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SU roundup: Hornets move up in baseball poll

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The Shenandoah University baseball team has improved by three spots in the D3baseball.com Top 25 poll released Tuesday.

The Hornets, who are now 5-1 on the year and riding a five-game winning streak, have 154 points in the poll to find themselves in the No. 20 position nationally.

SU is 13 points behind No. 19 Trinity (Conn.) and 38 clear of No. 21 St. Scholastica (Minn.).

Shenandoah was 23rd in the pre-season poll and moved up the three spots after reeling off single wins over Misericordia and Elizabethtown and finishing off a doubleheader sweep of Susquehanna.

The Hornets are the only ODAC team in the top 25 - Bridgewater and Lynchburg are both among a host of schools receiving voting consideration.

SU opens up ODAC play with a doubleheader at Roanoke on Sunday.

Junior first baseman Andrew Creamer has been named to the week two D3baseball.com Team of the Week in selections announced Tuesday by the website.

Creamer, in his first season as a starter for SU, helped the Hornets to a 14-7 win over Mount Aloysius on Monday before taking a pair of one-run victories over Susquehanna on Sunday.

Creamer was 6 for 8 on the week with a home run and five singles while driving in five runs.

His third RBI of the week came on a bases loaded single in the bottom of the seventh to give the Hornets a 5-4 win in game one of the Susquehanna series.

For the season, he is hitting a team-high .421.

This is his first national honor.

Shenandoah opens up its ODAC slate on Sunday at Roanoke.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The Shenandoah University golf team opened up its 2013 spring season Monday by shooting a collective 327 at the Georgetown College Invitational.

Playing on the par-72, 6772-yard PGA World Golf Hall of Fame course, SU had its four qualifying scores within two strokes of one another.

Junior Zach Ramey and sophomore transfer Wes Licklider, a pair of local players, paced the Hornets by each carding nine-over-par 81.

Freshmen Cory Hammons and Cameron Wiseman, both Sherando H.S. graduates, rounded out the qualifying scores with an 82 and an 83, respectively.

Erik Hale had a 92 that did not count towards the team total.

Shenandoah finished the shortened event tied for fourth.

The tournament was originally scheduled as a 36-hole, two-day event, but Tuesday's final round was cancelled due to a tornado warning in the area.

Thomas University won the event with a 303 with SU tying UVa-Wise for fourth at 327.

The Hornets are back in action March 11-12 at the TaylorMade Invitational at Dataw Island, S.C.

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