early 3-0 advantage.

  • After Stevens drew a leadoff walk in the top of the fifth and advanced to second on a single by senior first baseman Brad Hylton (Danville, Va.). Harris later drove Stevens in with an RBI groundout.

  • H-SC broke the game open with six more runs over the next three innings, while the Hornets managed just one more hit, a sixth-inning double by sophomore third baseman Colin Corey (Springfield, Va.)

  • The Hornets got scoreless relief outings from junior Wesley Steelman (Glen Allen, Va.), senior Kyle Jacksic (Hardwick, N.J.), and freshman Grayson Thurman (Lynch Station, Va.).

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg continues its run through the ODAC schedule Saturday, April 14 at Virginia Wesleyan. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for noon in Virginia Beach, Va.

--LC--