On Campus: Loudon ties record with two triples in one inning

Christopher Newport University’s Taylor Loudon (Sherando ’13) recently tied an NCAA baseball record with two triples in one inning.

Loudon had two triples in the first game of a doubleheader against St. Mary’s (Maryland) on April 4. Loudon’s two triples were part of a seven-run fifth inning for the Captains. He became only the seventh player in Division III history and 15th in any division to accomplish the feat — and he did it on his 20th birthday. Loudoun finished the game 3 for 5 with two triples, two runs scored and two RBIs. The Captains won the game, 13-6.

For the season, Loudon has started 21 of the team’s 29 games. He is batting .234 (18 for 77). Loudon has a home run, 10 RBIs and 14 runs scored. He is also second on the team with 11 walks. He also has four stolen bases.

Since his record-tying game, Loudon has been hot at the plate. In his last eight games, Loudon is batting .367 (11 for 30). In an 11-4 victory over Southern Virginia on April 8, Loudon went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. On April 11 in an 8-3 victory over York (Pennsylvania), Loudon went 1 for 4 with a three-run homer, three RBIs and a run scored.

The Captains are 16-13 overall, including 8-10 in the Capital Athletic Conference.

MAKING AN IMPACT: Taylor Henry (Skyline ’12) is having another solid season for Georgetown University’s softball team.

Henry is batting .227 (20 for 88) with a home run, two doubles, nine RBIs and five runs scored. The third baseman has started 36 of the Hoyas’ 37 games. She is second on the team with 14 walks.

Defensively, she has a team-high 62 assists.

In a 5-4 victory over DePaul on April 11, Henry had a double and two RBIs. On April 12 in a 14-1 loss to DePaul, she had one of four Georgetown hits.

In her last five games, Henry is batting .364 (4 for 11). The Hoyas are 13-24 on the season, including 3-7 in the Big East.

FRESHMAN SUCCESS: Alexa Strid, of Stephens City, is having a very good freshman season for BYU’s softball team.

Strid has started 34 of the Utes’ 39 games. She is batting .225 (18 for 80). Strid has hit two homers and two doubles.

She has 17 runs scored, eight RBIs and has drawn 11 walks.

Strid, who attended Karl Maeser Academy (Lindon, Utah), went 1 for 3 with a run scored in a 9-2 victory over Utah Valley on April 7. She also went 1 for 2 with a run scored and two walks in a 16-9 victory over Pacific on April 10.

Strid hit a two-run home run on March 24 in an 8-0 victory over Weber State. Defensively, Strid is third on the team with 57 assists.

The Cougars are 30-9, including 6-0 in the West Coast Conference. They Cougars had their 10-game winning streak snapped on Thursday in an 11-8 loss to Southern Utah University in the second game of a doubleheader. The Cougars are off until Wednesday against Utah State.

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