Daily Staff Report
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - No. 7/9 Shenandoah University won its second game of the Fayetteville baseball Regional Thursday afternoon, eliminating York (Pa.) with a 9-6 win.
The Hornets (36-8) advance into today's winner's bracket final at 11 a.m. against the LaGrange/Mary Washington victor with the win over YCP (28-16).
The Spartans took an early 2-0 lead with two runs in the first and another in the second against SU starter Jake Yocum, the Hornets climbed back in it with one each in the second and third and four more in the fourth.
Adam Delauter, Jon Holcomb, Jesse Henry and Greg Van Sickler all drove in runs in the frame with Van Sickler capping the rally by knocking a two-out double into right center.
Shenandoah then gave itself some needed breathing room by tacking on a three-spot in the sixth; sophomore Cory Nelson drove in two of those runs with a single to left.
Junior Mike Smith got the win for the Hornets, allowing one run on six hits in 3.0 innings of relief. Sophomore Kyle Scallion recorded the final four outs to post his eighth save; he allowed one run on three hits.
Both teams had 17 hits in the contest with Holcomb, Henry and Keaton Neeb getting three each for the victors. All nine starters had at least one hit and six drove in at least one run.