SU roundup: Generals deal baseball setback to Hornets

LEXINGTON — No. 12/17 Shenandoah University was held to four hits in a 4-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball loss at Washington and Lee on Thursday afternoon.

Shenandoah (2-1, 2-1 ODAC), which scored its lone run in the first inning, had two of its four hits in that opening frame.

Second baseman Billy Arens reached on a one-out single to left center before advancing to third on Corbin Lucas’ double down the right-field line.

Arens then scored the first run of the game when Michael Paul reached on an error by W&L shortstop Taylor Rowe.

The Generals (3-1, 1-0) answered with one run in the third and three more in the fourth off of SU starter Tyler Hott (0-1).

Hott allowed the four runs on six hits and two walks against four strikeouts in six innings of work.

Matt Wilson gave up just one hit and walked one in working the eighth and ninth.

The Hornets’ other hits were Nolan Overby and Ricky Pardo singles in the fourth and seventh, respectively.

Drew Shott (1-0), who pitched the third and fourth for W&L, got the win. He struck out two in his two innings of action.

Five Generals pitchers registered seven strikeouts against the SU hitters.

Shenandoah is back in action Friday at 1 p.m. in a non-league game at Mary Washington.

Men’s tennis

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — The Shenandoah men’s tennis team earned its third victory of the season Thursday afternoon with an 8-1 non-league win over Albion (Michigan) College.

Taking on Albion (2-4), coached by former SU standout Tim Dunford, the Hornets (3-3) won all seven contested matchups in straight sets.

Shenandoah also earned victories at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles via default.

After Steven Baker and Jesse Ewing gutted out a 9-8 (2) win at No. 1 doubles, Baker was a 6-4, 6-1 victor at No. 1 singles and Ewing 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 to give both a second win of the afternoon.

Freshman Matt Hwang, who picked up a default win in doubles, had the match-clinching victory in singles with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Troy Pozolo at No. 3.

Blake Sharp also was a double winner on the day, pairing with Kelly Sykes to win 8-5 at No. 2 doubles and then winning 6-4, 6-3 over Will Pearl at No. 4 singles.

Will Leach, with a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles, had the final win in contested matches.

SU completes its spring break trip on Saturday with a 2 p.m. ODAC match at Guilford.