RAMS WIN THIRD STRAIGHT BEHIND SIX-RUN THIRD INNING

Final Score: VCU 12, Longwood 6
Location: Farmville, Va. (Charles "Buddy" Bolding Stadium)
Records: VCU (22-7, 5-1 A-10), Davison (7-21, 2-7 Big South)

The Short Story: VCU won their third consecutive game on Wednesday behind a solid performance throughout the game, including a six-run third inning. The win also marked the Rams eighth victory in their last nine outings.

LEADING OFF 

  • Hibbits led the way for the Rams offensively, posting two hits, one run scored, and a team-leading three RBIs
  • Logan Amiss provided one hit in three at-bats, two RBIs and two runs scored, including a two-run homer for the Rams
  • Zac Ching and Paul Witt combined to post two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs on Wednesday
  • Danny Watson earned his third win of the season, while the Rams bullpen struck out ten batters in the win.

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Longwood scored the opening run of the game in the bottom of the first, after C. Garrido's RBI double allowed C. Wadsworth to score. The play put the Lancer on top 1-0 early.
  • Amiss put the Rams on top for the first time in the top of the second on a 2-run homer to right field. Brandon Henson scored the additional run on the play, and VCU took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the second.   
  • VCU got the bats going in the top of the third, scoring a total of six runs in the inning. Ching, Hibbits and Vay each earned RBIs for their contributions. On the flip side, Taylor, Brown, Witt, Norwood, Amiss and Hibbits all scored runs to extend VCU's lead to 8-1.
  • Longwood was able to trim VCU's lead in the bottom of the third, on scores by Garrido, Wadsworth, McAllister. Blakeney cut into the lead even more when his two run homer cut the deficit to 8-6.
  • After Ching scored to push the Rams lead to 9-6 , Hibbits' RBI single through the right side allowed Norwood to score. The plays left VCU on top 10-6, heading into the fifth inning.
  • The Rams extended their lead to 11-6 in the top of the fifth, after Alex Taylor scored on Brett Norwood's RBI.
  • VCU's defense, led by Watson, shut Longwood down in the fourth through sixth innings, allowing no runs to score, while surrendering just two hits.
  • The Rams extended their lead to 12-6 in the top of the eighth on a Zac Ching RBI to score Josh Simon.
  • The Rams shut Longwood down in the bottom of the ninth to effectively end the game.

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU will be back in action on Friday, April 5, for Game One of their weekend series with Atlantic 10 foe, La Salle. That matchup is slated for 3 p.m., at Hank DeVincent Field in Philadelphia, Pa.