Rams Dominate Virginia Intermont
Rams win 16-4 against Virginia Intermont on Wednesday...
February 24, 2011
Bluefield, VA—The Rams continue their traveling schedule winning a blow out against Virginia Intermont on Wednesday 16-4 despite a later start.
Joey Andrews recieved his first win of the season in the Virginia Intermont game.
The game that was originally scheduled for a 1:00 pm first pitch did not start playing until 6:30 pm but despite the delays the Rams were ready to play sending Joey Andrews to the mound to start for the Rams.
The sophomore pitcher pitched through three innings having two runs on two hits and four strikeouts after facing 13 batters. The Rams started their scoring drive in the top of the second where six runs were scored then they added to their 6-1 lead in the top of the fourth with one run, top of the sixth with four more runs, and then finally closing the door against the Cobras in the top of the eighth with five runs scored.
Travis Weaver had three RBIs along with Eli Smurthwaite who also added on three RBIs for the Rams. Jon Michael Thruett and Joe Gatewood each compiled two RBIs a piece for the Rams. Adding on one RBI was Adam Flees, Cameron Hynes, Greg Moon, Zac Goodyear, Andrew Weaver, and Victor Torres in the victory.
The Rams (5-5) received 14 walks in the game and had 15 hits and 16 runs compared to Virginia Intermont's four runs on three hits and six walks. Following the six run second inning the Rams sent sophomore Taylor Marshall to the mound following Andrews three innings. Marshall compiled one hit and two strikeouts for the Rams and was retired following the sixth inning.
The Rams sent six pitchers to the mound in the entire game, Adam Hoyt pitched a solid inning with one walk and one strikeout in five batters. Jordon Johnson pitched one inning with one walk in four batters and Josh McQuade finished the game for the Rams pitching the last inning. Eliezer Cordero also saw pitching action for the Rams.
Joey Andrews picked up his first win as pitcher for the Rams this season. The Rams will travel to South Carolina to take on North Greenville on Friday and face a double- header on Saturday before returning home for a week of rest before facing Tennessee Temple the following weekend on March 4 and 5 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.