By Nick Porter
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – The Southern Virginia University baseball team played three games at the Floyd B. Wilcox tournament hosted by Hampden-Sydney University, winning the opening game 8-5 over Moravian before falling to the host team 15-1 and Stevenson 17-9.
Against Moravian (0-1) the Knights (5-9) scored three runs in the bottom of the first, one from a Zach McNally single, and two more from a passed ball.
Each team scored in the fourth inning, and the Knights added three more in the bottom of the fifth from a Cole Critchfield double and Jordan Keefer single. After Moravian cut into the lead with a four-run sixth, Southern Virginia added one more from a Josh Hilburn single, to secure the win.
In the second game Friday, the Knights snagged a single run in the sixth inning, from an Austen Hammond sacrifice fly, scoring McNally. Hampden-Sydney recorded 19 hits and 10 earned runs.
Saturday's game against Stevenson went eight innings, due to sunlight. Although the Knights led off the first with a run, Stevenson had an 11-run half inning.
Southern Virginia scored seven during the next four innings, but the Mustangs added six of their own. A late eighth-inning Knights' run made the final score 17-9.
Defensively the Knights had three errors, resulting in 11 unearned runs.
Riley Daniels was tagged with the loss in 2.1 innings pitched.
Southern Virginia will head to Washington & Lee University on Wednesday, March 1. Game time is 4 p.m.