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SU roundup: Hornets top Mary Washington in baseball

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WINCHESTER- No. 25/25 Shenandoah University celebrated its baseball Senior Day on Sunday with a 10-7 non-league victory over Mary Washington.

The victory also gives SU (22-9) a sweep of the season series with the Eagles (20-16).

After UMW scored an unearned run in the first, the Hornets tied a run of their own in the second before taking the lead on a Daniel Freshley solo shot in the fourth.

Shenandoah then began to pull away with four runs in the fifth and an additional three in the sixth.

But Mary Washington had other ideas.

Taking advantage of a pitching change, the Eagles got back into the contest with five runs on five hits in seventh to make the score 9-7 in favor of the hosts.

SU was able to answer with one run in the bottom half of the frame as John Wilt scored on a Nick Beall single to center combined with an outfield error.

Relievers Zach Carney, Ryan Mossman, Jon Nicholson, Matt Riegler and Cameron Lundmark combined to get the final nine outs of the contest for the Hornets with Lundmark picking up the save by working a scoreless ninth.

Lundmark posted his sixth save by inducing a 463 double play and a strikeout looking.

Shenandoah banged out 16 hits in the win with senior Nick Beall leading the way with a 4 for 5 day that included a solo home run.

Freshley had four hits as well and fell just a triple short of hitting for a cycle.

Designated hitter Andrew Creamer was 3 for 5 with four RBI. He had a two-run double in the fifth and a two-run single in the sixth.

Senior Nick McMahon (3-3) earned the win. He allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits in 6.0 innings of work.

Shenandoah travels to Gallaudet on Monday for another non-league contest.

Men's tennis
WINCHESTER - The Shenandoah University men's tennis team earned its first-ever ODAC victory Sunday with a 7-0 win over visiting Randolph College.

The Hornets (4-11, 1-8 ODAC) swept the two doubles matches 8-1 and 9-7, respectively, before clinching with wins in the top two singles contests.

The No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles matches were not competed.

Freshman Steven Baker had the match-clinching win, topping Shuan Chopp 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

He and senior Michael Milanov had previouslly down Chopp and Dan Phung 8-1 at No. 1 doubles.

Milanov completed his perfect day with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Phung in the top singles contest.

Jeremy Parel, at No. 3, and Zach O'Neal, at No. 5, both won 6-0, 6-0.

Will Leach rounded out the singles wins with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph at No. 4.

Randolph falls to 4-12 overall and 0-10 in the ODAC with the loss.

Shenandoah completes its season on Wednesday with an ODAC contest against Lynchburg.

Women's tennis
WINCHESTER - Visiting Randolph College continued its strong ODAC women's tennis season with an 8-1 victory over Shenandoah Sunday afternoon.

The 'Cats (10-6, 5-6 ODAC) swept the doubles over SU (6-9, 1-9) before clinching by taking five of six singles matches.

Sophomore Rachel Gross was the lone victor for the Hornets. She defeated Anna Culpepper 6-3, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.

The closest remaining match came at No. 1 doubles, where Shannon Allin and Molly Barb fell 8-4.

The women complete their season at home on Wednesday with an ODAC match against Lynchburg.

EMORY - The Shenandoah University softball team completed its perfect week by sweeping an ODAC doubleheader with Emory & Henry Saturday afternoon.

The Hornets (20-14, 8-8 ODAC) were 16-2 winners in the opener before taking the nightcap 6-2.

Game one against E&H (10-21, 2-11) was halted after five innings due to the NCAA mercy rule.

Freshman Megan Tripp (7-5) went the distance in the nightcap, allowing the two runs on six hits and one walk. She struck out two.

Freshman Kimberly Brady led the way with her bat, hitting solo dingers into the gap in the both the third and sixth.

Junior Erica Kondzielawa backed her up with three hits with Brittany Guepe getting two in four at-bats.

The Hornets banged out 20 hits in game one, including at least one by all nine starters and four from Morgan Coble.

Coble got SU started with a three-run HR in the top of the first and also had an RBI single in the fourth.

Brady followed Coble's home run with one of her own and then had an RBI single in the fourth as well.

Kondzielawa rounded out the longballs with a two-run shot in the third.

The Shenandoah outfield was a combined 10 for 14 with nine RBI in the contest.

Stephanie Cameron (13-4) struck out nine in four innings to earn the win.

SU returns home for the first time in nearly a month on Thursday with a ODAC doubleheader against Randolph-Macon. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Women's lacrosse
WINCHESTER - Visiting Guilford College seized sole possession of first place in the ODAC women's lacrosse race with a 17-4 win over Shenandoah Saturday afternoon.

The Quakers (12-1, 8-0 ODAC) clinched a bye in the upcoming six-team tournament with the win over previous co-leader SU (10-3, 7-1).

The Hornets led the game early, 2-1 following a Samantha Sisson goal at 19:09 only to see the Quakers combine a dominating performance on draws with a solid shooting performance to take total control of the contest.

E'leyna Garcia, the nation's leading scorer, knotted the game at 2-2 with a free position goal at 14:03 and in the process started a 10-goal run for her squad.

Guilford won every draw following all of the goals except the last, thus dominating possession during the run.

Garcia, who finished with a game-high eight goals, had five goals during this run including one as the halftime horn sounded.

The Quakers took a 10-2 lead into the break and stretched the lead out to nine goals, 11-2, as Garcia tallied unassisted 24 seconds into the second stanza.

Senior Corrinne Kosmowski finally snapped the SU scoreless streak with a free position goal at 28:13, but the Hornets would get no closer.

GC scored four straight following Kosmowski's goal and six of the game's final seven goals.

Amy Rollins had the final goal for the hosts.

GC outshot Shenandoah 28-15 and had 19-14 advantage in groundballs. The Quakers ended the day by taking 18 of the game's 22 draws and won 10 of 11 in the first half.

Ashley Cross had five saves for the Hornets.

SU travels to Randolph-Macon on Wednesday for a 7 p.m.ODAC contest.

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