Bats Struggle as Knights Fall to No. 9 Christopher Newport

Bats Struggle as Knights Fall to No. 9 Christopher Newport

By Sam Armstrong

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Southern Virginia baseball team fell to No. 9 Christopher Newport on Wednesday, losing 8-2 in Capital Athletic Conference action.

The first half of the game was competitive, as the Captains (28-6, 12-2) put a run on the board in the first inning which the Knights (15-14, 6-7 CAC) matched in the top of the fourth. The Captains really got going in the fifth inning, scoring seven runs in the final four innings to take the CAC win.

Southern Virginia struggled at the plate for the most part, compiling seven base-hits, striking out eight times, and leaving nine runners on base. Canon Anderson led the team with two hits and a run scored, while five other Knights picked up hits, and Cole Critchfield had an RBI.

Nate McCallum took the mound for the Knights, pitching four and one-third innings and giving up three hits and two earned runs in the loss. The defense was solid for the team, committing no errors.

With five conference games left to play, Southern Virginia sits at fifth in the CAC standings.

The Knights take the field again on Saturday, playing a doubleheader against St. Mary's College of Maryland (9-15, 2-12 CAC). First pitch is at 12:00 p.m. at Parry McCluer High School.