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SU roundup: Hornets depose Royals

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HARRISONBURG -- No. 21 Shenandoah University posted its third straight non-league baseball victory with a 14-4 win over future Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday afternoon.

Shenandoah (4-2) banged out a season-high 20 hits in the victory over the Royals (1-5).

After Eastern Mennonite tied the game with two runs in the second, the Hornets began to pull away with two in the third, two more in the fifth, three in the seventh and five in the eighth.

The game was halted after the eighth.

Senior Tucker Brown put SU in front to stay with his two-run home run to left-center field with two outs in the third.

Brown plated classmate Cory Nelson, who had doubled to left center with one out.

Nelson led the 20-hit attack with a 5-for-5 day that included three RBIs and four runs scored.

For the first time all season long, all nine Shenandoah starters had at least one hit.

Brown drove in four runs, with Jake Pendergraft and Christian Frey each plating two.

Pendergraft was 3 for 5 on the afternoon.

Junior Jeff Stanek (1-0) earned the victory by scattering two runs on eight hits and one walk in six innings.

Stanek struck out four.

Freshman Adam Emerson recorded the final four outs with three strikeouts and a groundout to finish off the Royals.

Beau Banglesdorf was 2 for 4 with three RBIs for the hosts. He led off the Eastern Mennonite second with a solo homer.

Shenandoah continues its road trip with a non-league game at Lynchburg on Friday afternoon.

Men's lacrosse

Hood College 10, Shenandoah 4

WINCHESTER -- Visiting Hood College combined a strong defensive effort with an outstanding performance at the faceoff to defeat Shenandoah 10-4 in non-conference men's lacrosse action Wednesday evening.

The Blazers (1-1) held Shenandoah (0-2) without a goal for the first 28:34 of the second to pull away and win their second straight game in the series between the two schools.

SU, which battled back from a 3-0 deficit to trail only 4-3 at the half, could only watch as Hood won the first 16 faceoffs of the game and 16 of 17 on the evening.

Randolph Clark did most of this damage, winning 14 of his 15 draws and scooping up 10 ground balls.

Hood held a 52-19 advantage in ground balls.

The Hornets made things interesting just before halftime as junior David Estoclet fed Mac Hedrick at 3:48 before tallying himself off of a Courtney Ledden assist at the 47-second mark.

That would the host's final goal until Bryan Pope closed the book the evening's scoring with an unassisted goal at 1:26 of the fourth.

In between the two Shenandoah goals, the Blazers reeled off six of their own to build a comfortable margin.

Tyler Quinn had 14 saves for SU.

Hood outshot the Hornets, 46-29.

Shenandoah continues its home play on Saturday at 1 p.m., against Elizabethtown.

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