SU roundup: Hornets pound out 15 hits in an inning, hammer Mount Aloysius

WINCHESTER – No. 9/13 Shenandoah University nearly set an NCAA record for hits in an inning in a 21-2 non-conference baseball victory over Mount Aloysius on Monday afternoon.

Shenandoah (19-4-1) scored 18 runs on 15 hits to completely break open the contest against the Mounties (14-12).

All nine SU hitters had at least one hit in the frame with six players: Billy Arens, Ricky Pardo, Michael Paul, J.J. McDaniel, Ryan Mossman and Daniel Freshley, getting two hits each.

After Mossman led off the frame by popping out to second, the next 20 hitters reached base safely with McDaniel and John Wilt hitting home runs.

Shenandoah had two doubles and two home runs among its 15 hits in the frame.

The 15 hits misses by one the record of 16 set by St. Scholastica (Minn.) versus North Central (Minn.) on May 3, 2013.

Freshman Colin Morse (4-0) showed no ill effects from the 47-minute rest on the bench, as he worked a scoreless sixth and seventh to finish off another solid effort.

Morse gave up one run on five hits and two walks in 7.0 innings of work.

Steven Varner pitched the seventh and Nolan Potts the ninth to close out the contest.

Arens led the offense with four hits with Pardo, Paul, McDaniel, Mossman, Freshley and Nolan Overby getting two each.

Seven of the nine starters drove in at least one run with Arens plating five.

Shenandoah returns to ODAC play tomorrow at Bridgewater. The Hornets and Eagles will complete their halted game from last week and then play their regularly scheduled contest.

WILLIAMSBURG – The Shenandoah University men’s golf team wrapped up its regular season Monday afternoon by tying for the team title at the Glenn Heath Memorial.

Playing two rounds at the par 72, 6822-yard Williamsburg Country Club, SU shot 301 in the morning round and a 299 in the afternoon to tie Patrick Henry CC with a collective 600.

PHCC then won the title on the first playoff hole.

Evan Cocke paced Shenandoah with an even par 144. He shot two-over 74 in the morning and then came back with a two-under 70 in the afternoon to finish second overall in the tourney.

Doc Schulte was fourth with a 74-76–150 and Brennan Lloyd fifth with a 76-75–151.

Seth Crean and Brett Dubin tied for 19th at 158. Crean had a 77-81 and Dubin 80-78.

The ODAC Tournament begins Sunday at the Rock Barn GC in Conover, North Carolina.