The Roanoke College baseball team will have a busy week as the regular season nears conclusion. The Maroons were at Emory & Henry Wednesday, at Ferrum tonight and at Washington & Lee for a Saturday afternoon doubleheader.
The Maroons are 21-12 after falling to Guilford at home on Tuesday, 7-2. The Maroons had just three hits and John Ruhlman, one of RC’s best pitchers, took the loss in relief. The defeat dropped RC to 6-8 in ODAC games.
Tuesday’s defeat followed a disappointing loss to Southern Virginia in Salem Monday. The visitors scored seven runs in the ninth inning to take a 7-6 decision over Roanoke.
Roanoke scored one run in the third and fifth inning before Ross Strickland hit a two-run home run in the sixth to give RC a 4-0 lead. After eight scoreless innings, SVU scored seven runs off five hits in the top of the ninth to make it 7-4 SVU.
Pinch hitter Sam Watson reached on a Knight error to start off the bottom of the ninth for RC. Watson then scored on a wild pitch three batters later to close the gap to 7-5. Will Decker lifted a sac fly to right to score Devin Cassity and make it a one run ball game but the Maroons were unable to push another across as Tanner Black took the mound for the final out and give SVU the win.