Ali Morrison ~ Assistant News Editor

Benton Jones and Brandon Garcia in their special handshake

In a rescheduled game on Sunday, the University of Lynchburg baseball team defeated Eastern Mennonite University in a double header. 

Starting with seniors Zack Potts and Wesley Arrington on the mound, the Hornets maintained their undefeated streak at home. 

Three runs were scored in the first inning by the Hornets, and Potts kept the EMU Royals scoreless until the fifth inning.

The campus community came out to support team baseball. Sophomore, Kayla Lainez says, “I have a few friends on the team and I like to come out and support them. They have this confidence and they have this culture of winning that I really want to support.”

Not only have players like Avery Neeves won accolades from outside sources like Rawlings and Division III Baseball, but an alumni from the Hornets recently signed with the MLB Team, The Bluejays. 

Lynchburg Baseball has seen success in their players with Avery Neaves being named as a 2022 ABCA/Rawlings First-Team All-American and First Team All-ODAC and Grayson Thurman, ‘22 alum, signed with the Toronto Blue Jays on March 24. 

Pat Rogers, along with Lainez, is a player on the women’s lacrosse team. Rogers commented’ “ I came out to support the baseball team so that way they might come out and support us.”

The team finished the last game of the night with a score of 13-1 against the EMU Royals.

Coach Lucas Jones commented on the upcoming games and the future of the season. “As the year progresses, we want to play more sound and more efficiently as we get closer to the postseason.  Putting together a great regular season is always important to put ourselves in a good place for postseason play but it is all about preparing to wil those short 4 team tournaments in a conference and regional setting that is driving this team.”

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