Rutgers-Camden sweeps baseball in non-conference action

Wynkoop hitting a baseball in red uniform

Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's baseball team dropped a pair of 7-inning, non-conference contests to visiting Rutgers-Camden, 12-2 and 7-2, Friday.

Freshman third baseman Garrett Jackson (Virginia Beach, Va.) led the Hornets with four hits and two RBI on the day, while freshman left fielder Brendan McDonald (Virginia Beach, Va.) and senior left fielder Thomas Wynkoop (Virginia Beach, Va.) each drove in a run. It was Wynkoop's first-career RBI.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: Rutgers-Camden 12, Lynchburg 2 (7 inn.)

Game 2 Final: Rutgers-Camden 7, Lynchburg 2 (7 inn.)

Records: Rutgers-Camden 2-2, Lynchburg 5-10

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

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • The Scarlet Raptors got to Lynchburg pitching for a run in the first and two in the second before breaking the ballgame open with a five-run third inning.

  • Lynchburg responded with a run in the bottom of the third, an RBI single up the middle from Jackson, but Rutgers-Camden responded with two more runs in the fourth to make it 10-1.

  • McDonald drove in Lynchburg's second run with a fourth-inning triple off the wall in right field.

Game 2

  • Both teams scored single runs in the first inning, Lynchburg's on another base hit to center field from Jackson's bat.

  • Rutgers-Camden took control with four runs over the next three innings while southpaw Steven Bloyed set down the Lynchburg hitters.

  • Lynchburg trailed 7-1 entering the final inning of play, but the Hornets broke through when Wynkoop stroked a ball to right field that plated freshman designated hitter Holden Fiedler (Henrico, Va.). Wynkoop was robbed of a base hit when the Rutgers-Camden right fielder fired a strike to second base to force out the Lynchburg baserunner.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg will remain home Saturday, March 16 for an Old Dominion Athletic Conference double-dip with Eastern Mennonite. First pitch on Fox Field is scheduled for noon.

--LYN--

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