LAGRANGE, Ga. - The Virginia Wesleyan University baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against LaGrange College Friday afternoon on the road. With the loss, the Marlins go to 0-2 on the season and the Panthers move to 4-2.
GAME 1: LC - 6 VWU - 5
Virginia Wesleyan was the first to get on the board as the Marlin struck in the third. Daniel Petro singled to left and moved to second on a wild pitch in the next at bat. He would eventually come home on a Brady Fallon single to give the Marlins an early lead. The Panthers answered right back though, plating three in the bottom of the frame.
The Marlins would continue to battle, coming within one run in the fourth. A Petro groundout scored Pilasrki from third, narrowing the deficit to 3-2. In the fifth, it was Nick Price's turn to pitch in. The sophomore jacked a three-run bomb that would give the Marlins a 5-3 lead but it would fail to hold as LaGrange tallied one in the bottom of the fifth and two in the bottom of the ninth,
Andrew Lowe started for VWU, registering seven strikeouts through 5.0 innings. DouAvery would hold them scoreless through another 2.2 and Zach Lubick for 0.1 Adam Brooks picked up the loss in the ninth.
GAME 2: LC - 8 VWU - 3
After the Panthers got an early 1-0 lead, the Marlins answered quickly in the second. Zack Clark got things going as he singled to start the frame. He would go on to steal second and, on a Panther throwing error, was finally able to reach home. The lead would only last until the third though as LaGrange would tack on one then and then another in the fifth.
Down 3-1 in the top of the eighth, the Marlins were able to not things up again. Daniel Petro led off with a single and was moved to second on a Dylan Gentry single. After a fielder's choice he was then plated on a wild pitch. The game was then tied moments later when an Austin Obenour single brought in Brady Fallon. The comeback fell short though as the Panthers added five runs in the bottom of the frame.
Baseball will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday as they finish off their three game stint with Lagrange.