Cameron Derr, Sports Writer • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emory & Henry Baseball team ended the weekend with a sweep against Southern Virginia University improving their record to 6-1. In game one of this seven-inning double header the Wasps got on the board with a 2-run homer hit by junior third baseman, Eli Straw. After tying the game up in the top of the third, the Wasps crossed the plate two times to round out the bottom of the third, putting them up by two. Junior Gavin Felty came away with the win, sitting down 9 with 3 earned runs on six hits. Improving his record to 2-0 on the mound.
In game two SVU jumped out on top, but E&H took the lead 6-2 in the bottom of the first, after second baseman Daulton Horne hit a 2-run single. But in the top of the seventh the Knights tied the game 9-9. The Wasps then took full advantage of their home field when junior right fielder Ben Sexton launched a 3-run homer in walk-off fashion, winning the game 12-9. Sexton is hitting .500 on the season with 11 hits and 9 runs batted in, the walk-off is Sexton’s first homer of the season, and what a way to get one indeed.
E&H then faced some struggles. The Wasps have dropped five straight, losing both times to Randolph-Macon, Hampden Sydney, and also dropping a game against the 18th team in the nation, Maryville. Starting the year 6-1, the five game skid has put the Wasps at 500. For the year and the schedule doesn’t get any easier for E&H.
With the Wasps next few games being against the top teams in the conference, it will be a crucial time to try and gain some ground in the ODAC standings.
The Wasps next contest will be at Eastern Mennonite this weekend.