Baseball wins slugfest over Averett

Brad Hylton in his batting stance. Text: BRad Hylton, 3-for-4, 3b, hr, 4 rbi

Lynchburg, Va. -- The Lynchburg College baseball team completed its season sweep of Averett Monday afternoon at home, hanging on for a 12-9 victory over the Cougars.

Senior center fielder Brad Hylton (Danville, Va.) extended his hit streak to seven games with a 3-for-4 outing, finishing a double shy of the cycle. Hylton had a game-high four RBIs, and senior first baseman Matt Ward (Newton, N.C.) also homered in the ballgame.

Sophomore right-hander Wesley Steelman (Glen Allen, Va.) threw a scoreless final two innings for Lynchburg, working out of jams in both the eighth and ninth for his first-career save.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 12, Averett 9

Records: Lynchburg 7-3, Averett 3-13

Venue: James C. Fox Field, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After Averett pushed a run across in the first, Hylton put Lynchburg ahead for good in the bottom half with a two-run triple to right-center field that plated sophomore left fielder Shawn Allen (Columbus, N.J.) and Ward.

  • LC made the lead more comfortable the following inning, capitalizing on wild Cougar pitching for three runs on four walks, two hit-by-pitches, and an RBI groundout.

  • Averett cut the Hornets lead to 5-4 with two runs in the fifth, but Lynchburg responded again in their half of the frame with an RBI single from junior third baseman Griffin Wild (Severna Park, Md.) and a squeeze bunt by sophomore second baseman Colin Corey (Springfield, Va.).

  • LC piled on the following inning with back-to-back homers by Ward and Hylton bringing the score to 10-5 in favor of the home team. The Hornets added insurance with an RBI single off the bat of senior right fielder Will Harris (Halifax, Va.) the following inning. Harris has now hit in nine straight contests.

  • Meanwhile, senior right-handers Kyle Jacksic (Hardwick, N.J.) and David Goulding (Lynchburg, Va.) turned in scoreless relief innings to help Lynchburg extend the lead. Jacksic earned his first win of the season for his three-up, three-down frame.

  • Averett threatened in the eighth, scoring three runs before Steelman entered the game with the bases loaded and nobody out. The junior did allow runs on a wild pitch and an RBI groundout, but he retired all three batters he faced in the inning to stymie the rally. After LC scraped another run across in the bottom of the eighth, Steelman dodged a trio of two-out hits to induce the game-ending groundout.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will return to non-conference action on Thursday, March 8 with a trip to Buena Vista to take on Southern Virginia. The two teams will play at 2 p.m. at Parry McCluer High School.

--LC--

Wed Nov 13
1:30 PM
No. 16 Lynchburg
at No. 12 Centre
NCAA Tournament - First Round
Wed Nov 13
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at N.C. Wesleyan
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
at NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships
Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, Tenn.
Sat Nov 16
3:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
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
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
at NCAA Division III Championships
E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Ky.
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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
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
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
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
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
39 Lynchburg
70 at Averett
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
3:00 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
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
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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
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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No Event
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
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
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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