ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — The Washington and Lee baseball team split a doubleheader at North Carolina Wesleyan on Thursday.
The Generals (7-4) won the first contest, 5-4, while the Battling Bishops (8-3) took the second game, 6-4.
In the opener, senior pitcher Kyle Tipping (Green Lane, Pa./The Hill School) threw 5.2 innings and earned the victory to improve to 2-0. He gave up four runs on eight hits, while striking out three. First-year Danny Devereux (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect) pitched the final 1.1 innings to register his first collegiate save. He did not allow a hit and struck out three.
W&L scored three runs in the top of the third on bases loaded three-run double by first-year designated hitter Scott Simmons (Montgomery, Ala./Montgomery Academy). The Blue and White added two more runs in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by junior catcher Cory Paton (Ashton, Md./St. Johns College) and a RBI single by first-year second baseman Chadwick Feeley (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal School).
In the second game, the Generals took a one-run lead in the first on a RBI double by senior catcher Riley Stout (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run). North Carolina Wesleyan responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame to grab a 3-1 advantage. W&L got one run back (3-2) in the second on a bases loaded walk by Simmons, but the Battling Bishops scored two runs in the third to take a 5-2 advantage.
The Blue and White scored two runs in the fourth, but the N.C. Wesleyan put the game away with one more tally in the sixth. Sophomore David Van Geluwe (Virginia Beach, Va./Frank W. Cox) suffered the loss for the Generals to fall to 0-1. He allowed five runs on eight hits in 3.0 innings.
Full statistics were not immediately made available after the conclusion of the doubleheader.
The Generals return to action on Saturday, when they host NYU for a doubleheader at 12:00 pm.
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