SU roundup: Hornets earn home baseball win
WINCHESTER — No. 11/21 Shenandoah University won its second straight contest Monday afternoon with a 6-3 non-league victory over York (Pennsylvania).
Shenandoah (13-3-1) scored three runs in the first and two more in the third to take a commanding lead over the Spartans (7-8).
York made matters interesting with single runs in the fourth, sixth and eighth and then sent the tying run to the plate before Hornets closer Phillip Morse worked out of the jam by striking out Logan Countryman looking for the second out and then picking Christian Bilan off at first base with a full count on Brad Wenzel.
Bilan, who reached first on a hit by pitch, was caught too far off of first as the Hornets executed a perfect back pick for the 27th out of the game.
Morse did not allow a run and recorded two of the final four outs of the game via strikeout.
Junior Ryan Mossman (3-0) tossed the first seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks.
Mossman struck out six and helped himself out by going 2 for 3 at the plate and driving in a run with a first inning single to left.
Mossman’s two hits were two of 14 that the Hornets had on the day — eight of nine hitters in the SU lineup had at least one hit with Billy Arens, Daniel Freshley, J.J. McDaniel and Joe Coleman joining Mossman with at least two hits each.
McDaniel led this group with three hits in four at-bats including RBIs in the first and third innings.
Freshley had two doubles in four at-bats.
Shenandoah returns to Old Dominion Athletic Conference play on Tuesday with a 3 p.m. game at Eastern Mennonite.
FOREST — Shenandoah junior Evan Cocke has been named ODAC Men’s Golfer of the Week in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
Cocke bested a 75-man field by shooting a four-under-par 210 to win the 44th Annual Marine Corps Collegiate Invitational this past weekend at Camp Lejeune.
Cocke opened his weekend by shooting a 5-under 70 on the Scarlet course before recording a 1-over 73 Saturday on the Gold course.
On Sunday, with the Hornets playing in the championship flight for the first time ever, Cocke posted an even par 72 to win the event by one stroke over Anthony Maccaglia from Oglethorpe.
This is Cocke’s first-ever conference honor.
The men’s golf team is back in action this weekend at the Roanoke Invitational. The two-day, 36-hole event will be played at Ballyhack G.C.
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