Knights Fall to Christopher Newport

Knights Fall to Christopher Newport

by Wesley Evans

LEXINGTON, Va.—In a resumed game that was postponed yesterday due to inclement weather, the Southern Virginia University baseball team was unable to secure a victory as it fell to Christopher Newport University by an 11-4 score at Rockbridge County High School in Lexington, Virginia.

Before rain and lightning postponed the game yesterday, the Knights held a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, and had bases loaded with two outs.

Southern Virginia (6-17, 4-12 CAC) scored two in the first inning when Kaleb Caplin singled up the middle, bringing in Masen Fenn and Giovanni Prado.

In the bottom of the third and fourth, the Knights put up one more run in each inning to take a 4-0 lead, before lightning struck, delaying the game.

When the contest resumed this afternoon in the same situation, Tanner Wilde grounded out to end the bottom of the fouth.

In the top of the fifth, the Christopher Newport (13-12, 6-10 CAC) offense ignited as it put up six runs—highlighted by two-run and three-run homers from Brandon Ginch and Bryant Lowry.

Both teams were held scoreless for three-and-a-half innings, then the Captains tallied up five more runs in the top of the ninth to build a commanding lead.

Southern Virginia could not find runs in its final at-bats as it left two runners on base.

After scoring four runs yesterday, the Knights were unable to score today as the game resumed.

Outfielder Luke Smith led all Knight hitters, going 3-for-5 in the game while Caplin finished 2-for-5 with two RBI.

Baseball will have one day off before it plays its final regular season home games this Saturday on Senior Day when it hosts Penn St.-Harrisburg in a doubleheader. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Rockbridge County High School in Lexington, Virginia.