BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Junior Cole Migliorini (Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge) went 4 for 6 with three runs and five RBI as the ninth-ranked Randolph-Macon baseball team split an ODAC doubleheader at Bridgewater Saturday afternoon.
The Yellow Jackets (15-5, 6-1 ODAC) won the opener 16-7, but dropped the nightcap 7-5 to the Eagles (9-12, 3-4 ODAC).
Migliorini had two doubles, one home run and three walks.
In Game 1, R-MC scored multiple runs in six of nine innings. In the top of the second, Migliorini and junior Joseph Tuzzolo (Newport News, Va./Menchville) had walks before a single by senior Jay Patti (Sparks, Md./Hereford) plated Migliorini and a sacrifice fly by sophomore Ryan Hickman (Ruther Glen, Va./Caroline) brought home Tuzzolo to make it 2-0.
In the fourth, freshman Zach Evans (Fort Mill, S.C./Seneca) had an RBI double and sophomore Jeff Butler (Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch) delivered a two-run double as the Yellow Jackets expanded their lead to 7-0. Brown had a leadoff single and scored on a groundout by Patti to make it 8-0.
In the sixth, Spiers had a sacrifice fly and freshman Ryan Duphorn (Erial, N.J./Paul VI) scored on a wild pitch as R-MC grew the lead to 10-0.
After BC plated one in the sixth and three in the seventh, R-MC answered with four in the eighth. Migliorini had a two-run double and scored on an error before Brown homered to make it a 14-4 contest.
Sophomore Matthew Blaise (Clifton, Va./Centreville) had a two-run single in the top of the ninth before the Eagles scored three in the bottom of the ninth to make the final 16-7.
Duphorn had two hits and four runs, while Migliorini, Spiers and Brown each had two hits and two RBI.
Junior Cody Thompson (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) earned the victory, going seven innings with 12 hits, four runs, two walks and four strikeouts to raise his record to 5-0. The Yellow Jackets scored nine or more runs in each of their first ODAC contests.
In Game 2, R-MC erased a 1-0 deficit with three in the fifth. Butler had an RBI single, while Spiers and Migliorini had consecutive sacrifice flies to give the Yellow Jackets a 3-1 lead. BC put up five in the fifth and one in the sixth to go ahead 7-3.
Migliorini had a two-run homer in the ninth, but the visitors fell 7-5.
Migliorini drove in three, while sophomore Ian Pape (Stafford, Va./North Stafford) had two hits for the Yellow Jackets.
Randolph-Macon returns to action on Tuesday, March 28, with a 5 p.m. non-conference contest at Ferrum.