Royals Split DH At Emory & Henry

Freshman Connor Lutz did not allow a walk in 6.2 innings of work against the Wasps. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Freshman Connor Lutz did not allow a walk in 6.2 innings of work against the Wasps. (photo by Scott Eyre)

The EMU Diamond Royals won the second game of their doubleheader at Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon. The split moves the Royals to 7-9 in ODAC play and 13-18-1 overall.

EMU returns to action back at home on Wednesday for their second match-up against Shenandoah starting at 3:00pm.

Emory & Henry 3, EMU 0

The Royals were unable to get any runs across despite reaching double digits hits in game one. A batter reached safely in every inning except the first, but the farthest anyone got was to second base.

Emory & Henry hit three singles in a row to start the fifth inning before a sacrifice fly plated the first run. The Wasps scored one run in each of the six and seventh innings on RBI singles. J.T. Agosto earned the win throwing 7.1 innings scoreless for Emory & Henry walking two and striking out three.

Brett Lindsay (Gloucester, Va./Gloucester) finished 3-4 with three singles and Bailey Hall (Daleville, Va./James River) held the Wasps to just three runs in 6.1 innings, but picked up the loss in the effort.

EMU 5, Emory & Henry 2

The Royals bats woke up in game two after getting shutout. Jordan Jones (Saxe, Va./Randolph Henry) started the game with a single then Zach Roberts (Stuarts Draft, Va./Riverheads) followed up with a hit of his own. A walk to Ray Tricarico (Culpeper, Va./Eastern View) loaded the bases for Lindsay who doubled in two runs. Corey Willis (Fredricksburg, Va.Massaponax) hit an RBI single to bring in a third run in the inning before the Wasps got out of the jam.

Jones got it going again in the second inning with a one out single then steal of second base. Roberts hit an RBI single to score Jones as EMU added another run.

A leadoff single by Tricarico in the third led to him coming around to score the fifth run. Another RBI single by Willis scored gave the Royals a large enough lead to hold on to for the rest of the game.

Connor Lutz (Colonial Beach, Va./Colonial Beach) earned the win throwing 6.2 innings giving up just two runs while striking out three and not allowing a walk. Ethan Mathews (Harrisonburg, Va./Braodway) earned the save throwing the final 2.1 innings scoreless.

Jones finished 3-5 and Tricarico 2-3 with both players scoring twice. Willis and Roberts both had two hits and combined for three RBIs.