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Baseball Sweeps Generals in ODAC Opener

Devin Daugherty

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-Hampden-Sydney started off its conference play on the right note, sweeping the Generals of Washington & Lee by scores of 5-1 and 13-2. The second game ended in the middle of the eighth with a lack of light to finish the game. The Tigers snap a three-game skid while improving to 7-4 on the season and 2-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, while the Generals drop to 7-9 overall and 0-2 in conference.

In game one, Devin Daugherty (Norcross, GA/Greater Atlanta Christian) helped the Tigers get on the board first, hitting an RBI-triple to score Blake Hartman (Chester, VA/Thomas Dale) in the bottom of the first.

Washington & Lee responded in the top of the second, tying the game at 1-1.

The Tigers reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the fourth after Moe Gothe (Chester, VA/Thomas Dale) used a sacrifice fly to score Brian Goodwyn (Chester, VA/Thomas Dale).

Daugherty struck again in the sixth, extending the Tiger lead with a two run homerun. The catcher was not finished for the day, batting in his fourth run of the game in the bottom of the ninth with a single that brought Goodwyn home.

On the mound, Chase Mayberry (Appomattox, VA/Appomattox) picked up the win after allowing just one run on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts in seven innings. Jonathan Triesler (Chesterfield, VA/Clover Hill) earned his third save of the season after two scoreless innings.

Daugherty led the offense with a 3-for-4 game with a triple and a homerun.

The Generals scored first in the second game with two runs in the top of the second, but Hartman fired right back in the bottom half of the frame, driving in two runs in Cory Allgood (Chester, VA/Thomas Dale) and Tyler Blevins (Draper, VA/Pulaski).

The Tigers then poured it on with fives runs in each the third and fourth inning to take a 12-2 lead. In the two innings, Daugherty batted in four runs.

Hartman added another RBI to his day in the bottom of the sixth, reaching on a fielder's choice that drove in Triesler.

Hampden-Sydney had 14 hits to the Generals' four, with Triesler leading the way at 3-for-4 with three runs scored and another batted in.

Nic Graziano (Virginia Beach, VA/First Colonial) improves to 1-1 on the season after a strong seven inning performance, allowing just two runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

Hampden-Sydney will return to action Monday, March 12 as the Tigers host Albertus Magnus. First pitch is set for 4:00 PM.

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