Baseball Uses Strong Second Inning to Upend Hampden-Sydney

Baseball Uses Strong Second Inning to Upend Hampden-Sydney

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University baseball team took down Hampden-Sydney, 8-4, Wednesday afternoon at Kenneth R. Perry Field. With the win, the Marlins improve to 12-9 on the season and go to 8-3 in conference play. HSC falls to 11-10-1 on the season (5-6 ODAC).

The Marlins just needed one good inning to get the job done and that came in the second. Austin Obenour led the side off with a double and Zack Clark followed that with a walk. After each player advanced on a sac bunt by Brady Fallon, Jordan Sprouse smacked a double down the left field line to score both runners. In the next at-bat, Daniel Petro doubled as well, switching places with Sprouse and putting the score to 3-0. One batter later, Reese Reid got in on the action as his single up the middle allowed Petro to get home.

Up 4-0 and with runners on first and second, Jordan McDonough sent a ball that cleared the fence, pushing the lead to 7-0. Virginia Wesleyan would tack on one more before the second inning ended as a Clark double allowed Obenour to reach home from first. The Tigers would spread a few runs through the final few innings, but the Marlin bullpen made sure nothing came of it.

Jay Crusemire sealed up the win on the season, picking up his fourth victory after throwing the first 6.0 innings. CJ Morris, Robert Cook and Andrew Lowe would each toss 1.0 to close out the game.

Baseball returns to action at 12 p.m. on Saturday as the squad hosts Roanoke for a doubleheader.