BLUEFIELD, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Baseball Team (11-20) rallied three times to come away with a 10-9 non-conference win over Bluefield College Wednesday night on the road. The Wasps avenged a loss earlier in the year to the Rams to split the season series.
Emory & Henry got two runs in the top of the first but was answered by two runs in the second and three in the third by Bluefield to make the score 5-3. The Wasps were able to tie the contest in the sixth at five runs apiece.
After the Rams got a run in the bottom of the seventh, E&H took the lead for the first time in the eighth with a two-run frame. Bluefield got two runs of its own to retake the lead, 8-7.
In the top of the ninth, Emory & Henry tied the contest on a two-out single by senior left fielder Brandon Lucas (Riner, Va.). Senior shortstop Josh McMillian (Amelia, Va.) hit a double down the left field line to plate two runs and give the Wasps a 10-8 advantage. The Rams were able to bring one across the plate in the bottom of the inning, but would get no closer.
McMillian went three-for-six at the plate with four RBI to lead E&H while Lucas was two-for-five with three runs scored and two RBI. Senior catcher Collin Metz (Cape Coral, Fla.) went three-for-five as well.
Emory & Henry returns home on Saturday to face Lynchburg College in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m. The Wasps will also honor their 11 seniors prior to the contest.