Last Thursday, the Eagles Varsity Baseball team faced off against the Chancellor Chargers for their second home game of the season. After a short delay, both teams shared the field in order to warm up for their upcoming match. The most notable player on Chancellor’s team was the big, lean, Jason Morgan (#10), a senior for Chancellor who has already been accepted to play ball in a North Carolina institution due to his great batting average. The Eagles’ switched pitchers this game from Danny Mundy (#7) to Juwan Henry (#14) a sophomore, and later Deontre “Big D” Campbell (#11) a freshman at Washington and Lee.
The Eagles began the game strong, playing smart and communicating well with each other. Chancellor started off equally as well, and as a result, both teams were tied coming into the top of the third inning. However, after Chancellor had Adam Stillabower (#25) and Mason Riser (#11) set up on third and second base respectively, they brought out Jason Morgan to bat. Morgan managed to nail the ball far down left field and gave both his teammates enough time to score. During the next bat, Morgan would steal second, and would come to score once his teammate hit the ball, giving his team a three point lead before the Chargers received their three outs.
Consequently the Eagles began to struggle to keep up come their time to bat and for the rest of the game. The bottom of the third was a total flop, with the first three batters for Washington and Lee getting out in the first three plays. Chancellor would raise their score higher in the fourth inning with Stillabower, Riser, and Morgan again touching the home plate, along with Nick Winston (#3). The Eagles again failed to score in the bottom of the fourth, with Chancellor’s Mason Riser striking out all three of the batters.