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SU roundup: Shenandoah sweeps Catholic in softball
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WINCHESTER - The Shenandoah University softball team completed its regular season Tuesday afternoon by sweeping a non-league doubleheader from the Catholic University of America.
The Hornets (24-16) were 6-5 victors in the nightcap after taking game one 6-2.
Catholic (16-14) made things interesting in game two with one run in the sixth and two in the seventh, but junior Stephanie Cameron (15-5) induced a fly ball to left for the final out of the contest.
Cameron tossed a complete game and allowed the five runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out seven.
Shenandoah did most of its game two damage in the fourth, scoring five runs, after plating its initial run in the first.
Senior Denise Mitchell had the big blow with a two-out, three-run triple down the leftfield line.
Brittany Guepe was 2 for 4 and drove in a run in the fourth with a single up the middle.
CUA scored the first run of the opener, on a bases loaded walk, but could only watch as SU took control with three runs in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth.
Guepe, Mitchell and Emily Wilson all drove in runs in that second inning rally for the Hornets while Lauren McCabe plated a run in the third and Erica Kondzielawa the fourth inning run on a single up the middle.
Kondzielawa had a game-high three hits with Guepe adding two.
Senior Jordan Wolford, who came on for freshman Megan Tripp in the fourth, earned the win. Wolford (1-1) struck out two in 3 2/3 innings pitched and allowed just one hit.
Shenandoah opens up ODAC Tournament play on Friday at 2 p.m. against third-seeded Roanoke.
Track and field
Mohlmann currently has 2307 points to stand seventh of nine competitors in the two-day, seven-event competition.
She opened with a 16.08 in the 100 meter high hurdles before posting a season best 1.50 meters in the high jump.
After tossing the shot put 7.34 meters, Mohlmann finished day one with a personal best 28:07 in the 200 meter dash.
The competition concludes Tuesday with the long jump, the javelin throw and the 800 meter run.
Playing at the par-72, 6987-yard Palmer Course at the Bay Ridge Resort on Virginia's Eastern Shore, the Hornets their best collective round, 323, on Tuesday.
The 323 round three score gave SU a 1002 total, placing the team seventh in the 10-team field.
National power Guilford won the tournament with a 914; the Quakers defeated Randolph-Macon by 23 strokes.
Shenandoah finished eight shots in front of eighth place Eastern Mennonite and 29 shots behind sixth place Bridgewater.
Sophomore Wes Licklider, who had a team-low four-over-par 76 on Tuesday, was the squad's top finisher. He finished tied for 21st with an 85-85-76--246.
Zach Ramey had an 80, Seth Crean 82 and Erik Hale 85 to round out the Hornets round three scores.
SU will open its 2013 fall season the second week of September.
The Hornets, fresh off of a 5-1 week that included an ODAC doubleheader sweep of Washington and Lee, move up to the No. 23 position in the poll.
Coach Kevin Anderson's club has 130 points to find itself three points in front of fellow ODAC member Bridgewater and two points back of former USA South Conference foe Christopher Newport.
Linfield (Ore.) remains as the nation's No. 1 team.
Despite that strong week, SU fell out of the D3baseball.com Top 25 and are now among a host of teams in the 'also receiving votes' category.
Shenandoah opens up ODAC Tournament play on Thursday night at 6 p.m. against Washington & Lee.
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