On Campus: Bane wins conference title for EMU

Alyssa Bane (Strasburg ’11) helped make Eastern Mennonite University history earlier this month.

The Royals won six events in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championships on March 1. Bane was one of the winners.

She broke her own school record in the weight throw with a 45-8.5 feet throw. She entered the final day of competition in fifth place, before making the throw to win the event and be part of school history. She was also selected as an All-ODAC first-team selection.

The Royals placed third in the meet with 78 points, just four points out of second.

Earlier this season, Bane placed 16th in the Susquehanna Invitational held in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Feb. 14. Bane had a throw of 41-10 in the meet.

The Royals open up their outdoor track season this weekend in the Washington and Lee Carnival in Lexington.

BRIGHT START: Colton Harlow (Stonewall Jackson ’14) is making the most of his freshman season with James Madison University.

Harlow has pitched in six games for the Dukes, all in relief. In four of his six outings this season, Harlow did not give up an earned run.

On March 15 in a 7-1 road loss to VCU, Harlow threw an inning of relief and only gave up one hit and had one strikeout. He also came in with two outs in the ninth and struck out the only batter he faced on March 11 in a 7-3 loss to Virginia Military Institute.

His best outing came against Longwood University on Feb. 25. He threw three innings of relief, striking out five and allowing only one hit.

For the season, Harlow has pitched nine innings with a 5.00 ERA with 10 strikeouts and five walks.

The Dukes are 9-7 overall, including 6-4 at home.

RAMS ON A ROLL: Shepherd University is off to a very strong beginning to its baseball season, and several former Sherando players are playing a part in the success.

Jacob Carney (Sherando ’13) and Tre Porter (Sherando ’12) are getting it done at the plate, while John Bentley (Sherando ’13) has thrown a few innings for the Rams.

Carney and Porter have started all 12 games this season. Carney leads the team in hits with 17 and is second in batting average (.436, 17-for-39). He also has 12 runs scored, eight RBIs and three stolen bases.

Porter, who transferred from Potomac State College, is third on the team in batting average (.433, 13-for-30). Porter has one home run, 10 RBIs, nine runs scored and three stolen bases.

Bentley has pitched two games in relief. He has worked 3.2 innings this season with a 0.00 ERA. He has struck out six, and allowed only one hit.

Carney had three hits in the second game of a doubleheader on Monday against UVa.-Wise. He scored two runs in the 13-2 victory over the Cavaliers. In the first game, Carney had two hits and scored a run in a 6-3 win. Porter has had two hits in four games this season, including the first game of the doubleheader Monday. Porter went 2-for-3, including a double, with a run scored and an RBI. On Sunday against UVa.-Wise, Porter had a home run and two RBIs in a 5-2 victory.

The Rams are 10-2 on the season, including 4-0 at home.

Contact staff writer Tommy Keeler at 540-465-5137 ext. 168, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com