No. 6 RC Sweeps H-SC in ODAC Baseball Doubleheader

Ethan Delahunty

Game 1

The Basics
Score: No. 6 Roanoke 11, Hampden-Sydney 4
Records: No. 6 Roanoke 18-3 / 9-0 ODAC | Hampden-Sydney 10-8 / 4-2 ODAC
Location: Farmville, Va.

The Lead: Will Salva drove in four runs as Roanoke topped Hampden-Sydney 11-4 in the opening game of the ODAC doubleheader.

How it Happened

  • RC was up 1-0 in the first inning when Jack Howard singled home Eli Sumpter to give the Maroons an early 2-0 lead.
  • In the top of the second inning, Will Merriken walked with one out and then went to third on a double by Will Smith. Merriken would score on a Sean Guida RBI groundout that made it 3-0.
  • Salva opened up the third inning with a double. He would go to third on a Howard single and scored on a  Gavin Kandrick RBI single to push RC in front 4-0.
  • H-SC scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning to cut its deficit to 4-2.
  • Guida doubled with one out in the fourth inning then went to third on a wild pitch and would score on a Sumpter sacrifice fly to make it 5-2.
  • With the score 5-3 in the seventh inning, the Maroons loaded the bases and scored when Kandrick was hit by a pitch that brought home Sumpter to extend the RC lead to 6-3.
  • Roanoke put the game away in the eighth inning when it loaded the bases with one out and Salva delivered a bases clearing double to put RC up 9-3.
  • Salva scored on a Howard single to make it 10-3 and Howard would score later in the inning on a passed ball to make it 11-3.
  • Forrest Wagner (2-0) picked up the win in relief after going three innings and giving up one run on three hits. Ethan Delahunty (1) was credited with a three inning save, giving up just one hit and one run.

Game 2

The Basics
Score: No. 6 Roanoke 9, Hampden-Sydney 3
Records: No. 6 Roanoke 19-3 / 10-0 ODAC | Hampden-Sydney 10-9 / 4-3 ODAC
Location: Farmville, Va.

The Lead: Eight different Maroons recorded hits, headed by Merriken with four, as the Maroons won game two 9-3. 

How it Happened

  • After the first two batters were retired in the Roanoke second inning, Dean Hermanson was hit by a pitch then scored when Merriken followed with a triple to make it 1-0. Will Smith followed with a RBI single of his own to make the score 2-0.
  • A Ryan Clawson RBI single got H-SC on the board in the third inning and made the score 2-1.
  • An RBI groundout by Smith in the fourth inning and a two-out RBI double off the bat of Sam Watson in the fifth inning made the score 4-1 Roanoke.
  • Roanoke jumped ahead 8-2 following a four-run sixth inning that saw Salva and Watson each deliver two-out, RBI singles that each scored a pair of runs.
  • Howard singled with one out in the Roanoke eighth inning, moved to second on a stolen base and went to third on a groundout. H-SC committed an error with two outs allowing Howard to score and make it 9-2.

Up Next: No. 6 Roanoke heads to Ferrum on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. match-up with the Panthers.