By Tommy Keeler Jr.
Shepherd University's baseball team put together a historic streak, and Jacob Carney (Sherando '13) was playing a big part in it.
The Rams won a school-record 16-straight games until a loss to Notre Dame College on Sunday.
Jacob Carney has started 30 games this season, and is batting .383 (31-for-81). The freshman has 22 RBIs, six doubles and 19 runs scored for the Rams.
John Bentley (Sherando '13) has pitched in four games this season with an 0-1 record. Sophomore Derek Buckley (Strasburg '12) is also on the squad, which is coached by Sherando grad Matt McCarty.
Carney was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in the second game of a doubleheader against Notre Dame College, a 9-4 win, on Saturday. In the first game of the doubleheader, Carney went 1-for-3 with a run scored in an 8-1 victory. The two teams played a doubleheader again on Sunday, and the Rams won the first game, 8-7. Carney went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI. The Rams lost the second game, 9-4.
Shepherd is 25-8, including 23-5 in the Mountain East Conference.
ROYAL BREAKER: Alyssa Bane (Strasburg '11) continues to break records on Eastern Mennonite University's track team.
On April 5, Bane broke her own school record in the hammer throw. The junior had a throw of 128 feet, 10 inches in the Liberty Collegiate Invitational in Lynchburg. Her previous record throw was 126-01, set last year.
Bane placed 20th in the hammer for the Royals.
She also threw a 102-07 in the discus to place 22nd in the meet, which featured schools from all three NCAA levels.
SEYMOUR ROARING: Jessica Seymour (Sherando '11) is having a stellar season on Concord University's softball team.
The junior is hitting .326 (31-for-95), fourth on the team, and has started all 40 games for the Mountain Lions. Seymour has two home runs, two triples and two doubles, and has scored 28 runs and has 12 RBIs. She is also tied for second on the team with eight stolen bases.
In a 6-2 win over Glenville State on April 12, Seymour went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Sarah Herndon (Clarke County '13) picked up the victory in the contest for the Mountain Lions. Herndon is 3-8 on the season in the circle for Concord. Herndon has started 12 games, and has 18 appearances. She has struck out 51 batters, which is second on the team. Herndon also has four singles and a double and has scored six runs for the Mountain Lions at the plate.
Concord is 24-16 this season, including 8-2 at home.
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