Rams offense pumps in double digit runs as Crabb, Jamer combine for 7.2 scoreless in 10-7 win

Final Score: VCU 10, Presbyterian 7
Location: PC Baseball Complex (Clinton, S.C.)
Records: VCU 36-16, Presbyterian 24-27

The Short Story: The VCU Rams offense put up a solid double-digit day in both the runs and hits column for the second straight game, as they took on the Presbyterian College Blue Hose in game three of a three game series. With a series sweep on the line, the Rams put up 10 runs and were able to supply out a 10-7 win. 

LEADING OFF 

  • Darian Carpenter had top-notch offensive performance, supplying a 3-for-5 day with a home run, two doubles, two RBI, and three runs scored.
  • Both James Bunn and Jimmy Kerrigan each had a three-hit game as well. Bunn went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI, and run scored. Kerrigan went 3-for-6 with two runs scored.
  • The other multi-hit effort came from Cody Acker, who chipped in with a 2-for-5 day with a run scored.
  • Starting pitcher Luke Crabb pitched 4.0 innings of scoreless baseball, only giving up two hits. Matt Jamer followed up his performance with 3.2 innings of scoreless baseball, giving up only one hit. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • VCU got things started early in the top of the second inning, as Daane Berezo got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing in a run to put the Rams up 1-0.
  • The bottom of the third inning brought three other runs, as Logan Farrar went deep for his second home run of the season, followed by a two-RBI single from Walker Haymaker later in the inning to give VCU a 4-0 lead.
  • Bunn knocked a double down the left field line in the bottom of the fourth inning, extending the lead to 5-0 VCU.
  • Things were quiet up through the seventh inning, when Acker broke for the plate on a wild pitch to put the score to 6-0 in favor of the Black and Gold.
  • The Rams would score a pair of runs in both the top of the eighth and ninth inning, highlighted by a Carpenter two-run home run to left field, pushing the Rams lead to 10-0.
  • The bottom of the ninth brought some crazy events, as Sam Donko gave up multiple hits, beginning with a home run to Weston Jackson to start the inning. When it was all said and done, the Blue Hose scored seven runs on seven hits. But the Rams were able to hold on and complete the sweep.

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU will return to action this Tuesday, May 17 when they travel to face Old Dominion in Hampton, Va. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.