Washington & Lee University in Lexington proved to be a tough place to visit for the Roanoke College baseball team last Saturday as the Maroons dropped a doubleheader to the Generals. RC fell to 4-3 in the ODAC with 7-6 and 11-6 losses.
In the opener the Maroons jumped out to a 3-0 lead before W&L rallied to take a 5-3 advantage. RC would tie it up at 5-5 but a pair of Washington and Lee runs would withstand a late Roanoke rally as W&L took the opener, 7-6. Connor Butler went 4 for 5 with three RBI for RC with Carter Plunkett and Will Merriken each going 2 for 5 and Carson McCusker going 2 for 4.
Roanoke trailed 7-6 again in the nightcap into the bottom of the seventh but the Generals finished strong for the win. Jonny Wall was 3 for 5 and Tyler De Meo went 2 for 2 while Cale Agee finished 2 for 3 for the Maroons. Brandon Hill got the start, giving up a pair of runs and striking out four.
The sweep dropped the Maroons to 11-6 overall on the season. Roanoke will be back home this Saturday to host Shenandoah in a doubleheader at Salem Memorial Ballpark, with the first game scheduled for 1 pm.