Posted: Mar 09, 2023
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Juniors Myles Webb (Norfolk, Va./Granby) and Grayson Bush (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello) both had two hits and two RBI as the 15th-ranked Randolph-Macon baseball team was edged 6-5 at Mary Washington on Thursday afternoon.
Score: Mary Washington 6, Randolph-Macon 5
Site/Venue: Fredericksburg, Va./Dickinson Stadium
Records: R-MC 9-2, UMW 10-5
How It Happened
- The Yellow Jackets jumped ahead with two in the top of the first. Freshman Carter Schmitt (Glen Allen, Va./St. Christopher's) drew a leadoff walk and went to third when junior Hunter Cole (Norfolk, Va./Granby) reached on an error. Both runners scored on a base hit by Webb as RMC led 2-0.
- RMC added to its advantage in the second. Junior Matt Myers (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) had a leadoff single and scored on a wild pitch as the Yellow Jackets went up 3-0.
- The Eagles put up four in the third to take their first lead. RMC responded in the top of the fourth. Junior Richie Dudley (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) started the inning with a single and scored on a groundout by Bush as the visitors leveled the score at 4-4.
- UMW would reclaim the lead with two in the bottom of the fourth for a 6-4 advantage.
- RMC cut the deficit in half in the eighth. Dudley was hit by a pitch with one away, went to second on a single by Myers and scored on a base hit by Bush to make it 6-5.
- Webb and senior Carter Johnson (Southampton, Va./Southampton) had consecutive one-out singles in the ninth, but both were stranded as the Yellow Jackets fell 6-5.
By The Numbers
- Along with Webb and Bush, Myers also had two hits and scored a run for RMC.
- Schmitt and senior Ethan Iannuzzi (Chesterfield, Va./Cosby) both walked twice.
- Webb and Schmitt recorded stolen bases.
- Junior Patrick Routsis (Midlothian, Va./St. Christopher's) pitched 2.2 innings in relief with three hits, one walk and five strikeouts.
R-MC will open ODAC play this weekend against Ferrum. The teams will play a single game on Saturday, March 11 at 2 p.m. and a single game on Sunday, March 12 at a time to be determined.