Baseball ousted from ODAC tournament

Santiago Meneses delivering a pitch in a baseball game

Salem, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's baseball season came to an end Sunday afternoon with an 11-3 loss to Roanoke College in the first round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament.

Roanoke took both games in the best-of-three series to reach next weekend's double-elimination second round.

Freshman designated hitter Cameron Lane (Manassas, Va.) went 3-for-4 with a run scored to lead the Hornets offense, while freshman second baseman PJ Alvanos (Annapolis, Md.) and freshman center fielder Carrson Atkins (Charlottesville, Va.) each contributed two hits.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Roanoke 11, Lynchburg 3

Records: Roanoke 21-16, Lynchburg 19-22

Venue: Salem Memorial Ballpark, Salem, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • RC took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a Hunter Andrews two-run single, and the Maroons stretched it to 8-0 by the middle of the fourth.

  • Lynchburg got two runs back, one on a run-scoring double-play ball and another on a Maroons throwing error as Atkins stole second, allowing senior third baseman Griffin Wild (Severna Park, Md.) to score and make the score 8-2.

  • The Hornets scored their third run in the sixth, an RBI single by sophomore shortstop Parker Shaffer (Richmond, Va.) that brought Alvanos in.

  • Roanoke added three more runs in the top of the ninth to bring the score to its final standing.

 

LOOKING BACK

Lynchburg finishes the season with a 19-22 record, the team's most wins since the 2014 campaign. The Hornets will look forward to the release of the ODAC's all-conference teams next week.

--LYN--

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