LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team scored 12 runs over the first three innings and ran away with a 17-3 victory over Southern Virginia at Cap’n Dick Smith Field on Tuesday afternoon.
W&L (10-11) tallied three runs in both the first and second innings, including two-RBI singles from junior rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) and sophomore centerfielder Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury), to take a 6-0 lead heading to the third.
Aided by a pair of fielding errors by the Knights (14-10), W&L tallied six runs in the third inning, including two-run single off the bat of sophomore leftfielder C.J. Thompson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease), to assume a 12-0 lead en route to the 14-run victory.
Senior Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) started for W&L and picked up his second win (2-3) of the season as he tossed five shutout innings. He allowed just four hits and one walk with three strikeouts. As a team, W&L limited the Knights to just six hits and only walked two batters.
Decembrino led the Generals with a 3-for-3 showing at the plate. He also drew one walk and drove in four runs and scored four times. Thompson finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, first-year shortstop Jonathan Stutts (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Cardona finished the three runs driven in.
First-year catcher Trager Hintze (Ivins, Utah/Snow Canyon) finished 2-for-2 to lead the Knights. Senior Darrell Brown (Window Rock, Ariz./Window Rock) added a double and a run scored for SVU.
Senior Jake Johnson (Phoenix, Ariz./Greenway) started for SVU and took the loss as he allowed eight runs on eight hits and two walks in 2.0 innings of work.
W&L returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Bridgewater for a 4:00 pm contest.