Lord Botetourt scored 31 runs in two days last week to hammer out a couple wins on the baseball diamond. LB beat William Fleming, 19-7, and Alleghany, 12-2, both at home.
Against Fleming, Connor Fuhrman and Carson Peggins both slugged three-run homers for the Cavaliers. Luke Richards had three doubles and six runs batted in as LB built an 11-1 lead after three innings.
Fleming scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth, all with two outs. After two strikeouts to start the inning, two Colonels walked, another was hit by a pitch and a single and grand slam home run followed. That temporarily kept the Colonels from getting “slaughter ruled,” but that came after the sixth as LB opened a 12-run lead.
Colin Sell started on the mound for Botetourt and picked up the win, going four innings and fanning nine. Peggins pitched the last two innings, striking out five of the six outs and not allowing a hit.
A day later, also in Daleville, Fuhrman picked up the win on the mound with three strong innings. Nathan Prince relieved for the final two frames before the game was called by slaughter rule.
Fuhrman, Nathan and Owen Prince had three hits each to lead LB while four others had two hits on the day, Peggins, Richards, Matt Oliver and Mikey Rago. Peggins hit his second three-run homer in as many days.
With the win Botetourt improved to 3-0 on the season. The Cavaliers were scheduled to host William Byrd in a big Blue Ridge District game on Tuesday.
On Friday the Cavs are in Moneta for a jayvee-varsity doubleheader with Staunton River. The jayvees will play at 5 p.m. with the varsity game to follow.