The Roanoke College baseball team split a doubleheader with the University of Lynchburg last Saturday at Salem Memorial Ballpark. The Maroons dropped the first game, 13-3, but bounced back to take the nightcap, 2-1.
Lynchburg had 17 hits in the opener to win going away, and the Hornets took a 1-0 lead in the second game when a bases loaded doubleplay allowed a run to score in the top of the fifth.
The Maroons tied it up in the bottom of the sixth when Will Merriken sent a shot off the right field wall, scoring Josh Dawson despite Merriken getting gunned down trying to stretch it into a triple.
One inning later Roanoke would load the bases. Cale Agee sent a sacrifice fly to center field to score Plunkett for the go ahead run and that proved to be the difference.
Nick Davis pitched into the eighth inning with the 2-1 lead. Davis gave the ball to Kevin Ledford for the final five outs and Ledford notched his second save of the season, giving up no hits and striking out two to preserve the win for Davis.
Dawson was 1-2 with a run scored while Gavin Kandrick went 1-2 with a triple.
The split gave the Maroons a 4-4 record. Roanoke was scheduled to host Southern Virginia for a doubleheader on Wednesday and Hampden-Sydney is here Saturday for a noon twinbill.