Baseball splits Sunday twinbill with Penn State Harrisburg

Thomas Powell celebrates on the baseball field. Text: Thomas Powell, 2 2B, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI

Lynchburg, Va. -- The Lynchburg College baseball team capped off a 3-1 weekend with a doubleheader split against Penn State Harrisburg Sunday afternoon.

LC took Game 1 by a score of 9-7, while the Nittany Lions put an end to the Hornets' four-game win streak by means of a 5-2 decision on the back end of the double-dip.

Senior right fielder Will Harris (Halifax, Va.) had four hits on the day, while junior shortstop Thomas Powell (Stanardsville, Va.) had two doubles and hit his first home run of the season, scoring four runs on the day.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: Lynchburg 9, Penn State Harrisburg 7

Game 2 Final: Penn State Harrisburg 5, Lynchburg 2

Records: Lynchburg 4-2, Penn State Harrisburg 2-2

Venue: Heritage High School, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • Penn State Harrisburg struck for three runs in the top of the first, but Lynchburg answered back in the bottom of the frame when Powell reached on an error and was doubled home by sophomore left fielder Shawn Allen (Columbus, N.J.).

  • Lynchburg took the lead in a five-run second inning keyed by a leadoff double from senior designated hitter Matthew Stevens (Annandale, Va.). Stevens scored on Powell's RBI double, and Allen, Harris, and senior first baseman Matt Ward (Newton, N.C.) added RBI hits in the inning.

  • The Hornets added an insurance run in the fourth when senior catcher Matthew Cotton (Charlotte, N.C.) drove in a run and two more in the fifth thanks to a two-run double from senior center fielder Brad Hylton (Danville, Va.), making it nine unanswered runs.

  • Junior right-hander Graham Boggio (Midlothian, Va.) settled down after the first, holding the Nittany Lions scoreless through four more frames to earn the win. Sophomore reliever Nick Norman (Goochland, Va.) earned the three-inning save, striking out three in the process.

Game 2

  • Lynchburg drew first blood in the nightcap with a leadoff double from Powell in the first inning. He came home on a two-out single from Hylton.

  • After Penn State Harrisburg knotted the score in the top of the fifth, Powell's opposite-field solo homer gave LC a 2-1 lead in the bottom half of the inning.

  • Sophomore right-hander Hunter Campbell (Lynchburg, Va.) pitched well through five innings, but the Nittany Lions got to the righty in the sixth with a two-run homer by Bret Williams.

  • Senior reliever Kyle Jacksic (Hardwick, N.J.) pitched 1 ⅔ innings of scoreless middle relief, and freshman righty Michael Reiskind (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) pitched out of a jam in the ninth, but the Hornet offense couldn't rally as LC settled for the split.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will play host to Methodist on Tuesday in a non-conference contest on Fox Field at 2 p.m. Methodist took the teams' first meeting on Feb. 14, 9-3.

--LC--

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Sat Oct 19
at VSGA Intercollegiate, James River CC, Newport News, Va. -- Day 1
Sat Oct 19
at Inter-Regional Rumble
Gloucester County DREAM Park, Logan Township, N.J.
Sat Oct 19
at Bridgewater IHSA
Sat Oct 19
2:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. No. 19 Lynchburg
Senior Day | Homecoming
Sat Oct 19
5:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Sat Oct 19
7:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Sun Oct 20
at VSGA Intercollegiate, James River CC, Newport News, Va. -- Day 2
Sun Oct 20
10 a.m.
Lynchburg IHSA
Sun Oct 20
1:00 PM
Shenandoah
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Sun Oct 20
3:00 PM
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Fri Nov 08
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@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Fri Nov 08
6:00 PM
Albertus Magnus
vs. Lynchburg
@ Hood College MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Wed Nov 13
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
TBA
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, VA CNU Classic
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Christopher Newport Classic -- Game 2
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
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vs. Lynchburg
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Sun Nov 10
12:00 PM
Meredith
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Tue Nov 12
7:00 PM
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at Averett
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
4:30 PM
Emory & Henry
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Fri Aug 30
Final
4 Roanoke
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
Final
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Regent
10 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
Final
2 No. 16 Mary Washington
0 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 No. 13 Oglethorpe
2 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
0 No. 13 Washington and Lee
0 vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
Final - 2OT
2 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final - 2OT
3 Lynchburg
3 at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Lynchburg
4 at No. 6 Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
7:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Fri Nov 01
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- First Round
Sun Nov 03
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
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vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
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ODAC Tournament -- Championship
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Sat Aug 31
Final
2 No. 10 Johns Hopkins
0 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sun Sep 01
Final
2 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
7 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sat Sep 07
Final
1 Maryville (Tenn.)
2 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Kalamazoo
3 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
Final - 2OT
2 No. 19 Lynchburg
3 at Emory
Sun Sep 15
Final
1 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Piedmont
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
1 No. 23 Lynchburg
1 at No. 2 Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 No. 23 Lynchburg
3 at Washington and Lee
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Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
Final
1 Randolph
5 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
Final
3 Lynchburg
0 at Ferrum
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Sweet Briar
9 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
5:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
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at Randolph-Macon
Sun Oct 27
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Wed Nov 06
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vs. Lynchburg
@ High Seed ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
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vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
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vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Championship
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