On Campus Notebook: Dukes’ Harlow earns CAA, national honors

James Madison University’s Colton Harlow (Stonewall Jackson ’14) had a career-best day on Friday.

Harlow pitched a complete game five-hitter against Coppin State in a 12-1 baseball victory.

He struck out a career-high 15 batters with no walks. Harlow, who is now 1-1 on the season, has made four starts this season and has an ERA of 5.24. He also has 26 strikeouts in 22.1 innings.

The left-hander was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Pitcher of the Week and was one of Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of the Week.

The Dukes are 11-3 on the season and host New Jersey Institute of Technology at 6 p.m. Friday.

TOP TRIO: A trio of former Strasburg baseball players are helping Danville Community College get off to a strong start this year.

Nate Butler (Strasburg ’16), Garrett Richards (Strasburg ’15) and Noah St. Clair (Strasburg ’15) are all making an impact on the team.

Richards is 4-0 on the season with a team-best 1.29 ERA. The sophomore has pitched 21 innings in six appearances. Richards has a team-high 37 strikeouts with just eight walks.

In a 9-2 victory over College of Faith on Saturday, Richards allowed just two hits in five innings of work. He struck out 12 in picking up his fourth win of the season.

St. Clair is batting .474 (9-for-19) with nine runs scored and a team-high three doubles and three RBIs. The sophomore also has a team-best seven stolen bases.

On Saturday, St. Clair went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against College of Faith.

On March 8, St. Clair drew two walks, scored two runs and had two stolen bases in a 13-1 victory over Averett University’s junior varsity team.

Butler is hitting .214 with six hits, five runs scored, one double, one triple, three stolen bases and three RBIs.

The freshman went 2-for-4 with an RBI and and a run scored in an 11-10 victory over Bryant & Stratton College on March 4.

Danville is 8-3 and has won three straight games. Danville plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

SHERANDO STANDOUTS: Shepherd University’s baseball team is off to a little bit of a slow start this season, but a trio of former Sherando Warriors are having plenty of success for the Rams.

John Bentley (Sherando ’13), Jacon Carney (Sherando ’13) and Reid Entsminger (Sherando ’14) are off to strong starts for the Rams. The trio were all part of Sherando’s Group AA state championship baseball team in 2013.

Bentley is 1-3 on the mound this season for the Rams and has a team-best 3.68 ERA. He has pitched 22 innings and made four starts with one complete game.

The senior has struck out a team-high 27 batters. He picked up a 9-3 victory in his first start of the year at UNC Pembroke on Feb. 4. Bentley struck out seven in the win. In each of Bentley’s last two outings he has struck out nine.

Carney is batting .343. He has started 11 games and is second on the team with 12 hits. Carney has three doubles and five RBIs. The senior has scored a team-high 10 runs.

On Feb. 24, Carney went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and three RBIs in a 15-6 loss to West Chester. He followed that up with two hits and two runs scored on Mar. 4 in a 4-3 loss to Millersville University.

Entsminger, in his first season at Shepherd, has played in seven games and started four. He is batting .250 with four runs scored, one triple and two RBIs.

The sophomore had two hits, including a triple, with an RBI and a run scored in a 17-5 loss to USC Aiken on Feb. 12. On. Mar. 5, Entsminger stole a base and scored a run in a 7-4 win over Millersville.

The Rams are 2-10, but did pick up a victory over No. 6 ranked Millersville on March 4.

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