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Captains Humble Ferrum in Baseball Opener

Jake Martin
Jake Martin

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Ferrum College dropped its baseball season opener to #13 Christopher Newport University this afternoon on the road, falling 16-1 in non-conference action at Captains Park.

Christopher Newport (1-0)
Ferrum (0-1)

Tim Ortega gave Ferrum a short-lived 1-0 lead when he homered to left field in the top of the second inning. The Captains answered in the bottom of the frame when Ryan Grubbs singled to drive in a pair of runs.

CNU scored two more runs in the fourth inning, five in the fifth, three in the sixth and four in the seventh. Josh Husby pitched five innings to get the win, allowing three hits and striking out 10 Ferrum batters.

CNU: Husby (W, 1-0) 5 inn, 3 hits, 1 run, 10 K; Grubbs 4-5, run, 6 RBI
Ferrum: Colby Grissom (L, 0-1) 3.2 inn, 6 hits, 4 runs, 6 K; Ortega 1-3, HR

"We can't expect to beat good teams when we give them extra outs to play with. We have to take outs when they give them to us, shorten our swings up and put some balls in play." --Head Coach Ryan Brittle

Brittle's team will be back in action Sunday with game two of the non-conference series. Game time is 1:00 p.m. in Newport News.