March 10, 2014

W&L Baseball Rallies to Beat Marymount, 8-4

LEXINGTON, Va. — The Washington and Lee baseball team scored seven runs in the final five innings on its way to a come from behind 8-4 victory over Marymount on Monday at Cap'n Dick Smith Field.

The Generals (9-4) trailed the Saints (4-11), 3-1, heading into the bottom of the fifth inning. Following a one-out walk and a single, sophomore right fielder Luke Myer (Durham, N.C./Durham Academy) laced a line drive to the outfield, which junior left fielder Bret Phillips (Audubon, N.J./Audubon) dropped. First-year third baseman Colton Campbell (Deatsville, Ala./Holtville) scored on the play and junior shortstop Taylor Rowe (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) advanced to third.

While junior left fielder Drew Weprinsky (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) was at the plate, a passed ball by first-year catcher Andrew Schnarrs (Herndon, Va./Herndon) allowed Rowe to come home. A hit by pitch and a walk loaded the bases, and then first-year first baseman Jonny Swenson (Newnan, Ga./Newnan) singled home Myer to give W&L a 4-3 lead.

The Saints tied the game in the top of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by sophomore center fielder Jake Breheny (Alexandria, Va./Gonzaga Prep), but the Generals regained the lead in the bottom of the frame.

With two outs, Campbell singled to third and then stole second. Rowe hit a one-run double to left, which plated Campbell to give W&L a 5-4 lead. Myer extended the advantage to 6-4 with a single to left to bring home Rowe.

The Generals added two more insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth on a two-run homer by senior center fielder Keegan Dolan (Bethesda, Md./Landon). It was Dolan's fourth home run of the season.

Sophomore Kyle Tipping (Green Lane, Pa./The Hill School) started the game for W&L and left with a no decision. He pitched 5.0 innings, gave up three runs (one earned) and struck out five. Senior Mike Savas (Bernardsville, N.J./Delbarton) earned his first collegiate victory and improved to 1-0, pitching 2.0 scoreless innings of relief. He allowed just one hit and struck out two.

First-year Scott Robison (Ripon, Calif./Ripon) took the loss for Marymount, throwing 1.2 innings of relief. He gave up two earned runs on four hits to fall to 0-1.

Myer finished the game 2-for-2 with three RBI and one run. Campbell went 2-for-3 with three runs, and Rowe had three hits in five at bats with two runs and a RBI.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they host Stevenson at 3:30 pm.

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