COVINGTON, Va. Trailing by four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Southern Virginia Baseball team rattled off eight runs over two innings to come from behind and beat Penn St. -Harrisburg 10-6. The visitors had tacked on 6-runs over two innings in the sixth and seventh to erase a 2-run lead from a Jake Johnson fourth inning homerun.
The seventh inning started well for the hosts as Ryan Carpenter doubled to bring two runners home. Johnson then doubled to bring Carpenter in, and C.J. Andrus singled to finish the four-run outburst. The game was tied, and moved to the eighth, where SVU as able to pull away from PSH.
SVU benefited from worsening weather conditions, as a rain storm that had forced the move from Buena Vista, VA., got to the visitors. The PSH pitcher found himself in a jam as he hit or walked four consecutive batters, bringing home three more runs. A sacrifice fly by Tyler Cox brought in the fourth run, to give the Knights the four-run cushion they needed to get the win.
Johnson had a strong outing for the hosts as he went 3-for-3 with a homerun and 4-RBI's. Darrell Brown pitched 5 and 1/3 innings getting the no decision. Brown surrendered 7-hits, with 2-strikeouts and 4-earned runs out of 5-runs scored.
Derek Snider, after a full seven inning the day previous, went the final 3 and 2/3 innings to get the win. Snider got 3-strikeouts, giving up three hits and allowing one earned run to score, before shutting PSH down in the seventh, eighth and ninth.
The Knights are now 10-6 on the season. Southern Virginia will return to action March. 23 when they travel to play at Ferrum. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:00 pm. making the game the first night game of the season for SVU.