W&L BASEBALL FALLS TO WEST VIRGINIA TECH, 11-9

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior shortstop John Sullivan (Beckley, W.Va.) went 3-for-6 with a double, two runs, and two RBI to help lead the West Virginia Tech baseball team to an 11-9 victory over Washington and Lee on Wednesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Bears led 2-1 heading into the bottom of the second inning, but the Generals (27-13) took a 3-2 lead on a two-run single by sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oak Hill). West Virginia Tech responded with two runs in the third inning and then took a 9-3 lead by plating five runs in the fourth inning. Sophomore designated hitter Jacob Johnson (Huntington, W.Va.) smacked a two-run homerun in the frame.

W&L slowly chipped away at the six-run deficit with single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. After the Bears scored a run in the top of the eighth inning to push their lead back to four runs at 10-6, the Generals notched three runs in the bottom of the inning to pull within 10-9. Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) connected on a two-run homerun and senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) followed with a solo shot. However, West Virginia Tech scored an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning on an RBI single by senior first baseman Justin Lavender (East Bank, W.Va.).

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, senior left fielder Warren Hunter (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) walked and junior center fielder Dave Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second, but Miller grounded into a double play to end the game.

McConnell finished 4-for-5 with two homeruns and four RBI, while Miller went 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBI. Junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) batted 3-for-5 and scored a run. On the mound, freshman right hander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) allowed seven runs on 10 hits with two strikeouts in three innings to take the loss (4-2).

For the Bears, Johnson went 2-for-4 with a homerun and two RBI and senior third baseman John Hanson (Charleston, W.Va.) went 3-for-4 with three runs. Senior right hander Paul Ferrell (Summerville, S.C.) pitched four innings and gave up five runs on eight hits to pick up the win, while freshman left hander Kyle McDowell (St. Petersburg, Fla.) threw a scoreless ninth to earn the save.

W&L returns to the field on Saturday, when it hosts St. Mary’s (Md.). The game begins at 1:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL DEFEATS BLUEFIELD COLLEGE, 9-4

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore right hander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out three in six innings to help the Washington and Lee baseball team defeat Bluefield College, 9-4, on Tuesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. With the win, Edwards improved to 8-4 on the season.

The Generals (27-12) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single by sophomore catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds). The Rams (16-26) tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the second inning on a sacrifice fly by freshman center fielder Steven Cruey (Richmond, Va.).

The game remained tied at 1-1 until the bottom of the fourth inning when W&L exploded for four runs. Sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oak Hill) and senior designated hitter Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) each hit two-run singles in the inning.

Bluefield cut the deficit to 5-3 in the sixth inning on a two-run single by junior catcher Al Phillips (Greenville, S.C.), but the Generals plated four more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a commanding 9-3 lead. Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) keyed the run by driving in three runs on a bases loaded double to left center field.

Junior center fielder Dave Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs for the Generals. McConnell finished 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI, while junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) batted 1-for-2 and scored three runs.

Bluefield was led by senior first baseman Robby Lanham (Greenville, Tenn.) and freshman left fielder Timmy Brown (Richlands, Va.), who each went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Sophomore shortstop Tyler Friedley (Covington, Va.) batted 2-for-5 with an RBI. On the mound, junior left hander Steven Baker (Jacksonville, Fla.) gave up five runs on four hits and walked seven in 3.1 innings to take the loss (0-5).

W&L returns to the field on Wednesday, when it hosts West Virginia Tech. First pitch is set for 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL DROPS A PAIR OF GAMES IN ODAC TOURNAMENT

SALEM, Va. -- The fifth-seeded Washington and Lee baseball team dropped pair of games in the ODAC Tournament on Saturday at Salem Memorial Stadium in Salem, Va. The Generals fell to sixth-seeded Hampden-Sydney, 7-2, before losing to second-seeded Lynchburg, 8-6.

In the loss to H-SC, the Generals (26-12) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI double by junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) and held the one-run lead until the third inning, when the Tigers (23-13) scored three runs. Freshman catcher Jason Bour hit an RBI double in the frame.

H-SC tacked on one run in the sixth and two more in the eighth to take a 6-1 advantage. W&L got one run back in the bottom of the eighth inning on an RBI single by sophomore designated hitter Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds). The Tigers ended the scoring with a run in the ninth inning.

The Generals were led by sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton), who went 3-for-4 with a run. Wesley finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. On the mound, freshman left hander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) allowed seven runs, five earned, on 17 hits with one strikeout in 8.2 innings to suffer his first loss of the season (4-1).

For the Tigers, sophomore right fielder John Apperson batted 4-for-5 with a double and two runs. Bour and junior center fielder Chris Padgett each went 3-for-5 with two RBI. Sophomore right hander Larry Greene gave up two runs on eight hits with three strikeouts in a complete game victory (6-2).

In the loss to Lynchburg, the Generals again took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by McConnell. The Hornets (27-14) tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning and then senior third baseman Sean Ranson’s two-run single sparked a five run third inning, which gave Lynchburg a 6-1 lead.

The Generals trailed 8-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but plated two runs in the frame on a two-run double by McConnell to make it 8-3. The score remained 8-3 until the bottom of the ninth inning when W&L made a late charge. The Generals scored three runs on an RBI single by senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) and a two-run double by Wesley, but the comeback fell short when Lynchburg senior right hander Eric Fitzsimmons struck out the final two W&L batters.

McConnell finished 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI, while Miller went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Senior right hander Brian Higgins (Centerville, Mass./Milton Academy) allowed seven runs on eight hits and struck out three in four innings to take the loss (3-2).

For the Hornets, Ranson batted 3-for-5 with a run and three RBI, while senior first baseman Lucas Jones went 3-for-5 with two runs. Junior right hander John Hines gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out nine in seven innings to pick up the win (2-1). Fitzsimmons allowed one hit with two strikeouts in one inning of work to earn the save.

W&L returns to the field on Tuesday, when it hosts Bluefield College at 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL DEFEATS VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 9-8, IN ODAC TOURNAMENT

SALEM, Va. -- Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) went 3-for-5 with three doubles and four RBI to propel fifth-seeded Washington and Lee to a 9-8 win over fourth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan in game 6 of the ODAC Baseball Tournament on Friday evening at Salem Memorial Stadium in Salem, Va. McConnell now has 57 hits on the season, which is a new W&L single-season record.

The Generals (26-10) scored three runs in the sixth inning on a two-run double by McConnell and an RBI single by senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean). The Marlins (20-17) scored a run in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 6-6, but W&L scored three more runs in the seventh inning to take a 9-6 lead. McConnell had his second two-run double of the game in the inning.

Virginia Wesleyan plated two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to make it a 9-8 game with one of the runs coming on an RBI single by freshman Mike Dertouzos. In the bottom of the ninth inning, W&L freshman right hander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) struck out the first two Marlin batters, but then gave up a double to freshman Aswin Dhramapitaksook. However, Livingston induced freshman David Wicker into a ground out to second base to end the game.

Bausch finished 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI, while sophomore designated hitter Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) batted 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Livingston allowed two runs, both unearned, on three hits and struck out five over the final 3.1 innings to pick up the win (4-1). Sophomore left hander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) started for the Generals and gave up six runs, five earned, on seven hits with three strikeouts in 5.2 innings.

For the Marlins, senior Brandon Hill batted 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. Sophomore left hander David Imperato pitched the first 5.2 innings for Virginia Wesleyan and gave up six runs on 10 hits with five walks and six strikeouts. Junior right hander Zach Baker allowed two unearned runs in one inning of work to take the loss (0-6).

W&L returns to the diamond on Saturday when it plays sixth-seeded Hampden-Sydney at 11:00 am.

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W&L BASEBALL EDGES LYNCHBURG, 12-10, IN ODAC TOURNAMENT

SALEM, Va. -- The fifth-seeded Washington and Lee baseball team took an 11-2 lead after six innings and held on for a 12-10 win over second-seeded Lynchburg in the first round of the ODAC Tournament at Salem Memorial Stadium in Salem, Va.

The Generals (25-10) held a 5-1 lead after five innings and exploded for six runs in the top of the sixth to take an 11-1 advantage. Senior third baseman Adam Bullock (Alexandria, Va./Gonzaga) smacked a two-run double in the frame. The Hornets got one run back in the bottom of the inning to make it an 11-2 game.

After the top of the seventh inning, a heavy rain ensued and there was about a 30 minute rain delay. Once the teams returned to the field, the Hornets (24-14) began to chip away at W&L’s nine-run lead. Lynchburg plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on a homerun by senior first baseman Lucas Jones to make the score 11-4, but the Generals scored its 12th run in the eighth inning when senior left field Warren Hunter (Richmond,Va./Collegiate) scored on a wild pitch.

The Hornets then scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull within 12-9. Senior shortstop Sean Abell hit a two-run homerun and senior third baseman Sean Ranson drove in two runs on a double. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Lynchburg scored another run and had runners on first and second, but Jones flied out to Hunter to end the game.

Hunter finished 4-for-4 with two runs and three RBI, while sophomore designated hitter Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) went 3-for-6 with a double, two runs and two RBI. Sophomore right hander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) allowed two runs on 11 hits and struck out three in six innings to pick up the win (7-4). Freshman right hander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) pitched 2/3 of an inning to earn his second save of the season.

For the Hornets, senior left fielder Joey Arthur batted 4-for-6 with a double and two runs, while junior second baseman Josh Walker went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Senior right hander Matt Gouker allowed two runs on five hits in three innings to take the loss (10-3) and sophomore right hander Kyle Utz surrendered eight runs on eight hits in two innings.

W&L returns to the diamond on Friday when they play the winner of the game between third-seeded Guilford and fourth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan at 7:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL DROPS DOUBLE HEADER TO GUILFORD

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Sophomore center fielder Fred Parent went a combined 7-for-7 with a double, a home run and four runs to help lead Guilford to a double header sweep of Washington and Lee in ODAC baseball action on Saturday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C. The Quakers won the first game, 3-1 and took the second game, 16-4.

In game one, Guilford (23-13, 12-6) broke open a scoreless game with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI single by junior right fielder Jeff Arzonico and a sacrifice fly by junior catcher Andrew Lerner. The Quakers tacked on their third run in the fifth inning on a solo home run by Parent. The Generals (24-10, 10-8) scored their only run on a sacrifice fly by sophomore right fielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) in the seventh inning.

W&L was led by junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal), who batted 4-for-4 with a run scored. Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) went 2-for-4. Sophomore right hander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) allowed three runs on six hits with two strikeouts in six innings to take the loss (6-4).

Sophomore designated hitter Brian Burton finished 2-for-3 with a run, while Parent went 2-for-2 with a home run. On the mound, sophomore right hander Logan Collier gave up 10 hits and walked four, but only allowed one run in a complete game victory (6-4).

In game two, the Generals trailed 2-0 after two innings, but plated three runs in the top of the third to take a 3-2 lead. Gosselink smacked a two-run double in the frame. In the bottom of the inning, the Quakers exploded for nine runs on only five hits, but were aided by five W&L errors.

W&L got one run back in the fourth inning on an RBI single by senior left fielder Chris Chaplin (Midlothian, Va./James River), but Guilford plated two runs in the bottom of the inning and three more in the sixth inning to finish off the scoring en route to the 16-4 win.

Gosselink went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI, while Chaplin batted 2-for-4 with an RBI. Sophomore left hander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) allowed 11 runs, only two earned, on nine hits in three innings to suffer the loss (4-3).

Parent went 5-for-5 with a double, RBI and three runs, while junior first baseman Rob Bittner batted 4-for-5 with a run and three RBI. Sophomore right hander Dave Whigham surrendered four runs, two earned, on five hits and struck out seven in five innings to pick up the win (6-2).

W&L returns to the field on Thursday in the opening round of the ODAC Tournament in Salem, Va. Time and opponent are still to be determined.

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W&L BASEBALL DEFEATS ROANOKE, 9-5

SALEM, Va. -- Sophomore right fielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) went 4-for-5 with three doubles and three RBI to help lead Washington and Lee to a 9-5 victory over Roanoke in ODAC baseball action on Friday afternoon in Salem, Va.

The game was scoreless heading into the fourth inning, but the Generals (24-8, 10-6) exploded for four runs in the inning. Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) and Garland each connected on RBI doubles in the frame.

W&L added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take a 6-0 lead, but the Maroons (11-15, 7-7) plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it a 6-4 game. Junior catcher Brandon Wilson smacked a two-run double in the inning.

W&L responded with three runs in the top of the seventh to push its lead back to five runs at 9-4. Garland recorded his second RBI double of the game in the inning.

Roanoke scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning on an RBI single by freshman right fielder Matt Vess to make the final score 9-5.

McConnell finished 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI. He now has 17 doubles on the season, which is a new single-season record. Senior left fielder Warren Hunter (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) batted 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run. On the mound, freshman left hander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) allowed five runs, two earned, on eight hits with three strikeouts in eight innings to pick up the win (4-0).

For the Maroons, Wilson went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs and two RBI, while freshman second baseman Brennan Thacker batted 2-for-5 with a double and a run. Sophomore right hander Jonathan Wills allowed four runs on six hits in 3.1 innings to take the loss (3-5).

W&L returns to the field on Saturday, when it plays a double header at Guilford. The first game starts at 1:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL BREEZES BY DICKINSON, 12-2

CARLISLE, Pa. -- The W&L baseball team broke open a 6-2 game with six runs in the top of the sixth inning en route to a 12-2 victory at Dickinson College on Monday afternoon.

The Generals (23-8) took a 6-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning with three runs, including a two-run homerun by sophomore right fielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights). The Red Devils (6-12-1) responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, but W&L would score six runs with two outs in the sixth inning to put the game away. Sophomore designated hitter Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) laced a two-run single, while senior third baseman Adam Bullock (Alexandria, Va./Gonzaga) had a two-run double to highlight the spurt.

Bullock led W&L at the plate, batting 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and five RBI. Garland went 2-for-3 with the two RBI, while Edwards was 2-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored. Senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) added a 2-for-4 performance with two RBI as well.

Senior right hander Brian Higgins (Centerville, Mass./Milton Academy) hurled six innings of six-hit ball to pick up his third win of the season (3-1).

Dickinson was paced by freshman first baseman Aren Johnson, who went 2-for-2 with a run scored. Freshman right hander Michael Lapicki surrendered 12 runs on 13 hits in six innings of work to fall to 0-1 on the season.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to Roanoke College for a 7:00 pm contest.

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W&L BASEBALL DROPS DOUBLE HEADER TO LYNCHBURG

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Lynchburg College collected 22 hits and scored 14 runs in a double header sweep of Washington and Lee in ODAC baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Hornets won the first game, 4-2, and took the second game, 10-0.

In game one, Lynchburg (18-11, 10-3) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a RBI single by senior third baseman Sean Ranson (Tega Cay, S.C./Olengangy). The Generals (22-8, 9-6) tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI ground out by sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oak Hill).

The Hornets plated single runs in the fourth and sixth innings to take a 3-1 lead, but W&L cut the deficit to 3-2 on an RBI ground out by junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) in the bottom of the sixth inning. However, Lynchburg tacked on an insurance run in the seventh en route to the 4-2 victory.

Miller finished 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI, while junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) also went 1-for-3 with a triple and a run. On the mound, sophomore right hander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) allowed three runs on five hits with three strikeouts in 5.1 innings to take theloss (6-3).

For the Hornets, senior left fielder Joey Arthur (Forest, Va./Jefferson Forest) went 2-for-4, while junior center fielder Steven Scott (Chesterfield, Va./Manchester) batted 1-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI. Sophomore right hander Jason Kelly (Colonial Heights, Va./Colonial Heights) gave up two runs on three hits and struck out four in the complete game victory (4-3).

In game two, Lynchburg scored four unearned runs in the third inning and never looked back in cruising to the 10-0 win. The Hornets tallied a single run in the sixth inning, two in the seventh, and three more in the eighth. Scott connected on a two-run single in the third inning and hit a solo home run in the seventh.

Gosselink led the Generals by going 2-for-4. Sophomore left hander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) allowed five runs, only one earned, on eight hits and struck out five in 5.1 innings to suffer the loss (4-2).

Scott finished 3-for-4 with a run and four RBI, while sophomore right fielder Eric O’Brien (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) went 3-for-5 with a run. Sophomore right hander Kyle Utz (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scattered five hits and struck out four in the complete game shut out (3-2).

W&L returns to the field on Monday, when it plays at Dickinson. First pitch is set for 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 3-2

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore shortstop Chance Dobbs (Alleghany, Va./Alleghany) singled home sophomore left fielder Justin Showalter (Dayton, Va./Turner Ashby) with one out in the top of the ninth inning to give Bridgewater a 3-2 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Generals (22-6, 9-4) had the bases loaded with one out, but were unable to score the tying run.

The game was scoreless heading into the sixth inning, but the Eagles (12-11-1, 5-3) struck for two runs in the top of the sixth on RBI doubles by senior second baseman Tracy Wagner (Verona, Va./Fort Defiance) and Showalter.

W&L tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oak Hill) led off the inning with a single and was driven home on a double by junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal). With one out, Gosselink advanced to third on a wild pitch by Eagles’ freshman right hander Nolan Shaffer (Hegins, Pa./Tri-Valley) and then tied the game on another wild pitch by Schaffer, which set up the opportunity for Dobbs game-winning hit in the ninth inning.

Miller finished the game 2-for-5 with a run, while Gosselink batted 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) also went 1-for-4 with a double. It was his 15th double of the season, which tied the W&L single-season record.

On the mound, sophomore left hander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) started for the Generals and allowed no runs on three hits with two strikeouts in 3.2 innings. Sophomore right hander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) surrendered one run on three hits with four strikeouts in the final three innings to take the loss (6-2).

Bridgewater was led by Showalter, who went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Dobbs also went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Sophomore right hander Ricky Read (Goode, Va./Brookeville) pitched the first seven innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts and four walks. Shaffer gave up no runs on one hit with a walk and a strikeout in one inning of work to pick up the win (2-2).

W&L returns to the field on April 9, when it hosts Lynchburg for a double header. The first game starts at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SPLITS DOUBLE HEADER WITH VIRGINIA WESLEYAN

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team split a double header with ODAC-rival Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals won the first game, 3-2, but dropped the nightcap 5-3.

In game one, the Marlins (11-11, 5-3) took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on RBI singles by senior shortstop Brandon Hill (Norfolk, Va./Granby) and senior right fielder Colin Roberson (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial).

The Generals (22-5, 9-3) scored all of their runs in the fourth inning en route to the 3-2 victory. Senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) led off the inning with a single and scored on an RBI double by sophomore designated hitter Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds). Senior third baseman Adam Bullock (Alexandria, Va./Gonzaga) followed with a single and then with two outs, advanced to third on an RBI single by sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oak Hill), which brought home Wesley. Bullock then scored the game-winning run on an RBI single by junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal).

Miller finished 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Bullock went 2-for-3 with a run. On the mound, sophomore right hander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) pitched his team-leading fifth complete game of the year and improved to 6-1. He allowed two earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts.

Virginia Wesleyan was led by Hill and Roberson, who each batted 1-for-3 with an RBI. Senior right hander Jason Jarrett (Westminster, Md./Westminster) also hurled a complete game and gave up three earned runs on nine hits with three strikeouts to take the loss (2-3).

In game two, the Marlins exploded for four runs in the first inning to take the 5-3 win. With Virginia Wesleyan leading 1-0, Roberson smacked a two-run triple to give the Marlins a 3-0 lead.

W&L got one run back in the third inning and plated two more in the fourth to get within 4-3. In the fifth, Wesley and Bullock both had RBI ground outs.

Virginia Wesleyan closed out the scoring with a single run in the sixth inning.

The Generals were led by Bullock and Gosselink, who each went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Sophomore left hander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) allowed five runs on seven hits and struck out two in six innings to suffer the loss (4-1).

Sophomore third baseman Mike Cardwell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) went 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Marlins, while Roberson went 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. Sophomore southpaw David Imperato (Brielle, N.J./Manasquan) gave up three runs on five hits and struck out seven in a complete game victory (4-1).

W&L returns to the diamond on Wednesday when it hosts Bridgewater at 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL DEFEATS BRIDGEWATER, 11-8

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) smacked a three-run double in the fifth inning to give Washington and Lee a 7-6 lead en route to an 11-8 victory over Bridgewater in ODAC baseball action on Thursday afternoon in Bridgewater, Va.

The Generals (21-4, 8-2) took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a three-run homerun by senior third baseman Adam Bullock (Alexandria, Va./Gonzaga). The Eagles (10-9-1, 3-2) responded by plating four runs in the bottom of the inning, two coming on a single by junior center fielder Zach Foltz, to take a 4-3 advantage.

Bridgewater held a 6-4 lead entering the fifth inning, but W&L scored five runs in the frame to take a 9-6 advantage that it wouldn’t relinquish for the remainder of the game. With one out and the bases loaded, McConnell doubled to bring home all three runners and give the Generals a 7-6 lead.

W&L scored its final two runs in the sixth inning on RBI singles by sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oak Hill) and junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal).

The Eagles got single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to make the final score 11-8.

McConnell finished the game 2-for-5 with a double, a run and three RBI, while Miller and sophomore designated hitter Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) each went 3-for-5 with an RBI. On the mound, freshman left hander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) allowed seven runs, only five earned, on 10 hits with two strikeouts in six innings to pick up the win (3-0).

Bridgewater was led by Foltz, who batted 4-for-4 with a double and a game-high four RBI. Junior third baseman Kurt Walling went 1-for-5 with two runs and two RBI. Freshman right hander Nolan Shaffer gave up nine runs on nine hits and struck out five in five innings to take the loss (1-2).

W&L returns to the field on Saturday when it hosts Virginia Wesleyan in a double header. The first game starts at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL EDGES SHENANDOAH, 8-7, IN 13 INNINGS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) singled home junior center fielder Dave Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) with one out in the bottom of the 13th inning to lift the Washington and Lee baseball team to an 8-7 victory over Shenandoah on Tuesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Generals (20-4) jumped out to a 6-3 lead after four innings, but the Hornets (13-9) scored three runs in the fifth inning to tie the game at 6-6.

Shenandoah then took a 7-6 lead in the top of the sixth inning when junior center fielder Scott Disch (Front Royal, Va./Warren County) reached on a fielder’s choice to bring home junior right fielder Matt McCormick (Glen Burnie, Md./Anne Arundel CC). W&L responded to knot the game at 7-7 in the bottom of the inning when sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oak Hill) scored on an RBI ground out by junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal).

Neither team would be able to cross home plate again until the Generals struck for the game-winning run in the bottom of the 13th inning. Mackenzie led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Miller. Gosselink then roped a single past Hornets’ sophomore shortstop Daniel Bowers (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) to bring home Mackenzie and give 19th year head coach Jeff Stickley his 250th victory at the helm of the Generals.

Gosselink finished 4-for-6 with two doubles and two RBI, while McConnell batted 3-for-6 with a double and two RBI. Senior right hander Brian Higgins (Centerville, Mass./Milton Academy) started for W&L and allowed seven runs, only two earned, on eight hits with two strikeouts in seven innings. Freshman right hander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) scattered five hits with three strikeouts in six shutout innings to pick up the win (3-1).

For the Hornets, sophomore first baseman Adam Duckett (Broad Run, Va./Fauquier) went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI, while McCormick batted 3-for-6 with an RBI and a run. Shenandoah starter, freshman left hander Drew Dobbins (Waynesboro, Va./Waynesboro), allowed six runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings and junior right hander Nick Sborz (Berwick, Pa./Berwick) gave up one run on three hits over the final five innings to suffer the loss (0-1).

W&L returns to the diamond tomorrow when it plays at Bridgewater. The first pitch is set for 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS DOUBLE HEADER AT EASTERN MENNONITE

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team pounded out 36 hits and scored 27 runs in a double header sweep of ODAC-foe Eastern Mennonite on Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg, Pa. The Generals won the opener, 11-1, and took the second game, 16-4.

In game one, the Generals (19-4, 7-2) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run single by senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean). The Royals (6-10, 0-4) got one run back in the bottom of the inning on an RBI ground out by junior catcher Kenny Riley.

W&L increased its led to 3-1 after four innings before scoring five runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth inning to take an 11-1 advantage.

Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) and sophomore right fielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) hit back-to-back home runs in the three-run sixth inning.

Bausch went 4-for-5 at the plate with three RBI, while McConnell batted 3-for-5 with three runs. On the mound, sophomore right hander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) pitched his fourth complete game of the season. He allowed one run on four hits with two strikeouts to pick up the win (5-1).

For the Royals, junior center fielder Cole Thornton went 1-for-4 with a run, while senior pitcher T.J. Frazier gave up 10 runs on 13 hits with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings to suffer the loss (2-3).

In game two, W&L surged out to a 13-0 lead after three innings en route to the 12-run win. The Generals plated five in the first inning, six in the second and two more in the third.

Sophomore left fielder Chris Chaplin (Midlothian, Va./James River) smacked a two-run double in the first inning, while McConnell hit a two-run triple and sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oak Hill) connected on a two-run single in the second inning.

Eastern Mennonite scored three of its four runs in the fifth inning with two runs coming on a double by senior designated hitter Chad Thornton.

Miller batted 4-for-5 with a double, two runs and three RBI, while senior third baseman Adam Bullock (Alexandria, Va./Gonzaga) went 3-for-6 at the plate with a double and two runs. On the hill, sophomore left hander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out six over six innings to earn the win (4-0).

Thornton finished 1-for-5 with a double and two RBI, while junior Casey Armstrong batted 2-for-3 with a run. Junior Drew Cobb allowed 10 runs on nine hits in 1.2 innings to take the loss (1-1).

W&L returns to the diamond on Tuesday when it hosts Shenandoah. The first pitch is set for 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL FALLS TO ROANOKE, 3-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore first baseman Nathan Unroe (Iron Gate, Va./Alleghany) went 3-for-5 with two RBI to help lead Roanoke to a 3-1 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Maroons (4-9, 1-2) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Unroe singled home freshman second baseman Brennan Thacker (Forest, Va./Jefferson Forest). Roanoke tacked on its second run in the fifth inning on another RBI single by Unroe, and plated its third run in the sixth inning on an RBI double by junior third baseman Kirby Hamilton (Salem, Va./Salem).

The Generals (17-4, 5-2) cut the deficit to 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning when sophomore right fielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) singled home sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oak Hill).

W&L had two runners on base in the eight inning and one runner on in the ninth, but was unable to bring any more runs across home plate.

The Generals were led by Miller, who went 3-for-4 with a run scored, while Garland batted 1-for-4 with an RBI. On the mound, senior right hander Brian Higgins (Centerville, Mass./Milton Academy) allowed two earned runs on eight hits over five innings to take the loss (2-1).

Unroe was aided by Thacker, who batted 2-for-5 with a double and two runs. Sophomore left hander Chase Davidson (Vinton, Va./William Byrd) gave up just one run on five hits and struck out three in seven innings to pick up the win (3-2). Sophomore right hander Jonathan Wills (Salem, Va./Salem) pitched the final two innings to earn the save.

W&L returns to the diamond on Saturday when it plays a double header at Eastern Mennonite. The first game begins at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SPLITS DOUBLE HEADER WITH HAMPDEN-SYDNEY

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team split a double header with ODAC-rival Hampden-Sydney College on Sunday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Tigers won the first game, 14-4, but the Generals came back to win the second game, 13-4.

In game one, H-SC (12-6, 4-2) took a 3-0 lead in the third inning on a three-run homerun by junior shortstop Jay Lilley (Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch). W&L (17-3, 5-1) responded by plating two runs in the bottom of the inning on a two-run double by junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) to cut the deficit to 3-2. However, the Tigers scored one run in the fourth and five in the fifth to take a 9-2 lead en route to the 10-run victory.

In the five run fifth inning, H-SC freshman catcher Jason Bour (Centreville, Va./Westfield) smacked a two-run double to open up the floodgates.

Gosselink finished the game 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while senior third baseman Adam Bullock (Alexandria, Va./Gonzaga) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Freshman right hander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) gave up nine runs on seven hits and struck out three over four innings to suffer his first loss of the season (3-1).

For the Tigers, Bour batted 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI. Sophomore rightfielder John Apperson (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) and senior second baseman Mike Clark (Kinsvale, Va./Washington-Lee) each went 3-for-5 with a double. On the mound, sophomore right hander Larry Greene (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) allowed four runs on five hits with six strikeouts over six innings to pick up the win (3-0).

In game two, the Generals jumped out to a 2-0 advantage after the first inning and scored four more in the third inning to take a 6-0 lead. In the third inning, sophomore right fielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) smacked a two-run double, while sophomore designated hitter Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) hit a two-run homerun. Wesley hit his second homerun of the game in the sixth inning and Gosselink smacked a two-run homerun in the seventh inning to give W&L a 13-0 lead.

Wesley finished 2-for-4 with a pair of homeruns and three RBI, while Garland went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI. Freshman left hander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) scattered seven hits over eight shutout innings to earn the win (2-0).

Apperson, Bour and senior first baseman Joe Knowles (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) each had two hits for the Tigers. Junior right hander Michael Hall (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken) allowed six runs on six hits in 2.2 innings to take the loss (0-2).

W&L returns to the diamond on Wednesday when it hosts Roanoke. The game begins at 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS RANDOLPH-MACON

ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team ran its winning streak to 14 games with a double header sweep of Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon in Ashland, Va. The Generals won the first game, 11-2, and captured the second game by a score of 22-1.

In game one, W&L (16-2, 4-0) sophomore right hander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) pitched his third complete game to earn the win and improve to 4-1 on the season. Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) went 2-for-3 with a grand slam homerun, while senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) batted 3-for-4.

In game two, Bausch went 3-for-4 with a home run, while sophomore right fielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) batted 2-for-4. On the mound, sophomore left hander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) pitched seven innings to pick up the victory and remain perfect on the season at 3-0.

With the pair of losses, the Yellow Jackets fell to 4-6 overall and 0-2 in the ODAC.

W&L returns to the diamond tomorrow when it hosts Hampden-Sydney in a double header. The first game starts at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL DEFEATS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 14-7

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team collected 16 hits, including three homeruns, and extended its winning streak to 12 games in a 14-7 victory over Southern Virginia on Thursday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Generals (14-2) took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run homerun by sophomore right fielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights). After scoring one run in the second inning, W&L exploded for eight runs in the third inning to take an 11-0 lead. Sophomore designated hitter Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) and junior center fielder Dave MacKenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) each smacked a three-run homerun in the inning.

The Generals held a 12-2 advantage after six innings, but the Knights (5-9) scored four runs in the seventh to make it a 12-6 game. Junior designated hitter Brady Decker (Herndon, Va./Oakton) hit a two-run double and senior catcher Nathan Sharp (Smithfield, Utah/Skyview) knocked in two runs with a single.

W&L replied by plating two runs in the bottom of the inning to extend the lead back to eight at 14-6. Southern Virginia got one run back in the eighth to make the final score 14-7.

Wesley and MacKenzie each went 2-for-4 with four RBI, while junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) batted 4-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and scored three runs. Senior right hander Brian Higgins (Centerville, Mass./Milton Academy) gave up one run on four hits over five innings to pick up the win (2-0).

For the Knights, Decker went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while freshman first baseman Stephen Francis (Sandy, Utah/Alta) went 2-for-5 with a homerun, an RBI and scored two runs. On the mound, junior right hander Brian Uzcategui (West Palm Beach, Fla./John I. Leonard) surrendered seven runs on five hits in 2.1 innings to take the loss (2-2).

W&L returns to the diamond on Saturday when it travels to Randolph-Macon for a double header. The first game starts at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SHUTS OUT VILLA JULIE, 14-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) went 3-for-6 with two doubles, a homerun, and five RBI to help lead the Washington and Lee baseball team to their 11th consecutive victory with a 14-0 shutout win over Villa Julie on Monday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Generals (13-2) jumped on the board with three first inning runs. McConnell blasted a two-run home run to begin the scoring and tacked on their third run on an RBI single by sophomore catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds).

W&L scored another run in the second and three more in the third on a three-run double by McConnell.

The Generals put two more across home plate in the sixth, three more in the seventh, and closed out the scoring with two runs in the eighth inning.

W&L pounded out 18 hits, including seven extra base hits, and were also aided by four Villa Julie errors.

McConnell was complemented by Wesley, who finished 4-for-5 with a double, two runs, and three RBI. Senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) and sophomore designated hitter Phil Cossich (Belle Chasse, La./Isidore Newman) each collected two hits.

On the mound, freshman right hander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) scattered four hits and struck out four over six scoreless innings to pick up the win (2-1).

The Mustangs (2-3) were led by senior second baseman Anthony DeFrancisco, who went 2-for-4, while junior third baseman Matt Waltrop batted 1-for-3 with a double. Sophomore right hander Gary Sanders gave up seven runs on seven hits with three walks and two strikeouts in 2.2 innings to suffer the loss (1-1).

W&L returns to the field on Thursday when it hosts Southern Virginia. The game begins at 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS A DOUBLE HEADER FROM EMORY & HENRY

EMORY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team swept a doubleheader from ODAC-rival Emory & Henry on Sunday afternoon in Emory, Va. The Generals won the opener, 4-3 and took the second game, 7-3.

In game one, W&L (12-2, 2-0) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) singled home junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal).

The Generals extended their lead to 4-0 after scoring three runs in the fifth inning. With two outs, McConnell hit an RBI single to drive home junior center fielder Dave Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison). W&L then scored a pair of unearned runs on a error by Wasps’ right fielder Chuck Hewitt.

E&H (2-7, 0-2) hit a pair of home runs in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 4-3, but wouldn’t be able to push the tying run across home plate.

W&L sophomore righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) allowed four hits and struck out six in pitching his second complete game of the season to improve to 3-1. McConnell batted 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run, while senior third baseman Adam Bullock (Alexandria, Va./Gonzaga) went 2-for-3 at the plate.

For the Wasps, junior designated hitter Casey Burcham went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a run, while senior righthander Michael Woodford allowed nine hits, four runs, and struck out four over seven innings to take the loss (0-3).

In game two, the game was tied 1-1 after four innings and then a two-run home run by McConnell in the fifth inning gave the Generals a 3-1 lead. E&H got one run back in the bottom of the inning to make it 3-2, but W&L pushed one run across the plate in the sixth and then three more in the seventh to take a commanding 7-2 advantage. In the seventh inning, Generals’ senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) smacked a two-run double and then scored on a wild pitch to give W&L its seventh run.

McConnell batted 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs, while Bausch went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs, and two RBI. Sophomore lefthander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) allowed two runs on five hits and struck out six in five innings to pick up the win (2-0). Freshman pitcher Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) gave up one run on three hits over the final four innings to earn the save.

Hewitt and freshman shortstop Gavin Haynes each went 2-for-4 for the Wasps. Sophomore southpaw Adam Hall surrendered four runs on 10 hits in 5.1 innings to suffer the loss (1-1).

W&L returns to the diamond on Monday when it hosts Villa Julie. First pitch is set for 3:00 pm.



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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS A DOUBLE HEADER FROM RICHARD STOCKTON

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The W&L baseball team improved to 10-2 on the season with a double header sweep of Richard Stockton College on Sunday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals took game one by a score of 3-1, then exploded for 18 hits in a 14-6 win in the nightcap.

In game one, the Generals trailed 1-0 heading into the third inning, but struck for all three runs in the bottom of the third frame. Junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) and sophomore right fielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) each recorded RBI doubles during the inning, with Gosselink scoring the final run on a wild pitch.

Garland led the Generals with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate, while senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) also recorded two hits in three at-bats.

Sophomore left hander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) hurled 6.1 innings of six-hit ball to record his first win of the season (1-0), while freshman right hander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) recorded the final two outs of the game for his first career save.

Stockton (3-2) was paced by junior catcher Chris Crescenzi (Pedricktown, N.J./Penns Grove), who was 2-for-3. Junior right hander Mike Downs (Brick, N.J./Brick) was saddled with the loss (0-1) after allowing eight hits and two earned runs in five innings of work.

In game two, the Generals struck for seven runs in the fourth inning en route to the eight-run win. W&L trailed the Ospreys 4-3 heading into the bottom of the fourth, but tied the game on an RBI single by sophomore designated hitter David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton). The Generals then took the lead for good on an RBI double by Gosselink in the next at-bat, and received a two-run single from Garland, a two-run double by senior left fielder Chris Chaplin (Midlothian, Va./James River), and an RBI single by senior third baseman Adam Bullock (Alexandria, Va./Gonzaga).

Bullock paced W&L in the second game with a 3-for-4 performance with three RBI. Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) was 3-for-5 with two RBI, while Miller and Garland were 2-for-4 with three runs batted in.

Freshman left hander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) earned his first career win (1-0), pitching three innings in relief of starter Mychael Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Tatnall).

The Ospreys were led by sophomore right fielder Mike Liquori (Manahawkin, N.J./Carteret), who went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Crescenzi, who went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Senior Dave Hall (Southampton, N.J./Lenape) took the loss (0-1) after allowing four earned runs in 3.1 innings.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it hosts The Apprentice School for a single game at 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS MOUNT ALOYSIUS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team swept a doubleheader from Mount Aloysius on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals won the opener, 9-0, and took the second game, 7-3.

In game one, W&L (8-2) led 1-0 after two innings and took control of the game with a five-run third inning to take a 6-0 lead. Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell’s (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) two-run homerun opened up the floodgates.

The Generals scored another run in the fourth and two more in the fifth inning to close out the scoring.

McConnell went 3-for-4 with a double, a homerun and four RBI. Sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) also went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Sophomore righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) allowed three hits and struck out 10 over five innings to earn the win and improve to 2-1 on the season.

For the Mounties (0-2), freshman second baseman Ryan Brandon (Johnstown, Pa./Greater Johnstown) batted 2-for-3. Junior Brandon Bryner (Connellsville, Pa./Connellsville) allowed six runs and eight hits in just 2.1 innings to take the loss (0-1).

In game two, the Mounties took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning on RBI singles by sophomore left fielder Jason Gilliam (Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine) and sophomore first baseman Jon Ramey (Bedford, Pa./Bedford).

The Generals cut the deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Edwards and then scored four unearned runs on three Mount Aloysius errors in the third inning to take a 5-2 advantage. Senior designated hitter Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) doubled to right center to score McConnell and then sophomore rightfielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) crossed the plate on a throwing error by Mounties’ sophomore right fielder Steve Paskowski (Indiana, Pa./Indiana).

W&L put the game out of reach with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

The Generals were led by Miller and junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal), who both went 2-for-4. Gosselink doubled and had an RBI, while Garland scored three runs.

Freshman pitcher Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) gave up two runs and struck out four over five innings to pick up the win (3-0). Junior Joe Hinton (Roaring Spring, Pa./Central) allowed six runs, five hits and struck out three in four innings to take the loss (0-1).

W&L returns to the diamond on Sunday when it hosts Richard Stockton in a doubleheader. The first game starts at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL EDGES SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 5-4

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior left fielder Warren Hunter (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) hit a one-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to drive home junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) to lift the Washington and Lee baseball team past Southern Virginia, 5-4, on Tuesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

Southern Virginia senior catcher Nate Sharp (Smithfield, Utah/Skyview) hit a two-run home run in the second inning to give the Knights (1-4) a 2-0 lead. SVU would add another run in the third and one more in the seventh to take a 4-0 advantage.

The Generals (6-2) plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut the deficit to 4-2 and tied the game at 4-4 when junior center fielder David Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) smacked a two-run single to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning.

In the ninth inning, McConnell started the inning with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Then with one out, SVU freshman pitcher Jordan Brame (Richland, Wash./Hanford) intentionally walked the next two Generals to load the bases. Hunter then hit Brame’s first pitch right up the middle to send home McConnell with the game-winning run.

At the plate, W&L was led by Mackenzie, who went 3-for-4 with three RBI and scored a run. McConnell batted 2-for-3 with a run, while sophomore right fielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) went 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs.

Freshman righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) allowed no runs in the final two innings to pick up the win (1-1). Freshman southpaw John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) started for the Generals and allowed three runs, seven hits and struck out seven in four innings.

For the Knights, Brame took the loss to fall to 0-2 on the season. Junior center fielder James Schlegelmilch (Sugar City, Idaho/Sugar Salem) went 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI. Junior left fielder Josh Thornock (Rexburg, Idaho/Madison) batted 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI.

W&L returns to the diamond on Saturday when it hosts Mount Aloysius in a doubleheader. The first game starts at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL DEFEATS EASTERN UNIVERSITY, 5-2

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team used a three-run fifth inning to defeat Eastern University, 5-2, in the final day of the Hampden-Sydney Baseball Tournament.

The Generals (5-2) trailed 1-0 until knotting the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning. Senior outfielder Chris Chaplin (Midlothian, Va./James River) then sparked the fifth inning rally with a two-run single to give W&L a 4-2 lead.

After plating another run in the sixth inning, senior right-hander Brian Higgins (Centerville, Mass./Milton Academy) saved the game by pitching a scoreless 1 1/3 innings to close out the contest.

Freshman right-hander Paul Cobuzzi (Westfield, N.J./Newark Academy) earned his first career win after pitching one inning of relief for sophomore lefty starter Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb). Brownlow hurled four innings of four-hit ball.

At the plate, the Generals were led by sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton), who went 3-for-3. Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, while senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) banged out two hits in three at-bats, including an RBI. Chaplin had one hit in two at-bats.

Eastern (1-2) was led by Chris Raniere, who was 3-for-3 on the day. Trevor Gustafson (0-2) was saddled with the loss after allowing eight hits in five innings of work.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Southern Virginia for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L BASEBALL WINS TWO AT HAMPDEN-SYDNEY TOURNAMENT

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team won two games on the opening day of the Hampden-Sydney Tournament. The Generals routed Lincoln University, 21-0, and defeated Waynesburg College, 7-4.

In the win over Lincoln, sophomore pitcher Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) threw a perfect game and struck out 11 in six innings to pick up his first win of the season (1-1). He struck out the side twice in the game.

The Generals (4-2) led just 2-0 after three innings, but exploded for 13 runs in the fourth inning and added six more in the fifth inning.

In the fourth inning, W&L sent 19 batters to the plate and pounded out 10 hits, including four doubles. In the inning, junior centerfielder David Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) went 2-for-2 with a double, knocked in four runs, and scored twice. Senior third baseman Adam Bullock (Alexandria, Va./Gonzaga) also went 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI.

Mackenzie finished the game 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBI. Sophmore rightfielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and four RBI. Sophomore lefthander Joshua Williams took the loss for the Lions.

In the victory over Waynesburg, W&L led 2-0 after three innings and scored three runs in the top of the fourth to take a 5-0 lead. Junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) hit a two-run double in the inning.

The Yellow Jackets responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the Generals’ lead to 5-4. W&L scored two runs in the sixth inning to close out the scoring.

Gosselink batted 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a run and stole two bases. Senior designated hitter Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) went 3-for-3 at the plate.

Freshman pitcher Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) earned the win to improve to 2-0 on the season. Freshman hurler Mychael Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./The Tatnall School) notched the save. Sophomore pitcher Adam Sattler took the loss for the Yellow Jackets.

W&L returns to the diamond on Sunday when it concludes play at the Hampden-Sydney Tournament. The Generals play Eastern University at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER AT MARYVILLE

MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team split a doubleheader with Maryville College on Thursday afternoon in Maryville, Tenn. The Generals took the opener, 4-2, but dropped the second game, 5-1.

In game one, the Generals (2-2) took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Scots (2-2) rallied to score two runs in the inning to send the game into extra innings.

With one out in the eighth inning, senior leftfielder Warren Hunter (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) and junior centerfielder David Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) hit back-to-back singles. Then sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) ripped a two-run double to left field off Maryville sophomore righthander Matt Ringley to give W&L a 4-2 lead.

In the bottom of the inning, Maryville had two runners on with one out, but Generals’ sophomore lefthander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) got freshman outfielder Jason Lambert to hit into a game-ending double play.

W&L freshman pitcher John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) allowed two runs and struck out four over 6.2 innings in his first collegiate start. Senior righthander Brian Higgins (Centerville, Mass./Milton Academy) pitched 2/3 of an inning to pick up the win (1-0). Miller went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI.

Ringley (0-1) gave up two runs and three hits in an inning to take the loss. Lambert went 2-for-4 and scored a run.

In game two, Maryville jumped out to a 5-0 lead after four innings en route to the 5-1 victory.

The Scots scored two runs in the second, one in the third, and two in the fourth. The Generals scored their only run in the eighth inning, when sophomore third baseman Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) singled home junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal).

McConnell batted 2-for-4 with a run, while Mackenzie also went 2-for-4. Freshman hurler Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) gave up three runs and four hits with three strikeouts over two innings to suffer the loss.

Lambert went 1-for-4 with two RBI’s for Maryville. Senior southpaw Tripp Smith (1-0) allowed five hits, no runs, and stuck out four over six innings to pick up the win.

W&L returns to the diamond on Saturday when it plays at the Hampden-Sydney Tournament. The Generals play Lincoln University at 12:30 pm and Waynesburg College at 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL FALLS TO EMORY, 7-3

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Junior designated hitter Travis Langley went 2-for-3 with three RBI to help lead the Emory University baseball team to a 7-3 victory over Washington and Lee on Tuesday afternoon in Atlanta, Ga.

Langley’s two-run single in the second inning gave the Eagles (1-0) a 3-0 lead. Emory followed with a run in the fifth, two more in the sixth, and one more in the seventh to take a 7-0 lead.

The Generals (1-1) were held in check throughout the game until the top of the eighth inning when they scored all three of their runs off junior pitcher Tom Mieczkowski. With the bases loaded and nobody out, junior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) singled to left field to drive home freshman outfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park). The next two W&L batters struck out before a wild pitch allowed junior centerfielder David Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) to cross the plate. Junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) walked to load the bases and then sophomore designated hitter Phil Cossich (Belle Chasse, La./Isidore Newman) walked to score sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton).

Miller went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and scored a run. Sophomore pitcher Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) allowed eight hits and four runs over five innings to suffer the loss.

Emory’s junior first baseman Sam Cunningham went 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI. Senior pitcher Will Carr allowed just three hits over seven scoreless innings to pick up the win. Sophomore Jason Glushon pitched the final 1.1 innings to earn the save.

W&L returns to action on Thursday when it travels to Maryville College for a doubleheader. The first game starts at 1:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL DEFEATS PIEDMONT, 7-2

DEMOREST, Ga. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team opened up the 2005 season with a 7-2 victory over Piedmont College on Monday afternoon in Demorest, Ga.

The Lions (2-3) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single by junior first baseman Mike Santowski.

The Generals (1-0) responded with four runs in the top of the second inning. Sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) sparked the inning with a two-run single to score junior outfielder David Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) and sophomore catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds).

Piedmont got one run back in the bottom of the inning to cut the Generals lead to 4-2, but W&L scored two in the third and one more in the fifth inning to close out the scoring.

Generals’ freshman pitcher Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) pitched 6.1 innings and struck out four to pick up his first collegiate win. Sophomore Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) pitched the final 2.2 innings to earn the save.

Mackenzie, Miller, sophomore outfielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) and junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) each collected two hits in the win.

Junior second baseman Walker Searcy went 2-for-2 with an RBI for the Lions and sophomore hurler Blake Thomas (0-1) allowed six runs over 2.1 innings to take the loss.

W&L returns to the diamond on Tuesday when it plays at Emory University. The game starts at 2:00 pm.

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