SU roundup: Hornets sweep baseball twin-bill
WINCHESTER — The No. 12/17 Shenandoah University baseball team registered its second doubleheader sweep in as many days by taking out Penn St.-Altoona on Monday afternoon in non-conference action.
Shenandoah (6-2) was a 3-1 winner in the opener before taking the nightcap 6-2 over the Lions (5-8).
Game one took just 75 minutes as freshman Colin Morse (1-0) tossed a complete game two-hitter.
Morse struck out five and walked one in earning the victory in his first-ever collegiate appearance.
Senior Michael Paul provided Morse with all of the offense he would need with a two-run HR in the bottom of the first.
Paul plated Billy Arens with his first home run of the spring; Arens led off the game by drawing a base on balls.
Four Shenandoah pitchers, led by senior Matthew Wilson (1-0), threw in game two. Wilson pitched the first two innings, allowing two hits and striking out one, before turning it over to classmate Brandon Duarte for the third and fourth.
Duarte allowed the Lions’ two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two.
Neil Dutton pitched a scoreless fifth and sixth before freshman Ryan Kinter recorded the final three outs.
Daniel Freshley led an eight-hit attack with a 2 for 2 day that included an RBI.
Sophomore Jacob Loew drove in the game-winning run with a three-run double to center in the bottom of the first.
SU continues this homestand Tuesday with a 3:30 p.m. Old Dominion Athletic Conference contest against Washington and Lee.
Scimanico wins ODAC award
FOREST — Junior lefty Michael Scimanico has been named ODAC Pitcher of the Week for baseball in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
Scimanico had eight strikeouts in 13 innings of action last week as he was the winning pitcher in 8-1 and 9-1 victories over Roanoke and Guilford, respectively.
Both runs that Scimanico allowed were unearned.
He scattered eight hits and walked four in the two victories.
This is his first conference weekly honor. In 2013, he was an All-ODAC honoree.
FOREST — Senior Liz Bereit has been named ODAC Player of the Week for women’s lacrosse in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
Bereit, a midfielder and a three-time All-league selection, led her Hornets to 20-6 and 10-9 victories over St. Vincent and Lynchburg, respectively, last week with 11 goals and one assist for 12 points.
In the 20-6 win over St. Vincent, played in Bereit’s Latrobe, Pennsylvania hometown, she had six goals and one assist for seven points.
She followed that up with five goals, including the game-winner with 15.6 seconds remaining, in Saturday’s 10-9 ODAC win over Lynchburg.
Bereit currently leads the 5-1 Hornets with 21 goals and three assists for 24 points.
Shenandoah is back in action on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in an ODAC contest against No. 10 Washington and Lee.
CHANDLER, Ariz. — Shenandoah had two student-athletes earn Scholars of Distinction honors in selections announced Monday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Junior Katelyn Gregory and freshman Jenna Rampale, both goalkeepers, earned the academic honor for having at least a 3.9 GPA during the fall 2014 semester.
Both women posted perfect 4.0 GPAs; Gregory as a nursing major and Rampale in business administration.
For Gregory, this is the third straight year earning the accolade.
Rampale was the ODAC Rookie of the Year this past fall after backstopping the Hornets to a program-record 12 wins and an appearance in the ODAC tournament semifinals.
Gregory played in one game, the Sweet Briar contest on Oct. 4, as Rampale’s primary backup.
Shenandoah opens its 2015 season on Sept. 2 at Hood.