Knights' Comeback Falls Short at Home Against Lions

Knights' Comeback Falls Short at Home Against Lions

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University baseball team hosted Penn State Harrisburg Wednesday afternoon, losing 11-9.

The Knights (13-10, 4-7) took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, scoring on a Cole Critchfield RBI.

In the top of the third, the Lions (23-8-1, 10-5) tied up the game on an RBI double. In the bottom half of the inning, Southern Virginia again took the lead on the bat of Riley Daniels who hit a two-run homer to now give the Knights a 3-1 lead.

The Knights struggled in the top of the fourth, surrendering three runs to give the Lions their first lead of the day.

Critchfield tallied his second RBI of the game in the bottom of the fifth tying the Lions 4-4.

In the next two innings, the Lions scored five unanswered runs, taking a commanding 9-4 lead.

The Knights one more time rallied back, this time producing five runs to tie the game at nine. Bridger Taylor (two RBIs), Canon Anderson, Caleb Layden and Hunter Blunt all contributed recording an RBI for the inning.

A late inning home run helped the Lions regained the lead and followed with an additional run in the top of the ninth hand the Knights the 11-9 loss.

The Knights collected 11 hits, Daniels led the team with four hits and a pair of RBIs. Taylor collected a multiple hits game going 2 for 5 with two RBIs.

Southern Virginia faces No. 2, Christopher Newport, Thursday, April 19 starting at 3:30 p.m.