GENERALS REACH ODAC FINAL WITH 10-9 WIN OVER B'WATER, BUT DROP CHAMPIONSHIP, 13-2 (5/2)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team (21-12) reached the championship game of the ODAC Tournament for the first time since 1984 on Sunday afternoon by defeating Bridgewater (25-17) by a score of 10-9. However, the Eagles came back in the championship game, 13-2 to claim the ODAC title in the double elimination tournament at Lynchburg's City Stadium.

In the first game, Bridgewater jumped ahead with three runs in the first inning and one in the second to take a quick 4-0 lead on the Generals and sophomore starting pitcher Bill Christ (Barnaveld, N.Y./ Holland Patent Central). However, W&L came storming back in the middle innings with three runs in the fourth, four in the fifth, and five in the sixth to take a 10-4 lead. Bridgewater came back with a five-run seventh to cut the lead to 10-9. W&L junior relief pitcher Kevin Swenson (Wayne, N.J./ Wayne) came in to close the door in the eighth inning. David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./ Lampeter-Strasburg) then slammed it shut by pitching a hitless ninth for his first save of the season, clinching the 10-9 victory.

The Generals were led offensively by junior first baseman Russell Wrenn (Baltimore, Md./ Gilman). who went 2-for-5 with four RBI. Junior right fielder Schuyler Marshall (Dallas, Tex./ Highland Park) went 1-for-4 with two RBI.

Christ picked up his first win of the season, pitching six innings, giving up just six hits and three earned runs. Bridgewater's Josh Whitley took the loss.

In the championship game, the Eagles scored early and often with three runs in the first inning and seven in the third to cruise to the 13-2 victory and claim their first ODAC crown since 1996.

Catcher Chip Woody and third baseman Mike Padgett led the way for the Eagles, both going 3-for-5 with 3 RBI. Wrenn went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead W&L.

ODAC Tournament MVP Gene Crawford (5-3) got the win for Bridgewater, allowing just seven hits and one earned run. Sigler (8-3) took the loss for the Generals.

Five Generals were named to the all-tournament team. Wrenn was named the team's designated hitter. He hit .400 for the tournament (8-for-20) with 10 RBI. Senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Tex./ Episcopal) was named to the team for the second time after going 5-for-19 with two RBI this weekend. Marshall joined the team with another .400 performance (6-for-15) with four RBI. Senior E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) was named the all-tournament catcher by hitting .444 for the weekend (8-for-18) with four RBI. The final piece of the quintet was junior pitcher Chris Stakem (Oklahoma City, Okla./ Casady), who pitched the Generals into the championship round on Saturday night by pitching a complete game, giving up only nine hits and five earned runs, including just one in the last four innings in a 13-6 win over Virginia Wesleyan.


BASEBALL ADVANCES TO ODAC TOURNAMENT FINAL; DOWNS VWC, 13-6 (5/1)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team set a new school record for wins in a season (20) by defeating Virginia Wesleyan, 13-6, in the ODAC Baseball Tournament on Saturday evening. The former record of 19 wins in a season has stood since t he 1912 season.

W&L now faces Bridgewater in the tournament final. The Generals must win both games to claim the championship.

With the game tied 6-6 heading to the top of the eighth inning, W&L (20-11) scored seven runs in the eighth to cruise to the seven-run victory.

Junior lefthander Chris Stakem (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) went the distance to earn the victory and even his mark at 3-3.

Junior first baseman Russell Wrenn (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) led the W&L offense with two hits in three at bats and three RBI. Virginia Wesleyan (27-13) was paced at the plate by Evan Spivey, who was 2-for-3 with four RBI.

The Generals now face Bridgewater in the final at 1:00 pm. Should the Generals win the opener, they must play the Eagles again at 4:30 pm for the title.


BASEBALL DEFEATS EMORY & HENRY IN THE ODAC TOURNAMENT, 9-6 (5/1)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Senior pitcher Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./Woodberry Forest) pitched six innings of three-hit ball to help lead W&L to a 9-6 win over Emory & Henry in the ODAC Baseball Tournament at Lynchburg City Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The win tied the W&L record for wins in a season (19-11) set by the 1912 squad. Weston also tied the W&L record for wins in a season by a pitcher (8). He is tied with sophomore David Sigler and W&L Hall of Famer Emerson Dickman, who set the mark in 1935 .

The Generals began the scoring with three runs in the first inning and would never trail again. Senior E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) led the Generals' offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Sophomore pitcher Will Olgilve (Hous ton, Texas/Memorial) pitched three innings in relief to earn his first save of the season.

Emory & Henry ended its season with a record of 15-20.

 

BASEBALL DROPS HEARTBREAKER TO VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 3-2, IN ODAC TOURNAMENT (4/30)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Sophomore pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) allowed just three runs (two earned) in eight innings of work, but it wasn't enough as the Washington and Lee baseball team was defeated by Virginia Wesleyan, 3-2, in the opening round of the ODAC Baseball Tournament at Lynchburg City Stadium on Friday evening.

The Generals (18-11) provided Sigler with an early lead, scoring a pair of runs in the fourth inning to assume a 2-0 lead. Senior catcher E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) began the inning with a single and was moved to second base on a s ingle by junior right fielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./Patrick County). Freshman third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) then advanced Murphy and Batcheller one base with a sacrifice bunt. Junior shortstop David Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) brought home Murphy on a sacrifice fly to center field and junior leftfielder Jon Madden (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep) singled home Batcheller.

Virginia Wesleyan (27-11) trimmed the W&L lead to 2-1 in the fifth inning as the Marlin's Josh Longe singled home Andy Wissinger. Wesleyan would then assume the lead for good in the sixth inning as Sigler hit two batters and walked two others to force i n a run. The Marlins then added the game winner on a fielder's choice.

Sigler fell to 8-2 on the season, recording his first loss since Feb. 18, his first start of the season. David Parker (6-5) earned the victory for the Marlins.

Murphy paced the Generals from the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. Longe led VWC with a 2-for-3 day with one RBI.

 

BASEBALL SPLITS WITH GUILFORD; CLINCHES SPOT IN ODAC'S (4/24)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team (18-10, 9-7 ODAC) split a doubleheader with Guilford (17-21, 6-10 ODAC) on Saturday afternoon at the New Cap'n Dick Smith Field. The Generals won the first game by a score of 5-1 and the Quakers came back to take the second half, 8-4. Lynchburg and Randolph-Macon split a doubleheader this afternoon clinching a spot in the ODAC Tournament for W&L for the first time since 1996.

In the first game, W&L sophomore pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./ Lampeter-Strasburg) shut down the Quakers, allowing just four hits and one run, while striking out six. The win moves SiglerUs record to 8-1 on the season. The eight wins ties a 64-year old record for wins in a season by a W&L pitcher. He now shares the record with W&L Hall of Famer Emerson Dickman Guilford senior starter Jeff Joyce (Reidsville, N.C./ Rockingham County) took the loss.

The Generals scored two runs in the third inning, two in the fourth, and added one in the fifth to roll to the four-run victory. W&L was led offensively by senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Tex./ Episcopal), who went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Freshman third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./ Glenelg) went 2-for-3 with an RBI and junior designated hitter Andy Thompson (Philadelphia, Pa./ William Penn Charter) recorded the first triple in the history of the New Cap'n Dick Smith Field.

In the second game, Guilford used four-run innings in the first and third stanzas to roll to an 8-4 victory. The Quakers were led offensively by sophomore outfielder Chris Butcher (High Point, N.C./ Ledford), who went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, and two RBI. Senior catcher Andy Reed (Charlotte, N.C./ Myers Park) went 2-for-3 with with two RBI. Junior right fielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./ Patrick County) went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI for W&L.

W&L's senior starter Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./ Woodberry Forest) took the loss falling to 7-3 on the season. Guilford's Chad Coward (Siler City, N.C./ Jordan-Matthews) struck out eight Generals in gaining the win, moving his record to 4-8 on the season.


GENERALS HAMMER H-SC, 12-3 (4/21)

HAMDPEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Senior catcher E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) smashed a three run home run, his fourth of the season, to give the Washington and Lee (17-9, 8-6 ODAC) baseball team a 3-0 lead en route to a 12-3 victory at Hampden-Sydney (7-17, 4-10 ODAC) on Wednesday afternoon.

In front 3-1, the Generals exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning as the first eight batters of the inning reached base, extending the lead to 10-1 en route to the nine-run victory.

Junior pitcher Chris Stakem (Oklahoma City, Okla./ Casady) earned his second win of the season, allowing just seven hits and one earned run in seven innings. He also went 3-for-4 from the plate, while stealing two bases. Murphy went 2-for-5 with five RBI and the home run. Junior shortstop David Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./ Pace Academy) continued his hot pace with a 3-for-5 day with three RBI.


W&L OPENS UP NEW SMITH FIELD WITH 9-3 WIN OVER LYNCHBURG (4/19)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team (16-9, 7-6 ODAC) opened its new Cap'n Dick Smith Field with a 9-3 victory over Lynchburg (13-17, 6-6 ODAC) on Monday afternoon. The win moves W&L into fourth place in the ODAC.

Junior shortstop David Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./ Pace Academy) got the scoring started with a two-run single in the bottom of the first inning to give the Generals an early 2-0 lead. W&L then exploded for six runs in the fourth inning to build a 9-3 lead and rolled to the six-run victory.

Sophomore W&L pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./ Lampeter-Strasburg) ran his record to 7-2, going all nine innings, striking out 11 Hornets, and walking only one. Lynchburg's freshman pitcher Blair Hayden (Absecon, N.J./ Holy Spirit) took the loss.

The Generals were led offensively by Hanson, who went 4-for-5 on the day, with two doubles and three RBI. Senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Tex./ Episcopal) and junior left fielder Jon Madden (Rockville, Md./ Georgetown Prep) each went 2-for-5 on the day. Lynchburg was led by junior outfielder Mark Girard (Williamstown, Mass./ Mt. Greglock), who went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.


GENERALS SPLIT AT RANDY-MAC, 1-3 AND 9-5 (4/17)

ASHLAND, Va. -- Senior catcher E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) and junior right fielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./ Patrick Henry) hit back-to-back home runs leading the W&L baseball team to a 9-5 victory in the second half of a doubleheader at Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets took the first game by a 3-1 count.

In the first game, W&LUs junior left-handed pitcher Chris Stakem (Oklahoma City, Okla./ Casady) gave up only three runs, however Randolph-Macon's righty Chad Edwards gave up only one run, leading the Yellow Jackets (12-12, 5-6 ODAC) to the 3-1 victory.

In the second game, the Generals (15-9, 6-6 ODAC) took a 5-0 lead behind the back-to-back home runs in the third inning. R-MC came storming back with four runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh to send the game to extra innings. In the ninth, W&L scored four runs to build a 9-5 lead that senior reliever Al Dominick (St. Louis, Mo./ MICDS) held in the bottom of the eighth inning. Sophomore reliever Will Ogilvie (Houston, Tex./ Memorial) picked up the win. Senior starter Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./ Woodberry Forest) left the game after five innings with a 5-0 lead.

Offensively, the Generals were led by Batcheller, who went 3-for-4 with a double and home run. Murphy went 2-for-4 on the day.


GENERALS MAKE ROYAL COMEBACK AT EMU; WIN 7-6 IN 11 INNINGS (4/15)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team (14-8, 5-5 ODAC) trailed at Eastern Mennonite (14-15-1, 8-8 ODAC) by four runs on two occasions early in the game, but rallied to defeat the Royals, 7-6 in 11 innings.

Eastern Mennonite scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning and one in the bottom of the third to take an early 5-1 lead. The Generals then rallied with one run in the fourth inning and three in the fifth to tie the game at 5-5. EMU regained the lead, 6-5 with a run in the bottom the seventh inning. The Generals tied the game at 6-6 in the top of the ninth inning when sophomore right fielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./ Patrick Henry) scored on a single right field by freshman third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./ Glenelg). Batcheller scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 11th inning to give the Generals the lead for good at 7-6.

Sophomore starting pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./ Lampeter-Strasburg) pitched all eleven innings for the Generals, giving up only two runs, no walks and striking out 13 Royals. He is now 6-1 on the season. EMU's reliever Ryan Strite took the loss. He is now 6-2 on the season.

The Generals were led offensively by Kozora, who went 4-for-6 with a triple and two RBI. Batcheller went 3-for-5 with a double, three runs scored, and an RBI. Junior shortstop David Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./ Pace Academy) chipped in with a 3-for-4 day and a double.


EAGLES RALLY FOR SIX RUNS IN THE EIGHTH, DEFEAT W&L, 10-3 (4/13)

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater exploded for sixth runs in the eighth inning to extend a 4-3 lead into a 10-3 victory against Washington and Lee in ODAC baseball action at Jopson Field on Tuesday afternoon. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for W&L.

The game was tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning when BridgewaterUs designated hitter Richie Anderson knocked in catcher Chip Woody with a double to give the Eagles (14-14, 8-5 ODAC) a 4-3 lead. The Generals (13-8, 4-5 ODAC) left the bases loaded in the top of the eighth inning before Bridgewater scored six runs in the bottom of the inning.

W&L starting pitcher senior Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./ Woodberry Forest) left the game after five inning with the game tied 3-3. He gave up only four hits and struck out five. Reliever Bill Christ (0-1) (Barnavled, N.Y./ Holland Patent Central) took the loss. Bridgewater starter Fionn Fitzgerald got the win, allowing seven hits and two earned runs, while striking out 11.

The Generals were led offensively by senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Texas/ Episcopal), who went 2-for-4 with a double.

 

KOZORA'S SINGLE IN BOTTOM OF THE NINTH, PUTS W&L PAST WILLIAMS (3/31)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./ Glenelg) singled home senior catcher E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Washington and Lee baseball team a 3-2 victory over Williams on Wednesday afternoon at Smith Field.

W&L (13-7) scored single runs in the third and fourth innings, while Williams (9-3) scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings as the teams headed to the bottom of the ninth inning. In the ninth, Murphy singled to right field, giving W&L its first hit off of Williams senior relief pitcher Keith Surkont (Pawtucket, R.I.). Junior right fielder Christian Batcheller (Sturart, Va./ Patrick Henry) then walked, sending Murphy to second base. Kozora then ended the game with a single to left field, scoring Murphy.

Murphy led the Generals offensively by going 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Williams was led by junior outfielder Dave Cirillo (Los Angeles, Calif.), who went 3-for-5 on the day with a run scored.

W&L senior pitcher Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./ Woodberry Forest) ran his record to 7-2 by giving up just two runs in nine innings, while striking out seven to gain the win. Surkont took the loss in relief.


W&L EVENS ITS ODAC MARK AT 4-4 WITH A 7-6 WIN OVER EASTERN MENNONITE (3/30)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee gave up five unearned runs in the third inning (six total), but didnÕt allow another run for the rest of the game in defeating Eastern Mennonite, 7-6, in ODAC baseball action on Tuesday afternoon.

After falling behind 6-0 in the third inning, the Generals (12-7, 4-4) rallied for six runs of their own in the fourth inning to knot the score at 6-6. Spearheading the comeback was senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Texas/Episcopal), who crushed a three-run homer to right field to tie the game.

Both teams would go scoreless until the eighth inning, when junior designated hitter Andy Thompson (Philadelphia, Pa./William Penn Charter) began the inning with a single and advanced to second on an error by sophomore rightfielder Joey Coleman (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale). He would later score the game-winning run on an error by EMU junior shortstop Jimmy Pollard (Charleston, S.C./Stratford) off the bat of sophomore centerfielder Casey Nixon (Pensacola, Fla./Woodberry).

Sophomore righthander David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) went the distance to earn the win for W&L. He upped his record to 5-1 on the season by allowing just one earned run on nine hits with 11 strikeouts and three walks.

Hall led the GeneralsÕ offense, going 2-for-4 with his home run and three RBI. Junior leftfielder Schuyler Marshall (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) went 1-for- 4 with a double and two RBI.

Junior lefthander Tim Good (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) pitched 4 2/3 innings in relief to pick up the loss (1-4). He allowed just two hits and one earned run while striking out six batters.

Freshman catcher Erik Kratz (Telford, Pa./Christopher Dock) led the Eastern Mennonite (12-8-1, 6-3) offense, going 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI.

 
 

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GENERALS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER AT E&H; DROP FIRST 1-0, WIN THE NIGHTCAP, 2-1 (3/27)

EMORY, Va. -- Washington and Lee scraped together two runs in two games, but it was good enough to split a doubleheader at Emory and Henry in ODAC baseball action on Saturday afternoon. E&H won the first game, 1-0; and the Generals took the night cap, 2-1.

In the first game. E&H junior pitcher Brandon Matheny shutout the Generals by allowing just four hits and striking out 10. He is now 2-2 on the season. W&L sophomore pitcher Chris Stakem (Oklahoma City. Okla./ Casady) took the loss, but gave up only one run, one walk, and seven hits. He is now 1-2 on the season.

Emory and Henry scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the seventh inning, when catcher Jason Austin knocked in third baseman Paul Sipos with a double.

In the second game, W&L senior pitcher Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./ Woodberry Forest) threw a two-hit shutout, while striking out eight Wasps in leading the Generals to a 2-1 victory.

After E&H scored in the bottom of the first inning, Stakem singled home junior left fielder Schuyler Marshall (Dallas, Texas/ Highland Park) to tie the game in the second inning. The Generals took the lead for good when junior right fielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./ Patrick Henry) slammed a solo home run in the third inning.

The Wasps' David Lambert (1-1) took the loss.

 

W&L WINS ITS FOURTH STRAIGHT GAME, 13-4 OVER LYNCHBURG (3/25)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) set a new W&L record for career hits (126) by going 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in helping lead Washington and Lee to a 13-4 win over Lynchburg (4-7, 0-1) in ODAC baseba ll action on Thursday afternoon.

Hall broke the former record of 123 career hits held by Chris Cavalline since the 1983 season.

The Generals (10-6, 2-3) opened the game with two runs in the first inning and six more in the third in cruising to the win. Junior designated hitter Andy Thompson (Philadelphia, Pa./William Penn Charter) posted his first career four-hit game by going 4- for-5 with two doubles and an RBI and senior catcher E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) continued his hot streak at the plate by going 4-for-6 with three doubles and two RBI.

Sophomore righthander David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) went the distance for W&L, allowing four runs on eight hits with six strikeouts and two walks. He is now 4-1 on the season.

 
 

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GENERALS PICK UP FIRST ODAC WIN WITH A 12-3 THUMPING OF SYDNEY (3/23)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior right hander Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./Woodberry Forest) pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) went 2-for-4 with three runs scored to help lead Washington and Le e past Hampden-Sydney, 12-3, in ODAC baseball action on Tuesday afternoon.

Hall's two hits tied him for the top spot on W&L's career hit list (123 hits) and Weston's win was his fifth of the season against just two losses.

The Generals took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but were tied in the third inning via two Tiger (2-9, 0-3) runs.

Both teams went scoreless in the fourth inning before W&L (9-6, 1-3) added two more in the sixth inning for a 4-2 lead. W&L would tack on five runs in the seventh inning and three more in the eighth to seal the win.

Senior catcher E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI and junior right fielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./Patrick County) drilled his third home run of the season, a two-run shot in the eighth innin g.

Hampden-Sydney was led by left fielder Hayes Ludlum, who was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Vic Painter (0-3) picked up the loss for the Tigers.

 
 

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W&L SWEEPS A DOUBLEHEADER FROM WEST VIRGINIA TECH; 2-0 AND 13-1 (3/20)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and LeeÕs pitching staff limited Division II West Virginia Tech to a combined six hits and one run in sweeping a double-header, 2-0 and 13-1, in baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Smith Field.

In game one, sophomore right hander David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout to lead the Generals to a 2-0 win over the Golden Bears. Sigler posted six strikeouts and three walks in upping his record to 3-1 on the season. Senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) paced the Generals offensively, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.

In game two, junior left hander Chris Stakem (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) allowed just four hits and one run in six innings of work, striking out five and walking two to even his record at 1-1. Senior catcher E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored the lead the GeneralsÕ offense.

West Virginia Tech committed five errors which led to seven unearned runs for W&L. The wins upped W&LÕs overall record to 8-6 on the season, while West Virginia Tech fell to 0-2.

 

BRIDGEWATER HOLDS OFF W&L, 20-19, IN ODAC BASEBALL (3/18)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Bridgewater surrendered 10 runs in the final two innings, but was able to hold off Washington and Lee, 20-19, in ODAC baseball action on Thursday afternoon.

The Eagles (7-6, 3-0) built a 17-5 lead after 6.5 innings, but the Generals (6-6, 0-3) fought back to cut the lead to one run in the ninth inning. W&L had the tying run on third base when freshman third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) grounded to short to end the game.

The Generals were led by junior right fielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./Patrick County), who went 5-for-6 with two home runs and three RBI and senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Texas/Episcopal), who was 3-for-6 with a home run and five RBI.

Bridgewater was paced by freshman center fielder Brad Sipe (Port Republic, Va./Turner Ashby), who was 5-for-6 with 4 RBI and senior third baseman Mike Padgett (Madison Heights, Va./Amherst County), who was 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI.

Bridgewater junior right hander Todd Campbell (Elkton, Va./Spotswood) upped his record to 2-1 on the season, while senior right hander Bob Weston (Cloumbia, S.C./Woodberry Forest) dropped to 4-2 on the season.

 

 

GENERALS DROP A PAIR AT VA WESLEYAN, 7-2 AND 15-1 (3/13)

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team (6-5, 0-2 ODAC) saw its four-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon as Virginia Wesleyan (7-0, 5-0 ODAC) swept the Generals by scores of 7-2 and 15-1 in a matinee doubleheader at VWC.

In the first game, the Blue Marlins led 5-2 going into the bottom of the fifth inning but added a run in the fifth inning and one in the sixth inning to coast to the 7-2 win. W&L scored in the third inning, when junior first baseman Russell Wrenn (Baltimore, Md./ Gilman) scored on a double by junior designated hitter Andy Thompson (Philadelphia, Pa./ William Penn Charter). In the fifth inning junior third baseman Schuyler Marshall (Dallas, Texas) sacrificed home junior center fielder Chris Stakem (Oklahoma City, Okla./ Casady).

W&L senior pitcher Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./ Woodberry Forest) lost for the first time this season, giving up all seven runs on ten hits in six innings. He is now 4-1 on the season.

In the second game, the Blue Marlins exploded for eight runs in the sixth inning to stroll to the 15-1 victory. Stakem (0-1) suffered the loss, giving up seven runs in 3.1 innings.

 

W&L BRINGS BOMB SQUAD TO SMITH FIELD, SWEEPS W&J, 17-2 AND 13-2 (3/7)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior designated hitter E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) tied a Washington and Lee baseball record with two home runs in one game, leading the Generals (6-3) to a 13-2 thrashing of Washington and Jefferson (1-5) in the second game of a doubleheader at Smith Field. W&L won the first game, also in convincing fashion, 17-2.

In that first game, the Generals led 6-2, before exploding for 11 runs in the sixth inning en route to their largest offensive output of the season. Senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Texas) led the charge by going 3-for-3 with three RBI, a double, and a stolen base. Junior center fielder Chis Stakem (Oklahoma City, Okla./ Casady) also went 3-for-3. He added two RBI, a triple, and a stolen base. Junior left fielder Schuyler Marshall (Dallas, Texas/ Highland Park) went 3-for-4 with three RBIUs and a double. Senior pitcher Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./ Woodberry Forest) ran his record to 4-0, allowing four hits. Sophomore reliever Bill Christ (Barneveld, N.Y./ Holland Pantent Central) earned the save with three scoreless innings pitched.

In second game, MurphyUs two three-run home runs scored the first six W&L runs en route to the 13-2 victory. Junior first baseman Russell Wrenn (Baltimore, Md./ Gilman) led the offense, going 2-for-3 with three RBI with a double. Sophomore pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./ Lampeter-Strasburg) went the distance allowing only seven hits to run his record to 2-1. The game was called due to freezing temperatures after 4.5 innings.

 
 

W&L SWEEPS MUHLENBERG, 2-1 AND 4-1 (2/27)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee pitchers Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./ Woodberry Forest) and David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./ Lampeter-Strasburg) both put in sterling performances as W&L's baseball team (4-3) swept Muhlenburg College (0-2) by scores of 2-1 and 4-1 in a doubleheader at Smith Field on Saturday afternoon.

In the first game, W&L junior designated hitter Andy Thompson (Philadelphia, Pa./ Wm. Penn Charter) singled home junior shortstop David Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./ Pace Academy) in the bottom of the seventh inning to score the winning run in the 2-1 victory. The hit was only the second for the Generals on the day. Muhlenberg's senior pitcher Marc Lenzinski allowed only two walks and struck out six Generals on the day.

Weston, a senior, allowed only five hits, no walks, and struck out six Mules as he runs his record to 3-0 on the season with the complete game. He has given up only one run in 21 innings this season.

In the second game, W&L scored single runs in the second and third innings as well as two insurance runs in the sixth inning in cruising to the 4-1 victory. Junior right fielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./ Patrick Henry) and freshman third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./ Glenelg) each went 2-for-3 in the second game.

Sigler, a sophomore, pitched seven innings, giving up only six hits and two walks. He struck out six Mules in gaining his first victory of the season. He is now 1-1.

 

RHODES DOWNS W&L 7-5 IN EIGHT INNINGS FOR CHAMPIONSHIP (2/20)

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Rhodes College scored two runs in the eighth inning to down W&L, 7-5, in the championship game of the Rawlings College Baseball Tournament on Saturday evening.

W&L went up 1-0 in the first inning when senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) scored on an error by the Rhodes shortstop.

Rhodes would come back with two runs in the top of the second inning, before the Generals tied it at 2-2 in the bottom half of the inning as junior shortstop David Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) scored on a throwing error by the Lynx' catcher.

The Lynx added two more runs in the third inning to take a 4-2 lead. W&L came back with two more runs in the fourth inning to knot the score at 4-4. After junior leftfielder Schuyler Marshall (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) doubled with two outs, junior f irst baseman Russell Wrenn (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) singled in Marshall to make it 3-2 and junior designated hitter Andy Thompson (Philadelphia, Pa./William Penn Charter) singled to bring in Wrenn to tie it up at 4-4.

Each team scored a run in the seventh, W&L's run coming on an RBI single by junior rightfielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./Patrick County), which scored Hall, who had walked.

The Lynx sealed the win on a pair of runs in the eighth inning, one of which was unearned.

Sophomore righthander Will Ogilvie (Houston, Texas/Memorial) pitched five innings, allowing four runs on four hits to pick up the loss (0-2) for the Generals.

Will Askew went the distance for Rhodes to pick up the win.

 

WESTON PITCHES THREE HITTER, GENERALS BEAT HENDRIX AND ROLL ON TO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (2/20)

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Senior pitcher Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./ Woodberry Forest) pitched a three-hit shutout on Saturday afternoon to propel the Washington and Lee baseball team (2-2) to a 1-0 victory over Hendrix College in the semifinals of the Rawlings College Baseball Tournament in Pheonix. The Generals will face Rhodes College in the championship game on Saturday night.

Weston's performance comes on the heels of his no-hitter on Thursday afternoon, the first at W&L since 1980. On Saturday, Weston struck out three batters and walked only two, allowing only three batters to reach base.

The winning run scored in the fourth inning when junior center fielder Chris Stakem (Oklahoma City, Okla./ Casady) doubled and was brought home when senior catcher E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) reached first base on an error by Hendrix first baseman Jackie Glover.

 

WESTON PITCHES NO-HITTER, GENERALS SPLIT FIRST TWO (2/18)

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Senior pitcher Bob Weston (Columbia, S.C./ Woodberry Forest) pitched the first no-hit game for Washington and Lee baseball since 1980, as the Generals (1-0) defeated Rhodes College (0-1) in the first game of the Rawlings College Baseball Tournament in Phoenix on Thursday morning. In the afternoon, the Generals fell to Hendrix College, 9-3 in eight innings.

Weston pitched the full seven-inning game, striking out eight batters and allowing only three to reach base. The Generals scored the winning run when senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Tex./ Episcopal) doubled in the third inning and was brought home when junior rightfielder Christian Batcheller (Stuart, Va./Patrick County) reached on an error. The win was head coach Jeff Stickley's 100th in his career at W&L.

Against Hendrix, the Generals led 3-2 as late as the sixth inning. However, Hendrix scored a run in the eighth as the game went into extra innings. Hendrix scored six runs in the eighth inning to roll to the 9-3 victory. Senior catcher E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) went 3-for-4 in the second game for W&L.

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