HAMPDEN SYDNEY, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University baseball team fell, 8-5, to Hampden-Sydney Tuesday afternoon on the road. With the result, the Marlins move to 18-14 on the season and 12-8 in conference action. Hampden-Sydney moves to 17-15-2 on the year (11-8-1 ODAC).
The Tigers got on the board first, plating one in the opening frame but the Marlins tied things back up in the top of the third. With two outs, Austin Obenour tripled to center field. In the next at-bat, Dylan Gentry brought him in with a single to center. The tie would only last moments though as the Tigers scored six in the bottom of the frame.
Virginia Wesleyan battled back in the sixth as they brought home three more. Dylan Gentry doubled to open the side and would be sent home on a Jordan McDonough single. Zack Clark then tripled to clear McDonough and a Brady Fallon sacrifice bunt made the score 7-4.
The Marlins final run would come in the eighth as a Daniel Petro single plated Clark but the visiting squad wasn't able to complete the comeback.
Jay Crusemire was saddled with the loss as he struck out five through the first 3.0 innings. Noah Riffle, Doug Avery, Zach Lubick took the next three innings in order and Adam Brooks finished the final 1.2.
Baseball will return to action again at 12 p.m. on Saturday as they host Eastern Mennonite for senior day!