April 18, 2014

Baseball vs Lynchburg Preview

By Wesley Evans

Game Information

Southern Virginia University (5-23) at Lynchburg College (20-10)

Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
Start Time: 3 pm
Location: Fox Field (Lynchburg, Va.)

Last Meeting

The two squads met twice during the 2013 season in a doubleheader at Fox Field in Lynchburg, Va. The Hornets took both games by scores of 5-4 and 5-3, respectively.

About the Knights

Southern Virginia is looking to end a current 10-game skid with a win over the Lynchburg College. In its most recent defeat, Southern Virginia fell to Roanoke College.

Freshman catcher Ryan Gabriel leads the Knights offensively with a .314 average on the year to go along with 18 RBI and two homeruns. CJ Andrus is second on the team with a .294 batting average, going 30-102 from the plate. The Southern Virginia pitching staff has accumulated a 6.66 ERA on the season while holding opponents to a .337 average.

About the Hornets

As a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) during the 2014 season, Lynchburg is currently in a five-game slump with its most recent defeat coming from Guilford College in an 11-inning 8-6 loss.

Junnior catcher Rob Tomasulo leads all Lynchburg hitters with a .430 batting average to go along with 8 RBI and two homeruns. The pitching staff currently holds a 5.36 ERA while holding opponents to a .309 average