W&L BASEBALL KNOCKED OUT OF ODAC TOURNAMENT BY GUILFORD, 5-4

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Guilford centerfielder Joe John collected an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the fifth-seeded Quakers to a 5-4 win over sixth-seeded Washington and Lee in the ODAC Baseball Tournament held at Lynchburg City Stadium.

W&L sophomore lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) retired the first two batters of the 11th inning, but an error by Generals’ senior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) kept the inning alive for the Quakers (24-17). After a single and an intentional walk, John laced a shot off the wall that allowed Guilford to advance in the tournament.

The Generals jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal), but the Quakers came back with three runs in the bottom of the third frame for a 3-1 lead. First baseman Rob Bittner sent home two runners with a double to left center, while John knocked home the third run with a single to center.

W&L put continuous pressure on the Guilford defense by landing the lead-off runner on base in the fourth, fifth and six innings, but could not pick up a run until junior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) scored on a passed ball in the seventh inning to make the score 3-2.

The Generals loaded the bases in the eighth inning but could not push around the equalizer until loading the bases again with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Senior centerfielder David Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) kept W&L’s hopes alive with a two-run single that gave the Generals a 4-3 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth. However, Bittner sent the game into extra innings with a two-out infield single that scored the tieing run.

In the 10th inning, W&L again loaded the bases but could not push home the go-ahead run. Pharis retired the Quakers in order in the bottom half of the frame and the Generals stranded two more runners in the top of the 11th inning to increase their game total to 19 runners left on base and set up John’s game-winning hit.

Washington and Lee was led at the dish by junior third baseman Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster), who went 3-for-3. Freshman rightfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) batted 3-for-6, while junior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) went 3-for-5. Sophomore John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) started for the Generals, allowing four hits and three earned runs in 4.0 innings. Pharis pitched the final 6.2 innings in relief of Parker and was saddled with the loss (1-3). He allowed seven hits and just one earned run.

Guilford was paced by designated hitter Jeff Arzonico’s 3-for-5 performace. Bittner was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI, while John batted 2-for-5 with two RBI. Logan Collier started for the Quakers, pitching 7.0 innings and allowing just one earned run on nine hits. Mike Balash earned the win (5-0) after pitching the final two innings.

With the loss, Washington and Lee ended its 2006 season with an 18-15-1 overall record.

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W&L BASEBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 6-2, IN ODAC TOURNAMENT

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Junior righthander Ricky Read pitched a complete game, allowing two earned runs on eight hits with six strikeouts, to lead top-seeded Bridgewater to a 6-2 victory over sixth-seeded Washington and Lee in the opening round of the ODAC baseball tournament on Thursday afternoon at Lynchburg City Stadium in Lynchburg, Va. Read improved to 8-0 with the win.

After each team was held scoreless through the first three innings, the Generals (18-14-1) broke through with a pair of runs in the fourth inning to take a 2-0 lead. With runners on first and third, freshman rightfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) had an RBI fielder’s choice to score sophomore leftfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) and advanced to second base on a throwing error by Eagles’ freshman second baseman Matt Steele. McKelvey then moved to third on a single by junior third baseman Ray Sweeney (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) and scored on a passed ball.

Bridgewater (27-10-1) got one run in the fifth on an RBI single by junior shortstop Jono Brooks and then took a 4-2 edge with three runs in the sixth, including a two-run double by senior catcher Grant French.

The Eagles then closed out the scoring with two runs in the seventh inning on a pair of sacrifice flies to make the final margin, 6-2.

W&L was led by Madden, who finished 2-for-4 with a run. Senior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) and senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) each went 1-for-3 with a double. Junior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) gave up six runs, five earned, on seven hits with five strikeouts in seven innings to suffer the loss (6-2).

For the Eagles, French batted 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI, while Read went 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI.

W&L returns to the diamond on Friday when it plays the loser of the game between second-seeded Hampden-Sydney and fifth-seeded Guilford at 11:00 am.

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W&L BASEBALL SPLITS WITH RANDOLPH-MACON

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) and sophomore leftfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) each hit solo homeruns in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Washington and Lee baseball team to an 8-7 win over ODAC-foe Randolph-Macon in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Yellow Jackets won the second game, 7-6.

In game one, R-MC (21-15, 11-7) led 6-2 after five and a half innings, but the Generals (18-13-1, 10-8) scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 6-6. Senior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) notched a two-run single, junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) had a sacrifice fly and freshman rightfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) collected an RBI single in the frame.

The Yellow Jackets regained the lead at 7-6 in the top of the seventh inning on an RBI single by freshman second baseman Greg Meleski (Weston, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas). McConnell jacked a solo shot to right field to lead off the bottom of the frame to knot the score at 7-7 and then with one out, Madden smacked a walkoff homerun to right field to give W&L the 8-7 victory.

Junior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) batted 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs, while Gosselink finished 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI. Junior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) threw the first three innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits, while sophomore lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) pitched the final two innings and gave up one earned run on three hits with three strikeouts to pick up the win (1-2).

For R-MC, Meleski finished 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI, while junior first baseman Brian Rogers batted 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI. Senior righthander Travis Beazley (Beaverdam, Va./Patrick Henry) surrendered two earned runs on three hits with three strikeouts in 2.1 innings to take the loss (8-2).

In game two, the Yellow Jackets led 3-2 after three innings, but the Generals tied the game at 3-3 on a solo homerun by senior centerfielder David Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) in the bottom of the fourth inning. However, R-MC plated three runs in the top of the sixth, including an RBI double by senior catcher Seth Rapoza (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo), to regain the advantage at 6-3. W&L responded to even the game at 6-6 with three runs in the bottom of the frame with the tying run scoring on a double by Miller.

The Yellow Jackets scored one run in the top of the seventh on another run scoring double by Rapoza to grab a 7-6 lead. In the bottom of the eighth, W&L had the bases loaded with one out, but Gosselink popped out to the shortstop in shallow left field and junior pinch runner Ray Sweeney (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) was thrown out at home trying to score the tying run.

Edwards batted 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI, while Mackenzie went 2-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBI. Sophomore lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) pitched the first five innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts. Freshman righthander Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace) gave up one earned run in one inning to suffer the loss (1-2).

For R-MC, Rapoza finished 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs. Sophomore righthander Bo Garner (Suffolk, Va./Nanesemond-Suffolk Academy) gave up six runs, five earned, on nine hits in six innings to earn the win (4-3).

W&L returns to the diamond on Thursday in the ODAC Tournament at Lynchburg City Stadium. The opponent and time are still to be determined.

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W&L BASEBALL FALLS TO WEST VIRGINIA TECH, 12-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior righthander David Crowe (New Albany, Ind.) pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just five hits with eight strikeouts to propel the West Virginia Tech baseball team to a 12-0 win over Washington and Lee on Tuesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Golden Bears (11-18) took a 3-0 lead in the second inning and plated four more in the third, including a two-run single by sophomore second baseman Derrick Sadlowski (Shadyside, Ohio), to take a 7-0 advantage.

WV Tech then scored two runs in the fourth inning and a single run in the fifth on an RBI single by junior catcher Nate Himes (Fredrick, Md.) to push its’ lead to 10-0. The Bears closed out the scoring with a pair of runs in the eight inning on an RBI double by junior third baseman Curtis Morgan (Shady Spring, W.Va.) and a run scoring single by senior Andy Kees (Oak Hill, W.Va.).

The Generals were led at the plate by sophomore leftfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), who went 2-for-4. Junior designated hitter Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) and junior third baseman Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) both batted 1-for-2. Sophomore lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) gave up seven runs, five earned, on nine hits in three innings to take the loss (2-4).

For the Golden Bears, Morgan finished 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and two RBI, while Sadlowski batted 2-for-4 with three RBI.

W&L returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Randolph-Macon for a doubleheader. The first game begins at 1:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SWEPT BY HAMPDEN-SYDNEY

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against Hampden-Sydney on Saturday afternoon in Hampden-Sydney, Va. The Generals lost the first game, 9-8 in 10 innings, before falling 12-5 in the second game.

In game one, Tigers sophomore shortstop Todd Harrell hit a two-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning to drive home junior second baseman Anthony Denale with the game-winning run in the 9-8 win.

The Generals (17-11-1, 9-7) trailed 5-4 after four innings, but scored three runs in the top of the fifth frame to take a 7-5 lead. Senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) had an RBI double, while sophomore leftfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) and freshman rightfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) both connected on run scoring singles.

After H-SC plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 7-7, W&L tallied a run in the top of the seventh on a solo homerun by Madden to again take the lead at 8-7. However, the Tigers knotted the game-tying run in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by Denale and then neither team would score again until Harrell’s game-winning single in the 10th inning.

Madden finished 3-for-5 with the homerun, two runs and two RBI, while McKelvey batted 3-for-5 with a double, a run and an RBI. Senior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) went 2-for-5 with a triple, a homerun, two RBI and three runs. Junior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminter) pitched the first 6.2 innings and allowed eight runs, five earned, on 13 hits with four strikeouts. Sophomore lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) gave up one earned run on four hits in three innings to take the loss (0-2).

For the Tigers, Denale finished 4-for-5 with three runs, while Harrell batted 3-for-6 with one run and two RBI. Senior righthander John Schoenholtz pitched the first 6.2 innings and allowed eight runs, four earned, on 10 hits with six strikeouts. Sophomore righthander Daniel Hadra hurled the final inning to pick up the win (2-1).

In game two, H-SC jumped out to a 9-2 lead after five innings. W&L pulled to within 9-5 with a single run in the sixth on a solo homerun by Edwards and two more in the seventh, including an RBI double by McKelvey, but the Tigers plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh to close out the scoring.

Edwards and McKelvey were two of four Generals to record a hit in the game. Junior lefthander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) went 4.2 innings and allowed nine runs, five earned, on nine hits to suffer the loss (2-2).

Sophomore third baseman Josh Michael and Schoenholtz both went 3-for-4 to lead the Tigers. Junior righthander Larry Greene pitched the first six innings and gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits with five strikeouts to earn the win (4-2).

W&L returns to the diamond on Tuesday when it hosts West Virginia Tech at 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL DEFEATS ROANOKE, 9-1

SALEM, Va. -- Sophomore lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) allowed one run on one hit with three strikeouts in five innings to lift Washington and Lee to a 9-1 victory over Roanoke in ODAC baseball action on Wednesday evening at Salem Memorial Stadium. Parker improved to 2-3 on the season with the win.

The Maroons (14-16, 5-9) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice bunt by senior designated hitter Sean Sturgill and held the lead until the fourth inning when the Generals scored five runs. Junior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) smacked a two-run single in the frame.

W&L (17-9-1, 9-5) then plated a single run in the fifth inning to push its advantage to 6-1 and capped the scoring with three runs in the seventh, including RBI singles by freshman rightfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) and senior centerfielder David Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison).

McKelvey led the Generals at the plate, batting 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI. Miller finished 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI, while junior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI.

For Roanoke, junior leftfielder Justin Bradley went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run. Senior righthander Travis Andrews gave up six runs, one earned, on 10 hits in five innings to suffer the loss (4-5).

W&L returns to the diamond on Saturday when it travels to Hampden-Sydney for a doubleheader. The first game begins at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL KNOCKS OFF DICKINSON, 8-1

CARLISLE, Pa. -- Freshman righthander Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) tossed eight innings of five-hit ball to propel the Washington and Lee baseball team to an 8-1 victory over Dickinson in non-conference baseball action on Monday afternoon in Carlisle, Pa.

The Red Devils (10-14-1) touched Henderson for three hits and a 1-0 lead in the first inning as rightfielder Ryan Stearrett knocked an RBI double to left field. However, Henderson (1-1) quickly settled in and didn’t allow another base hit until the ninth inning. He finished with eight strikeouts and just one walk before being relieved by sophomore Mychael Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Tatnall) in the final frame.

The Generals (16-9-1) got on the board in the fourth inning as senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) laced a two-run double to centerfield. For McConnell, it was his 43rd career double, a total which ties the W&L record. Junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) then singled home McConnell two batters later for a 3-1 lead.

After a single run in the fifth inning, junior third baseman Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) upped the Generals’ lead to 6-1 in the eighth inning with his second homerun of the season, a two-run shot to left field. W&L added a pair of runs in the ninth inning on an RBI groundout by McConnell and an RBI single by junior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) for the final margin.

Nine different players registered one hit in the game for W&L led by McConnell’s 1-for-4 day with three RBI.

Stearrett paced Dickinson at the plate by going 2-for-4 with one RBI. Jamie King was saddled with the loss after allowing nine hits and six earned runs in seven innings of relief to fall to 1-3 on the year.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to take on Roanoke College at Salem Memorial Stadium. First pitch is slated for 7:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SPLITS WITH GUILFORD

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) collected a school-record tying five hits (5-for-5), including a double, with two runs and two RBI to help lead the Washington and Lee baseball team to a 6-4 win over Guilford in the second game of an ODAC doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Quakers won the first game, 5-0.

In game two, the Quakers (18-13, 6-7) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two innings, but the Generals (15-9-1, 8-5) tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the third frame on RBI doubles by Miller and senior shortstop Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal).

W&L then plated single runs in the fifth and sixth innings and two more runs in the seventh on a run scoring single by Gosselink and a sacrifice fly by junior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) to push its advantage to 6-2. In the top of the ninth inning, Guilford pulled to within 6-4 on a two-run single by senior designated hitter Jeff Arzonico (Norcross, Ga./Branson (Mo.)), but was unable to score the tying runs.

Gosselink finished 2-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBI, while freshman rightfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) batted 1-for-1 with a double, three walks and two runs. Junior lefthander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) pitched the first six innings, allowing two earned runs on nine hits to pick up the win (2-1). Sophomore lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) notched the last three outs to earn his first save of the season.

Guilford was led by junior shortstop Ricky Seabolt (Greensboro, N.C./Western Guilford), who went 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs. Arzonico finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Junior Logan Collier (Winston-Salem, N.C./West Forsyth) gave up four earned runs on seven hits in six innings to suffer the loss (2-3).

In game one, the Quakers took a 1-0 lead after the second inning and increased their advantage to 3-0 in the third frame on a two-run homerun by senior first baseman Rob Bittner (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum). Guilford closed out the scoring with single tallies in the fourth and sixth innings for the 5-0 win.

W&L was led by Garland, who went 1-for-3 with a double. Junior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminter) allowed five runs, three earned, on six hits with five strikeouts in the complete game loss (6-1).

For the Quakers, Bittner finished 2-for-4 with the homerun and two RBI, while junior third baseman Mike Chelenza (Mebane, N.C./Orange) batted 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Junior righthander Dave Whigham (Ocean City, Md./Decatur) gave up three hits with nine strikeouts in a complete game shutout victory (6-2).

W&L returns to the diamond on Monday when it travels to Dickinson for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L BASEBALL FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 11-10

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Bridgewater jumped out to a 10-1 lead after four innings and held on to defeat Washington and Lee, 11-10, in ODAC baseball action on Tuesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Generals (14-8-1, 7-4) scored three runs in the fifth inning, one run in the sixth and five more in the seventh to pull within one run at 11-10, but the game was then called due to darkness following the inning.

W&L took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds), but the Eagles (16-5-1, 7-1) plated three runs in the second inning, including a two-run single by freshman second baseman Matt Steele (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier). Bridgewater then notched three tallies in the third frame and four more in the fourth, including RBI doubles by junior first baseman Ricky Read (Goode, Va./Brookeville) and junior third baseman Chad Dobbs (Alleghany, Va./Alleghany), to extend its advantage to 10-1.

The Generals sliced the deficit to 10-4 with three runs in the fifth inning on a two-run single by junior leftfielder David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) and a sacrifice fly by Wesley. After an RBI single by Miller in the sixth made it 10-5, Bridgewater got a single run in top of the seventh to push their lead back to six at 11-5. However, W&L plated five runs in the bottom of the frame, including a two-run single by Miller, to creep within 11-10 before darkness ended the contest.

Miller finished 4-for-5 with a run and a game-high five RBI, while Wesley batted 3-for-3 with a run and two RBI. Sophomore righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) allowed six earned runs on nine hits in three innings to take the loss (2-1).

Read led the Eagles at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBI and three runs. Dobbs went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI. Junior lefthander Matt Nolen (Lynchburg, Va./Jefferson Forest) pitched 5.2 innings, giving up five earned runs on nine hits to pick up the win (4-0).

W&L returns to the diamond on Sat., Apr. 8 when it hosts Guilford for a doubleheader. The first game begins at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SPLITS WITH LYNCHBURG

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team spilt a doubleheader with ODAC-rival Lynchburg on Sunday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va. The Generals won the first game, 8-2, but lost the nightcap, 12-1.

In game one, the Generals (14-7-1, 7-3) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) and increased their advantage to 3-0 in the second inning on an RBI single by junior shortstop Ray Sweeney (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) and a run scoring double by senior centerfielder David Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison).

The Hornets (14-8, 2-6) got single runs in the second and third innings to pull within 3-2, but W&L exploded for five runs in the sixth inning, including a three-run homerun by junior rightfielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights), to cap the scoring.

The Generals were led at the plate by junior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminter), who went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs. Garland finished 1-for-4 with the homerun and three RBI. On the mound, Edwards allowed two earned runs on seven hits with five strikeouts in a complete game victory to improve to 6-0 on the season.

Senior centerfielder Steven Scott went 2-for-3 with a double and a run to lead the Hornets. Junior righthander Jason Kelly gave up six runs, five earned, on nine hits in 5.2 innings to take the loss (2-1).

In game two, Lynchburg jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the second inning, including a pair of two-run singles by sophomore shortstop Ronnie LaBrie and senior third baseman Lucas Jones. The Hornets eventually pushed their advantage to 12-0 before W&L notched its only run on an RBI single by freshman Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) to score sophomore rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) in the ninth inning.

McKelvey and senior second baseman Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) both went 2-for-2. Junior lefthander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) surrendered nine runs, five earned, on eight hits in 5.1 innings to suffer the loss (1-1).

For Lynchburg, LaBrie finished 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs and three RBI, while Jones went 1-for-2 with a run and two RBI. Senior righthander John Hines pitched a complete game allowing only one earned run on seven hits with seven strikeouts in the win (3-2).

W&L returns to the diamond on Tuesday when it hosts Bridgewater for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L BASEBALL EDGED BY BRIDGEWATER, 8-7

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull out an 8-7 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC baseball action on Wednesday afternoon in Bridgewater, Va.

The Eagles (12-4-1, 5-0) trailed 7-5 heading into the eighth inning, but tied the game on a two-run double by senior rightfielder Bryan Saunders and then Saunders scored the game-winning run on a RBI single by junior leftfielder Justin Showalter.

The Generals (13-6-1, 6-2) took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning on an RBI single by senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal), a fielder’s choice by junior shortstop Ray Sweeney (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) and a run scoring double by senior centerfielder David Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison). Bridgewater came right back and scored three runs in the bottom of the frame to knot the score at 3-3.

W&L recaptured the lead at 7-3 with four runs in the top of the third inning, including a two-run double by McConnell. The Eagles pulled to within 7-5 with a pair of runs in the fifth frame and then took their only lead of the game at 8-7 with the three-run eighth inning.

McConnell finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run and three RBI, while Sweeney went 2-for-4 with a run and a pair of RBI. Sophomore lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) pitched the first 4.1 innings and allowed five earned runs on nine hits. Freshman righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) gave up one earned run on two hits in 1/3 of an inning to take the loss (2-1).

Bridgewater was led at the plate by Saunders, who went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and two RBI. Showalter also batted 2-for-5 with a double, a run and an RBI. Senior righthander Shaun Brinkley started and surrended seven runs, five earned, on eight hits in three innings. Sophomore righthander Chad Rhodes gave up one hit in 1.1 innings to pick up the win (1-0), while junior righthander Ricky Read hurled a scoreless ninth inning to earn his third save of the season.

W&L returns to the diamond on Saturday when it travels to Lynchburg for a doubleheader. The first game begins at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SPLITS WITH VIRGINIA WESLEYAN

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team split a doubleheader at ODAC-foe Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon in Virginia Beach, Va. The Generals won the first game 10-7, but fell in the nightcap 14-13.

In game one, junior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminter) allowed just six hits in six innings to improve to 5-0 on the season. Junior third baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) batted 3-for-5, while junior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) went 3-for-4 with a homerun and two RBI. Junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI.

In game two, the Generals (13-5-1, 6-1) fell behind 7-1 after the first inning, but fought their way back to tie the game at 11-11 after eight innings. W&L then scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 13-11 advantage, but in the bottom of the frame, the Marlins (6-12, 3-3) plated three runs to come away with the 14-13 win.

Edwards, Wesley and sophomore outfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) all smacked a homerun for the Generals.

W&L returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Southern Virginia for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L BASEBALL DEFEATS ROANOKE, 6-4

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead en route to a 6-4 victory over Roanoke in ODAC baseball action on Thursday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Generals (12-4-1, 5-0) trailed 4-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh, but junior leftfielder David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) reached on a throwing error on Maroon senior third baseman Robbie Hoopes (Roanoke, Va./Northside). Senior second baseman Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) then walked and Miller scored on an RBI single by junior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights). Gosselink and Garland moved up a base on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly by junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R. J. Reynolds) plated Gosselink to tie the game at 4-4. Garland then scored the go-ahead run on an RBI triple by sophomore rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park). W&L added an insurance run on an RBI single by Miller in the eighth inning.

The Generals took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Gosselink scored off an error, but Roanoke (7-9, 0-3) tied the game at 1-1 in the second frame on an RBI single by senior catcher Kirby Hamilton (Salem, Va./Salem). After each team plated a run in the fourth inning, the Maroons captured a 3-2 advantage in the fifth inning off a run scoring double by senior rightfielder Brandon Coates (Gladys, Va./William Campbell) and extended their lead to 4-2 in the seventh frame off an RBI single by Coates.

W&L was led at the plate by Madden, who batted 3-for-4 with a triple, a run and an RBI. Gosselink went 1-for-2 with a pair of runs. Sophomore righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) allowed an unearned run on three hits in two innings to pick up the win (2-0). Junior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) threw a scoreless ninth inning to earn his second save of the season.

For the Maroons, junior centerfielder Clint Zimmerman (Morgonton, N.C./Freedom) batted 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Coates finished 3-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBI. Junior righthander AJ Haynes (Salem, VA./Salem) allowed five runs, two earned, on six hits with five strikeouts in six innings to suffer the loss (2-1).

W&L returns to the diamond on Saturday when it travels to Virginia Wesleyan for a doubleheader. The first game begins at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL FALLS TO NO. 21 MARY WASHINGTON, 9-6

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior leftfielder Mike O’Donnell (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) batted 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI to help lead No. 21 Mary Washington to a 9-6 win over Washington and Lee in non-conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Eagles (12-1) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single by junior third baseman Chris Anderson (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County). The Generals (11-4-1) tied the game at 1-1 in the third inning on a run scoring single by senior second baseman Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal). W&L then plated a pair of runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-1 advantage.

However, UMW tallied three runs in the fifth inning, including a two-run double by O’Donnell, and scored three more runs in the sixth frame to push its lead to 7-3.

W&L cut the deficit to 7-6 with three tallies in the seventh inning, including a two-run single by junior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights), but the Eagles notched a pair of runs in the eighth inning en route to the 9-6 victory.

Garland finished 1-for-4 with two RBI, while junior third baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Sophomore lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) allowed six runs, five earned, on eight hits in five innings to suffer the loss (1-3).

O’Donnell was aided by senior first baseman Brandon Cole (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale), who batted 2-for-4 with a homerun and two RBI. Sophomore righthander Nate Hartman (Woodbridge, Va./Hylton) hurled the first six innings, giving up four earned runs on six hits to earn the win (1-0). Sophomore righthander Chase Townsend (Chesapeake, Va./Greenbriar Christian), who went 2-for-4 at the plate, pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the save.

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

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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS EASTERN MENNONITE

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore outfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) went a combined 3-for-7 with a double, triple, and a homerun with two runs and six RBI to help lead the Washington and Lee baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of ODAC-rival Eastern Mennonite on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals won the first game, 13-3, before taking the nightcap, 9-7.

In game one, W&L (11-3-1, 4-0) jumped out to a 5-0 after the first inning on an RBI double by junior rightfielder Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) and an inside-the-park grand slam by Madden. The Royals (4-10, 0-2) got a run back in the second inning on a solo homerun by senior leftfielder Kenny Riley (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Catholic), but the Generals tallied a run in the bottom of the third to take a 6-1 advantage.

W&L then scored two runs in the fifth inning and five more in the sixth inning, including RBI doubles by junior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminter) and junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds), to extend its lead to 13-1 en route to the 10-run victory.

Madden finished 1-for-3 with the homerun and four RBI, while Edwards batted 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs. Edwards also gave up just five hits with seven strikeouts in a complete game victory (4-0).

The Royals were paced by Riley, who went 1-for-3 with the homerun. Junior lefthander Brandon Zollman (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) faced only five batters in the first inning, giving up five earned runs on three hits and two walks, to suffer the loss (1-2).

In game two, the Generals plated two runs in the first inning and five more in the second inning, including an RBI single by Garland and an RBI triple by Madden, to take a 7-0 lead. EMU cut the deficit to 7-2 with a pair of runs in the third inning, but the Generals notched two runs in the fourth inning on an RBI single by senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) and a sacrifice fly by Edwards to push its advantage to 9-2.

The Royals tallied two runs in the fifth and sixth innings and a single run in the seventh to cut the deficit to 9-7, but wouldn’t be able to bring the tying run across home plate.

Madden went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBI, while Garland batted 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI. Junior lefthander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) pitched the first 4.2 innings and gave up four runs, two earned, on six hits with three strikeouts. Freshman righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) allowed three runs, two earned, in 1.1 innings to earn the win (2-0), while sophomore righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) hurled three scoreless innings to pick up the save.

For the Royals, Riley went 2-for-5 with two RBI, while sophomore second baseman Jameson Jarvis (Culpeper, Va./Culpeper County) batted 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI. On the mound, senior righthander Drew Cobb (Staunton, Va./Wilson Memorial) allowed nine runs, five earned, on 11 hits in six innings to take the loss (1-2).

W&L returns to the diamond on Sunday when it hosts No. 21 Mary Washington for a 1:00 pm contest.

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W&L BASEBALL EDGES SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 8-7

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) singled home junior third baseman Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Washington and Lee baseball team to an 8-7 win over Southern Virginia on Thursday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Knights (2-6) trailed 7-1 heading into the top of the ninth inning, but scored six runs in the frame to knot the score at 7-7. With one out, sophomore outfielder Brad Hale (Springville, Ariz./Round Valley) struck out, but reached first base on a throwing error by W&L junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds). Hale advanced to second on a single by freshman rightfielder Kyle McGinn (Bedford, Texas/L.D. Bell) and then both runners moved up a base on a passed ball by Wesley. Joyner then scored on an infield single by freshman leftfielder Kemp Goodwin (Nampa, Idaho/Nampa) and McGinn crossed home plate on a sacrifice fly by senior second baseman Cameron Walker (Rexburg, Idaho/Madison). An RBI single by sophomore shortstop Michael Bowen (Acworth, Ga./Dalton) made it a 7-4 game and then freshman first baseman Rob Sandstrom (West Valley, Utah/Hunter) smacked a three-run, two-out double to tie the game at 7-7.

The Generals (9-3-1) took a 3-0 lead in the third inning with two runs scoring off RBI doubles by Edwards and sophomore rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park). Southern Virginia pulled to within 3-1 with a run in the top of the sixth inning, but W&L scored two in the bottom of the frame on a two-run single by Wesley to take a 5-1 edge.

The Generals pushed their advantage to 7-1 on a two-run double by junior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) in the bottom of the seventh inning and held the lead until Southern Virginia’s six-run ninth inning.

Garland finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs, while McConnell was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Junior leftfielder David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) batted 3-for-5 with a pair of runs.

Sophomore righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) pitched the first six innings and allowed one earned run with a career-high seven strikeouts. Sophomore lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) got the last out in the top of the ninth to earn the win (1-2).

The Knights were led by Sandstrom, who batted 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI, while Bowen went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. On the mound, freshman righthander David Harrison (Clemson, S.C./D.W. Daniel) hurled the first three innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits with four walks. Bowen surrendered two runs, one earned, on three hits in 2.1 innings to take the loss (0-1).

W&L returns to the diamond on Saturday when it hosts Eastern Mennonite for a doubleheader. The first game is scheduled to begin at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS EMORY & HENRY

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior second baseman Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) tied a school record with five hits (5-for-6), scored a school-record six runs, drove in five runs and hit for the cycle to help the Washington and Lee baseball team to a 23-3 win over ODAC-rival Emory & Henry in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals also won the first game, 12-4.

In the second game, the Generals (8-3-1, 2-0) jumped out to a 10-0 lead after the first inning. Junior leftfielder David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) smacked a grand slam homerun, Gosselink hit a three-run blast and senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) hit a solo homerun in the inning.

W&L scored four more runs in the second inning and two more runs in the third and fourth innings. The Wasps (0-4, 0-2) tallied three runs over the fifth and sixth innings, but the Generals notched five more tallies in the sixth and seventh innings en route to the 20-run victory.

Gosselink finished with two triples, a single, double and a homerun, while Miller batted 2-for-5 with two runs and four RBI. Junior shortstop Ray Sweeney (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) went 4-for-5 with a pair of runs and junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) batted 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI. On the mound, junior lefthander Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits with five strikeouts in six innings to pick up the win (1-0).

For E&H, junior first baseman Adam Hall (Abingdon, Va./Abingdon) batted 2-for-4 with two doubles, while sophomore righthander Jonathan Arnold (Mountain City, Tenn./Johnson County) gave up 10 runs on 10 hits in one inning of work to suffer the loss (0-1).

In game one, W&L scored 12 runs on just seven hits, but were helped out by seven Wasp errors. The Generals held a 2-1 lead after two innings, but a three-run homerun by Hall in the top of the third inning gave E&H a 4-2 advantage.

The Generals regained the lead with five runs in the fourth inning, including a two-run single by Wesley. W&L tacked on five more runs in the fifth inning on a two-run double by Wesley and a three-run triple by Miller to close out the scoring.

Wesley finished 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and five RBI, while sophomore leftfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) batted 3-for-3 with three runs. On the bump, junior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminter) pitched a complete game allowing six hits with a season-high nine strikeouts to improve to 3-0.

Hall went 2-for-3 with the homerun and three RBI, while sophomore shortstop Gavin Haynes (Clifton Forge, Va./Alleghany) batted 2-for-3 with a pair of runs. Hall also took the loss (0-1) by giving up seven runs, only two earned, on four hits in 3.1 innings.

W&L returns to the diamond on Thursday when it hosts to Southern Virginia at 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL FALLS TO SHENANDOAH, 6-2

WINCHESTER, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team limited Shenandoah to just five hits, but committed four errors, hit four batters and walked three more in falling to the Hornets, 6-2, on Wednesday afternoon.

The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y/Vestal) led off the inning with a solo homerun to right field. However, the Hornets (6-1) responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame. After the first two hitters reached on a walk and hit-by-pitch, rightfielder Matt McCormick drove home one run with a single to center and the second run scored on a throwing error.

Shenandoah then assumed a 5-1 lead with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, scoring on a fielder’s choice, a wild pitch and on a bunt.

The Generals (6-3-1) climbed to within 5-2 in the top of the seventh inning on an RBI single to centerfield by junior leftfielder David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton), but the Hornets capped the scoring with a single run in the bottom of the frame on a solo homerun by designated hitter Steven Todd.

W&L was paced at the plate by Miller, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Sophomore rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) also notched two hits in four at-bats. Sophomore John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) was saddled with the loss (0-2) after allowing just one hit and one earned run in four innings of work.

The Hornets were led at the plate by Todd’s round-tripper. Taylor DuFrene picked up the win (2-0), allowing just two hits and one earned run in five innings.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Emory & Henry for a doubleheader starting at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS MOUNT ALOYSIUS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior third baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) went a combined 4-for-9 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI to help lead the Washington and Lee baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of Mount Aloysius on Sunday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals won the first game 7-6 and took the second game 10-4.

In game one, the Generals (6-2-1) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after five innings. The Mounties (0-2) scored a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull within 4-2, but W&L responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame, including RBI doubles by Miller and senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) to take a 7-2 lead.

In the top of the seventh inning, Mount Aloysius slowly chipped away at the lead and got within 7-4. The Mounties then had the bases loaded with two outs and freshman centerfielder Dan Clark (Windber, Pa./Windber) smacked a two-run single to make it 7-6, but was thrown out trying to advance to second base to end the game.

Miller finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI, while sophomore leftfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) batted 1-for-1 with a triple, an RBI and two runs. Junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) went 1-for-3 with a homerun and two RBI. On the mound, junior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminter) pitched six innings and allowed two unearned runs on two hits with five strikeouts to pick up the victory (2-0).

For the Mounties, senior designated hitter T.J. Morgan (Saxonburg, Pa./Knoch) batted 2-for-3, while Clark finished 1-for-1 with a pair of RBI. Senior righthander Joey Hinton (Roaring Spring, Pa./Central) started, giving up four runs, three earned, on five hits to take the loss (0-1).

In game two, Mount Aloysius took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Generals evened the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the frame on a two-run triple by Madden.

The Mounties recaptured the lead with a pair of runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-2 edge and held the lead until the bottom of the sixth when W&L exploded for eight runs. Miller had a two-run single and senior second baseman Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) smacked a two-run triple in the inning.

Miller went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI, while Madden finished 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. Freshman rightfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) batted 2-for-3 with a double. Sophomore righthander Mychael Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./The Tatnall School) pitched the first 3.2 innings and allowed four runs, two earned, on six hits with three strikeouts. Freshman righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) hurled a scoreless 3.1 innings and struck out four to pick up his first collegiate victory (1-0).

For the Mounties, Clark batted 2-for-3 with a run scored, while senior designated hitter Brandon Bryner (Connellsville, Pa./Connellsville) went 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI. On the hill, junior righthander Ryan Clouse (Martinsburg, Pa./Central) gave up six runs, four earned, on seven hits with four walks and seven strikeouts to suffer the loss (0-1).

W&L returns to the diamond on Wednesday when it travels to Shenandoah for a 3:00 pm game.

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W&L BASEBALL SPLITS WITH RICHARD STOCKTON

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team split a doubleheader with Richard Stockton on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals won the first game 9-7, but lost the nightcap 8-4.

In game one, the Ospreys (1-1) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Generals (4-2-1) got a run back in the bottom of the frame on an RBI double by senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal).

W&L then scored two runs in the second and third innings and a single run in the fourth to take a 6-2 lead. After each team tallied a run in the fifth inning, Richard Stockton then scored four runs in the top of the sixth, including a two-run double by sophomore rightfielder Joe Sacerdote (Deptford, N.J./Gloucester Catholic), to tie the game at 7-7.

In the bottom of the sixth with one out, McConnell smacked his third double of the game and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Following the second out, junior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) doubled in McConnell. He then advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by sophomore rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) to provide the winning margin of two runs.

McConnell finished 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, while junior third baseman Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminter) batted 4-for-4 with two doubles and pitched a scoreless seventh inning to earn the save. Sophomore southpaw Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) started, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits with four strikeouts in five innings. Sophomore righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) allowed one hit in 1/3 of an inning to pick up the win (2-0).

For the Ospreys, Sacerdote batted 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI. Junior righthander Allen Suggs (Trenton, N.J./Ewing) gave up two earned runs on four hits in one inning to suffer the loss (0-1).

In game two, Richard Stockton took a 1-0 lead after the first inning and held a 4-2 advantage through 5 1/2 innings. In the bottom of the sixth, the Generals tied the game at 4-4 on a two-run double by freshman leftfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip). However, the Ospreys tallied four runs in the top of the seventh with two runs crossing the plate on single by junior leftfielder Chris Herman (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) en route to the 8-4 win.

McKelvey finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI, while junior third baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) went 1-for-3 with a run scored. On the mound, freshman righthander Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace) gave up four earned runs in 4.2 innings in his first collegiate start. Sophomore lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) surrendered four runs, three earned, on three hits in 2/3 of an inning to take the loss (0-1).

Sacerdote batted 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a homerun, two RBI and three runs, while sophomore righthander Sean Curran (Gloucester, N.J./Gloucester) pitched the final 1.2 innings to earn the win (1-0).

W&L returns to the diamond on Sunday when it hosts Mount Aloysius for a doubleheader. The first pitch is set for 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL DEFEATS VIRGINIA INTERMONT, 15-4

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore leftfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) went 3-for-4 with a triple, a homerun, three runs and four RBI to help lead the Washington and Lee baseball team to a 15-4 win over Virginia Intermont on Tuesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Generals (3-1-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning on a pair of RBI singles by junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) and Madden.

W&L pushed its lead to 3-0 on an RBI triple by junior third baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) in the fourth inning, but the Cobras (2-5) pulled to within 3-2 with two runs in the top of the fifth inning. The Generals responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame to make it a 6-2 game.

Virginia Intermont got one run back in the sixth inning, but W&L exploded for nine runs over the next three innings, including a six spot in the eighth to close out the scoring.

W&L senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) finished 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs, while Miller batted 2-for-4 with two stolen bases, two runs and three RBI.

On the mound, sophomore lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) pitched 4.1 innings allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits with three strikeouts. Sophomore righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) gave up one run on two hits in 1.1 innings to pick up the win (1-0).

Virginia Intermont was led by freshman second baseman Jay Steel (Gate City, Va.), who went 2-for-3 with three runs. Junior shortstop Chad Nesteby (Lubbock, Texas) also batted 2-for-3 with an RBI. Senior righthander Jesse Poteet (Cleveland, Tenn.) pitched the first 4.1 innings and surrendered six runs, three earned, on six hits and three walks to suffer the loss (1-3).

W&L returns to the diamond on Saturday when it hosts Richard Stockton for a doubleheader. The first game is scheduled to begin at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL TIES WAYNESBURG, 9-9

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team jumped out to a 7-1 lead through 4 1/2 innings, but could not hold on as Waynesburg College stormed back to force a 9-9 tie on Friday afternoon at the Hampden-Sydney Tournament. The game was called in the ninth inning due to darkness.

The Generals (2-1-1) scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning, including a pair on a 2-run homerun by junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds). The Yellow Jackets responded with four runs in the bottom of the fifth to climb to within 7-5. After the first two batters struck out to begin the inning, Waynesburg clubbed three straight doubles, followed by a 2-run homerun by designated hitter Brandon Dittmar.

W&L added two more runs in the seventh inning to go up 9-5 as freshman third baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) swatted a 2-run homerun, the Generals’ third on the day.

Waynesburg (0-0-1) struck back again with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh and two more in the bottom of the eighth on back-to-back solo homeruns to knot the game.

The Generals were led at the plate by Henderson, who finished 3-for-3 with two doubles, one homerun and four RBI. Sophomore rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) finished 2-for-4 with a homerun, a double and two RBI, while junior leftfielder David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks. Sophomore righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) started and allowed five runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings of work.

First baseman Chad Litten paced the Yellow Jackets with three hits in four at-bats and two RBI. Justin Schrader got the start, allowing six runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings of work.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it faces Rutgers-Camden in the second day of the Hampden-Sydney Tournament. First pitch is slated for 11:00 am.

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W&L BASEBALL BREEZES PAST OGLETHORPE, 15-3

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Senior second baseman Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) went 4-for-6 with a homerun, two doubles and five RBI to lead the Washington and Lee baseball team to a 15-3 win at Oglethorpe on Wednesday evening.

The Stormy Petrels (0-4) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning, but it would be all W&L from that point as the Generals jumped out to a 6-1 lead in posting the 12-run win.

Junior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) earned his first win of the season after surrendering just three runs in six innings of work. Freshman righthander Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) pitched three innings of scoreless ball to pick up the save. Junior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) also homered for the Generals (2-1).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it participates in the Hampden-Sydney Tournament. The Generals will face Waynesburg at 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL FALLS TO EMORY, 15-6

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Emory pounded out 16 hits and scored 15 runs in a 15-6 win over Washington and Lee in non-conference baseball action on Tuesday afternoon in Atlanta, Ga.

The Eagles (2-1) jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, but the Generals scored two runs in the top of the third to cut the deficit to 5-2.

Emory then opened up the game with three runs in the fourth and five more in the fifth, including a two-run double by sophomore third baseman Frank Pfister to take a commanding 13-2 advantage.

W&L responded with two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings, but the Eagles ended the scoring with a pair of runs in the eighth inning.

Junior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) went 2-for-2 and scored two runs to lead the Generals. Senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) and senior centerfielder David Mackenzie (Vienna, Va./James Madison) each went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Sophomore lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) allowed eight runs on seven hits in four innings to suffer the loss (0-1).

Emory senior leftfielder Travis Langley batted 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI, while junior shortstop Mike Levin also went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI. Junior righthander Ian Ganzer allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits in five innings to pick up the win (1-0).

W&L returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Oglethorpe for a 4:00 pm contest.

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W&L BASEBALL OPENS SEASON WITH A 9-3 WIN OVER PIEDMONT

DEMOREST, Ga. -- Sophomore rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) went 3-for-4 with a double, a homerun and three RBI to help lead the Washington and Lee baseball team to a season-opening 9-3 win over Piedmont on Monday afternoon in Demorest, Ga.

The Generals (1-0) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by senior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) and a two-run double by junior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights).

W&L added a single run in the third inning and two more in the fourth on two-run double by senior second baseman Scott Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s Episcopal). The Lions (1-2) cut the deficit to 6-2 with a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the fourth, but the Generals scored two more runs in the fifth and one more in the seventh on Madden’s homerun to close out the scoring.

Garland finished 2-for-5 with a double and two runs, while Gosselink went 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBI and two stolen bases.

Junior pitcher Johnson Brownlow (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb) allowed two unearned runs on four hits and struck out four in four innings to pick up the win (1-0). Sophomore righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) also hurled four scoreless innings and struck out five batters.

Junior third baseman Stan Brosko went 5-for-5 with a run and an RBI to lead the Lions. Freshman pitcher Andy Graff gave up eight runs, seven earned, on seven hits in four innings to suffer the loss (0-1).

W&L returns to the diamond on Tuesday when it travels to Emory for a 2:00 pm contest.

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