Suicide Squeeze Leads Knights To Split With Montreat

ASHEVILLE, N.C. Andrew Wrigley laid down a bunt that enabled Skyler Shope to come home and win the second game of a double-header for the Southern Virginia Baseball team against Montreat. The squeeze came after the knights had tied up the game with Andrew Snider scoring from an Ed Greenhalgh single. The runs were scored in the top of the seventh, and helped the visitors to the 4-3 win.

SVU was looking to rebound after they had lost the first game of the double-header 3-2. The Knights had started the second game with a quick lead as Jake Johnson led-off with a double, and was scored, two-batters later by Tyler Cox.

Derek Snider recorded the win for SVU, as he went all seven innings and allowed the eight Montreat hits and the three runs from the hosts. Snider had no strikeouts and 3-walks. Montreat recorded more hits (8) than SVU (6), but the Knights got the timely hitting they needed as they were able to get the win and get the split for the day.

The earlier game was another tight affair, as they teams combined for only 5-total runs. SVU's two runs came in the top of the 3rd inning as they took a 2-1 lead. The lead held until the bottom of the 4th when Montreat as able to knot up the game at two runs apiece.

SVU lost the first game in the bottom of the 6th when the Cavaliers brought home the winning run. Darrell Brown took the 7-inning loss as he gave up the three runs. Brown recorded 2-strikeouts, but gave up 10-hits to the hosts, and could not prevent the Cavaliers from the win.

After the double-header the Knights now stand at 4-4 on the season. SVU will renew an annual rivalry on March 2, when they travel to play at Washington & Lee. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 pm.