Baseball falls to Division I Lehigh in extra innings

Kinston Carson slides into third base

Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's baseball team battled tough with NCAA Division I opponent Lehigh but came up just short, falling 10-9 in 10 innings at home Thursday afternoon.

Lynchburg led after eight innings and had opportunities to win the ballgame in the ninth and 10th, but the Mountain Hawks escaped the jam each time.

Graduate student right fielder Kinston Carson (Tappahannock, Va.) went 5-for-6 at the plate for the Hornets with three runs scored, while freshman left fielder Kaden Warren (Berryville, Va.) piled up three hits, scored twice, and drove in a run.

Freshman designated hitter Garrett Jackson (Virginia Beach, Va.), freshman catcher Holden Fiedler (Henrico, Va.), and freshman center fielder Carrson Atkins (Charlottesville, Va.) each drove in a pair of runs for Lynchburg.

Matt McGuire led the Mountain Hawks with a four-RBI day that included a three-run home run.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lehigh 10, Lynchburg 9 (10 inn.)

Records: Lehigh 5-7, Lynchburg 5-8

Venue: James C. Fox Field, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Lehigh took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with a sacrifice fly, but Lynchburg struck back with two runs in the bottom half on a Warren single and a Fiedler sac fly to take an early lead.

  • The Hornets made it a 4-1 advantage in the second by way of Jackson's two run single.

  • After McGuire's homer gave the visitors a 6-4 lead in the fourth, sophomore left-hander Adam Dofflemyer (Harrisonburg, Va.) entered in relief for the Hornets and tossed 2 ⅓ innings of shutout ball to keep Lynchburg in the game.

  • Sophomore right-hander Grayson Thurman (Lynch Station, Va.) followed with a scoreless seventh inning, and the Hornets took the lead in the bottom half of a two-run double to right field by Atkins.

  • Lynchburg led until the ninth, when Lehigh got to Atkins, who entered in relief, with a leadoff single, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch to load the bases with nobody out. Another walk brought the tying run in, and after a pitching change, scored the go-ahead run on a Hornets fielding error.

  • Warren and Jackson started the bottom half with back-to-back singles up the middle, and sophomore first baseman Avery Combs (Lynchburg, Va.) walked to fill the bases with Hornets with nobody out. Fiedler then delivered the game-tying sac fly -- his second of the game. The Hornets had a chance to win the game on a would-be wild pitch, but Lehigh snuffed the runner out at home to send the game to extras.

  • Lehigh scored twice more on four 10th-inning hits, and while Lynchburg cut the lead to a single run in the bottom half, scoring on another wild pitch, the Mountain Hawks escaped the two-on, nobody-out rally to win the ballgame.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg's baseball team will continue its Spring Break homestand Friday, March 15 as Rutgers-Camden visits Fox Field for a 7-inning doubleheader; the two teams were originally scheduled to play at Methodist University's Armstrong-Diamond Invitational last month but were postponed due to weather. The teams have moved the games ahead to 11 a.m. in an effort to get ahead of bad weather forecast later in the afternoon.

--LYN--

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