CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The late game finishes continue to be a good luck charm for the Lynchburg Hornets baseball team. No. 3 Lynchburg defeated No. 19 East Texas Baptist 8-3, moving within one game of the playing in the championship series.
It started with the offense for the Hornets, who started the game by plating 5 runs in the opening inning, including a 2-run double off the bat of Eric Hiett.
While Lynchburg’s bats eventually cooled, Brandon Pond had the heat on the mound. He pitched a complete game--allowing just three runs on four hits while racking up nine strikeouts.
Lynchburg had the day off on Sunday to prepare for a 2:15 p.m. matchup with the winner of the Salisbury-East Texas Baptist game.