Baseball splits double-dip with Washington and Lee

Will Harris hits a ball. Text: Will Harris, 4-for-8 (GW 1B), 2 RBI

Lynchburg, Va. -- The Lynchburg College baseball team battled to a Saturday doubleheader split with Washington and Lee in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action, winning 5-4 in 10 innings in the opener before dropping the nightcap, 5-2.

Senior designated hitter Will Harris (Halifax, Va.) delivered a 4-for-8 day at the plate, the biggest blow a 10th-inning line drive down the left field line that brought home junior shortstop Thomas Powell (Stanardsville, Va.) for the walk-off win. Powell also had three hits in the opener.

Sophomore right fielder Austin Keesee (Chesterfield, Va.) collected three hits and an RBI on the day.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: Lynchburg 5, Washington and Lee 4 (10 inn.)

Game 2 Final: Washington and Lee 5, Lynchburg 2

Records: Lynchburg (11-8, 4-5 ODAC), Washington and Lee (8-13, 1-6 ODAC)

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

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • The Generals drew first blood in the opener with unearned runs in the fourth and fifth innings off Hornets starter Matt Kane (Fernandina Beach, Fla.). Kane went five innings and allowed two unearned runs, striking out three.

  • Washington and Lee made it a 4-0 lead in the sixth with another two runs, one scoring on a Hornets fielding error.

  • Lynchburg quickly cut the lead in half in the bottom half of the frame with an RBI single by Powell and another run coming home on a double-play ball. The Hornets tied the game two innings later when Harris drove in one with a single to center field and another coming home on a Generals throwing error.

  • Riding the strong pitching of junior righty Graham Boggio (Midlothian, Va.), who tossed five innings in relief and allowed just four hits, the Hornets went into extra innings with the score knotted, 4-4.

  • Powell ripped a one-out double down the left field line in the bottom of the tenth, and Harris followed with a nearly identical hit that brought him home, setting off the LC celebration.

Game 2

  • Washington and Lee struck first again in the late one, taking a 4-0 lead, three of them due to a Zach Loewenberg homer, chasing Hornets starter Jason Wood (Gloucester, Va.) from the game. The Generals took a 5-0 lead in the fourth.

  • Generals starter Peyton McCann went six strong innings, allowing just two hits. Lynchburg was able to get to the W&L bullpen in the seventh, when Keesee delivered a two-out, RBI single that plated sophomore left fielder Shawn Allen (Columbus, N.J.). Allen was the lone Hornet with a multi-hit game in Game 2.

  • LC got a solid five innings of relief work from senior right-hander David Goulding (Lynchburg, Va.), who allowed just one run and struck out eight.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg will return to action Wednesday, March 28 on Fox Field, welcoming North Carolina Wesleyan to town for a non-conference twirl.

--LC--

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
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Rowan
@ Salisbury, Md. NCAA Second Round
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.
Sat Nov 23
at Randolph-Macon Invitational -- Day 1
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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
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
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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
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
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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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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
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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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