LYNCHBURG ENDS W&L BASEBALL’S SEASON WITH 14-2 WIN IN ODAC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT (4/28)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Lynchburg first baseman Jon Crews batted 5-for-5 with four doubles and two RBI as the Hornets eliminated the Washington and Lee baseball team from the 2007 ODAC Baseball Tournament with a 14-2 victory at Lynchburg City Stadium.

LC (23-17) posted five runs in the bottom of the first inning on the strength off a two-run double from catcher Justin Kelly and an RBI single from rightfielder Mark Carlson. The Generals responded with a single run in the top of the second inning as junior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) scored when LC walked freshman leftfielder Jon Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) with the bases loaded. However, the Hornets continued their scoring onslaught, posting at least one runs in each of the following seven frames to cruise to the 14-2 final margin.

W&L was led by senior catcher Jordon Wesley (Winston Salem, N.C./ R.J. Reynolds), who went 1-for-4 with an RBI and sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip), who hit 2-for-4 with a double. Freshman righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) pitched 0.2 innings and gave up five earned runs and six hits before giving way to the Generals’ bull pen.

Crews’ performance was complemented by Kelly, who batted 3-for-6 with four RBI, and leftfielder Jeff Taylor, who hit 2-for-5 with three RBI. Carlson was 2-for-6 with an RBI and centerfielder Mark Winston had two hits in two at-bats along with one RBI. Joe Devlin improved to 3-3 on the season as he hurled 6.0 innings and allowed five hits and just one earned run.

The Generals conclude their season with an 18-14 overall mark. Lynchburg will advance to the final day of competition of the 2007 ODAC Baseball Tournament and will play an opponent determined by tonight’s nightcap.

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W&L BASEBALL ELIMINATES RANDOLPH-MACON, 12-5, IN ODAC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT (4/27)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) batted 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI as Washington and Lee eliminated Randolph-Macon from the 2007 ODAC Baseball Tournament with a 12-5 win at Lynchburg City Stadium.

The Generals plated four runs in the bottom of the first inning on the strength of an RBI triple from sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) and an RBI double from Garland, but the Yellow Jackets responded with all five of their runs in the top of the third inning aided by a two-run double from freshman centerfielder J.C. Conway to take a 5-4 lead.

However, W&L then exploded for six unearned runs in the bottom of the fourth inning as a two-RBI double from Garland and a two-run single from junior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) helped give the Generals a 10-5 cushion and lead to the 12-5 final margin.

W&L (18-13) was led by Garland and Madden, who went 1-for-4 with two RBI. McKelvey hit 2-for-5 with one RBI, while senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) had three hits in four at-bats. Sophomore righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) improved to 3-0 on the season as he pitched 3.1 innings and allowed just three hits and no earned runs before giving way to junior lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) and freshman righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford), who closed out the contest.

Randolph-Macon (19-20-1) was paced by sophomore designated hitter Charlie Hartt’s 2-for-5 performance from the dish with an RBI and Conway, who batted 1-for-4 with two RBI. Sophomore third baseman Greg Meleski hit 2-for-4 with an RBI, while freshman righthander Matt Tiller took the loss (1-2) after giving up five hits and four earned runs in 3.2 innings of work.

W&L returns to action on Saturday for the third round of the double-elimination 2007 ODAC Baseball Tournament. The fifth-seeded Generals will take on an opponent that will be determined by today’s later games at 3:00 pm at Lynchburg City Stadium.

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W&L BASEBALL FALLS TO HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 7-3, IN FIRST ROUND OF ODAC TOURNAMENT (4/26)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney first baseman Josh Michael batted 3-for-5 with a triple, a homerun and two RBI as the Tigers defeated the Washington and Lee baseball team, 7-3, in the first round of the 2007 ODAC Tournament at Lynchburg City Stadium.

W&L (17-13) tallied its first run of the contest in the top of the opening inning as a sacrifice fly from senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) plated sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip), but H-SC quickly knotted the score in the bottom of the first with Michael’s solo homerun to left field. The Generals took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third when senior shortstop Ray Sweeney (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) scored on a passed ball. However, Hampden-Sydney (23-16) registered three runs in both the bottom of the third and fourth innings aided by two W&L errors and an RBI triple from Michael to extend its lead to 7-2 and secure the win.

The Generals were led by McKelvey, who hit 2-for-3 with a double, and junior leftfielder Tim Livingston’s (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) 3-for-3 performance from the dish. Senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) had two hits in five at-bats, while senior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) was saddled with the loss after tossing 5.0 innings and allowing 10 hits and six earned runs along with six strikeouts.

Michael’s outing was complemented by shortstop Todd Harrell, who went 1-for-3 with an RBI, and designated hitter Ben Brawley, who totaled one hit in four at-bats and an RBI. Larry Greene improved to 5-4 as he hurled 7.0 innings and allowed seven hits and one earned run.

W&L returns to action on Friday for the second round of the double-elimination 2007 ODAC Baseball Tournament. The fifth-seeded Generals will take on the sixth-seeded Randolph-Macon (18-19-1) at 11:00 am at Lynchburg City Stadium.

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W&L BASEBALL SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER WITH R-MC (4/21)

ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team split an ODAC doubleheader with Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Hugh Stephens Field. The Yellow Jackets won the first game, 4-3, but the Generals responded to win the nightcap, 11-5.

In the first game, the Generals put one run up in the top of the first inning when sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) scored on an error by R-MC leftfielder David Jayne. R-MC responded with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning off a two-run homerun from second baseman Joey Crawford and held a 2-1 lead entering the top of the seventh frame. In the top of the seventh inning, a two-run double from McKelvey gave W&L a 3-2 lead, but the Yellow Jackets also plated two runs in the final frame as rightfielder J.C. Conway scored on a passed ball and an RBI single from third baseman Charlie Clarke with one out gave R-MC the win.

McKelvey went 2-for-4 with two RBI, while senior shortstop Ray Sweeney (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) batted 1-for-2 with a double. Freshman righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) took the loss (2-3) as he allowed two hits and two earned runs in the seventh frame.

Crawford led R-MC, going 2-for-3 with the two-run homerun and Hartt posted a 2-for-4 performance from the dish with one RBI. Lefthander Dillon Sheads picked up the win as he came into the game in the seventh inning as relief for lefthander Kurt Breitmeyer and allowed two hits and one earned run.

In the second contest, W&L held a 4-0 lead after plating one run in the first and three more in the second on the strength of back-to-back doubles by Sweeney and senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton). R-MC scored single runs in both the bottom of the third and fourth inning to cut the W&L advantage to 4-2. However, the Generals retaliated with one score in the top of the sixth inning off an RBI single from Miller and then erupted with five runs in the top of the seventh inning aided by a two-run single from freshman leftfielder Jon Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) and a two-run double from Sweeney as they extended their lead to 10-2. R-MC fought back with three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn’t manage to complete the comeback as another run in the top of the ninth for W&L put the game away.

Miller posted three hits in six at-bats with two doubles and four RBI, while Sweeney hit 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBI and Ditore batted 4-for-5 with two RBI. Junior righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) won his first game of the season (1-0) as allowed five hits and two earned runs in four innings of work.

Designated hitter Greg Meleski led R-MC (17-17-1, 7-9), batting 2-for-5 with one RBI and a double, while Conway hit 2-for-3 with one RBI. Righthander Matt Tiller was saddled with the loss (1-2) as he threw 6.2 innings and allowed 12 hits and eight earned runs.

The Generals (17-12, 11-7) return to action on Thursday in the 2007 ODAC Baseball Tournament at Lynchburg City Stadium. The seeds and game times have yet to be determined.

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W&L BASEBALL DROPS DOUBLEHEADER TO HAMPDEN-SYDNEY

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team lost both games of an ODAC doubleheader to Hampden-Sydney on Thursday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Tigers won the first game, 3-1, and the nightcap, 7-6, despite a late Generals’ rally.

In the first game, the Generals scored their lone run of the contest in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single from senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights). However, the Tigers plated single runs in the top of the third and fourth innings on a solo homerun and RBI double from junior third baseman Josh Michael (Front Royal, Va./Warren County) and then added an insurance run in the sixth inning to secure the win.

W&L was led by Garland, who went 1-for-2 with an RBI, and junior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), who batted 2-for-3. Senior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) fell to 5-2 on the year, hurling seven innings and allowing nine hits and two earned runs.

Michael paced H-SC with a 3-for-4 performance from the dish with two RBI, while freshman designated hitter Ben Brawley (Leesburg, Va./Loudon County) batted 2-for-3. Senior Larry Greene (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) pitched six innings and allowed just three hits and one earned run as he improved to 4-4 on the season.

In game two, the Tigers had a 2-0 lead entering the bottom of the third inning, but W&L knotted the score with an RBI double from senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) and an RBI single from freshman catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) in the third frame. The Generals took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning as a sacrifice fly from Lewis plated sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip), but the Tigers would register four runs in the top of the seventh inning, including a two-run double from Michael, and added a single score in the top of the ninth to make it 7-3 entering the final frame.

In the ninth inning, the Generals made a comeback as their first three batters registered hits, including an RBI single from McKelvey that cut the lead to 7-4. Miller then scored on a wild pitch and a Madden single drove home McKelvey to tighten the score to 7-6, but despite having the bases loaded with two outs the Generals couldn’t plate the tying run.

Lewis paced W&L (16-11, 10-6), going 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Madden and Miller each batted 3-for-5 with an RBI apiece. Freshman righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) took the loss (1-2) as he threw 6.2 innings and totaled six strikeouts, while allowing seven hits and three earned runs.

The Tigers were led by Michael’s 2-for-4 performance from the plate with two RBI. Junior shortstop Todd Harrell (Chesapeake, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk) hit 2-for-5 with two RBI. Junior Daniel Hadra (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) improved to 5-2 overall as he pitched eight innings and allowed nine hits and one earned run.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they travel to Ashland, Va., for a doubleheader with Randolph-Macon. The first game is slated to start at 1:00 pm.

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GUILFORD DOWNS W&L BASEBALL, 8-7, IN EXTRA INNINGS

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford leftfielder Byron Myers’ bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning plated the winning run as the Quakers topped the Washington and Lee baseball team, 8-7, on Tuesday afternoon at Edgar McBane Field.

The Generals (16-9, 10-4) got on the board in the top of the first when sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) scored on a wild pitch, but Guilford (11-21, 4-10) responded with six unanswered runs, including two RBI singles from catcher Phil Drew, to take a 6-1 lead entering the top of the fifth inning.

W&L cut into the Quakers’ lead in the top of the fifth frame, as an sacrifice fly from senior catcher Jordon Wesley (Winston Salem, N.C./ R.J. Reynolds) scored senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton). However, GC scored off another RBI single from Drew, to extend its lead to 7-2 after the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Blue and White responded with an RBI single from Wesley in the top of the seventh inning and three runs, two of which scored on an error and a wild pitch, in the top of the eighth to slice the GC advantage to 7-6. The Generals continued their comeback in the top of the ninth as Miller hit an RBI single to right field, knotting the contest, 7-7, forcing extra innings and setting-up Myers’ game-winning heroics.

W&L was led by Wesley, who hit 2-for-4 with two RBI, and Miller, had two hits in four at-bats and one RBI. McKelvey batted 4-for-6, while junior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) went 2-for-5. Freshman righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) was saddled with the loss (2-2) after coming into the game in the eighth inning.

Drew led the Quakers, going 3-for-4 at the dish with four RBI, while shortstop Drew Ward was 4-for-4 with one RBI. Chad Boone pitched 2.1 innings and allowed four hits and no earned runs as he improved to 1-2.

W&L returns to Thursday when it faces Hampden-Sydney. The doubleheader is slated to begin at 1:00 pm.

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SOUTHERN VIRGINIA TOPS W&L BASEBALL, 16-15

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team recovered from an early 8-0 deficit to take a 15-14 lead entering the top of the ninth inning, but could not hold on as Southern Virginia posted a 16-15 victory at Cap’n Dick Smith Field on Wednesday afternoon.

The Knights jumped out to a 8-0 lead entering the bottom of the second inning aided by a two-run double from freshman catcher Brandon Williams (Absarokee, Calif./Absarokee) in the first frame, but the Generals responded with 10 runs in the bottom of the second keyed by a three-run homerun to centerfield from senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) to make it 10-8 in favor of W&L. SVU quickly re-took the lead, adding two runs in both the top of the fourth and fifth innings and single scores in the top of the sixth and seventh frames to take a 14-11 lead. However, W&L used back-to-back errors by Southern Virginia in the bottom of the seventh and a two-run double from sophomore first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace) to take a 15-14 lead, which carried into the ninth inning.

In the top of the ninth, an error by sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) allowed SVU to push across the tying and go-ahead runs. Trailing 16-15 in the bottom of the ninth, the Blue and White advanced runners to second and third, but couldn’t plate the tying run.

The Generals (16-8) were led by Miller, who batted 3-for-5 with three RBI, while Henderson recorded a 2-for-5 performance from the dish with three RBI. Junior leftfielder Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) had two hits in four at-bats and three RBI. Freshman righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) was saddled with the loss (2-1) after coming into the game in the ninth inning.

SVU (5-23) was paced by freshman centerfielder Troy Butterfield (South Jordan, Utah./Copper Hills), who hit 2-for-6 with a homerun and three RBI, while freshman first baseman Josh Wright (Riverton, Utah/Copper Hills) tallied four hits in six at-bats and three RBI. Freshman righthander Brandon Hess (Fremont, Calif./UVSC) improved to 3-5 on the season, allowing three hits and no earned runs in 2.2 innings of relief.

W&L returns to action following the break for exams with a doubleheader against Hampden-Sydney on Sat., Apr. 14 at 1:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER WITH ROANOKE

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team took both games of an ODAC doubleheader over Roanoke on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals won the first game, 3-1, and the nightcap, 11-6.

The Maroons got on the board early in the initial game with a run in the top of the first inning on an RBI single from second baseman Brennan Thacker (Forest, Va./Jefferson Forest), but the Generals responded with two runs in the bottom of the second inning on RBI singles from junior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) and junior leftfielder Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica). Senior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) added an insurance run for W&L in the bottom of the sixth frame when he smacked a solo homerun to right center.

The Generals were led in game one by Wesley and Madden, who each went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Livingston hit 1-for-2 with an RBI and senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) was 3-for-3 from the dish. Senior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) improved to 5-1 on the season as he tossed a complete game, allowing just four hits and one earned run.

RC was paced by Thacker, who hit 1-for-3 with an RBI, and senior designated hitter Shane Spikes’ (Salem, Va./Glenvar) 1-for-2 performance from the plate. Junior righthander Jonathan Wills (Salem, Va./Salem) was saddled with the loss (1-5) as he pitched the complete game and gave up seven hits and three earned runs.

In the nightcap, the Maroons exploded for five runs in the top of the second aided by a two-run double from Thacker, but the Generals responded in the bottom of the fourth inning, posting seven runs highlighted by a grand slam homerun to rightfield from Madden. A two-run RBI single in the fifth and an RBI single in the seventh both from Livingston upped W&L’s advantage and an RBI double from senior first baseman Nathan Unroe (Iron Gate, Va./Alleghany) in the top of the ninth inning wasn’t enough of a rally for the Maroons.

W&L (16-7, 10-3) was led by Madden’s 3-for-5 performance with four RBI and Livingston, who went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) had two hits in four at-bats and an RBI, while sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) batted 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. Sophomore righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) notched his second win (2-0) of the season, allowing just two hits and no earned runs in 4.0 innings.

Unroe paced Roanoke (6-17, 6-5), batting 3-for-5 with two RBI. Thacker was 1-for-4 with 2 RBI, while sophomore shortstop Alan Moore (Roanoke, Va./Cave Springs) hit 2-for-5 with an RBI. Senior lefthander Chase Davidson (Vinton, Va./William Byrd) took the loss for the Maroons, pitching 3.2 innings and allowing seven hits and seven earned runs.

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

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SHENANDOAH POSTS 10-4 WIN OVER W&L BASEBALL

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Shenandoah centerfielder Ryan Anderson (Winchester, Va./Potomac State) hit 4-for-5 with two RBI as the Hornets defeated the Washington and Lee baseball team, 10-4, on Thursday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

Shenandoah (14-8) took a 10-0 lead highlighted by a two-run triple from Anderson in the top of the third and a two-run double from sophomore catcher Scott Lambert (Chantilly, Va./Chantilly) in the top of the sixth. The Generals (14-7) got on the board in the bottom of the sixth off a solo-homerun by sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) and rallied for two more runs in the seventh before the inning ended with senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) being thrown out at the plate. Miller capped the scoring in the ninth inning with a solo shot to leftfield.

W&L was led by McKelvey’s 2-for-5 performance from the dish, while Miller went 1-for-5 and freshman third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) hit 1-for-4 with an RBI. Freshman leftfielder John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) batted 1-for-3 with an RBI and freshman catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) had three hits in four at-bats. Junior righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) fell to 3-2 on the season, allowing six hits and four earned runs in 4.0 innings.

Anderson led SU, notching one triple, one double and two singles, while Lambert hit 3-for-5 with four RBI and junior designated hitter Adam Kessell (Harpers Ferry, W. Va./Jefferson) was 3-for-4 with one RBI. Senior righthander Jason Burgess (Severn, Md./Cardinal Gibbons) picked up the win (4-1) as he hurled six innings of four-hit ball and gave up only one earned run.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host Roanoke for a doubleheader at noon.

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GARLAND LEADS W&L BASEBALL TO 7-4 WIN OVER BRIDGEWATER

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) batted 2-for-4 with a three-run homerun as the Washington and Lee baseball team upended Bridgewater, 7-4, on Tuesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Generals (14-6, 8-3) tallied the first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning when a sacrifice fly by junior leftfielder Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) plated sophomore first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace). The Eagles retaliated in the next frame as a single from freshman rightfielder Mitchell Edwards (Kent’s Store, Va./Fluvanna) brought senior shortstop Jono Brooks (Milford, Va./Caroline) home. W&L would then take the lead, 2-1, in the bottom of the third inning as sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) registered a triple and then scored on a wild pitch from junior righthander Nolan Shaffer (Hegins, Pa./Tri-Valley). Two BC scores in the top of the fifth inning off an RBI triple from Brooks, who would eventually score on a double from Edwards, gave the Eagles a 3-2 advantage, but the Generals responded as a sacrifice fly from McKelvey sent Livingston home in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The contest was knotted at 3-3 leading into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Blue and White broke the game open with a RBI single from freshman catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) and the ensuing three-run homer from Garland. BC managed just one run off a RBI single from sophomore designated hitter Michael Lenox (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland) in the top of the ninth, yet it wasn’t enough as the Generals held on for the victory.

McKelvey complimented Garland’s performance, hitting 2-for-3 with one RBI. Lewis had one hit in two at-bats and also tallied the game-winning RBI. Sophomore righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) picked up his first decision (1-0) of the season as he allowed just three hits and no earned runs in two innings. Freshman righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) started the contest and gave up three earned runs on six hits in 4.1 innings.

Bridgewater (7-13, 4-4) was paced by Edwards’ 3-for-5 performance from the dish with two RBI and Brooks, who went 2-for-5 with one RBI. Shaffer took the loss (1-4) for the Eagles, hurling 6.1 innings and allowing five earned runs and seven hits.

The Generals return to action on Thursday when they host Shenandoah at 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST LYNCHBURG

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team took both games of an ODAC doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals won the first game, 3-1, and then posted a 6-5 come-from-behind win in the second contest.

In the first game, the Generals took a 2-0 lead as a single from sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) scored freshman third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) in the bottom of the third with the first run. W&L pushed across the second run as it successfully executed a double-steal that allowed senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) to score. The Hornets scored in the top of the sixth inning when junior shortstop Ronnie LaBrie (Vinton, Va./Staunton River) hit a solo homerun to right centerfield, but the Generals added an insurance run as sophomore first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace) homered to leftfield in the bottom of the sixth to post the 3-1 victory.

The Blue and White was paced in the opening game by McKelvey, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Henderson hit 1-for-3 with an RBI. Senior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) improved to 4-1 as he pitched a complete game, allowing five hits and one earned run with six strikeouts.

Lynchburg was led in the first game by LaBrie’s 2-for-3 performance. Senior righthander Jason Kelly (Colonial Heights, Va./Colonial Heights) was saddled with the loss (4-2) as he allowed seven hits and two earned runs in five innings of work.

In game two, the Hornets jumped out to a 5-0 lead after picking up four runs in the top of the third aided by a two-run single from freshman centerfielder Cameron Grant (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage). However, the Generals methodically chipped away, getting on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning as a sacrifice fly from Miller scored Edwards. W&L netted a score in the bottom of the sixth inning off an Edwards’ single that scored Henderson, and posted two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on an RBI double by senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights), who later scored on an error by LaBrie. The Generals then tied the contest at 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth inning as a Miller single to rightfield scored Edwards. W&L’s comeback was capped in the bottom of the ninth as a sacrifice fly by Edwards with the bases loaded plated junior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park).

Edwards led W&L (13-6, 7-3) in the nightcap, going 3-for-4 with two RBI, including the game-winner. Miller registered two hits in three at-bats and also tallied two RBI, while Garland batted 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Plantholt got the win (2-0) sending the Hornets down in order in the ninth inning. Junior lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) started the contest and hurled 2.2 innings before giving way to the bullpen.

The Hornets (13-9, 5-3) were led at the dish by Grant’s 1-for-5 performance with two RBI and LaBrie, who was 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Junior first baseman Jon Crews (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) batted 1-for-2 with one RBI. Sophomore righthander D.W. Moore (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) pitched six innings and allowed six hits and two earned runs, but sophomore righthander Joe Devlin (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) took the loss (1-1) as he tossed the final 0.2 innings.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they host Bridgewater at 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L BASEBALL DROPS A 3-1 DECISION TO BRIDGEWATER (3/21)

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Bridgewater shortstop Jono Brooks went 2-for-4 with a two-run homerun to lift the Eagles to a 3-1 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at the Jopson Field Complex.

Brooks gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning when he belted a homerun that plated rightfielder Mitchell Edwards.

The Generals (11-6, 5-3) got on the board in the top of the fourth inning as back-to-back doubles from sophomore first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace) and senior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) sliced the Eagles’ advantage to 2-1. However, Bridgewater got the run back in the bottom of the frame as third baseman Chance Dobbs laced a two-out single and was plated on a double by sophomore catcher Andrew Chrismer.

W&L was led at the dish by Wesley, who was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Henderson went 2-for-3 with a double, while junior leftfielder Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) posted two hits in four at-bats. Junior righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) fell to 3-1 on the season, surrendering seven hits and three earned runs in five innings of work.

Brooks’ effort paced the Eagles (7-10, 4-1) at the plate, while Chrismer added a pair of hits and one RBI in three plate appearances. Senior lefthander Matt Nolan picked up the win (3-0) after 1.1 innings of scoreless relief work.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Lynchburg College for a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL DROPS DOUBLEHEADER TO VIRGINIA WESLEYAN (3/18)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan took both games of an ODAC baseball doubleheader over Washington and Lee on Sunday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Marlins won the first game, 6-2, and the second contest, 6-5.

In the first game, the Marlins jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Generals got on the board in the bottom of the second when an single from freshman third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) brought home sophomore first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace). Virginia Wesleyan responded with four runs in the top of the third and the Generals managed just one more run the rest of the way for the 6-2 final.

The Generals were led in the initial game by Plantholt, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while senior catcher Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) hit 1-for-3 with an RBI. Senior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) pitched six innings and allowed six hits and six earned runs as he registered his first loss of the season (3-1).

VWC was paced by senior catcher Matt Hudgins’ (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam) 3-for-3 performance from the plate with a homerun and two RBI. Senior leftfielder Ricky Allred (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial) hit 1-for-3 with a two-run homerun. Senior righthander Chris Rivera (Chesterfield, Va./Meadowbrook) picked up the win for VWC in the first game as he tossed six innings of six-hit ball and allowed only two earned runs.

In the second game, W&L opened the contest with two runs in the bottom of the first when a double from senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) scored Henderson and sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip). The Marlins then scored one run in both the third and fourth innings and added three runs in the fifth inning to hold a 6-3 advantage going into the bottom of the ninth inning. The Generals mounted a comeback in the bottom of ninth inning as Henderson led off the inning with a double and Wesley followed an RBI single that scored Henderson and cut the lead to 6-4. Senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) registered an RBI single that scored freshman John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet), who was pinch running for Wesley, but it wasn’t enough McKelvey grounded into a fielder’s choice to end the game.

W&L (11-5, 5-2) was paced in game two by Garland, who went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. Henderson also batted 2-for-4 with one RBI, while Miller was 2-for-5 with one RBI. Junior lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) hurled 4.1 innings and allowed seven hits and five earned runs. Freshman righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) tossed 2.2 innings, surrendering five hits and one earned run, while junior lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) came in to throw the final 2.0 innings of the contest and allowed only two hits and no runs.

Sophomore outfielder Sam Smith (Richmond,Va./Varina) led the Marlins (11-7, 5-1) in the second game with a 2-for-2 performance from the plate, while notching a solo homerun. Junior righthander Jesse Freeman (Virginia Beach, Va./Salem) tallied the win in the second game for throwing seven innings and registering four strikeouts.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Bridgewater for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L BASEBALL CONTINUES WINNING WAYS WITH 6-3 TRIUMPH OF MARY WASHINGTON (3/11)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team stretched its winning streak to nine-straight with a 6-3 win over Mary Washington on Sunday afternoon at Dickinson Stadium.

The Generals (11-3) held a 2-0 lead going into the top of the fifth inning, but the Eagles (5-4-1) tacked on two runs to tie the game in the bottom of the frame. W&L scored a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning to take a 4-2 lead and held on despite another UMW score in the bottom of the eighth inning to cut it to 4-3. The Generals put two more runs on the board in the top of the ninth inning en route to the 6-3 final.

W&L was paced by senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights), who went 2-for-3 and senior shortstop Ray Sweeney’s (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) 2-for-4 performance from the plate. Senior Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) was 1-for-1 with two RBI, while junior leftfielder Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) (2-for-4) and freshman catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) (1-for-3) each added an RBI.

Freshman righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) tossed the first five innings of play, allowing just three hits and two unearned runs. Junior lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) came in to throw 2.2 innings and pick up his first win of the season (1-0), while freshman righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) pitched the final 1.1 innings to notch his fourth save of the year.

The Generals return to action on Friday when they welome Villa Julie to Cap’n Dick Smith Field at 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS ODAC DOUBLEHEADER WITH EMU (3/10)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team took both games of a ODAC doubleheader with Eastern Mennonite on Saturday at the EMU Baseball Field to extend its winning streak to eight contests. The Generals won the first game, 11-3, and were victorious in the second game, 17-4.

In game one, the Generals (10-3, 5-0) erupted for nine runs over the first three innings en route to the 11-3 final. W&L was led by junior leftfielder Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica), who hit 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) went 1-for-3 with a solo-homerun. Senior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) pitched six innings and allowed just two earned runs on three hits to net his third win (3-0) of the season.

In the second game, W&L jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first four innings of play and never looked back as it cruised to the 17-4 final. The Generals were paced by senior second baseman David Miller’s (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) 4-of-7 performance from the plate with two doubles and four RBI. Edwards batted 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI, while junior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) hit 2-for-3 and notched a double and two RBI. Junior lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) hurled the first 6.2 innings, giving up six hits and four earned runs, while registering six strikeouts as he tallied his second win (2-1) of the year.

EMU (3-12, 0-2) was paced by sophomore catcher Chad Lang, who batted 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the first game, and senior centerfielder Brandon Zollman’s 2-for-4 hitting with one RBI in game two. Freshman righthander Jeff Walker (0-3) took the loss in the first game, while freshman righthander Jesse Baker (1-1) was saddled with the second defeat.

The Generals return to action on Sunday when they take on Mary Washington at 1:00 pm in Fredericksburg, Va.

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W&L BASEBALL EXTENDS WINNING STREAK WITH 4-1 WIN OVER GUILFORD (3/7)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) hurled six innings of three-hit scoreless ball as the Washington and Lee baseball team extended its winning streak to six games with a 4-1 ODAC win over Guilford on Wednesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Generals (8-3, 3-0) opened the scoring in the first inning as sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) hit a solo homerun to rightfield and upped their lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the third inning when senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) sent a solo-shot to centerfield. In the bottom of the fourth, a triple by senior shortstop Ray Sweeney (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) scored freshman catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) and Miller singled to bring Sweeney home and give the Blue and White a 4-0 lead.

The Quakers (5-8, 0-3) attempted a late rally in the top of the eighth inning as junior catcher Phil Drew (Mashpee, Mass./Mashpee) grounded out to Sweeney with the bases loaded to score sophomore centerfielder Joe John (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road). W&L junior lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) walked sophomore designated hitter Byron Myers (Alexandria, Va./Bishop O’Connell) to load the bases once again, but junior third baseman Zack Schlesinger (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) lined out to first base to end the comeback attempt.

Miller and McKelvey paced the Generals with a homerun apiece. Miller hit 2-for-5 with two RBI, while McKelvey went 1-for-4 with one RBI. Sweeney batted 2-for-3 with one RBI, while senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) went 3-for-4 from the plate. Marcott (3-0) tallied two strikeouts to pick up his third win of the season. Pharis pitched two innings of relief, while freshman righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) pitched the final inning for W&L.

Drew went 1-for-3 with one RBI for GC, while junior righthander Andrew McClannon (Mocksville, N.C./Davie) took the loss (1-2) for the Quakers after tossing 3.1 innings and allowing seven hits and four earned runs.

The Generals look to extend their winning streak when they travel Eastern Mennonite for a doubleheader on Saturday. The first game will begin at noon.

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W&L BASEBALL SPOILS MOUNT ALOYSIUS’ SEASON OPENER WITH A SWEEP (3/4)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior shortstop Ray Sweeney (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) totaled four RBI, one homerun and one double on 3-for-7 hitting over two games as the Washington and Lee baseball team swept Mount Aloysius in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals won the first game, 15-7, and then shutout the Mounties in the second game, 8-0.

In game one, the Generals fell behind 5-0 going into the bottom of the third inning, but managed to net three runs, including one scored by Sweeney in the third. W&L continued to trail, 6-3, entering the bottom of the fifth inning, however, the Blue and White exploded for 11 runs, which included Sweeney’s three-run homer, to take a 14-6 lead and closed out the game with another score in the sixth off a single by junior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) that drove home sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip).

Sweeney hit 1-for-3 with three RBI in the first game, while McKelvey went 2-for-3 with one double and one RBI. Freshman catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) also added three RBI on 1-for-3 hitting. Junior righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) picked up the game-one win by tossing three innings of two-hit ball and striking out three batters.

In second game, W&L scored single runs in each of the first four innings to take a 4-0 lead entering the bottom of the fifth inning. In the bottom of the fifth, sophomore first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace) reached base on a single to rightfield and advanced to second on a fielder’s choice that put junior leftfielder Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) on first. Henderson then scored for the Generals on an error by Mount Aloysius’ third baseman Chuck Farris (New Castle, Pa./New Castle) and Livingston came home on a wild pitch by MAC’s righthanded pitcher Durell Hutzell-Ellis (Johnstown, Pa./Greater Johnstown). A double by Sweeney and a single by McKelvey brought home W&L’s final runs of the day and produced the 8-0 final margin.

McKelvey went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a double in game two, while Sweeney went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) hit 3-for-3 with one RBI and senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) tallied one RBI, going 2-for-3. Freshman righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) recorded the first win of his career by hurling six innings, allowing just two hits and racking up nine strikeouts.

Hutzell-Ellis took the loss for the Mounties in the second game, while righthander Ryan Clouse (Martinsburg, Pa./Central) was given the loss in the first game.

The Generals (7-3) return to action on Wednesday when they host Guilford at 3:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SWEEPS EMORY & HENRY (3/3)

EMORY, Va. -- Senior Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) pitched a complete-game shutout and over the two games combined to hit 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Washington and Lee baseball team swept Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon. The Generals took the first game, 6-0, and then won the second contest, 16-14.

With Edwards on the mound in the first game, the Generals took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when junior leftfielder Tim Livingston’s (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) single scored sophomore first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace). The Blue and White added five runs in the seventh inning, including a two-run homerun from junior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park).

W&L was led by Madden, who went 1-for-4 with two RBI and the homerun, and Livingston, who hit 2-for-3 with one RBI. Edwards hurled all seven innings for the Generals, racking up 11 strikeouts and only four hits and three walks.

In the second game, the Generals had a 6-3 lead entering the fourth inning and added seven runs, which included a grand slam by Livingston that brought home freshman catcher Will Lewis, Edwards and Henderson. W&L upped its advantage, scoring two runs in the fifth and one run in the sixth, to take a 16-4 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning. E&H rallied in the sixth inning when a grand slam by senior first baseman Adam Hall cut the W&L lead to 16-8. The Wasps continue their charge with four more runs in the eighth inning and two more in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough as the Generals held on for the win.

Livingston led W&L in game two, with 3-for-6 hitting and six RBI. Senior short stop Ray Sweeney (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) notched three RBI (1-2) with a homerun. Senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) also notched a homerun, two RBI and hit 2-for-5. Junior lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) picked up the win for W&L, pitching five innings and allowing four runs and eight hits.

The Generals return to action on Sunday when they host Mount Aloysius in a double-header at noon.

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W&L BASEBALL DOWNS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 3-1 (2/28)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior third baseman Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) doubled in the bottom of the fifth inning to plate the tying and go-ahead run as the Washington and Lee baseball team posted a 3-1 win over Southern Virginia on Wednesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

Southern Virginia got on the scoreboard first in the top of the second inning, registering its lone run of the contest when junior rightfielder Jonathan Mills (Pittsburgh, Pa./CC of Allegheny County South) tagged home on a sacrifice fly by freshman catcher Barrett Price (Georgetown, S.C./Georgetown).

In the bottom of the fifth, SVU freshman righthander Thomas Frazier (Spanish Fork, Utah/Spanish Fork) walked W&L junior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) and senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) doubled to set the table for Edward’s bases-clearing double. The Generals also added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth when sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey’s (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) singled to score freshman catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) home.

The Generals (3-3) were led by Edward’s 1-for-4 performance from the plate with two RBI and Madden, who went 3-for-4. The Knights (0-13) were paced offensively by sophomore shortstop Greg Larsen (Orem, Utah, UVSC), who went 2-for-3.

Junior righthander Steve Marcott (Cinncinati, Ohio/Xavier) pitched three innings of two-hit ball to pick up his first win of the season, while Frazier was saddled with the loss for SVU after tossing five innings.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they travel to Emory, Va., to face ODAC-foe Emory & Henry. The double-header is slated to begin at 12:00 pm.

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W&L BASEBALL SPLITS IN FINAL DAY OF THE DESERT CLASSIC (2/24)

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team defeated Hastings College, 16-0, but fell to Trinity (Texas), 13-7, in the final game of the Desert Baseball Classic on Saturday evening at the Peoria Sports Complex.

In the win over Hastings (2-6), senior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) tossed five innings of three-hit ball to pick up his first win of the season. Sophomore first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace) led the Generals at the plate, going 5-for-6 with a double and three RBI. Sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) added a pair of hits in three at-bats. Junior lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) and freshman lefthander Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) combined to hold Hastings hitless in four innings of relief work.

In the nightcap, Trinity (4-6) broke open a 3-3 game with four runs in the sixth inning and five more in the seventh en route to a 13-7 victory. Senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) led the Generals at the dish, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. McKelvey added three hits in five at-bats, including a pair of doubles.

Sophomore righthander Chris Sherwin (Wynnewood, Pa./Episcopal Academy) suffered his first loss of the season after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in 1.1 innings of relief.

Washington and Lee (2-3) returns to action on Wednesday as it hosts Southern Virginia for a 3:00 pm contest.

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W&L BASEBALL DEFEATS TRINITY (TEXAS), 6-5 (2/23)

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team scored five runs over the seventh and eighth innings to defeat Trinity (Texas), 6-5, in the Desert Classic on Friday afternoon at the Peoria Sports Complex.

The Generals (1-2) trailed 5-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, but back-to-back doubles by sophomore outfielders Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) and James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) got the rally started. A single by freshman catcher William Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) moved Madden to third and he eventually scored on a single by senior third baseman Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster). The seventh inning rally was capped off by an RBI single from sophomore first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace) that scored Lewis.

An RBI triple by McKelvey knotted the score at 5-5 and the Generals pushed across the game-winner on a sacrifice fly by Madden.

Trinity (3-4) loaded the bases in the top of the ninth inning, but junior lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) recorded the final two outs to pick up his first save of the season.

Freshman righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless ball to pick up his first career win. At the plate, W&L was paced by McKelvey, who went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, two walks and an RBI. Henderson finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI, while Madden was 1-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in.

Second baseman Steven Ramos and catcher Ted Wilson both went 3-for-4 at the plate to pace the Tigers. Ryan Poffenroth suffered the loss after surrendering five runs (three earned) in 2.2 innings of relief.

The Generals return to action in Arizona on Saturday when they face Hastings (Neb.) at 1:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time). Depending on the outcome of that game, W&L will play either Whitworth (Wash.) or Trinity at 5:00 pm or 9:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time).

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W&L BASEBALL DROPS A PAIR IN ARIZONA (2/22)

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team opened its 2007 season with a pair of losses in the Desert Classic held at the Peoria Sports Complex, the spring training home of the San Diego Padres. The Generals fell to Whitworth (Wash.) in the opener by a score of 10-1, then dropped a 15-7 decision to Hastings (Neb.) in the nightcap.

In the opener, Whitworth (1-4) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and limited the Generals to just four hits in cruising to the win. For W&L, junior lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) picked up the loss after giving up five hits and three runs (one earned) in four innings of work. Senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) led the Generals at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

In the loss to Hastings (1-4), the Generals (0-2) jumped out to a 3-0 lead through two innings, but saw the Broncos score two runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth frame for a 5-3 lead. A lone W&L run in the fifth inning cut it to a 5-4 game, but Hastings tacked on four runs in the sixth inning and five runs in the eighth inning to pull away.

Freshman righthander Charles Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) tossed 2.2 innings of relief and was saddled with the loss. Junior leftfielder Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) paced the Generals at the dish, going 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI. Junior third baseman Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) went 1-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in as well.

The Generals return to action in Arizona on Friday when they face Trinity (Texas) at 5:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time).

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