Builders Fall 4-3 At Virginia State

FINAL: Virginia State 4, Apprentice School 3 (11)

LOCATION: Ettrick, VA

RECORDS: Virginia State 23-15, Apprentice School 22-11

IN BRIEF: A late comeback by the Builders fell short as Virginia State scored a 4-3 win in 11 innings on Friday afternoon.

ON THE FIELD

  • The Builders pushes a run across in the top of the third inning as Chris Perry started the inning with a single and went to second on a sacrifice bunt from Trevin Wilson.  After a strikeout, Chris Aldridge singled up the middle to score Perry.
  • Virginia State answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning.  Demetrius Roach started the inning with a single and advanced on a sacrifice bunt.  After moving to third on a groundout he scored as Nicholas Christopher doubled to right center.  Zachery Jordan followed with a single to left to plate Christopher for a 2-1 Trojans lead.
  • The hosts took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth as with two outs, Christopher singled and stole second before Jordan doubled to left to plate Christopher.
  • In the ninth, the Builders took advantage of a pair of errors to score two runs with two outs and tied the game at 3-all.  Lee Rossi started the inning with a walk and advanced to second as Perry reached on a throwing error.  Trevin Wilson followed with a single that scored Rossi and advanced pinch-runner Thomas Dudley to third.  A throwing error in attempt to get Dudley at third allowed him to score and tie the game.
  • After holding off a threat in the bottom of the tenth, the Trojans pushed a run across in the bottom of the next inning.    Tashaun Taylor started with a single and went to second on a sacrifice.  A groundout moved him to third before Colton Gun took a 1-1 pitch through the right side for the walk-off single.


BEHIND THE BOXSCORE

  • The Builders couldn't take advantage of five Virginia State errors in the loss.
  • Aldridge and Mark Labrador had a pair of hits each for the Builders.
  • Brock Harris reached base three times on walks.
  • Perry was the starting pitcher and went six innings with six strikeouts.  Ryland Edwards came in relief and took the loss throwing 4.1 innings with two hits and four strikeouts. 
  • Jordan was 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead Virginia State.  Taylor took the win throwing one inning and allowing two walks.
  • Second straight game that ended in walk-off fashion for the Builders after they defeated Thomas Nelson CC 6-5 on Sunday with a walk-off hit from Brian Belvin.


NEXT UP – Virginia Wesleyan

The Builders get back to action on Monday when they host Virginia Wesleyan College at 5 pm at War Memorial Stadium.