The Roanoke College baseball team dropped split a doubleheader with William Peace last Sunday in Cary, NC to open the season. The Maroons won the opener, 6-5 in 10 innings, but dropped the nightcap, 6-3.
In the top of the 10th in game one a Carter Plunkett single scored Jeb Byerley for the game winning run. Kevin Ledford pitched the final two innings, giving up a pair of hits and striking out four in picking up the win. Caleb Lingenfelter got the start, going five innings and allowing just two earned runs with seven strikeouts. Will Merriken went 3-5 while Will Smith went 2-4 with two runs scored.
In game two RC’s Plunkett was 4 for 5 with a run and two RBI while Tyler De Meo and Cale Agee each went 1-3.
The Maroons will make their home debut at 3 pm today against Christopher-Newport.