SU roundup: Hornets earn softball doubleheader split

LYNCHBURG — The Shenandoah University softball team earned its second straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader split Friday by splitting two games with Randolph.

Shenandoah (7-17, 5-9 ODAC) saw Randolph rally for a 7-6 win in the opener before the Hornets took game two 5-4.

SU held a 6-2 lead on the WildCats (12-14, 5-9) in game one, only to see Randolph storm back with three runs in the fifth and then two in the seventh to steal the victory over the Hornets.

In game two, Shenandoah scored one run in the first, and after the ‘Cats scored two in the second, SU took the lead with three in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Randolph threatened in the seventh with two runs and had the tying run in scoring position, but winning pitcher Lisa Mitro (4-5) induced two groundouts to secure the victory.

Mitro earned the complete game win by allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks.

Madison Bradley drove in Cassie Green with the game-winning run on a two-out single to left in the sixth.

Green reached on an error.

Mitro helped herself with two hits and two RBI in four at-bats. She drove in the first run with a single down the left field line in the first and added an RBI single in the fifth.

Coach Marlena Kotynski’s club took that 6-2 lead in game one thanks to two runs in the first, one in the second and three in the fourth.

Karli Rorabaugh had a two-run single in the fourth with Kimberly Brady and Madison Bradley and Kimberly Brady driving in runs in the first and second innings, respectively.

Megan Vanderburgh had two hits in the losing effort.

Lindsay Corbin (1-7) was the hard luck loser – all seven of the runs she allowed were unearned as the Hornets committed three errors.

Corbin gave up seven hits and four walks against one strikeout in the complete game showing.

Shenandoah steps out-of-conference on Wednesday with a 4 p.m. home doubleheader against Catholic.

Men’s golf

ROANOKE — The Shenandoah en’s golf team opened up its participation at the Roanoke College Invitational with a collective 326 Friday afternoon.

Playing the par-72, 7,294-yard Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke, the Hornets stand in ninth place after 18 holes of the two-day, 36-hole event.

Ferrum, the nation’s 33rd ranked team, leads after posting a 298 on day one. The Panthers have a one stroke lead over Randolph-Macon.

SU is four strokes behind fellow ODAC member Lynchburg and nine shots in front of Bluefield State.

Brennan Lloyd paced the Hornets Friday with a 6-over-par 78; he is in a six-way tie for 13th.

Evan Cocke had a 79, Michael Plath 84 and Seth Crean 85 to round out the SU scores.

Brett Dubin had an 86 that did not count toward the team total.

The invitational concludes Saturday.

Track & Field

LYNCHBURG — The throwers and multi-event competitors took center stage Friday as the Shenandoah men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams competed at the Liberty University Invitational.

Senior Jaclyn Mohlmann opened her first heptathlon of the spring with a fourth-place showing after day one of the two-day, seven-event competition.

Mohlmann had 2,701 points to stand fourth overall. Mohlmann, the only DIII competitor in the event, is 53 points out of third after competing in the 100-meter hurdles, the high jump, the shot put and the 200 meter dash.

She was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, scoring 799 points with a 15.33.

In the high jump, she finished in a three-way tie for second with a 1.58 meter leap. This gave her another 712 points.

A 9.68 meter shot put toss was good for another 509 points; she finished sixth in this event.

Finally, she earned 681 points in the 200 meter dash with a 27.38.

On Saturday, she will complete the competition with the long jump, the javelin throw and the 800 meters.

In the throws, Danyelle McGrady was fifth in the javelin with a 38.30.

On the men’s side, Justin Neff was 12th in the hammer and 13th in the javelin.

The meet concludes Saturday.