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SU roundup: McDaniel hits for cycle in Hornets' win

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PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - No. 25 Shenandoah University ran its baseball winning streak to six games Friday afternoon with a 15-5 non-league victory at St. Joseph's (N.Y.).

The Hornets (26-9) erased an early 2-0 deficit with two runs in the second and one in the third before breaking it open with a seven-spot in the fourth.

SU scored at least one run in every inning except the eighth the rest of the way.

Sophomore J.J. McDaniel led the way to the win by hitting for a cycle - he had a triple in the third, an RBI single in the fourth, doubles in the fifth and ninth and a leadoff home run in the seventh.

The second baseman is the first SU baseball player to hit for a cycle since Steve Gober, who is now a rehab coordinator for the Washington Nationals, accomplished the feat in 1996.

McDaniel finished his historic day 5 for 5 with four runs scored and three RBI.

McDaniel's classmate, Daniel Freshley, nearly matched him by going 4 for 5 with a two singles, a double and a home run.

Freshley drove in a game-high four runs.

Coach Kevin Anderson's club had 17 hits in the victory over the Golden Eagles (12-18), including at least one by all nine starters.

Seven of the nine also drove in at least one run.

Junior Andrew Zarobila (1-0), who came on in relief of freshman Eric Liskey in the fourth, pitched the final 5 1/3 to get the victory. Zarobila scattered three hits and struck out three.

The Hornets are off Saturday and play a non-league doubleheader at Farmingdale (N.Y.) State.

Track & Field

LEXINGTON -- The Shenandoah women's track & field team finds itself in fifth place and the men eighth after day one of the 2013 ODAC Outdoor Championships hosted by Washington and Lee University.

The SU women have 9.5 points to trail fourth place Bridgewater by 12.5 points.

The Hornet men are just one point back of seventh place Virginia Wesleyan.

The throwers and jumpers led Shenandoah on the opening day of the two-day competition.

On the women's side, senior Amanda Theall was third in the shot put at 11.43 meters and fifth in the hammer at 40.12 meters.

Theall's classmate, Jaclyn Mohlmann, tied for fifth in the high jump with a leap of 1.48 meters.

Mohlmann and Breana Hagwood both qualified for the 100 meter hurdle finals with strong preliminary runs. Hagwood qualified second at 15.30 seconds.

For the men, Evan Griffin was fifth in both the shot and the hammer. He had throws of 13.41 and 42.08 meters, respectively.

The meet concludes Saturday.

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