February 24, 2010

W&L Baseball Falls to Piedmont, 6-3

DEMOREST, Ga. -- Piedmont College scored six unanswered runs after falling behind 3-0 to knock off the Washington and Lee baseball team, 6-3, on Wednesday afternoon at Loudermilk Field.

The Generals (0-4) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning when senior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft) hit a two run single that scored junior rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) and senior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora).

W&L tacked on another run in the second inning to go up 3-0 when first-year shortstop Jonathan Stutts (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) hit a sacrifice fly to right to bring home sophomore leftfielder C.J. Thompson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease).

Piedmont (4-5) tallied single runs in the third and fourth innings and finally pulled ahead with a pair of runs in the fifth and the Lions added two more runs in the sixth inning to send the Generals to their fourth loss to start the season.

Serenbetz, Lewis and Stutts all finished the day 1-for-3 at the plate, with Serenbetz driving in two runs and Stutts adding one RBI. Thompson was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Senior righthander Nate Adkins (Ravenswood, W. Va./Ravenswood) started for the Generals and allowed four funs on four hits with four walks and a strikeout in 5.0 innings in taking the loss (0-1).

For the Lions, senior centerfielder Corey Lindsey finished 1-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases. Sophomore shortstop Scott Haddock was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and senior designated hitter Kevin McConnell added two RBI.

Sophomore Alex Beebe picked up the win (1-1) with 3.1 innings of scoreless relief. He allowed three hits and two walks with one strikeout. Junior Matt Collins nailed down the win with a scoreless ninth.

W&L is set to return to action on Saturday when it hosts Emory & Henry in a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 pm.

--GENERALS--