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Panthers Post 5-0 Baseball Shutout Over Averett

Tim Ortega went 4-4 with a double and an 8th-inning solo homer.
Tim Ortega went 4-4 today with a double and an 8th-inning solo homer.


FERRUM, Va. -- Tim Ortega went 4-4 with a double and a solo home run, scored two runs and drove in a pair as Ferrum College posted a 5-0 non-conference baseball win over Averett University this afternoon at Panther Field.

RECORDS
Ferrum (7-5)
Averett (1-12)

THE BASICS
Ortega's double in the fourth inning drove in Ferrum's first run. Kyle Anstice then had an RBI single and Jake Mumpower had a sacrifice fly later in the frame to score two more and put Ferrum out in front 3-0.

Parker Mason's RBI double to left center in the seventh inning drove in another run, then Ortega blasted a solo shot over the left field fence in the eighth to close out scoring. Starter Drew Calohan got the win, scattering four hits over eight innings with two walks and six strikeouts.

KEY STATS
Ferrum: Ortega 4-4, double, home run, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Calohan (W, 2-2) 8 inn, 4 hits, 2 BB, 6 K
Averett: Cole Spain (L, 0-1) 6 inn, 7 hits, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Drew set the tone for us today with eight strong innings on the mound, really gave us a huge midweek win. And Tim led us offensively today, he's doing a great job in the middle of our lineup and a great job behind the plate handling our pitching staff. Now on to two big road games at Eastern Mennonite. " --Head Coach Ryan Brittle

NEXT GAME
Brittle's squad will be back in action Saturday, March 9, at Eastern Mennonite University. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader is scheduled for a 12:00 p.m. start in Harrisonburg, Virginia.