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Hornets break two-game slide

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The Shenandoah University baseball team snapped a two-game losing streak on Thursday with an 11-8 non-league win at Bridgewater College.

Bridgewater (3-5) took a 3-0 lead after scoring two runs in the first and another in the second off Hornets starting pitcher Ben Hendrickson, but Shenandoah (4-3) was able to rally in the final three innings of the contest.

Trailing 5-3 heading into the seventh inning, Shenandoah scored one in the seventh, three in the eighth and four more in the ninth to rally for the victory.

Bridgewater made things interesting by getting a pair of runs off reliever Kyle Scallion (1-0) in the bottom of the ninth, but Scallion picked up the win when Hornets catcher Keaton Neeb threw out Andy Chrismer attempting to steal second with no one on and two outs.

Chrismer had reached on an error.

Scallion went 3 1/3 for the win, allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit and two walks. He also struck out two.

The Hornets banged out 12 hits against four Eagles pitchers, with Scott Van Dusseldorp going 3-for-5 with four RBIs, Jesse Henry 2-for-5 with three RBIs and Greg Van Sickler 2-for-5.

Van Dusseldorp drove in a pair on a fourth-inning double, had an RBI single in the eighth and plated the final run with a triple in the ninth.

Henry hit a two-run home run in the ninth.

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