UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – VCU wasn't the only opponent that the University of Richmond baseball team had to face on Friday afternoon as the heat, followed by a severe weather delay.
In the end, the Spiders dropped game two of the three-game set to the Rams, 14-2.
Freshman Justin Cook continued his hot hitting with three hits on the day to lead a 11-hit offensive attack for the Spiders. Junior Vinny Capra and senior Jonathan de Marte each added two hits on the day.
The Rams pushed across six in the third to jump out to a 7-1 lead. Brumbaugh and de Marte tallied back-to-back two-out singles in the home half of the inning but a strikeout ended the inning.
A two-run homer in the fourth gave the Rams a 9-1 advantage. The Spiders loaded the bases in the bottom half of the inning sparked by Caleb Ward taking a pitch off the shoulder. Singles from Cook and RJ Watters allowed Ward to score making it 9-2. Richmond looked to continue to push across runs to chip away at VCU's lead but a strikeout ended the inning
Behind a three-run shot from Zac Ching, the Rams went ahead 12-2.
After an hour-plus lightning delay, the Spiders looked to get something started when Kurtis Brown led off the bottom of the seventh with a single to center, but the Rams silenced any threat maintaining their lead.
VCU's Darien Carpenter hit his second two-run homer of the game in the eighth making it a 14-2 game – a lead the Rams would hold on to the remainder of the contest.
The series will conclude tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. and the Spiders will honor its seniors prior to first pitch.