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SU roundup: Hornets sweep awards in baseball
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FOREST -- The Shenandoah University baseball team swept the ODAC Player of the Week awards in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
Sophomore Corbin Lucas was named as the league's Player of the Week while freshman Darrell Thompson grabbed Pitcher of the Week accolades.
These are the first two ODAC weekly honors earned by the baseball program.
Lucas hit an even .500 on the week with six hits 12 at-bats - he was 2 for 4 in each of the three Hornets victories last week.
In the doubleheader sweep at Guilford on Sunday, Lucas drove in a total of four runs with three coming in the 6-5, game one win.
For the week, he had a total of seven RBI and two doubles.
Thompson tossed a complete game in the squad's 5-1 win over Mary Washington on Tuesday with eight strikeouts against just one walk.
Shenandoah is back in action on Wednesday at Eastern Mennonite in another ODAC contest.
The Hornets (8-6) were 6-3 winners in the opener before taking game two, 5-3, in eight innings over the Spartans (4-10).
In game one, junior Stephanie Cameron (6-1) took a perfect game into the sixth and struck out nine to post the victory.
Cameron allowed three unearned runs on three hits in 6.0 innings of work before Brianne Morlock worked a scoreless seventh.
Cameron's classmate, Erica Kondzielawa, led the offense with a 2 for 3 day that included an RBI and one run scored.
Kimmy Brady was 1 for 2 and had a leadoff home run in the fourth.
SU took a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning of the nightcap only to see YCP send it into extra innings thanks to a leadoff triple followed by a fielder's choice.
The Hornets won it with in the eighth with a pair of unearned runs. Emily Wilson put the ball in play to score Erica Kondzielawa and Morgan Coble, who had reached on a double and a single, respectively.
Freshman Megan Tripp (2-1) won the game with 5.0 innings of relief work. She allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out two.
Coble, Kondzielawa, Wilson and Heather Sink all had two hits to lead the offense.
Shenandoah hosts Castleton (Vt.) State on Wednesday in a noon non-league doubleheader.
Playing 36-holes over the par 72, 6761-yard Cotton Dike Course on Dataw Island, the Hornets shot 332 in the morning round and a 338 in the afternoon.
The 670 total puts SU four strokes in front of fellow ODAC member Virginia Wesleyan for 10th place in the 13-team field.
Faulkner leads the tournament with a 299-304--603 while Hampden-Sydney is second at 311-310--621.
Sophomore Wes Licklider paced the Hornets with a 78-83--161 that is good for a tie for 28th.
Licklider is four shots in front of teammate Seth Crean, who had a 79-86--165 in the two rounds Monday.
The tournament concludes with one 18-hole round on Tuesday.
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