W&L Baseball Stymied by Lynchburg, 10-4

W&L Baseball Stymied by Lynchburg, 10-4

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Lynchburg scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to a 10-4 victory over the Washington and Lee baseball team on Sunday.

The Generals (8-16, 6-14 ODAC) were trailing 3-0 entering the top of the fifth. After an out to start the inning, sophomore first baseman Jonny Swenson (Newnan, Ga./Newnan) and first-year second baseman Austin Crane (Darien, Conn./Fairfield College Prep) registered back-to-back singles. Then junior center fielder Luke Myer (Durham, N.C./Durham Academy) walked to load the bases.

Senior left fielder Drew Weprinsky (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) brought home Swenson with a sacrifice fly to left, and then Crane came home one batter later on a wild pitch to trim the deficit to 3-2.

The Hornets (15-20, 10-10 ODAC) put the game way in the sixth with seven runs on seven hits. Senior first baseman Joseph Knight was hit by a pitch to open the frame, and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Sophomore shortstop Ryan Katona followed with a single to center to put runners on first and third.

Senior center fielder Lincoln Evans pushed the lead to 4-2 on a double down the left field line, and then senior third baseman Wil Parsons extended the advantage to 6-2 on a two-run single up the middle.

After another single, senior designated hitter Pat Harris registered Lynchburg's fifth straight hit and brought home Parsons to bring the score to 7-2. Following a lineout, the Hornets scored their final three runs (10-2) of the inning on a two-run double by senior catcher Ron Tomasulo and a one RBI double by Knight.  

W&L scored its final two runs in the top of the seventh on a two run single by Myer. Junior Kyle Tipping (Green Lane, Pa./The Hill School) suffered the loss for the Generals to drop to 1-3. He went 3.2 innings, giving up three runs on four hits and five walks.

Senior Reid Goss (1-0) pitched 2.0 innings of relief to secure the victory. He gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and one walk.

This marks the end of the 2015 season for the W&L baseball team.

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