Baseball wins in 11 innings to salvage split at VWU

Thomas Powell runs to first base after a hit.

Virginia Beach, Va. -- The Lynchburg College baseball team staved off a late Virginia Wesleyan rally in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, scoring the go-ahead run on a balk in the 11th inning to salvage an Old Dominion Athletic Conference split. The Marlins won Game 1, 6-2, before Lynchburg took the nightcap, 8-7 in 11 innings.

Junior second baseman Thomas Powell (Stanardsville, Va.) drove in three runs on the day and scored two more. Senior center fielder Brad Hylton (Danville, Va.) had a team-high three hits on the day.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final: Virginia Wesleyan 6, Lynchburg 2

Game 2 Final: Lynchburg 8, Virginia Wesleyan 7 (11 inn.)

Records: Lynchburg (14-17, 7-11 ODAC), Virginia Wesleyan (20-10, 12-3 ODAC)

Venue: Kenneth R. Perry Field, Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Game 1

  • Virginia Wesleyan took the lead with two run in the bottom of the second and retained the advantage throughout the game. The Marlins added single runs in the third and fourth innings for a 4-0 lead.

  • Lynchburg got on the board in the top of the fifth when Powell singled home senior first baseman Matt Ward (Newton, N.C.)

  • After the Marlins added another two runs in the sixth on an LC error, the Hornets brought home their second run in the eighth when sophomore third baseman Colin Corey (Springfield, Va.) walked with the bases loaded.

  • Junior left-hander Matt Kane (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) took the loss for Lynchburg, allowing two runs in two innings.

Game 2

  • Lynchburg turned the tables on the back end of the twinbill, scoring twice in the top of the first. Sophomore left fielder Shawn Allen (Columbus, N.J.) doubled home Corey for LC's first run, and the Hornets scored on the next batter as senior right fielder Will Harris (Halifax, Va.) brought home Hylton with an RBI groundout to third.

  • Virginia Wesleyan cut the lead in half with a first-inning run, but LC added two more the next half-inning on an RBI groundout by Powell and a sacrifice fly by senior catcher Matthew Stevens (Annandale, Va.).

  • VWU cut the lead to 4-3 with a pair of third-inning runs, but Lynchburg extended the lead again in the fourth when Powell, Stevens, and Corey all notched RBIs. The Marlins committed two errors in the frame to assist in the rally.

  • The Marlins used the longball to tie the game in the late innings, smacking a pair of solo homers in the sixth and seventh innings and a two-run shot in the eighth that tied the game, 7-7.

  • The score would remain that way until the 11th, when Harris led the inning off with a single, advanced to second on a walk, third on a groundout, and scored on a Marlins balk.

  • Senior right-hander David Goulding (Lynchburg, Va.) retired the Marlins in order in the bottom half to preserve the lead. Goulding pitched 5 ⅓ innings of shutout ball to earn the win.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg will take a break from league action, heading to Ferrum for a midweek contest on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. The game will be the last non-conference tilt between the two, as the Panthers are poised to join the ODAC for the 2018-19 school year.

--LC--

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
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Nov 24
at Randolph-Macon Invitational -- Day 2
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
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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
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
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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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
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
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
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No Event
No Event
No Event
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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
No Event
No Event
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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