Baseball Snaps Skid in Slugfest Win Over Emory & Henry

Baseball Snaps Skid in Slugfest Win Over Emory & Henry

by Wesley Evans

LEXINGTON, Va.—Behind two homeruns from third baseman Masen Fenn and one from sophomore Tanner Wilde, the Southern Virginia University baseball team ended its six-game losing streak with a 13-10 victory over Emory & Henry College Tuesday afternoon at Rockbridge County High School in Lexington, Virginia.

In a high-scoring affair in which both teams combined for 23 runs and 24 hits, both teams found runners crossing home plate early in the game

The Knights' 13 runs was season high and they had 14 hits for the third time this season.

The Wasps scored in the top of the first to take a quick 1-0 lead, but Southern Virginia (6-16) was quick to respond as Luke Smith and Giovanni Prado recorded RBI's in the bottom half of the inning.

After Emory & Henry (6-23) put up another run in the second and three in the third inning off Knight starting pitcher Justin King, Fenn hit his first homer—a two run shot—in the bottom of the third. Through three complete the Wasps held a 5-4 advantage.

The Southern Virginia offense exploded in the bottom of the fourth inning as it put up five runs—highlighted by Fenn's second homer of the day, another two run homerun—to take a 9-5 lead.

The Knights put up two more runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth when Wilde homered to give Southern Virginia a commanding 13-5 lead.

Emory & Henry looked for a comeback as it found four runs in the seventh, but were only able to score once in its final at-bats as it was unable to complete the comeback.

Seven different Knight hitters had two hits on the day with Fenn leading the way with four RBI.

King (1-2) earned the win for Southern Virginia, striking out four while giving up nine runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings of work.

Emory & Henry had four different players homer in the game, with Kevin Nelson recording four RBI to lead the Wasp offense.

Baseball will play its fourth game in three days tomorrow as it hosts Christopher Newport University in conference play. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Lexington, Virginia.