LYNCHBURG, VA-While Hampden-Sydney and Lynchburg scored a combined 19 runs in the two teams' first meeting this season, the game at Lynchburg proved to be a very different style with the Hornets prevailing 3-0 in a pitcher's duel. Lynchburg, who takes the regular season series, improves to 17-5 and 6-4 in ODAC play. The Tigers, however, drop to 21-8 on the season and 5-5 in conference.
The Tigers were held to just four hits on the day, but Christian Hamlett (Midlothian, VA/Cosby) went 1-for-2 at the plate and recorded a hit in his 24th consecutive game, tying the Hampden-Sydney record set by Danny Williams in 1992.
Lynchburg's Zac Patrick picked up the win after pitching eight scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and three walks with four strikeouts. Colton Seber claimed a save, pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
For the Tigers, Reggie Johnson (Dunnsville, VA/Essex) had one of his best outings on the mound, going seven strong with one run allowed on seven scattered hits. Impressively, he struck out seven and walked none.
Hampden-Sydney has a quick turnaround, travelling to Ashland tomorrow to face arch-rival Randolph-Macon at 3:30 pm.