Lynchburg, Va. -- The University of Lynchburg baseball team opened up Old Dominion Athletic Conference play with two wins over Bridgewater on Saturday.
Josh Gjormand clinched the victory in Game 2 with a walk-off single.
The No. 12 Hornets and head coach Lucas Jones started senior Zack Potts on the bump in Game 1. Potts' six-inning effort kept Bridgewater to four earned runs and secured him his fourth win on the season (4-0).
Graduate student Cameron Lane came around to score three times and had an RBI of his own working from the DH spot.
In the 4th inning, Lynchburg scored four runs. Holden Fiedler had an RBI single and freshman Brandon Garcia drove in two with a double.
Garcia sparked a three-run 8th with an RBI single bringing home Lane. Gavin Collins joined the RBI party in the inning scoring Avery Neaves making the score 9-3.
Senior Jack Bachmore tallied his second save of the season pitching three scoreless innings to close the game.
In Game 2, Nick Mattfield made his fourth start of the season for the Hornets. The junior pitched 4 1/3 innings striking out five and allowing four earned runs.
Junior infielder Gavin Collins capped off a two-run 4th with his eighth-career home run making the score 3-0.
Bridgewater scored four runs in the 5th inning and took the lead with an additional run in the 6th making the score 5-4.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, freshman Benton Jones led off for Lynhcburg making his first-collegiate at-bat. Jones' pinch-hit appearance resulted in his first-career hit, setting the table for Garcia. Garcia drove home Jones with an infield single giving the freshman his fifth RBI of the day and tying the game 5-5.
Graduate student Brandon Pond kept the Eagles scoreless through the 8th and 9th innings and earned his first win of the season.
Sophomore Logan Webster drew a four-pitch walk to lead off the 9th inning for the Hornets. Webster advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from the catcher Holden Fiedler. With two outs, Josh Gjormand singled to center field allowing Webster to come around and score standing up. Gjormand's walk-off hit was his fifth of the day, and Lynchburg won 6-5 making their conference record 2-0 to start the year.
The Hornets (10-2, 2-0 ODAC) takes of Pfeiffer on the road Tuesday, March 14.
Neaves ODAC career walk record counter: 109 (116 is the record)
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