DANVILLE, Va. Darrell Brown pitched a 4-hit shutout to help the Southern Virginia Baseball team gain a split in the double header against Averett. SVU had fallen in the first game to the Cougars, 6-5, despite Andrew Snider's 3-for-4 hitting performance.
SVU had taken an early 2-0 lead as they brought home C.J. Andrus and Tyler Cox. The Knights were able to add runs in the second inning, and again in the third. The 4-0 lead was added to with Andrew Wrigley coming home in the fifth inning.
The lead looked to be enough for Derek Snider to get the win, but the hosts exploded in the sixth inning for the six runs necessary to get the win. Snider took the loss, but had performed admirably until the sixth inning.
Snider made up for the loss in the first game as he scored the winning run for the Knights in the top of the second inning. The run would turn out to be all that Brown would need, as he pitched seven strong innings. He struck out three batters and walked only one Averett player.
Hits were at a premium, with SVU totaling only 6-hits compared to Averett's 4. Andrew Snider led the visitors with 2-for-3 hitting and an RBI.
With the split the Knights are now 14-9 on the season. SVU returns to action March 30 when the team travels the short distance to Lexington, Va to take on Washington & Lee for a second time. The Knights were unable to stop the Generals' bats in the first game falling 12-3. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 pm.