H-SC baseball’s upset bid comes just short in game

Published 3:16 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hampden-Sydney’s upset bid in the ODAC Baseball Championship fell just short, as the second-seeded Randolph-Macon College Yellow Jackets took a 6-5 win over the fourth-seeded Tigers at Liberty Baseball Stadium on Sunday. The Tigers trailed 6-1 heading into the eighth, but scored two runs in each of the eighth and ninth to come within one. They had the game-tying run at second base with two outs, but Christian Cok picked up the save, retiring the final batter.

Hampden-Sydney concluded the season with a program-record 28 wins and an overall record of 28-15.

Lee Carneal (Charlottesville/Albemarle) led the Tiger offense with two hits, including a two-run home run.

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Zach Perkins (Appomattox/Appomattox) threw five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Reggie Johnson (Dunnsville/Essex) threw a scoreless inning with two walks and a strikeout.