SU roundup: Hornets knock off Frostburg State

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WINCHESTER – The No. 15/21 Shenandoah University baseball team ran its winning streak to five games Tuesday afternoon with a 7-1 non-league victory over Frostburg State.

Shenandoah (23-5) scored single runs in the second and third before breaking it open against Frostburg (19-7) with three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth.

The offense was more than enough for senior Vince Claudio (5-1), who allowed the one run on six hits and three walks in 7.0 innings.

Claudio struck out five before turning it over to classmate Cody Vorous for the final six outs.

The Hornets banged out 13 hits in the win, including three from leadoff hitter Billy Arens and four from Corbin Lucas in the No. 2 spot.

Lucas sandwiched singles in the third and eighth around doubles in the fifth and sixth to help coach Kevin Anderson’s club pull away.

Senior Andrew Creamer had a bases clearing two-out double in the fifth to break the game open.

Catcher Daniel Freshley finished his day 2 for 4 and had an RBI double in the second.

Shenandoah continues non-league play with a game at Elizabethtown on Wednesday.

Women’s tennis
WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University women’s tennis team won for the eighth time in the past 10 outings with an 8-1 ODAC victory over Virginia Wesleyan Tuesday afternoon.

Shenandoah (9-3, 4-3 ODAC) lost only at No. 1 doubles in taking out the Marlins (4-13, 2-8).

After falling in that No. 1 doubles match, Rachel Gross and Amber Lake came back to win 8-3 at No. 2 to knot the contest at 1-1.

Thanks to default wins at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles, the Hornets needed just two more singles victories to clinch the match.

Coach Larry Hubbard’s club did it one better, sweeping the Nos. 1 through 5 matches to close out the victory.

Molly Barb and Shannon Allin had three-set wins at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, while Amy Rapp had the match-clinching win with a 7-5, 6-3 triumph at No. 3.

Gross won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 and Lake 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5 to compete their two-win afternoon.

Shenandoah hosts Sweet Briar on Thursday in a 4:30 p.m. ODAC contest.

Men’s tennis
WINCHESTER – Visiting Virginia Wesleyan prevented Shenandoah University from earning its second straight ODAC victory with a 9-0 shutout of the Hornets Tuesday afternoon.

Despite the shutout loss, Shenandoah (3-8, 1-7 ODAC) battled the Marlins (12-3, 8-1) close throughout the match.

The three doubles matches were all within four games and the No. 3 match went 8-6 to VWC.

The No. 6 singles match, between Wes Licklider and Kyler Racey, was also close. Licklider battled back from a 6-4 loss in the opening set to win 6-3 in the second. Racey then closed out the shutout victory with a 13-11 win in the third set supertiebreaker.

SU hosts Randolph-Macon on Saturday in another ODAC contest.