March 31, 2010

Bridgewater Outlast W&L Baseball, 4-3, in 10 Innings

BRIDEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater’s Jake Edwards doubled with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Mitchell Edwards and give the Eagles a 4-3 win over the Washington and Lee baseball team on Wednesday afternoon at Jopson Field.

W&L (10-12, 6-6) took a 2-0 lead with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings as sophomore C.J. Thompson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease) drove in a run with a groundout and sophomore centerfielder Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) scored on a Bridgewater throwing error.

The Eagles (13-12, 9-2) tied it at 2-2 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning before the Generals took a short-lived 3-2 lead on a solo homerun by senior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) in the top of the eighth.

BC once again tied it in the bottom of the frame on an RBI double by Andrew Hacker to set up Edwards’ heroics in the extra frame.

Sophomore Roger Strong (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) started for the Generals and limited the Eagles to just two runs on seven hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts in 5.1 innings. Junior Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial) took the loss as he surrendered two runs on hits with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings of work.

Lewis led W&L with a 2-for-4 showing at the plate. He drove in one run and scored one as well. First-year Jonathan Stutts (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) was also 2-for-4 and Decembrino finished with one hit in three a-bats with a run scored.

Drew Elkins started for BC and went the distance. He allowed three runs (2 earned) on eight hits with six strikeouts in 10.0 innings.

Brett Howell finished 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI to lead Bridgewater. Andy Chrismer also finished 2-for-5 with a run scored and Edwards was 2-for-4 with two runs.

W&L returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Randolph-Macon in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 pm.

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