Five Yellow Jackets Go Deep in 20-4 Season Opening Win over CNU
NEWPORT NEWS, VA-Greg Mitro and James Bierlein both knocked two run homeruns in the first inning to spark the R-MC offense and send Randolph-Macon Baseball past Christopher Newport 20-4 in the 2010 season opener Sunday.
Adam Carpenter (Richmond, VA/ Mills Godwin) recorded the Yellow Jackets' first hit of the season with a one out single in the first and scored on a two run homer from Mitro (Richmond, VA/ Mills Godwin) in the next at bat. Jordan Walton (Mechanicsville, VA/ Lee-Davis) then ripped a single to set up Bierlein (Chesterfield, VA/ Matoaca) for another two run homerun, putting R-MC up 4-0.
Walton blasted a two run shot to right center in the top of the second, pushing the Randolph-Macon lead to 6-0.
Carpenter capped a five run third inning with a two run single to right center, giving the Yellow Jackets an 11-0 advantage.
Randolph-Macon would go on to score one run in the fifth, four in the sixth and two runs in both the seventh and eighth innings in route to a 20-4 victory.
The Captains pushed across one run in the fourth to break up the shutout and later tacked on a run in the seventh and two in the eighth on a Luke Saunders two run single.
Kyle Hicks (Goochland, VA/Goochland) picks up the win for R-MC, going four innings and allowing just one run on four hits while striking out two. Byron Mendenhall (Falls Church, VA/George Mason) allowed just one run in his three innings of relief while freshman Dale Langford (Dinwidde, VA/Richmond Christian) recorded two innings and gave up two runs, striking out three.
Bierlein, Carpenter, Jay Lichter (Richmond, VA/Varina) , Mitro and Walton each had a two run homerun for the Yellow Jackets. Lichter finished with a 4-for-4 day, Both Bierlein and Carpenter complimented their homeruns with a double and four RBI.
Luke Saunders led CNU with a hit and two RBI while Steven Lindemuth hit a homerun in the seventh. Jason Jenkins picks up the loss after giving up 11 runs, 10 of them earned, on 10 hits in two innings of work.
The Yellow Jackets return to Newport News Wednesday, February 17th, to take on the Captains for a 2:00 p.m. game.