Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's baseball team erased a three-run deficit in the seventh inning but eventually fell, 11-6, at home Wednesday to Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival Hampden-Sydney.
After trailing from the first inning on, sophomore first baseman Avery Combs (Lynchburg, Va.) slapped a two-run single to tie the game, 6-6, for the Hornets in the bottom of the seventh. H-SC responded with a five-run eighth inning to put the game away.
Sophomore right-hander Michael Reiskind (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) pitched well in relief with 3 ⅔ scoreless innings.
H-SC second baseman Chase Counts had a four-RBI day at the plate.
Final: Hampden-Sydney 11, Lynchburg 6
Records: Hampden-Sydney (8-8-1, 2-3 ODAC), Lynchburg (7-11, 2-3 ODAC)
Venue: James C. Fox Field, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Tigers made use of two Hornet errors in the top of the first to jump out to a 4-0 lead and held a 6-1 advantage after two innings.
Lynchburg made a dent in the deficit in the fifth after graduate student designated hitter Kinston Carson (Tappahannock, Va.) delivered an RBI single, followed by a Tigers error on sophomore second baseman Parker Shaffer's (Richmond, Va.) grounder, cutting the H-SC lead to 6-3.
The Hornets evened the score at 6 in the seventh thanks to an RBI single from freshman left fielder Kaden Warren (Berryville, Va.), followed by Combs' two-run, opposite-field knock.
The lead didn't last long, however, as the Tigers made use of a leadoff walk and another Lynchburg fielding miscue to jump ahead, 11-6.
Lynchburg will return to non-conference action Friday, March 22 with a single game against Tufts. First pitch on Fox Field is set for 3 p.m.