Baseball comes from behind to top Jumbos

Meneses throwing a pitch in a baseball game

Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's baseball team saw an eighth-inning lead disappear only to bounce back in the bottom half on its way to a 5-4 non-conference win over Tufts at home Friday afternoon.

After the Jumbos leapt ahead thanks to a two-run Lynchburg error -- the Hornets' fifth of the ballgame -- in the top of the eighth, freshman catcher Kaden Warren (Berryville, Va.) and freshman left fielder Brendan McDonald (Virginia Beach, Va.) delivered RBI singles in the bottom of the inning to put the Hornets back on top.

Sophomore right-hander Santiago Meneses (Guatemala City, GUATEMALA) got out of a two-on, two-out jam to record the final out and his first-career save.

Senior right-hander Graham Boggio (Midlothian, Va.) pitched well in a no-decision, going six innings and scattering five hits and two walks around two strikeouts. One of the two Tufts runs scored against him was earned.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 5, Tufts 4

Records: Lynchburg 8-11, Tufts 7-2

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

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Tufts took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Lynchburg's first error of the day.

  • The Hornets struck for a pair of runs in the fourth as graduate student right fielder Kinston Carson (Tappahannock, Va.) came home on a wild pitch and sophomore left fielder Parker Shaffer (Richmond, Va.) scored on a sacrifice fly by sophomore first baseman Avery Combs (Lynchburg, Va.).

  • The Jumbos got a sacrifice fly in the sixth to tie the game at 2-2, but Lynchburg retook the lead in the bottom of the sixth on freshman first baseman Garrett Jackson's (Virginia Beach, Va.) sac fly.

  • Tufts retook the lead in the eighth, starting a rally with a leadoff single, a Hornets error, and a hit-by-pitch to load the bases. Freshman right-hander Carrson Atkins (Charlottesville, Va.) got a fielder's choice and should have escaped the inning on a ground ball, but the ball squeaked through the Lynchburg infield on another fielding miscue to bring the tying and go-ahead runs in. Atkins forced a double-play ball to the next batter to quell the threat.

  • Lynchburg wasted no time coming back as Carson ripped a leadoff triple in the bottom of the eighth, but a short-lived rainstorm forced a 30-minute rain delay shortly after. When the rain passed, Warren delivered the game-tying single up the middle, and Jackson doubled to left field to give Lynchburg runners on second and third with one out. The next hitter, McDonald, delivered the go-ahead RBI knock through the left side.

  • Tufts rallied with two outs as Atkins yielded a single and a hit-by-pitch, but Meneses entered in relief to induce the game-sealing popup. It cinched the sophomore's first-career save as well as Atkins' first collegiate victory on the mound.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets return to Old Dominion Athletic Conference play Saturday, when they will play host to Ferrum in a league doubleheader starting at noon.

--LYN--

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Hood
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2:00 PM
William Peace
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Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
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Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
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Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
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Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
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Washington and Lee
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Final
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Sat Nov 09
Final
62 Lynchburg
75 at Hood
MMI Tip-Off Championship
Wed Nov 13
Final
88 Lynchburg
68 at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
Final
69 Hampden-Sydney
74 vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
Final
80 Pfeiffer
91 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
Final
99 Hampden-Sydney
108 vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
Final
69 Methodist
93 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
Final
84 Lynchburg
88 vs. Mary Washington
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
Final
77 Lynchburg
79 at No. 9 Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
Final
81 Lynchburg
68 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
Final
73 Lynchburg
78 at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
Final
51 East. Mennonite
90 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
Final
61 Lynchburg
42 at Averett
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Wed Jan 15
7:30 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Lynchburg
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Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Alumni Day | Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Wed Jan 29
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
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2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
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Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
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70 at Averett
Fri Nov 15
Final
39 Lynchburg
52 at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
Final
64 Colorado Col.
76 vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
Final
73 Lynchburg
60 at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
Final
61 East. Mennonite
82 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
Final
58 Lynchburg
49 at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
Final
67 Emory & Henry
56 vs. Lynchburg
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4:00 PM
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4:00 PM
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vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
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Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 11
2:00 PM
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at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 15
5:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
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7:00 PM
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Sat Jan 25
4:30 PM
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Tue Oct 29
Final - OT
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Senior Night
Sun Nov 03
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
2 vs. Lynchburg
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinal
Fri Nov 08
Final - PK Away
2 Lynchburg
2 at Hampden-Sydney
Match 6 - ODAC Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
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Final
2 Lynchburg
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1 vs. Lynchburg
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Mon Nov 04
Final
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Final
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