In the region: Southern Virginia baseball holds off W&L rally
Friday, March 15, 2013
LEXINGTON — Southern Virginia (11-5) jumped out to a 4-1 lead after two innings and held off the Generals (7-8), who scored three times in the bottom of the ninth, for an 8-7 win.
Josh Linn had two hits and two RBIs, and Nicholas Lyons had two hits and one RBI to lead the Knights.
For Washington and Lee, Alex Maragos had three hits and two RBIs, Will Salley and Mike Savas each had two hits and two RBIs.
Ed Greenhalgh was the winning pitcher, going five innings with three strikeouts, while surrendering three walks and four hits.
Ferrum 8, Hampden-Sydney 7, 11 innings
FERRUM - Ferrum was down 4-0 before scoring five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Justin Cox had two hits and three RBIs, his single in the bottom of the 11th inning drove two runs to lead the Panthers (8-13) past the Tigers (9-9-1). Justin Puentes got the win for Ferrum, pitching the last two innings, allowing three hits, striking out three and no walks. Jeff Gray lead Hampden Sydney with three hits and three RBIs, including a three run homer in the first inning and Beau Flinchum had three hits and three RBIs.
Virginia Tech takes 2
FULLERTON, CA - The 21st ranked Hokies continued their West Coast hot streak by defeating No. 19 Arizona 9-2 and No. 14 Michigan 3-2 Wolverines in first day action of the Judi Garman Classic.
Against Arizona (18-6), Virginia Tech’s (16-2) ace pitcher Kelly Heinz gave up four hits, struck out five and walked six. Lauren Gaskill, Kelsey Mericka and Kat Banks each had two hits and two RBIs. Gaskill, Mericka and Courtney Liddle each had a home run.
In game two, Virginia Tech (17-2) defeated Michigan (18-7). Jasmin Harrell stuck out four, walked two and gave up three hits. Logan Spaw led Virginia Tech with two hits and two RBIs. The Hokies where ahead 3-1 going into the bottom of the seventh. The Wolverines made a charge when Amy Knapp hit a double to score a run.
Virginia sweeps DH with Longwood
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Cavaliers (11-2) swept a doubleheader against the Lancers (16-7), winning 5-3 and 8-7.
In game one, Longwood took a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the sixth before Virginia got on the board by scoring five runs, starting with a triple by Marcy Bowdren that drove in the Cavaliers first run. Bowdren and Lauren Didlake each had one hit and two RBIs. Melanie Mitchell pitched a complete game, striking out 11, walking three and gave up four hits.
Game two went into extra innings. Virginia’s Kristen Hawkins scored a double in the bottom of the ninth to drive in the winning run. Hawkins had three hits and two RBIs and Marcy Bowdren had three hits and three RBIs. Relief pitcher Melanie Mitchell pitched six innings and struck out eight, walked one and gave up four hits.
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