Blacksburg Varsity visited Christianburg on Tuesday for the first of their two season contests between the cross county rivals. After being retired in order in the top of the 1st, Blacksburg's Morgan McCoy took the mound for the Bruins and Christiansburg went up 1-0 in the first off of three singles.
Blacksburg was retired in order in the top of the 2nd. In the bottom half of the frame, Christiansburg extended their lead to 4-0 on a couple of infield errors, a walk and a double.
Blacksburg fought back in the top of the 3rd when lead off hitter, Tyler Barry hit a solo HR to right field. After a strike out, Jake Verniel and Jon Hinson then drew walks. Both advanced one base on an error by the Christiansburg infield. Ethan Goforth singled to center field, scoring Verniel and Hinson. A ground out ended the inning, but Blacksburg had closed the gap to 4-3.
McCoy held Christiansburg in check in the bottom of the 3rd as he retired the side in order. Blacksburg was also retired in order in the top of the 4th.
In the bottom of the 4th, Christiansburg exploded for six runs to extend their lead to 10-4. A lead off single, followed by a ground ball out, then two singles and a double, scored two runs (6-3). After another out, a double, and two singles scored four more runs (10-3). Ethan Goforth came into pitch at the end of the inning and got the last out for Blacksburg.
Ben Anstrom drew a lead off walk in the top of the 5th, but was stranded.
Christiansburg added another run in the bottom of the 5th. A walk, an infield error, a single, and another walk plated the run for the Blue Demons (11-4).
Ethan Goforth led off the top of the 6th with a single and then after two outs, Jake Schirmer drew a walk. Blacksburg was caught stealing home to end the inning.
Christiansburg ended the game via the 10 run rule in the bottom of the 6th. The lead off batter was HBP, then a walk put the second runner on base. A pop out recorded the first out of the inning and then a single loaded the bases. After an out, a double cleaned off the bases and ended the game 14-4 via the 10 run rule.
Offensively, Blacksburg was led by Ethan Goforth, who had two hits. Jon Hinson and Tyler Barry each had a hit, with Barry homering.
After the game, Head Coach Danny Shouse said "there is no quote for this game."
With the loss, the Bruins fall to 8-4 on the season and have a break until they host Princeton next Tuesday at home.