Southern Virginia tops Keystone
Stevenson drives in two runs to help lead Knights to win
FARMVILLE, Va. -- Southern Virginia (1-1) collected its first win of the 2012 season on Friday defeating No. 16 Keystone (0-1) 7-4 in nine innings at the Ty Cobb Classic hosted by Hampden-Sydney.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|Claremont-M-S 5, No. 4 Linfield 3|
|No. 21 Shenandoah 4, No. 5 Cortland 2|
|Southern Virginia 7, No. 16 Keystone 4|
Sophomores Brandon Alexander and Mitch Stevenson each went 2-for-4 from the plate with 2 RBI against Keystone, while sophomore lefty pitcher Ed Greenhalgh picked up his first win of the year allowing three hits and no runs in five and two-thirds innings of relief work.
Keystone jumped out to an early lead against the Knights scoring three runs in the top of the second against sophomore right-handed pitcher Mitch Mantle.
The Knights answered in the bottom of the second with one run when Stevenson crossed the plate after a Keystone passed ball, but the Giants responded in the top of the third with another run against Mantle pushing their lead back to three runs (1-4).
Trailing by three runs with two men on and two outs in the bottom of the third, Southern Virginia scored its second unearned run of the game as Tyler Cox reached base on an error by Keystone's first baseman allowing Mantle to score from third and the Knights to keep their rally alive. With runners now on first and third, Stevenson stepped to the plate and doubled to clear the bases and tie the game at four runs apiece.
With Greenhalgh coming in to relieve Mantle in the top of the fourth, Southern Virginia kept its momentum going in the bottom half of the fourth scoring three on a pair of doubles from junior Dale Brown and Alexander giving the Knights their first lead (7-4) of the game.
Neither team would score again in the next five and a half innings of play.