VMI 3, The Citadel 2

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Published: Apr. 15, 2022 at 11:55 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Va. – The Citadel tied the game in the top of the ninth, but VMI was able to score in the bottom of the inning to defeat the Bulldogs, 3-2, Friday evening at Gray-Minor Stadium.

Game Information

Score: VMI 3, The Citadel 2

Records: The Citadel (18-15, 0-5), VMI (12-24, 3-2)

Location: Gray-Minor Stadium (Lexington, Virginia)

Series: VMI leads 2-0

How it Happened

· The Keydets got on the board in the first inning as back-to-back RBI singles from Will Knight and Trey Morgan gave VMI the early lead.

· The Bulldogs got on the board in the fourth inning on a solo home run off the bat of Travis Lott.

· The Citadel tied the game in the ninth as a two-out walk to Anthony Badala was followed with a line drive to left that was misplayed off the bat of Dylan Costa. Pinch runner Sawyer Reeves was able to hustle from first to score without a throw.

· VMI started the ninth inning with a base on balls that came around to score on a single to left off the bat of Brett Cook.

Inside the Box Score

· Fisher Paulsen got the start and went 4.1 innings in a no decision. After allowing two runs in the first inning, Paulsen went into the fifth inning without allowing another run.

· He finished the game allowing two runs on six hits over 4.1 innings.

· Jordan Beatson (2-2) entered in the fifth and finished the game. He suffered the loss after giving up one run on five hits over 4.0 innings.

· Ben Hutchins finished the game 2-for-3 with a double.

· Travis Lott hit his fourth home run of the season in the fourth.

· Will Riley (1-3) picked up the victory after striking out the only hitter he faced in the top of the ninth.

On Deck

The teams play the final game of the three-game series Saturday at 2 p.m.

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