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Hampden-Sydney Baseball Falls To No. 9 Randolph-Macon 9-3

Jacob Bartlett
Jacob Bartlett

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Junior Jacob Bartlett/Chesterfield had two hits and one RBI, while classmate and captain Matthew Spagnolo/Glen Allen added two hits, but Hampden-Sydney College dropped a 9-3 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) baseball decision to No. 9 Randolph-Macon College on Thursday at Yank Bernier Field at the Ty Cobb Ballpark - Wurdeman Stadium.  Freshman Kieran Conway/Chesapeake took the pitching setback for the host Tigers (10-9-1, 4-4 ODAC) against the visiting and nationally-ranked Yellow Jackets (10-4, 7-1 ODAC).

H-SC had three runs on eight hits … scoring all three runs in the ninth inning to avoid the shutout against R-MC.  The Yellow Jackets led 4-0 through seven innings before scoring five runs during their final two at-bats.

In the bottom of the ninth, Bartlett (2-3, RBI) and junior Jonathan Triesler/Chesterfield (1-4, RBI) each provided run-scoring doubles down the left field line, while junior Andrew Kasiski/Chesapeake (1-4, RBI) added an RBI single.  Bartlett's double scored junior Josh Duimstra/Glen Allen (1-3), who had singled, while Bartlett crossed the plate via Triesler's double.  Triesler scored on the single by Kasiski.

Spagnolo (2-3) contributed two hits, including a double, and drew a walk in his first game back in the lineup after missing the last four games due to an injury.

Conway (0-1) started and pitched the first 3.1 innings, yielding four hits and four runs, three earned, with one strikeout and three walks.  Sophomore Bradford Webb/Charlotte Court House tossed 4.2 innings of relief, scattering five hits and one run, unearned, with two strikeouts and one walk.  Triesler faced five batters in the ninth, yielding two hits and four runs, all earned, with no strikeouts and three walks.  Freshman Ethan Badin/Richmond recorded the final three outs, allowing one hit with no strikeouts and no walks.

The league contest against R-MC was sponsored by Real Living Cornerstone real estate in Farmville.

H-SC will play an ODAC doubleheader on the road at Washington and Lee University on Saturday, March 30, beginning at 12 p.m. in Lexington.