Washington and Lee Hands Ferrum Baseball 9-5 Loss

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in Sports


FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College dropped a non-conference baseball game tonight at home to Washington and Lee University, falling 9-5 at Panther Field. Prior to the game, the Panthers honored seven graduating players with a special Senior Night ceremony.

Washington and Lee (11-18)
Ferrum (15-23)

Washington and Lee exploded for seven runs in the second inning and held on for the win. The Panthers chipped away at the lead with two runs in the bottom of the second, one in the third and two in the seventh. Paul Diven added a pinch-hit solo homer in the eighth inning for the Generals. Mason Shuffler (1-4) pitched an inning in relief to get the win, allowing two hits and an earned run. Jake Martin went 3-4 with an RBI for the Panthers, while Garrett Dorton and Nathaniel Anthony each had a pair of base hits. Starter Sam Suite (1-2) absorbed the loss after allowing seven hits and five earned runs over two innings.

Tonight's pre-game Senior Night ceremony honored Tucker BrownMichael DorsainvilJacob HollandChristian MosierSam SuiteBrandon Turner and Brandon West. The Panthers and coaching staff wish these seven players well as they graduate in May and begin their careers.

Coach Ryan Brittle's squad will be back in action Wednesday and Thursday, April 18-19, with a pair of non-conference games. The Panthers take on Lynchburg College Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m., then host Hampden-Sydney College Thursday at 6:00 p.m.