Strong pitching powers No. 7 CNU
Captains allow just two hits over final five innings in victory
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- No. 7 Christopher Newport improved to 2-0 this season, winning a tight 2-1 decision against Randolph-Macon (1-1) behind a strong pitching performance. The Captains allowed just two hits in the final five innings to pick up the win.
Greg Goldsmith started for the Captains, giving up five hits in five innings while striking out six. Goldsmith gave up just one run in the but left the game with the score tied at one.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 7 Christopher Newport 2, Randolph-Macon 1|
|No. 9 Salisbury 7, Virginia Wesleyan 4|
|Centenary (DI) 6, No. 22 Trinity (Texas) 5|
Richard Lindsay stepped in with a strong one-hit relief appearance to pick up the win. He struck out one and gave up just a single in two innings of work.
The Captains manufactured their two runs, plating one in the fifth and the other in the seventh. Andy Viands walked to lead off the fifth and advanced to second on a passed ball. Shannon Mark singled him in to tie the game.
Mark also factored into the game-winning run in the seventh, getting on with a hit-by-pitch and moved to third on a single by Billy Steel. A two-out error by the Randolph-Macon shortstop scored Mark from third on a ground ball.
Matt Verdillo and Ryan Fleischmann pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, without giving up a baserunner to close out the win. Fleischmann picked up his first save of the season, giving him nine for his career, just three shy of the program record.
Mark finished up the day with a 2-for-3 performance including the RBI and run scored.