Baseball blasts Mt. St. Vincent in home-opening twinbill

Brad Hylton gets ready to hit. Text: Brad Hylton, 2 games, 2B, HR, 4 R, 5 RBI

Lynchburg, Va. -- Lynchburg College's baseball team opened the home portion of its 2018 slate with a doubleheader sweep of Mount Saint Vincent on a balmy Saturday afternoon at Heritage High School.

The Hornets took the opener, 9-2, before routing the Dolphins 18-1 in the nightcap.

The middle of the Lynchburg order brought the thunder in the Hornets' Hill City debut as senior right fielder Will Harris (Halifax, Va.) went 6-for-9 with with four RBI, senior first baseman Matt Ward (Newton, N.C.) clubbed a homer, scored four runs, and drove in three, and senior center fielder Brad Hylton (Danville, Va.) went 3-for-6 with five RBI and a home run. Senior catcher Matthew Cotton (Charlotte, N.C.) also homered for the Hornets.

Starting pitching looked strong for Lynchburg as well, as junior Matt Kane (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) and freshman Jason Wood (Gloucester, Va.) each turned in scoreless outings.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: Lynchburg 9, Mt. St. Vincent 2

Game 2 Final: Lynchburg 18, Mt. St. Vincent 1

Records: Lynchburg 3-1, Mt. St. Vincent 0-2

Venue: Heritage High School, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • Both teams' bats were slow to start, but the Hornets capitalized on some CMSV miscues to take the lead in the bottom of the third. A Dolphin balk brought home freshman second baseman Parker Shaffer (Richmond, Va.) for the game's opening run, and Harris doubled home sophomore left fielder Shawn Allen (Columbus, N.J.) for another run in the third.

  • Cotton's fourth-inning, opposite-field homer added another Hornets run, and Ward hit a two-run shot to left-center the next inning to break the game open. LC added more insruance in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings.

  • Kane dazzled through four innings, striking out four to earn his second win of 2018, and senior reliever David Goulding (Lynchburg, Va.) pitched the final five innings, scattering two hits and striking out four for his second save of the season.

Game 2

  • Lynchburg wasted no time taking control of the back end of the double-dip, tattooing CMSV pitching for six first-inning runs. Harris knocked an RBI single, and Hylton brought home two more with a bases-loaded knock to make it 3-0 before the Dolphins were able to record an out.

  • Hylton added to the rout with a two-run homer off the right-field foul pole in the fourth, and the senior tacked on another with an RBI double in the following inning.

  • Freshman third baseman Kolby Puryear (Danville, Va.) brought home the Hornets' final two runs with a bases-loaded double down the right-field line for his first collegiate hit and RBI.

  • Wood struck out seven over 4 ⅓ innings, scattering three hits to earn his first collegiate win on the mound.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg will turn around for another double-dip on Sunday, Feb. 25, this time playing host to Penn State Harrisburg. The games will again be played on the turf field at Heritage High after wet weather earlier in the week rendered Fox Field unplayable.

--LC--

Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Sat Jan 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
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Fri Nov 08
Final
87 Lynchburg
78 vs. Albertus Magnus
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
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
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
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
Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Alumni Day | Coaches vs. Cancer Week
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No Event
No Event
No Event
Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
39 Lynchburg
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
CODE RED Game
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
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
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 15
5:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Jan 25
4:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Alumnae Day
No Event
No Event
No Event
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No Event
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Sat Oct 19
Final
1 East. Mennonite
3 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
Final
1 Shenandoah
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
Final
3 Lynchburg
1 at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
Final - OT
0 Guilford
1 vs. Lynchburg
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
0 Lynchburg
1 vs. No. 11 Washington and Lee
@ Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. Match 8 - ODAC Championship
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Sat Oct 19
Final
2 Roanoke
1 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Thu Oct 24
Final
3 Lynchburg
4 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Moved from Oct. 23
Sun Oct 27
Final
1 Lynchburg
2 at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
Final
2 Lynchburg
1 at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
Final - OT
2 Va. Wesleyan
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Mon Nov 04
Final
0 East. Mennonite
4 vs. Lynchburg
Match 1 - ODAC First Round
Wed Nov 06
Final
1 Lynchburg
4 at No. 14 Randolph-Macon
Match 2 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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