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Tigers Fall 8-2 at Lynchburg

Tyler Blevins

LYNCHBURG, VA-The Lynchburg Hornets put up seven early runs to help defeat Hampden-Sydney 8-2 in conference action this afternoon. The two teams will turn right around and face off again tomorrow afternoon at Ty Cobb Ballpark. With the loss, the Tigers now stand at 11-13 overall and 5-6 in conference play; the Hornets improve to 13-15 overall and 6-9 in the ODAC. 

The Hornets took their first lead with a run in the first and added another in the second, but it was the fourth inning that was the difference as Lynchburg scored five in the inning to take a commanding 7-0 lead. 

After Lynchburg added one more in the fifth, Hampden-Sydney broke its drought with Tyler Blevins (Draper, VA/Pulaski) knocking in Andrew Kasiski (Chesapeake, VA/Indian River). Two batters later, Devin Daugherty (Norcross, GA/Greater Atlanta Christian) scored on an RBI-single from Moe Gothe (Chester, VA/Thomas Dale)

Each team had ten hits in the effort, with Kasiski, Matthew Spagnolo (Glen Allen, VA/Deep Run), and Jonathan Triesler (Chesterfield, VA/Clover Hill) each having two for the Tigers.

On the mound, Nic Graziano (Virginia Beach, VA/Colonial Heights) was the pitcher of decision, allowing four runs on five hits and five walks with three strikeouts. Trey Celata (Chesapeake, VA/Atlantic Shores Christian) allowed four runs – three earned – on five hits and two walks while fanning three, and Trent Jacobs (Farmville, VA/Fuqua) and Joseph Crute (North Chesterfield, VA/Monacan) each threw a scoreless inning. 

The Tigers will return to action tomorrow, April 11 as they host the Hornets in a 4:00 PM match up. 

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