SU roundup: Hornets lead Bridgewater in suspended baseball contest
WINCHESTER – No. 9/19 Shenandoah University is two outs away from defeating Bridgewater College in an ODAC baseball game that was halted Wednesday afternoon due to rainstorms.
The Hornets (16-4-1, 12-2 ODAC) need two more outs over the Eagles (17-9-1, 8-6) to complete the victory.
Bridgewater was threatening off of SU reliever Ryan Mossman, as the Eagles have runners on first and second with one out in the top of the ninth.
Mossman struck out Darren Yoder to start the ninth, but Kenner Berry doubled to right center followed by a Brendan Howell walk to put the go-ahead run on base.
As Mossman was preparing to throw his first pitch to designated hitter Justin Petock, a lightning bolt flashed and play was immediately halted.
During the mandatory 30-minute delay due to lightning, rain began and radar indicated that showers would remain in the area for approximately two more hours.
The game was then officially halted and by ODAC rule, will be picked up at the point of interruption next Tuesday when SU visits Bridgewater for its return contest.
Mossman, who threw 2 1/3 innings, will attempt to save it for freshman Colin Morse (3-0). Morse tossed the first 6.0 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks.
Morse struck out seven, including the first two hitters he faced and all three in the third.
Junior lefty Ryan Leake (3-2) is on the hook for the Eagles — he allowed the three runs (just one earned) on four hits and one walk in 5 1/3.
Leake struck out three before turning it over to Steven Woerner, who induced an inning ending double play in the sixth.
That twin killing is one of three that BC has turned in the game — SU hit into inning-ending double plays in the first and fifth in addition to the sixth.
Shenandoah scored a single run in the first without a benefit of a hit, and after Bridgewater scored twice in the top of the fifth, answered with two in its half of the frame to jump back in front.
John Wilt leads the SU offense with two hits and an RBI in four at-bats.
The Eagles have committed six errors which has led to two of the three runs against being unearned.
Shenandoah travels to No. 6/8 Frostburg tomorrow for a 3 p.m. non-league contest.
SWEET BRIAR – The Shenandoah University women’s tennis team earned its third ODAC win of the season Wednesday afternoon with a 6-3 victory at Sweet Briar.
Shenandoah (8-3, 3-3 ODAC) swept the doubles to put itself in a strong position only to see Sweet Briar (4-10, 1-6) rally with wins in the top three singles matches.
Now tied at 3-3, the Hornets swept the bottom three singles matches to secure the victory.
Caitlin Tilton, with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 5, put SU one point from victory before Amy Rapp completed the win with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Anna Colvin at No. 5.
Amber Lake, thanks to a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 6, provided the Hornets final point of the afternoon.
Rapp and Tilton started off their day with an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles with Lake combined with Jeannella Williams to win 8-3 at No. 2.
Molly Barb and Shannon Allin, playing No. 1, were 8-2 winners.
Shenandoah returns home tomorrow for a 4 p.m. non-league match against Mary Baldwin.