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Baseball Downs Lynchburg 9-1

Jacob Bartlett

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-The Hampden-Sydney baseball team used 16 hits to score nine runs in a 9-1 victory over Lynchburg to even up the season series between the two. The Tigers now stand at 12-13 overall and 6-6 in the ODAC while Lynchburg falls to 13-16 on the season and 6-10 in conference play.

Hampden-Sydney wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, with clean up batter Andrew Kasiski (Chesapeake, VA/Indian River) driving in Jacob Bartlett (Chesterfield, VA/Matoaca) and Jonathan Triesler (Chesterfield, VA/Clover Hill) on a two-RBI single.

Kasiski got in the scoring action again, scoring from second on a Devin Daugherty (Norcross, GA/Greater Atlanta Christian) RBI-single in the third inning.

Lynchburg got on the scoreboard with a run in the top of the fifth, but Daugherty scored a run for the Tigers in the bottom frame on a Hornet error to put the Tigers up 4-1.

The Tigers pushed their lead to 7-1 in the sixth, with Chase Counts (Virginia Beach, VA/Ocean Lakes), Kasiski, and Matthew Spagnolo (Glen Allen, VA/Deep Run) all crossing the plate.

The lead continued to mount in the seventh with Tyler Blevins (Draper, VA/Pulaski) batting in Counts and Kasiski.

The pitching staff combined to hold Lynchburg to just the one run on four hits.

Harrison Moncure (Glen Allen, VA/Mills Godwin) threw four innings, allowing one run on just two hits and six walks with three strikeouts. Hayden Basse (Fairfax Station, VA/Bishop O'Connell) surrendered a hit and two walks with two strikeouts in three innings, and Bradford Webb (Charlotte Court House, VA/Randolph Academy) fanned three batters in a scoreless inning. Evan Lester (Chester, VA/Thomas Dale) then closed out the ninth, with two strikeouts.

Offensively, the tigers had 16 hits, with Bartlett and Kasiski each tallying four.

The Tigers will return to action Saturday, April 14 as they host Shenandoah in a double header. First pitch is set for 12:00 PM.

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