Baseball Rides Hot Streak into Weekly Slate
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan College baseball team will face conference opponents Randolph-Macon College and Lynchburg College on the road, as well as non-conference opponent May Washington this week as the Marlins strive to extend their three-game winning streak.
The Marlins (16-12/7-5) will host Mary Washington (13-16) on Monday at 3 p.m. Virginia Wesleyan defeated the Eagles earlier this season, with a 9-4 victory on the road.
The Eagles are trying to snap a four-game losing streak. The Eagles boast a .277 team batting average while Stephen Johnston leads Mary Washington in three categories. Johnston holds a .355 batting average with four homeruns and 33 RBI.
The Marlins might see sophomore Hank Biggs on the mound. He has appeared in eleven games with eight starts, going 2-5 with a 4.93 ERA and 58 strikeouts, averaging over 10 strikeouts per game.
Virginia Wesleyan will travel to No. 15/16 Randolph Macon College (20-7/9-3) on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
Randolph-Macon is on a four-game winning streak and as a squad are currently batting an impressive .322 with a .412 on-base percentage. The Yellow Jackets feature eleven hitters that bat over .300. Jeff Butler paces the squad with a .406 average while Cole Migliorini is the leading power threat with seven homeruns on the season and eight doubles. RMC has three shutouts on the season and defeated the Marlins 11-3 earlier this season in Virginia Beach.
In their final conference games of the week, the Marlins will face Lynchburg College (14-16/4-10) in a doubleheader on Saturday with the first game slated for a noon start.
Lynchburg College most recently split in a close matchup with Stevenson University over the weekend. Will Hylton leads the Hornets offense with a .366 batting average and 13 extra base hits.
On the mound, the Marlins might see Zack Engelmann and David Goulding. The duo has received most of the starts for the Hornets. Engelmann has a 4.97 ERA with 38 strikeouts on the season while Goulding has a 5.80 ERA and 20 strikeouts.
Corey King has paced the Marlin offense, going 7-for-10 (.700), including three doubles in the past two games while Justin Erby has consistently remained the leader in batting average at an impressive .414. Patrick Monteverde (4-1, 1.89 ERA) will continue to the lead the Marlins on the mound and should draw a start at Lynchburg.
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