No. 25 Lynchburg tops Emory & Henry
Miller pitches a complete game shutout for the Hornets
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Freshman starting pitcher Brandon Miller turned in his finest performance of the season on Friday in helping Lynchburg defeat Emory & Henry 3-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic tournament.
For the second game in a row, Lynchburg had its starter pitch a complete game in the ODAC Tournament after senior Robert Garrett shut down Hampden-Sydney 8-1 on Thursday.
Miller pitched all nine innings, giving up only two hits and one walk in the game improving his record to 8-0. It was the second start and first complete game for the freshman out of Vesuvius, Virginia who got the win with just 95 pitches.
"You couldn't ask for a better outing from a freshman," said head coach Percy Abell. "To come in the conference tournment and throw a two-hitter against a great hitting team and do it on a day when their pitcher threw well was huge".
Junior Michael Del Buono clubbed a double in the bottom of the first to right center, scoring fellow junior Brock Shiflett for a 1-0 lead.
With the one run lead in the fifth, junior Michael Kenah doubled down the left field line after sophomore Zach Fitzpatrick and senior Richard Palase reached base, making it a 3-0 advantage for the Hornets. Miller was able to stifle the Wasps' offense, cruising to the victory.
Lynchburg kept Emory & Henry runners from advancing past second for the entire game.
Collin Metz and Josh McMillian had the lone hits for the Wasps (15-23), while Jessup Lambert went eight innings on the mound relinquishing three runs and five hits.