SU roundup: Hornets fall to Eagles in baseball

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BRIDGEWATER – Host Bridgewater College used a strong start to down No. 17/24 Shenandoah University 12-6 in ODAC baseball action Tuesday afternoon.

Bridgewater (15-7, 7-3 ODAC) scored two runs in the first, two in the second and three in the third to pull away from Shenandoah (18-5, 10-2).

The Hornets chipped away at the Eagles lead with three runs in the third and single runs in the fourth and fifth only to see BC pad its lead with a combined five runs in sixth, seventh and eighth.

Shenandoah had 12 hits in the victory including two each from Corbin Lucas, Nolan Overby, J.J. McDaniel, Joe Bittner and Ricky Pardo.

McDaniel led off the Hornets third with a solo HR.

Junior Michael Paul, the ODAC Player of the Week, had an RBI single in the third to extend his hitting streak to 25 games.

Senior Vince Claudio (4-1) took the loss after allowing seven runs (five earned) on seven hits and five walks in 5.0 innings of work.

Claudio struck out two.

Nick Corbin (4-1) pitched the first 5.0 innings to pick up the victory while Corey Armentrout allowed one hit in the final three innings to post his second save of the season.

Shenandoah hosts Messiah on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in a non-league contest.

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University earned a split of its ODAC softball doubleheader with Bridgewater Tuesday night with a game two victory.

Shenandoah (2-14, 1-5 ODAC) was a 5-1 winner in the nightcap after Bridgewater (13-6-1, 5-4-1) took a 7-1 victory in the opener.

After the two teams traded single runs in the first inning of game two, the Hornets took command with two runs in the third and two more in the fifth.

The offense was more than enough for Lisa Mitro (1-2), who tossed a complete game victory. Mitro allowed the single unearned run on three hits and one walk while striking out three.

She allowed just two runners into scoring position in the final six innings of work.

Designated player Haley Koeninger paced the offense with two RBI.

SU held a 1-0 lead in the opener only to see the Eagles score seven runs on five hits, two walks and a hit batsmen in the sixth.

BC sent 11 women to the plate in the frame, chasing Shenandoah starter Lindsay Corbin (1-6) in the process.

Corbin allowed seven runs on five hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.

Megan Tripp retired the final five hitters and allowed one hit.

Senior Brittany Guepe had both of the hosts hits in game one. She finished 2 for 3 and scored the squad’s only run.

Corbin drove in that run with a 9-3 groundout in the first.

Shenandoah hosts Roanoke on Saturday at 1 p.m. in an ODAC doubleheader.

Men’s tennis
BRIDGEWATER – Regionally ranked Bridgewater College kept Shenandoah University from earning its first ODAC men’s tennis victory with a 9-0 win over the Hornets Tuesday afternoon.

The No. 17 in the South Atlantic Region Eagles (7-7, 3-1 ODAC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead over SU (2-6, 0-5) by sandwiching 8-4 victories at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles around an 8-1 win at No. 2.

BC then clinched the triumph with straight set wins at Nos. 2 and 3 singles.

All six singles matches went in straight sets.

Steven Baker had the closest match, falling 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1.

Shenandoah hosts Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday in another ODAC match.