Final Score: VCU 3, Richmond 1
Location: The Diamond (Richmond, Va.)
Records: VCU 29-18 (12-8 A-10), Richmond 23-20 (9-8 A-10) 

The Short Story: In his final home start of his career, Sean Thompson went out on top collecting his team-best seventh win of the year in the VCU Rams 3-1 victory over the Richmond Spiders. His outing of 6.2 innings set the tone for the game, as he scattered five hits, gave up only one run, and struck out three.



  • Hogan Brown kept his hot streak up, going 1-for-4 on the day with two RBI.
  • Haiden Lamb finished the day 1-for-3 with a double and run scored. His hit was key to the Rams two-run fifth inning.
  • Liam Hibbits collected the other VCU hit on the day, going 1-for-3 with an RBI.
  • Benjamin Dum shut down the Spiders after relieving Thompson with two outs in the seventh, going the rest of the distance for his third save of the season.



  • The big hit of the game came off the bat of Brown in the bottom of the fifth inning. With the score only at 1-0, Brown delivered a clutch RBI single to score two runs after Lamb doubled one batter prior.
  • Hibbits set the tone in the bottom of the second, as he smacked a two-out single through the left side of the infield, scoring Mitchel Lacey to put VCU up 1-0.
  • Thompson ran into trouble in the top of the fourth inning, as two batters reached to start the inning. Thompson was able to get a ground ball double play before loading the bases on a walk and hit by pitch. However, a strike out to Daniel Brumbaugh ended the threat and the inning.
  • The play of the game happened in the top of the second inning. Brumbaugh doubled down the right field line for the Spiders with a runner on first and two out. As it looked Richmond would take the 1-0 lead, the relay trio of Brett Willett to Paul Witt to Josh Simon cut down the runner at the plate to keep the game scoreless.
  • Richmond got on the board in the top of the seventh as Thompson departed, as an Anthony Forte single brought home Justin Cook to put the score at 3-1.



VCU will return to action Sunday, May 6 as they will take on the Richmond Spiders in Game 3 of the three-game series. First pitch on Saturday is set for 1 p.m., with VCU Senior Day ceremonies to precede first pitch.