W&L Baseball Tops SUNY Oneonta, 8-2

W&L Baseball Tops SUNY Oneonta, 8-2

LEXINGTON, Va. — The Washington and Lee baseball team notched four runs in the first inning on its way to an 8-2 victory over SUNY Oneonta on Sunday at Cap'n Dick Smith Field.

Senior center fielder Keegan Dolan (Bethesda, Md./Landon) started the opening-inning rally with a single to left field. Junior shortstop Taylor Rowe (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) followed with a walk, and then Dolan scored on an error by the center fielder. Sophomore right fielder Luke Myer (Durham, N.C./Durham Academy) pushed the lead to 2-0 on a sacrifice fly to center.

After a single to center by first-year third baseman Ryan Weston (Rolling Hills Estaates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) put runners on first and second, sophomore catcher Riley Stout (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) laced a double to left center, which plated junior left fielder Drew Weprinsky (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster). Senior first baseman Josh Josephson (Boca Raton, Fla./American Heritage) capped the scoring in the frame with a RBI single to short.

The Red Dragons (1-2) scored one run in the top of the second, but the Generals (5-2) responded in the bottom of the inning on a solo homer to left center by Dolan.

W&L stretched the advantage to 6-1 on a solo home run by Stout in the bottom of the third. It marked the first collegiate home run of his career. The Blue and White outscored Oneonta, 2-1 the rest of the way to reach the final margin.

Senior Jake Rudolph (Cordova, Tenn./Memphis University School) earned the victory for the Generals to improve to 2-1 on the year. He threw 6.0 innings, and allowed just two runs (one earned) on eight hits, while striking out one.

Junior Andrew Lamb (Lexington, S.C./Hammond) pitched the final three innings to record his first collegiate save. He did not allow a hit and walked only one, while registering three strikeouts.

First-year Robert Marks (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Technical) took the loss for the Red Dragons, as he failed to get out of the third inning. He gave up seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and four walks in 2.1 innings.

Dolan finished the day 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI, while Stout went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run.

The Generals look to add to their three-game winning streak when they host Southern Virginia on Wednesday at 3:00 pm.

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