RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University remained red hot at the plate, ripping 20 hits in a 20-3 rout of Quinnipiac Wednesday at The Diamond.

The Rams have won five straight to improve to 8-3 on the year. VCU has scored at least 10 runs in four of those five victories. Quinnipiac is 0-6.

Junior John Lenherr (Windham, Kansas) drove in five runs to pace the VCU attack. The Rams also got a two-run home run from sophomore Paul Nice (Powhatan, Va.) in the third inning, his first of the year, while sophomore Taylor Perkins (Dinwiddie, Va.) was 3-for-5 with three RBI.

Freshman right-hander Kyle Haynes (Stafford, Va.) picked up his first career win, tossing six innings of three-hit, shutout ball. He struck out seven and walked four.

The Rams scored early and often, plating two in the first and three in the second, third and fourth, to march to an 11-0 lead.

Lenherr got the Black and Gold on the board in the first, rapping a timely single with two outs. The junior lefty proved clutch again in the fourth, when he brought home a pair with another two-out single. Lenherr also drove in a Ram with a sac fly in the sixth.  

 VCU returns to action Friday, March 12 when it meets Bethune-Cookman at 6 p.m. in Daytona Beach, Fla.