W&L ENDS SEASON WITH DOUBLEHEADER SPLIT WITH LYNCHBURG (4/21)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee and Lynchburg split an ODAC doubleheader on Saturday afternoon in baseball action at Smith Field. The Hornets captured game one, 6-3, before the Generals fought back to salvage the split in game two, 5-3. The doubleheader split coupled with Eastern Mennonite and Virginia WesleyanÕs doubleheader split also on Saturday afternoon eliminates W&L from the ODAC Tournament.

In game one, Lynchburg scored two runs in the third inning as freshman second baseman Anthony Palmisano (Huddleston, Va./Staunton River) singled in sophomore centerfielder Nick Beyer (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and junior leftfielder Joshua McCall (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) singled home Palmisano. The Hornets tacked on two more runs off senior pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) in the fifth inning to take a 4-0 lead.

The game was then delayed for 1:15 due to rain in the bottom of the fifth. Following the delay, the Generals struck for a pair of runs as sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) hit a double to left field that scored both runs. W&L (23-8, 9-7) inched closer with a run in the bottom of the sixth and had the bases loaded with one out, however, sophomore reliever Dave Morris (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) got W&L sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) to bounce into a double play to end the threat.

Lynchburg (22-14, 10-6) added two insurance runs in the seventh frame to clinch the three-run victory. Sophomore hurler Mike Ranson (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy) took the win for the Hornets, allowing three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. Beyer came on in the ninth to pick up his second save of the season. Sigler was assessed the loss for Washington and Lee after tossing six innings and allowing six runs on nine hits.

In the nightcap, Hanson went the distance for the Generals, allowing two earned runs and four hits, while striking out six. He also did not allow a hit until the fifth inning.

Lynchburg scored an unearned run in the top of the first, but the Generals would plate two runs in the second and third innings and one in the fifth to take a 5-1 lead. The Hornets mounted a late comeback with runs in the sixth and seventh, but the Generals hung on for the 5-3 win.

Senior leftfielder Jason May (Houston, Texas/St. John's) led the way for the Generals in the second game by going 3-for-4 with one run scored. He finished the double-dip with five hits in seven at-bats with one RBI and one run scored. Johnson went 2-for-3 in game two with two RBI.

The Generals end their season at 23-8 overall, the most wins in school-history.

 

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W&L BASEBALL BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD FOR WINS IN A SEASON (4/18)

SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- Washington and Lee broke the school record for wins in a season with a 20-1 victory over Swarthmore in baseball action on Thursday afternoon in Swarthmore, Pa. The Generals now stand at 22-7 overall.

Senior designated hitter Jason May (Houston, Texas/St. John's) led the way for the Generals by going 2-for-3 with six RBI and two runs scored. Sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor) [Pictured to right] picked up three hits in four plate appearances and scored four runs.

The Generals racked up 16 hits on the day while limiting the Garnet Tide to just five. Swarthmore pitchers also walked 16 W&L batters.

The Generals now return home for a crucial ODAC doubleheader against Lynchburg College on Saturday afternoon at Smith Field. Lynchburg is currently in fourth place, one game ahead of W&L in the ODAC standings.

 

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W&L BASEBALL TIES SCHOOL RECORD FOR WINS IN A SEASON (4/18)

HAVERFORD, Pa. -- Washington and Lee tied the school record for wins in a season with a 12-7 victory over Haverford in baseball action on Wednesday afternoon in Haverford, Pa. The Generals now stand at 21-7 overall.

The last time the Generals achieved 21 wins was in 1999 when W&L finished 21-12.

The Generals scored an unearned run in the first inning before Haverford (5-14) struck for three runs in the bottom of the first off freshman hurler Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison).

W&L responded with a six-run rally in the third inning and then plated two more runs in the fourth to claim a 9-3 lead. The Fords outscored W&L, 4-3, in the final three frames but it was not enough and the Generals claimed the 12-7 triumph.

Sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) led the way for the Generals by going 3-for-5 with five RBI and two runs scored. Junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) doubled twice in five plate appearances and drove in three runs.

Dean improved to 6-0 on the season, allowing three earned runs on seven hits in six innings of work.

Washington and Lee returns to action tomorrow afternoon as it concludes its two-game set in Pennsylvania by taking on Swarthmore College at 3:30 pm.

 

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W&L SPLITS ODAC DOUBLEHEADER WITH VIRGINIA WESLEYAN (4/14)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee and Virginia Wesleyan split an ODAC doubleheader on Saturday afternoon in baseball action in Lexington, Va. The Generals captured game one, 8-1, behind senior hurler David Sigler's (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) complete game three-hitter, but junior pitcher Myron Trunick (Winston Salem, N.C./White Hall) fired a two-hit complete game in the nightcap to give the Blue Marlins a 6-1 victory.

In game one, W&L (20-7, 8-6) scored three unearned runs in the first inning off junior starter Jacob Bridges (Virginia Beach, Va./Midlothian) as sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) reached on an error and advanced to second on a single by junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg). Sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor) then reached on an error that scored Hanson. Freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) brought home Kozora with an RBI single and Gladysz touched home after a single by junior catcher Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephens).

In the second frame, freshman centerfielder Austin Allain (Weston, Mass./Weston) drew a lead-off walk and scored on a two-out single by Kozora to give W&L a 4-0 lead. The Generals tacked on four more runs as Gosselink doubled home sophomore designated hitter Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) and Hanson blasted a two-run triple to right center field. Freshman leftfielder Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) produced the Generals' final run with a sacrifice fly that scored Hanson.

Sigler improved to 6-1 by allowing only a solo home run by senior designated hitter Roger Carpenter (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond River). He fanned six VWC batters. Gosselink went 2-for-2 with two RBI, while Hanson picked up two RBI and scored two runs.

Trunick hurled 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball and allowed just a first-inning unearned run in leading Va. Wesleyan to the 6-1 win in game two. He also struck out 12 W&L batters.

The Blue Marlins (22-11, 12-2) plated one run in the first inning as junior first baseman Evan Spivey (Virginia Beach, Va./Nansemond River) singled to score senior second baseman Scott James (Olmsted Falls, Ohio/Berea).

W&L tied the game in the bottom of the first as Kozora walked and scored on a wild pitch. VWC took control of the game in the third stanza with five runs off of Kagey. Senior catcher Jeb Wiseman (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) produced a two-out, two-run double to break open the five-run inning for the Blue Marlins.

Spivey led VWC by going 2-for-4 with two RBI, while James singled twice and scored a pair of runs.

The Generals will return to action on Wednesday afternoon as they travel to Haverford, Pa., to take on Haverford College at 3:30 pm.

 

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W&L BASEBALL STOMPS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 13-0 (4/3)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman pitcher Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) tossed seven innings of three-hit ball and struck out seven batters to lead Washington and Lee to a 13-0 victory over Southern Virginia on Tuesday afternoon at Smith Field. Dean improved to 5-0 with the win.

The Generals (19-6) struck for five runs in the second inning as sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) and junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) both doubled home a pair of runs. Freshman catcher Andrew Riffee (St. Albans, W.Va./Nitro) also picked up an RBI single.

In the fifth inning, Riffee stretched the W&L lead to 7-0 with a single to center field that scored sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor) and freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville).

Washington and Lee tacked on four runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh to claim the 13-0 triumph.

Hanson led W&L by going 3-for-4 with two RBI and scored two runs. Mulhern also picked up three hits in five plate appearances and scored a pair of runs. Riffee went 2-for-3 with three RBI, while Kozora had two hits and two runs batted in. Southern Virginia (2-19) was out-hit by the Generals, 13-5.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday, April 14, as it hosts Virginia Wesleyan in a key ODAC doubleheader at 12:00 pm.

 

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EMU RALLIES FOR THREE IN THE SIXTH TO DEFEAT W&L, 4-3 (4/2)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Freshman pitcher Chris Flynn hit a two-run double down the right field line with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally Eastern Mennonite to a 4-3 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC baseball action on Monday afternoon.

W&L led 3-1 heading into the sixth inning, however, with one out, senior first baseman Mike Gale doubled and junior catcher Erik Kratz reached on an error, advancing Gale to third base. Sophomore leftfielder Casey Severs scored Gale on a sacrifice fly to close the W&L lead to 3-2. Senior second baseman Mike Carpenter then drew a walk setting up Flynn's game-winning double.

Flynn was awarded the win after coming on in relief and hurling 1 1/3 perfect innings. Freshman starting pitcher Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) threw all six innings for Washington and Lee (18-6, 7-5), allowing four runs on six hits. All seven runs in the game were unearned.

The Generals took a 1-0 lead in the first frame as sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) hit a lead-off double and later scored on a throwing error.

W&L built a 3-0 lead in the second inning when Kagey knocked in sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) and junior catcher Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephens) with a single to right field.

EMU (14-10-1, 7-3) plated a run in the third inning when freshman centerfielder Tavis Laws singled to bring home Carpenter. The Royals closed out W&L with the three-run sixth inning to take the 4-3 victory.

Hanson went 2-for-4 for the Generals with a run scored, while Johnson picked up two hits and scored one run.

Washington and Lee returns to action tomorrow afternoon as it hosts Southern Virginia at Smith Field. The first pitch is set for 3:00 pm.

 

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W&L BASEBALL TAKES ODAC CONTEST FROM EASTERN MENNONITE, 4-2 (4/1)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Junior catcher Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephens) hit a two-run homerun and freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) added a solo shot as Washington and Lee defeated Eastern Mennonite, 4-2, in ODAC baseball action on Sunday afternoon.

The game was part of a double-header, however, due to rain, the second game of the double-dip will be made up on Monday at 3:30 pm.

The Generals (18-5, 7-4) struck first as junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) doubled to leftfield, scoring freshman leftfielder Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett). The score would remain 1-0 until GosselinkÕs two-run blast in the fourth inning.

Eastern Mennonite (13-10-1, 6-3) cut the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth frame as Casey Severs drove in Erik Kratz with a single. Mulhern then provided the Generals with another insurance run with his solo homer in the top of the seventh. Tavis Law scored the gameÕs final run in the bottom of the seventh as Barney Quick drove him home with a double.

Senior righthander David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) went the distance for the Generals, scattering nine hits and surrendering two earned runs. He struck out four while walking only one batter. He is now 5-1 on the season.

Chad Thornton went the distance for EMU, allowing the four runs on four hits. He struck out three and walked three to fall to 3-3 on the season.

Following Monday's single game against the Royals, W&L will return to action on Tuesday as it hosts Southern Virginia at 3:00 pm. The Generals defeated SVC, 7-0, on Mar. 7.

 

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WASHINGTON AND LEE OUTLASTS SHENANDOAH, 4-3 (3/28)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman pitcher Mike Wert (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) allowed two earned runs and struck out seven batters to lead Washington and Lee to a 4-3 victory over Shenandoah on Wednesday afternoon at Smith Field.

Wert tossed all nine innings for his second-straight complete game and fourth win of the season.

W&L (17-5) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) drew a lead-off walk, stole second base and scored on a single by sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor).

The Hornets tied the game in the second inning as sophomore catcher Chris Zaia (Macungie, Pa./Emmaus) scored sophomore first baseman Mike Gallagher (Springfield, Va./Hayfield) on a sacrifice fly.

The Generals would assume a 4-1 lead in the bottom half of the second as freshman centerfielder Austin Allain (Weston, Mass./Weston), freshman leftfielder Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) and junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) all produced RBI singles to force freshman starting pitcher J.R. Creamer (Lovettsville, Va./Loudon Valley) out of the game.

Shenandoah (11-10) responded with two runs in the third inning when sophomore shortstop Jake Fiedler (Fairfax, Va./Chantilly) drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Gallagher singled to score senior centerfielder Tony Canterna (Linthicum, Md./Anne Arundel CC).

Junior reliever Chris Kees (Gore, Va./James Wood) held the Generals in check for the rest of the game, hurling 6 1/3 perfect innings. However, the Generals held on for the win as Wert allowed only three hits over the final six frames and struck out the side in the ninth to preserve the one-run victory.

W&L was led by Wert and Kozora, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a 2-for-4 day at the plate and drove in one run. Allain went 1-for-3 with an RBI and scored another run.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday afternoon as it travels to Harrisonburg, Va., to take on Eastern Mennonite in an ODAC doubleheader at 12:00 pm.

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BRIDGEWATER BASEBALL SCORES THREE IN THE FIFTH TO DEFEAT W&L, 4-1 (3/27)

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater senior third baseman Matt Clatterbuck and sophomore leftfielder Scott Hearn belted back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 1-1 tie and led Bridgewater to a 4-1 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC baseball action on Tuesday afternoon in Bridgewater, Va.

W&L (16-5, 6-4 ODAC) out-hit the Eagles, 11-6, but stranded 13 runners on base.

Bridgewater started the scoring in the third inning as junior second baseman Jamie Lawhorne led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by sophomore centerfielder Brian Dewar. Lawhorne then scored on a passed ball and BC led 1-0.

The Generals tied the game in the fourth inning as sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) hit a bases-loaded single to drive in freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville).

Lawhorne started the rally for BC (14-7, 6-0 ODAC) in the fifth inning as he blooped a single into right field and scored on Clatterbuck's two-run shot to right center. Hearn then hit another homer to right center to give the Eagles the three-run lead.

Senior pitcher Gene Crawford came on in the eighth inning to pitch the final two frames to pick up his second save of the season.

Hanson led W&L at the plate by going 3-for-5 with one RBI. Sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor), sophomore leftfielder Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) and freshman centerfielder Austin Allain (Weston, Mass./Weston) all collected two hits each.

Freshman hurler Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) threw all eight innings for W&L, allowing three earned runs on six hits. He also fanned six BC batters.

The Generals return home to Smith Field tomorrow afternoon against Shenandoah. The first pitch is set for 3:00 pm.

 

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W&L SWEEPS ODAC DOUBLEHEADER FROM RANDOLPH-MACON (3/24)

ASHLAND, Va. -- Washington and Lee swept a doubleheader from Randolph-Macon in ODAC baseball action on Saturday afternoon in Ashland, Va. Senior pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) tossed his fifth complete game of the season to lead the Generals to a 5-4 win in game one, while sophomore shortstop/pitcher Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) allowed one earned run in seven innings to give W&L a 5-3 victory in the nightcap.

In game one, junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) broke a 4-4 tie when he singled home freshman centerfielder Austin Allain (Weston, Mass./Weston) in the top of the seventh with two outs to score the eventual game-winning run.

W&L (16-4, 6-3) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning as sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) singled to score freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville). The Yellow Jackets tied the game in the third stanza as centerfielder Kevin O'Connor scored on a balk.

W&L broke open the game in the fourth inning as Johnson and junior catcher Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephens) produced RBI doubles and Hanson scored Johnson on a sacrifice fly. However, R-MC (4-7, 1-5) tied the game in the sixth inning with three runs, setting up Kozora's heroics in the seventh.

Johnson led W&L by going 2-for-3 with two RBI. Sigler allowed three earned runs in seven innings to improve to 4-1 on the season.

In game two, the Generals took a 2-0 lead in the third inning as Kozora tripled home Hanson and sophomore leftfielder Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett). W&L increased the lead to 4-0 in the fifth inning as sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor) scored Hanson and Allain with a bases-loaded single.

Randolph-Macon scored two runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth to trim the lead to 4-3, but Kagey added an insurance run when he scored on an error in the top of the seventh inning.

Kozora and Gladysz knocked in two runs for the Generals, while Hanson went 2-for-3 and scored two runs. Hanson also allowed one earned run on 10 hits to pick up his first victory of the season.

The Generals will return to action on Tuesday afternoon as they travel to Bridgewater for an ODAC contest at 3:00 pm.

 

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BRIDGEWATER DEFEATS W&L IN ODAC BASEBALL ACTION (3/22)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Bridgewater took advantage of seven W&L errors and blasted three home runs to defeat Washington and Lee, 18-2, in ODAC baseball action on Thursday afternoon.

Bridgewater (10-6, 3-0) got on the board in the second inning as sophomore first baseman J.R. Estes (Sterling, Va./Broad Run) led off with a home run to left field.

The Eagles increased their lead to 3-0 in the third inning as senior catcher Chip Woody (Lynchburg, Va./Brookville) hit a two-run homer to left center field. BC added two more runs in the fourth inning and then took a 10-0 lead with five runs in the fifth stanza capped by a three-run shot by senior shortstop Matt Clatterbuck (Front Royal, Va./Warren County).

Estes went 3-for-6 on the day with three RBI and two runs scored, while sophomore leftfielder Ryan McQueen (Purcellville, Va./Loudon County) went 2-for-5 and drove in four runs. Freshman pitcher Dan Proctor (Mechanicsburg, Pa./East Pennsboro) improved to 3-1 on the season, allowing one earned run on five hits in six innings of work.

Junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) led Washington and Lee (14-4, 4-3) by going 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Freshman hurler Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) took the loss for W&L after allowing 10 runs (four earned) on nine hits over five innings.

The Generals will return to action on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Ashland, Va., to take on Randolph-Macon in an ODAC doubleheader at 12:00 pm.

 

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WASHINGTON AND LEE SWEEPS TWINBILL FROM WEST VIRGINIA TECH (3/18)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee swept a doubleheader from West Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon at Smith Field. The Generals scored 11 runs in the first three innings of game one and cruised to a 14-5 victory. Freshman pitcher Mike Wert (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout in the nightcap to lead W&L to a 3-0 win.

In game one, Washington and Lee scored four runs in the first inning as freshman designated hitter Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) drove in a run with an RBI single, junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) doubled home Kagey, freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) singled home Kozora and junior catcher Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephens) doubled to right center to bring in Mulhern.

Sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) hit a solo home run to center field in the second inning to give the Generals a 5-0 lead. Hanson finished game one going 4-for-5 with four runs scored and two RBI.

W&L (14-3) plated six runs in the third inning led by sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz's (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor) three-run double. Gladysz went 3-for-5 in the first game with five runs batted in.

Kagey and Kozora also had three hits for the Generals, while Mulhern went 2-for-3 and scored two runs.

Freshman pitcher Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) threw six innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits. He also fanned a career-high nine batters.

In game two, Wert hurled his second-straight two-hit shutout for W&L, striking out eight W.Va. Tech (0-4) batters.

Washington and Lee started the scoring in the third inning as sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) doubled to lead off the inning and then scored after freshman catcher Andrew Riffee (St. Albans, W.Va./Nitro) reached on an error. Hanson doubled home Johnson to give W&L a 2-0 lead.

In the sixth inning, W&L tacked on an insurance run when Johnson singled home Gosselink who reached base on a walk.

Johnson went 2-for-2 in the nightcap with one RBI and scored one run. Hanson went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

The Generals will return to action on Wednesday afternoon as they host Bridgewater at 3:00 pm.

 

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WASHINGTON AND LEE SPLITS ODAC DOUBLEHEADER WITH HAMPDEN-SYDNEY (3/17)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee split an ODAC doubleheader with Hampden-Sydney on Saturday afternoon at Smith Field. The Tigers won game one in 10 innings, 6-5, before the Generals stormed back to take game two, 7-0.

In game one, junior first baseman Michael Duncan (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) scored the game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning to lead Hampden-Sydney to the 6-5 win. Starting pitcher senior David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) overthrew first base on a sacrifice attempt by centefielder Charles Gregory (Richmond, Va./Varina) to allow Duncan to score from first base.

The Generals got on the board first in the third inning as sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) scored on a wild pitch and junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) doubled home two runs to give W&L (12-3, 4-2) a 3-0 lead.

H-SC (6-6, 2-4) sliced the lead to two runs in the fifth inning and took a 4-3 lead in the sixth on a two-run triple by junior rightfielder David Szymanski (Windsor, Va./Windsor). The Tigers then added another run in the seventh inning, but the Generals sent the game to extra innings with two runs in the bottom half of the seventh. Kozora drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor) tied the game, 5-5, with an RBI double with two outs. The Tigers then scored the eventual game-winning run off Sigler in the 10th.

Sigler threw all 10 innings for W&L, allowing four earned runs on 12 hits, striking out five. Kozora went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in the loss.

Freshman leftfielder Warren Poirier (Hopewell, Va./Prince George) led the Tigers by going 3-for-6, scoring one run and driving in another. Junior hurler Joe Pozda (Leesburg, Va./Loudon County) picked up the win in relief for Hampden-Sydney by shutting out the Generals through 3 2/3 innings. He is now 2-1 on the season.

In the second game, freshman pitcher Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) allowed two hits and no runs in seven innings of work to lead W&L to the 7-0 victory, his fourth win of the season.

The Generals scored two runs in the fourth inning as Johnson and Kagey both drew bases-loaded walks. Washington and Lee added three runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth to pick up the seven-run victory.

Sophomore leftfielder Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Kozora had two hits and one RBI to lead W&L to the win.

The Generals return to action tomorrow afternoon as they host West Virginia Tech in a doubleheader at 1:00 pm.

 

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JOHNSON AND MULHERN BLAST HOMERS TO LEAD GENERALS TO 7-2 WIN (3/14)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) hit a two-run homer and freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) clubbed a three-run shot to lead Washington and Lee to a 7-2 victory over Westminster (Pa.) on Wednesday afternoon at Smith Field.

Mulhern went 3-for-4, scoring a pair of runs, while Johnson went 2-for-3 with three RBI.

Freshman pitcher Mike Wert (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) picked up his second consecutive victory for W&L (11-2), allowing one unearned run on two hits.

The Generals got on the board in the second inning as Johnson singled to left field to score junior catcher Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. StephenÕs), who reached on a walk.

The Titans (0-4-1) tied the game in the third inning as sophomore catcher Scott Nastase (Poland, Ohio/Poland Seminary) doubled with two outs and was moved to third on an error. Nastase then scored after a passed ball to tie the game, 1-1.

Following a single by Mulhern with one out in the fourth stanza, Johnson put Washington and Lee ahead with his two-run homer over the left field wall.

The Generals added four insurance runs in the fifth inning as sophomore designated hitter Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) singled home freshman centerfielder Austin Allain (Weston, Mass./Weston) and Mulhern brought home three runs with his blast to left field and W&L led 7-1.

Westminster added a late run in the eighth inning, but sophomore pitcher Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Aacdemy) came on to shut the door on the Titans in the ninth to preserve the five-run victory.

The Generals will return to action on Saturday afternoon as they host Hampden-Sydney in an ODAC doubleheader at 1:00 pm.

 

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GENERALS DEFEAT MARY WASHINGTON, 7-4 (3/13)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) went 3-for-5, scored two runs and drove in another to lead Washington and Lee to a 7-4 victory over Mary Washington in baseball action on Tuesday afternoon.

W&L (10-2) scored two runs in the top of the first inning as sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor) singled in sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) and sophomore leftfielder Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) singled to left field to score Kozora.

Mary Washington fought back to take the lead in the bottom half of the first as shortstop Mark McEathron led off the game with a double and scored on an error by Droppers. Third baseman Erik Dorman singled in a run and rightfielder Drew Robertson grounded out to first to drive in another run off freshman starter Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) and MWC led 3-2 after one stanza.

The Eagles (8-3) plated another run in the third inning to take a 4-2 lead, however, W&L exploded for five runs in the fifth inning to take the lead for good.

Kozora and Gladysz led off the inning with back-to-back singles and Droppers singled two batters later to load the bases with one out. Kozora brought the Generals to within one run after he scored on a wild pitch. Freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) tied the game at four with a sacrifice fly that scored Gladysz. After a walk, Droppers scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by relief pitcher Reed Shabman. Freshman designated hitter Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) then singled down the right field line to score sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) to give Washington and Lee a two-run lead. Kozora singled for the second time in the inning to knock in Kagey to round out the five-run rally.

Dean improved to 3-0 on the year by throwing 5 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on six hits. Kagey came on in relief to pick up his first save of the season, allowing just one hit over 3 2/3 innings.

W&L returns to action tomorrow afternoon as it hosts Westminster (Pa.) at 3:00 pm in Lexington.

 

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W&L BASEBALL SPLITS ODAC DOUBLEHEADER WITH GUILFORD (3/10)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Washington and Lee split an ODAC doubleheader with Guilford College on Saturday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C. The Generals won their eighth consecutive game with a 6-3 win in game one, before dropping a 12-3 decision to the Quakers in game two.

In game one, senior hurler David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) threw his third complete game of the year, allowing two earned runs and eight hits in seven innings to pick up his third victory of the season.

Sophomore designated hitter Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) led the way for the Generals by going 2-for-4 with one RBI and scored another run. W&L plated four runs in the third inning to take a 5-3 lead and Sigler shut down the Quakers over the final four stanzas to claim the 6-3 win.

In game two, sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) led off the game with a home run and the Generals held 2-0 and 3-2 leads, but Guilford (7-6, 1-1 ODAC) took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth and then tacked on eight insurance runs in the sixth innings to take the nine-run victory.

Freshman pitcher Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) was handed his first loss of the season as he surrendered six runs and nine hits over five innings.

In the loss, Hanson and junior catcher Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephens) each collected two hits in three plate appearances and scored a run.

The Generals (9-2, 3-1 ODAC) return to action on Wednesday afternoon as they will host Westminster (Pa.) at 3:00 pm.

 

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GENERALS WIN SEVENTH STRAIGHT WITH 7-0 ROUT OF SOUTHERN VIRGINIA (3/7)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee scored seven runs in the first three innings and cruised to its seventh-straight victory with a 7-0 win over Southern Virginia on Wednesday afternoon at Smith Field.

Freshman pitcher Mike Wert (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) allowed two hits over six innings to pick up his first collegiate victory.

In the first inning, junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) singled home sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) and freshman centerfielder Austin Allain (Weston, Mass./Weston) to give the Generals a 2-0 lead. Freshman catcher Andrew Riffee (St. Albans, W.Va./Nitro) then picked up an RBI when he grounded out to first base, scoring first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor).

W&L (8-1) tacked on two runs in the second inning as Gladysz doubled home Allain and Kozora and Washington and Lee led 5-0. In the bottom of the third, Hanson singled to drive in sophomore second baseman Richard Campbell (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) and sophomore leftfielder Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) scored after Allain reached on an error.

Kozora went 2-for-3 with two RBI and scored one run. Gladysz also drove in a pair of runs, while Allain drew three walks and scored two runs.

Southern Virginia freshman starting pitcher Britt Jones (Glenside, Pa.) lasted just 1/3 of an inning, allowing three runs and three walks. Junior hurler Brandon Turley (Pleaseant Grove, Utah) threw 7 2/3 innings in relief and gave up four runs on three hits. SVC (2-10) committed three errors in the loss.

The Generals will return to action on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Greensboro, N.C., to take on Guilford in an ODAC doubleheader at 12:00 pm.

 
 

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W&L SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER FROM EMORY & HENRY (3/3)

EMORY, Va. -- Senior David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) and freshman Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) each picked up victories, allowing only one earned run in 13 innings as Washington and Lee opened its ODAC schedule with a doubleheader sweep of Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon in Emory, Va. The Generals won game one, 9-0, before edging the Wasps in the second game, 3-2.

In game one, Sigler allowed eight hits and struck out four in the complete-game shutout. The Generals (7-1, 2-0) jumped out early on Emory & Henry, scoring five runs in the first inning. Sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) hit a lead-off home run, freshman centerfielder Austin Allain (Weston, Mass./Weston) doubled and junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) singled forcing starting pitcher Justin Jones out of the ballgame. Sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor) then singled home Allain and sophomore designated hitter Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) scored Kozora on a sacrifice fly. Freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) and Kagey, who started the first game in left field, also produced RBI singles and the Generals led, 5-0, after the first frame.

W&L tacked on two runs in the third and sixth innings to cruise to the nine-run victory. Five W&L batters had two or more hits in the contest led by Mulhern, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Allain was 2-for-4 with two RBI and scored two runs, while Hanson also went 2-for-4 and scored two runs.

In the second game, Kagey hurled six innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and struck out five batters for his third win of the season. Freshman pitcher Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) came on to pitch in the seventh inning and earned the save.

The game was scoreless for the first two innings until Washington and Lee plated three runs in the third inning. Hanson doubled home sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) and sophomore rightfielder Damian Horan (Houston, Texas/Kinkaid). Hanson then scored after Kozora reached on an error.

Emory & Henry (2-4, 0-2) cut the lead to 3-2 in the sixth inning as first baseman Clay Prewitt and leftfielder Brian Gowin each knocked in runs.

Dean then closed the door on the Wasps in the bottom half of the seventh as he got pinch hitter Lance Reynolds to ground into a double play to end the game.

Allain picked up two hits again for W&L in three plate appearances, while Hanson went 1-for-4 with two RBI.

The Generals will return to action on Wednesday as they host Southern Virginia at 3:00 pm.

 

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W&L WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT WITH 3-1 VICTORY OVER VILLA JULIE, 3-1 (2/27)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman pitcher Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) allowed four hits and one earned run in seven innings to pick up his second victory of the year as Washington and Lee defeated Villa Julie, 3-1, on Tuesday afternoon at Smith Field.

The Generals (5-1) got on the board in the bottom of the first as sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley Prep) singled to drive in sophomore leftfielder Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) and W&L led 1-0.

Washington and Lee tacked on another run in the third inning as sophomore designated hitter Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) singled home junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg).

The Mustangs (0-1) closed the score to 2-1 in the fifth stanza as junior shortstop Casey Davis singled to score centerfielder Josh Sammons. However, in the bottom of the fifth, W&L added an insurance run as Gladysz again singled home Littlehale.

Freshman hurler Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) closed out the final two innings for the Generals to pick up the save. Gladysz, Littlehale and Kozora all picked up two hits on the day.

W&L will open its ODAC slate on Saturday afternoon as it travels to Emory, Va., for a doubleheader against Emory & Henry at 12:00 pm.

 

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W&L DEFEATS MUHLENBERG, 9-5 (2/25)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) tied a school record for hits in a game, going 5-for-5 with a run scored to lead Washington and Lee to a 9-5 victory over Muhlenberg on Sunday afternoon at Smith Field.

The Generals put two runs on the board in the bottom of the first for freshman starting pitcher Mike Wert (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) as sophomore leftfielder Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) and sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley Prep) each drove home runs.

In the third stanza, Washington and Lee (4-1) exploded for six runs to take an eight-run lead. Sophomore designated hitter Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) doubled in a pair of runs in the six-run rally.

Muhlenberg (0-3) fought back with three runs in the top of the fourth as the Mules strung together five consecutive hits that was capped by a two-run homer by junior designated hitter Mike Morris (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris). The Mules would tally runs in the fifth and sixth innings off freshman reliever Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison), but Gladysz came on to throw three scoreless innings in relief to pick up the save. Dean was awarded the win after subbing for Wert, allowing one earned run in two innings.

W&L was led by Hanson and Gladysz, who went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) also went 1-for-3, scored two runs and drove in another.

The Generals will return to action on Tuesday afternoon as they host Villa Julie College at 3:00 pm.

 

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W&L BLANKS MUHLENBERG IN DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP (2/24)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) and freshman Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) threw back-to-back shutouts, allowing only four hits combined as Washington and Lee swept a doubleheader from Muhlenberg on Saturday afternoon at Smith Field. The Generals won game one, 8-0, before edging the Mules in the nightcap, 1-0.

In the first game, Sigler allowed three hits and struck out 11 batters on the way to picking up his first win of the season. The Generals provided support in the 8-0 shutout by plating four runners in both the third and fourth innings. Sophomore designated hitter Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) led the way for W&L by going 3-for-3 with two RBI. Junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) also drove in two runs, while sophomore leftfielder Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Kagey dominated the second game as he allowed just one fifth-inning hit en route to blanking Muhlenberg (0-2). He struck out five batters and walked four. The game was scoreless for five innings before the Generals rallied for the game-winning run in the bottom half of the sixth. Junior designated hitter Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephens) drew a lead-off walk. Sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) then tripled over the head of sophomore centerfielder Justin Rubenstein (Holland, Pa./Council Rock) to score Gosselink and give W&L the one-run lead. Kagey got out of a jam in the top of the seventh by getting sophomore leftfielder Justin Graf (Nazareth, Pa./Nazareth) to pop out to Johnson with a runner on second to end the Muhlenberg threat.

Muhlenberg's senior hurler Seth Weinstein (Sea Cliff, N.Y./North Shore) took the loss, surrendering only one run on three hits over six innings.

Washington and Lee (3-1) will host the Mules again tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 pm.

 

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W&L BASEBALL DROPS A 10-3 DECISION AT EMORY (2/20)

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Emory scored five first-inning runs en route to a 10-3 victory over Washington and Lee on Tuesday afternoon in Atlanta, Ga.

The Generals (1-1) out-hit the Eagles, 13-11, but stranded 17 runners on base. W&L left the bases loaded in the fifth and seventh innings and two men on base in the first, second, fourth and sixth frames.

Kyle Foster led the way for Emory (2-1), going 2-for-4 with four RBI. Drew Schwartz added two hits and three runs scored for the Eagles.

Sophomore third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) went 3-for-5 with two doubles for the Generals, while freshman centerfielder Austin Allain (Weston, Mass./Weston) picked up three hits in four plate appearances and drove in one run. Sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) and sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) each added an RBI as well.

Freshman pitcher Mike Wert (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) took the loss for W&L, surrendering 10 runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Washington and Lee will take on Oglethorpe on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 pm in Atlanta, Ga.

 

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W&L BASEBALL OPENS SEASON WITH 6-5 VICTORY OVER OGLETHORPE (2/19)

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Sophomore leftfielder Bobby Littlehale (Villa Park, Ill./Willowbrook) drove in the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning to give Washington and Lee a 6-5 win over Oglethorpe on Monday afternoon in Atlanta, Ga.

The Generals (1-0) scored in the first inning when junior catcher Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephens) doubled home sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy). Hanson went 3-for-4 on the day, scored three runs and drove in two more.

The Stormy Petrals answered back in the bottom of the first, plating two runs off of senior pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg). With two outs, Brock Zauderer homered and Steven Breitbach doubled to bring home another run.

W&L took a 3-2 lead in the second inning when sophomore designated hitter Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) doubled in sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn. /Windsor Locks) and Hanson scored Droppers on a sacrifice fly.

Oglethorpe once again tied the game in the third inning when Kevin Welch singled home Zauderer. The teams traded runs in the fifth and seventh innings setting up Littlehale's RBI groundout in the top of ninth, scoring Hanson. Freshman hurler Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) picked up the win in relief, striking out four of the eight batters he faced in two innings.

W&L was led by Hanson, who also homered, and Littlehale, who went 2-for-5. Sigler threw five innings for W&L, allowing three earned runs on five hits.

Washington and Lee will return to action tomorrow afternoon as it travels to Emory University. The game is set to begin at 2:00 pm.

 

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