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Ferrum Hangs on for Baseball Win Over Knights

Parker Mason went 3-4 with a sac fly, a run and an RBI.
Parker Mason went 3-4 with a sac fly, a run and an RBI.

 
FERRUM, Va. – Ferrum College earned a hard-fought 9-8 non-conference baseball win at home over Southern Virginia University, winning 9-8 tonight at Panther Field.

RECORDS
Ferrum (17-7)
Southern Virginia (9-7)

THE BASICS
Ferrum led 8-2 after four innings, but the Knights scored a run in the seventh, two in the eighth and three in the ninth to tie the game at 8-8.

Drew Calohan doubled to right field to lead off the ninth, then scored the game-winning run when Jake Martin reached on a throwing error.

Parker Mason had three base hits tonight, while Nathaniel Anthony, Kyle Anstice, Josh Greenway and Calohan had two each.

KEY STATS
Ferrum: Mason 3-4, sac fly, run, RBI; Jonathan Walton (W, 1-1) 1 inn, 2 hits, 1 ER, 3 K
Southern Virginia: Hunter Blunt 3-3, sac fly, run, 2 RBI; Matt Roll (L, 2-2) 0.0 inn, 1 hit, 1 run

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"We have a tough group of young men who don't panic or waiver in their belief in themselves and each other. It wasn't the way we envisioned getting the win, but we got it. Now on to a big conference weekend here at home." --Head Coach Ryan Brittle

NEXT GAME
Coach Ryan Brittle's team will play next on Saturday, March 30, at home against Virginia Wesleyan University Saturday. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader gets underway at 2:00 p.m. at Panther Field.