On Campus: Beamer has solid start for UVa-Wise

Sarah Beamer (Skyline ’13) is off to a great start for UVa.-Wise this season.

The sophomore is hitting .269 (7 for 26), which is fourth-best on the team. She is tied for the lead in RBIs with seven and has a .500 slugging percentage.

Beamer has three doubles and a home run, a grand slam.

She also has started three games for the Cavaliers and has three complete games. In 21 1/3 innings of work she has a team-best 15 strikeouts, an 0-4 record with a 6.56 ERA.

On March 9 against Tusculum, Beamer had a grand slam, a double and five RBIs in a 16-8 loss. In the first game of a doubleheader against Shepherd University on Monday, Beamer went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. She also had a double in the second game of the doubleheader.

Beamer struck out a season-high five in an 8-0 loss to Limestone College on Feb. 7 in 3 1/3 innings of work.

The Cavaliers are 1-9 and 1-3 in the Mountain East Conference.

FRONT ROYAL CONNECTION: Skyline and Warren County are both represented for Hagerstown Community College. Chaz Rutherford (Skyline ’13) and Joey Catalani (Warren County ’14) are off to solid starts for Hagerstown Community College.

Rutherford, a sophomore, is hitting .292 (7 for 24) with six RBIs and three runs scored in nine games.

Catalani, a freshman, has pitched in five games, He has a 2-1 record with one save in 15 innings of work, all in relief. Catalani has struck out 12, while walking only three.

He picked up a win against Shenandoah University’s “B team” on March 22. He pitched five innings in the 14-4 victory with two strikeouts. On March 7, Catalani picked up a save in a 10-5 victory over Kishwaukee College. He pitched three innings and struck out six.

Rutherford went 2 for 2 in a 6-1 victory over Shenandoah University’s “B team” in the first game of a doubleheader on March 22. He also scored a run in the win. In an 11-5 victory over Rock Valley College on March 9, Rutherford went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Hagerstown Community College is 12-5, including 3-1 in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference.

VERSATILE EAGLE: Amanda Lutz (Sherando ’11) is having a solid year for Bridgewater, both in the circle and at the plate.

The senior is hitting .280 (7 for 25) with a triple and seven RBIs. Her seven RBIs is tied for the most on the team.

She has also started six games as a pitcher, and has pitched in nine games total. Lutz has three complete games and has pitched 32 1/3 innings. She has a 1-5 record with 22 strikeouts and a 6.28 ERA.

In the opening game of the season on March 8, Lutz went eight innings in a 6-5 loss to Ursinus and had seven strikeouts. Lutz picked up her first victory of the season on March 12 in a 7-6 win over St. Joseph’s (N.Y.). She pitched 1 1/3 innings and had two strikeouts.

Her best game offensively came on March 22 against Methodist. Lutz had two hits, including a triple, and three RBIs in a 7-5 loss. She also drew a walk in the contest.

The Eagles are 5-11, including 0-4 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

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