Baseball Drops Doubleheader to #13 R-MC

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The Basics

Game 1
Score: No. 13 Randolph-Macon 12, Roanoke 1
Records: Roanoke 15-13, 12-3 ODAC | Randolph-Macon 16-6-1, 11-3-1 ODAC
Location: Salem, Va.

The Lead: No. 13 Randolph-Macon topped Roanoke 12-1 in game one of the doubleheader. 

 How it Happened:

  • Randolph-Macon scored three runs in the top of the first as Ryan Duphorn hit a leadoff single. Jeff Butler reached on a Roanoke error before Mike Nickles singled home Duphorn. The Yellow-Jackets score two more runs of a sacrifice fly from Reece Yeargain and an RBI single from Shawn Nickles.
  • With the score 4-0 R-MC, the Yellow Jackets scored five runs off three hits in the top of the fourth, highlighted by a three-run homer from S. Nickels to push ahead 9-0.
  • Roanoke got on the board in the eighth as Tyler De Meo hit a two-out single to score  Gavin Kandrick, who reached on an error, to make it an 11-1 game.
  • Nick Roth earned the win for R-MC allowing only five hits and no runs in the first seven innings. Duphorn was 3-for-4 and M. Nickles was 3-for-5.
  • Kenny Mackovic was tabbed with the loss giving up four runs off six hits in the first 2.1 innings.  

Game 2
Score: No. 13 Randolph-Macon 3, Roanoke 0
Records: Roanoke 15-14, 12-4 ODAC | Randolph-Macon 17-6-6, 12-3-1 ODAC
Location: Salem, Va. 

The Lead: R-MC used a two-run third inning to take a 3-0 win in game two.

 How it Happened:

  • After a scoreless first two innings, the Yellow Jackets capitalized on a Roanoke error, Matthew Blaise walked and Duphorn was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Butler then drew a walk to break open the scoring 1-0. M. Nickles then drove in Blaise with a ground out to push ahead 2-0.
  • In the top of the sixth, Randolph-Macon added another run with off a Roanoke error to make it a 3-0 game.
  • Ben West took the loss giving up two unearned runs off one hit in the first four innings.
  • Michael Zubovich took the win allowing only three hits in the first seven innings before Tommy Barron closed the game allowing only three hits in the final two innings for the save. 

Up Next: Roanoke hosts Southern Virginia on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at Kiwanis Field.