Baseball vs. Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg rightfielder David Gaines registered an RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning to oust Washington and Lee from the 2008 ODAC Baseball Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Lynchburg City Stadium.

The Generals took a 6-5 lead in the top of the ninth off an RBI single from sophomore catcher WIll Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora), but the top-seeded Hornets forced extra innings with a sacrifice fly from first baseman Jon Crews and then snagged the victory in the bottom of the 12th with Gaines' single.

W&L owned a 5-1 lead entering the bottom of the seventh aided by an RBI single from sophomore third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) in the second and an RBI double from Plantholt in the fourth. However, LC put three runs on the board in the seventh to cut the Blue and White's edge to 5-4 and then tied the contest (5-5) with an RBI single from leftfielder Mark Winston in the bottom of the eighth.

Plantholt led W&L with a 2-for-5 performance from the plate with a double and three RBI. Lewis went 2-for-5 with one RBI, while senior designated hitter Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) totaled two hits in four at-bats with one RBI. Senior righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) started the contest and went five innings, allowing four hits and one earned run. Plantholt was saddled with the loss, as he tossed the final 3.2 innings and gave up two hits and two earned runs.

Gaines batted 2-for-4 with one RBI for LC, while centerfielder Cameron Grant had two hits in five at-bats, along with two RBI. Catcher Chris Colquhoun also added two RBI on 1-for-3 hitting. Jonathan Nichols picked up the win as he hurled the final 1.1 innings and allowed no hits and no earned runs.

The Generals conclude the season with a 22-12 overall record.

Baseball vs. Randolph-Macon

 LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The third-seeded Randolph-Macon baseball team used a seven-run seventh inning to post a 13-3 win over fifth-seeded Washington and Lee in the second day of the 2008 ODAC Tournament at Lynchburg City Stadium on Friday evening.

The Generals took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning off a two-run single from junior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret), but Randolph-Macon responded with a pair of runs, tying the contest at 2-2, in the bottom of the third frame.

After W&L took a 3-2 lead in the top of the sixth, R-MC leftfielder Adam Wallace smacked a two-run homerun to rightfield to give the Yellow Jackets a one-run edge and then they racked up the aforementioned seven runs in the seventh en route to the 10-run final margin.

W&L (22-11) was paced by Peyster, who went 1-for-3 with two RBI. Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) registered two-hits in three at-bats, while sophomore third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) batted 2-for-3. Junior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) was saddled with the loss (4-2) as he hurled 6.1 innings and allowed five hits and six earned runs.

R-MC (23-15) was led by Wallace, who went 2-for-4 with a double, a homerun and four RBI. First baseman Charlie Hart was 1-for-4 from the plate with two RBI. Left-handed pitcher Kurt Breitmeyer improved to 4-2 on the season, giving up eight hits and just three earned runs in seven innings of work.

The Generals take on top-seeded Lynchburg on Saturday at 11:00 am for the third day of the double-elimination ODAC Tournament.

Baseball vs. Virginia Wesleyan

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The fifth-seeded Washington and Lee baseball team exploded for 10 runs in the fourth inning to secure a 15-4 win over second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan in the opening day of the 2008 ODAC Baseball Tournament at Lynchburg City Stadium.

After the Marlins tacked up one run in the bottom of the third, the Generals’ bats came alive in the ensuing frame, racking up nine hits and 10 runs, including a two-run single from freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill), to jump out to a 10-1 lead. VWC managed three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but W&L added five additional runs for the 15-4 final.

W&L (22-10) was paced by sophomore third baseman Jim Plantholt, who batted 2-for-4 with three RBI. Junior second basemen Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) hit 2-for-2 with two RBI, while junior center fielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y.) had two hits in six at-bats with a double and an RBI. Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) and senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) each had two hits in five at-bats with an RBI. Sophomore righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) improved to 5-2 on the season as he hurled six innings and allowed five hits and just one earned run before giving way to the bullpen.

First baseman Adam Marx tallied two hits in four at-bats for the Marlins (24-13-1), while leftfielder Kevin Nally was 1-for-4 with a double and one RBI and rightfielder Ozz Dhramapitaksook went 2-for-5 from the plate. Righthander Jesse Freeman (6-2) tossed the opening three innings of the contest, allowing five hits and six earned runs. The Marlins then used eight relievers to finish the contest.

The Generals return to action for the second day of the double-elimination tournament on Friday. The Blue and White will take on the winner of the Bridgewater/Randolph-Macon contest at 7:00 pm at Lynchburg City Stadium.

Baseball vs. Eastern Mennonite

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team split an ODAC doubleheader with Eastern Mennonite on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. EMU’s sophomore leftfielder Ben Wise (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) hit a solo homerun in the top of the seventh to lead the Royals to a 3-2 win in game one, while the Generals recovered to win the second game, 8-4.

In the first game, after 3.5 scoreless innings, the Generals took a 1-0 lead off an RBI single from sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Ct./Taft School). The Royals retook the lead with two runs in the top of the fifth, but W&L responded by tying the contest in the bottom of the fifth off a sacrifice fly from sophomore John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet). However, Wise then hit the aforementioned homerun and the Generals went in order to conclude the game.

Ditore went 2-for-2 with one RBI in the first game, while Serenbetz was 1-for-3 with one RBI. Sophomore righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) tossed all seven innings as he fell to 4-2, giving up four hits and three earned runs.

In the second game, W&L held a 5-1 lead after six innings until Eastern Mennonite used four hits to put up three runs in the seventh and cut the Blue and White’s edge to 5-4. However, the Generals pulled away in the bottom of the eighth as freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Lower Chestnut Hill), junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) and senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) each registered an RBI single en route to the 8-4 final margin.

McKelvey led W&L in the nightcap with a 3-for-4 performance from the plate with one RBI, while Madden totaled two hits in five at-bats with two RBI and Cardona was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Junior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) improved to 4-1 as he hurled five innings of five-hit ball and allowed just one earned run. EMU (10-30) was led by Wise, who combined to hit 3-for-7 with a homerun three RBI over two games.

Sophomore righthander Jesse Baker (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial) picked up the game-one victory, pitching a complete game and giving up eight hits and two earned runs. Freshman righthander Michael Moles (Waynesboro, Va./Stuart Draft) was saddled with the loss in the nightcap. Moles allowed nine hits and two earned runs in 7.0 innings of work.

The Generals (21-10, 10-8) will be the fifth seed in the 2008 ODAC Tournament and will take on the second-seed squad (still TBD) on Thursday at 3:00 pm at Lynchburg City Stadium.

Baseball vs. Eastern Mennonite

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team split an ODAC doubleheader with Eastern Mennonite on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. EMU’s sophomore leftfielder Ben Wise (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) hit a solo homerun in the top of the seventh to lead the Royals to a 3-2 win in game one, while the Generals recovered to win the second game, 8-4.

In the first game, after 3.5 scoreless innings, the Generals took a 1-0 lead off an RBI single from sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Ct./Taft School). The Royals retook the lead with two runs in the top of the fifth, but W&L responded by tying the contest in the bottom of the fifth off a sacrifice fly from sophomore John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet). However, Wise then hit the aforementioned homerun and the Generals went in order to conclude the game.

Ditore went 2-for-2 with one RBI in the first game, while Serenbetz was 1-for-3 with one RBI. Sophomore righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) tossed all seven innings as he fell to 4-2, giving up four hits and three earned runs.

In the second game, W&L held a 5-1 lead after six innings until Eastern Mennonite used four hits to put up three runs in the seventh and cut the Blue and White’s edge to 5-4. However, the Generals pulled away in the bottom of the eighth as freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Lower Chestnut Hill), junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) and senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) each registered an RBI single en route to the 8-4 final margin.

McKelvey led W&L in the nightcap with a 3-for-4 performance from the plate with one RBI, while Madden totaled two hits in five at-bats with two RBI and Cardona was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Junior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) improved to 4-1 as he hurled five innings of five-hit ball and allowed just one earned run. EMU (10-30) was led by Wise, who combined to hit 3-for-7 with a homerun three RBI over two games.

Sophomore righthander Jesse Baker (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial) picked up the game-one victory, pitching a complete game and giving up eight hits and two earned runs. Freshman righthander Michael Moles (Waynesboro, Va./Stuart Draft) was saddled with the loss in the nightcap. Moles allowed nine hits and two earned runs in 7.0 innings of work.

The Generals (21-10, 10-8) will be the fifth seed in the 2008 ODAC Tournament and will take on the second-seed squad (still TBD) on Thursday at 3:00 pm at Lynchburg City Stadium.

Baseball vs. Southern Virginia

LEXINGTON, Va. – W&L senior catcher Dan Harris (Longwood, Fla./Lake Brantley) hit 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Washington and Lee baseball team to an 11-1 victory over Southern Virginia on Thursday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

W&L (20-9) put up two runs in the opening frame off an RBI ground out from sophomore designated hitter Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) and an RBI single from junior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret). Rightfielder Derek Snider (Lancaster, Calif./Antelope Valley) gave the Knights their lone run of the game with an RBI single, cutting the W&L lead to 2-1 in the top of the third, but the Generals responded with five runs in the ensuing frame as they cruised to the 11-1 win.

 Lewis hit 2-for-4 from the plate with two RBI, while sophomore first baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) tallied two hits in four at-bats with a double and two RBI. Junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) went 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI. Senior righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) picked up the win (4-2) after he tossed five innings and allowed seven hits and just one earned run before giving way to the bullpen.

SVU (15-24) was paced by Snider, who went 2-for-4 from the plate with an RBI, and first baseman Luke Taylor (Litchfield Park, Ariz./Mesa CC) and designated hitter Jake Johnson (Phoenix, Ariz./Glendale CC). Taylor and Johnson each had two hits in four at-bats. Righthander K.C. Maughan (Beavercreek, Ore./Oregon City) was saddled with the loss. Maughan gave up nine hits and 11 earned runs in 4.2 innings of work.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they conclude the regular season, hosting an ODAC doubleheader with Eastern Mennonite. The first game is slated to begin at noon.

Baseball at Hampden-Sydney

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. - Senior designated hitter Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) batted 3-for-5 with a double and six RBI as the Washington and Lee baseball team picked up come-from-behind win over Hampden-Sydney, 11-10, on Wednesday afternoon at Yank Bernier Field.

The Tigers (16-22, 9-7) led 8-1 after six innings before the Generals’ bats came alive. W&L began its comeback in the top of the seventh, plating three runs, including a two-run single from Livingston, to cut the H-SC edge to 8-4. The Tigers would score a run in the bottom of the ensuing frame to extend their lead to 9-4, but the Generals racked up four runs in the top of the eighth, aided by a three-run double from Livingston, to make it a one-run contest (9-8) entering the final inning.

The Generals completed their rally in the top of the ninth as junior second baseman Byron Peyster’s (Washington, D.C./Maret) RBI single tied the contest (9-9) and Livingston’s RBI single gave the W&L its first lead of the game (10-9). Freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) provided another run for the Blue and White with an RBI double. The Tigers managed one run in the bottom of the ninth, but sophomore righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) recorded the final three outs of the game to secure the win.

Livingston’s day at the plate was complemented by Peyster, who hit 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. Cardona had two hits in four at-bats with a double and two RBI. Senior lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) picked up the win (2-1) as he hurled the eighth inning and allowed just two hits and one earned run. Plantholt was credited with the save, after tossing the final inning and allowing no hits and no earned runs.

H-SC was led by third baseman Daniel Prieto, who batted 2-for-4 with three RBI, and rightfielder Hank Toledano, who tallied two hits in five at-bats with a homerun and two RBI. Designated hitter Ben Brawley batted 2-for-3 with two RBI, while Daniel Hadra was saddled with the loss after giving up three hits in just 1.1 innings of work.

W&L (19-8, 9-6) returns to the diamond on Thursday when it hosts Southern Virginia at 3:00 pm.

Baseball vs. Randolph-Macon

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team split an ODAC doubleheader with Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field in Lexington, Va. Junior second baseman Byron Peyster’s (Washington, D.C./Maret) RBI single in the bottom of the seventh capped off a four-run rally and led the Generals to an 8-7 win in game one, while R-MC was victorious, 10-2, in the nightcap.

 In the opening game, the Generals got on the board first in the fourth with a pair of runs, including an RBI single from sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Ct./Taft School). R-MC immediately tied the contest in the following frame off an RBI base hit from sophomore third baseman Adam Carpenter (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) and an RBI ground out from junior shortstop Bruno Gora (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin), but W&L took a 4-2 lead in the fifth of a two-run triple from senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park).

Randolph-Macon responded with one run in the sixth and then racked up four runs, aided by a three-run double from sophomore centerfielder J.C. Conway (Sandston, Va./Varina) to take a 7-4 lead entering the bottom of the seventh frame.

The Generals started their rally by loading the bases as freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) doubled, junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was walked and sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) singled. Madden was then hit by junior lefthander Dillon Sheads’ (Culpeper, Va./Culpeper) pitch, scoring Cardona and sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) followed that with a two-run single to tie the contest at 7-7 and set up Peyster’s game-winning RBI single.

Ditore led the Generals in game one with a 3-for-4 performance from the plate, while Madden had one hit in three at-bats with three RBI. Lewis and Peyster each had two hits in four at-bats. Lewis tallied two RBI, while Peyster totaled one RBI. Sophomore righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) threw the first five innings on the mound, giving up eight hits and four earned runs before giving way to the bullpen. Sophomore righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) picked up the win (1-2) as he hurled 0.1 innings of one-hit ball and allowed no runs.

R-MC was paced by Conway, who hit 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Sheads was saddled with the loss as he gave up four hits and four earned runs in just 0.1 innings of work.

In the second game, R-MC jumped out to an early 4-0 lead with three runs in the first and one run in the fourth. The Generals plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth off an error by junior second baseman Greg Meleski (Weston, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), cutting the Yellow Jacket advantage to 4-2. However, Randolph-Macon extended its edge with sacrifice fly from Conway in the top of the seventh to take a 5-2 lead and then racked up five runs in the top of the ninth en route to the 10-2 final margin.

W&L (18-9, 8-7) was led by McKelvey, who hit 2-for-5, and Serenbetz, who had two hits in four at-bats with a double. Junior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) tossed three innings, allowing five hits and three earned runs (3-1).

The Yellow Jackets’ (19-12, 11-4) win was highlighted by Conway’s 2-for-5 performance from the plate with three RBI, and Carpenter, who hit 2-for-6 with two RBI. Freshman righthander Byron Mendenhall (Falls Church, Va./George Mason) improved to 5-0 on the season as he pitched five innings, allowed five hits and no earned runs, and tallied five strikeouts.

 W&L returns to action on Monday when it travels to Virginia Intermont for a 2:00 pm contest.

Baseball vs. Randolph-Macon

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team split an ODAC doubleheader with Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field in Lexington, Va. Junior second baseman Byron Peyster’s (Washington, D.C./Maret) RBI single in the bottom of the seventh capped off a four-run rally and led the Generals to an 8-7 win in game one, while R-MC was victorious, 10-2, in the nightcap.

 In the opening game, the Generals got on the board first in the fourth with a pair of runs, including an RBI single from sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Ct./Taft School). R-MC immediately tied the contest in the following frame off an RBI base hit from sophomore third baseman Adam Carpenter (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) and an RBI ground out from junior shortstop Bruno Gora (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin), but W&L took a 4-2 lead in the fifth of a two-run triple from senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park).

Randolph-Macon responded with one run in the sixth and then racked up four runs, aided by a three-run double from sophomore centerfielder J.C. Conway (Sandston, Va./Varina) to take a 7-4 lead entering the bottom of the seventh frame.

The Generals started their rally by loading the bases as freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) doubled, junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was walked and sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) singled. Madden was then hit by junior lefthander Dillon Sheads’ (Culpeper, Va./Culpeper) pitch, scoring Cardona and sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) followed that with a two-run single to tie the contest at 7-7 and set up Peyster’s game-winning RBI single.

Ditore led the Generals in game one with a 3-for-4 performance from the plate, while Madden had one hit in three at-bats with three RBI. Lewis and Peyster each had two hits in four at-bats. Lewis tallied two RBI, while Peyster totaled one RBI. Sophomore righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) threw the first five innings on the mound, giving up eight hits and four earned runs before giving way to the bullpen. Sophomore righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) picked up the win (1-2) as he hurled 0.1 innings of one-hit ball and allowed no runs.

R-MC was paced by Conway, who hit 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Sheads was saddled with the loss as he gave up four hits and four earned runs in just 0.1 innings of work.

In the second game, R-MC jumped out to an early 4-0 lead with three runs in the first and one run in the fourth. The Generals plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth off an error by junior second baseman Greg Meleski (Weston, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), cutting the Yellow Jacket advantage to 4-2. However, Randolph-Macon extended its edge with sacrifice fly from Conway in the top of the seventh to take a 5-2 lead and then racked up five runs in the top of the ninth en route to the 10-2 final margin.

W&L (18-9, 8-7) was led by McKelvey, who hit 2-for-5, and Serenbetz, who had two hits in four at-bats with a double. Junior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) tossed three innings, allowing five hits and three earned runs (3-1).

The Yellow Jackets’ (19-12, 11-4) win was highlighted by Conway’s 2-for-5 performance from the plate with three RBI, and Carpenter, who hit 2-for-6 with two RBI. Freshman righthander Byron Mendenhall (Falls Church, Va./George Mason) improved to 5-0 on the season as he pitched five innings, allowed five hits and no earned runs, and tallied five strikeouts.

 W&L returns to action on Monday when it travels to Virginia Intermont for a 2:00 pm contest.

Baseball at Shenandoah

WINCHESTER, Va. -- Senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) smacked a two-run double in the top of the ninth to lead the Washington and Lee baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Shenandoah on Wednesday afternoon at Bridgeforth Field.

The Hornets (17-12) took a 1-0 lead in the second, but the Generals quickly reclaimed the edge (2-1) in the top of the third added by a one-run triple from Madden. SU tied the game in the ensuing frame when catcher Kevin Brashears scored on a wild pitch from junior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery)

The score remained knotted at 2-2 until W&L's senior designated hitter Andy McEnroe (Hockessin, Del./Wilmington Friends) broke the tie with an RBI ground out in the top of the seventh. Shortstop Josh Simons plated two runs for the Hornets with a double in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-3 lead heading into the final inning.

Freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) and junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) hit back-to-back singles in the top of the ninth and Madden doubled down the leftfield line, plating both baserunners. Senior lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) entered the game in the bottom of the ninth and picked up the save as he helped retire the SU batters and secure the win for W&L.

Madden led W&L with a 4-for-5 performance from the plate with a double, a triple and three RBI. Sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) totaled three hits in five at-bats. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Nate Adkins (Ravenswood, W. Va./Ravenswood) improved to 3-0 on the season after hurling 2.0 innings and allowing three hits and two earned runs.

Simons led SU, batting 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while third baseman Jesse Henry went 2-for-4 from the plate, along with two doubles and one RBI. Righthander Scott Van Dusseldorp was saddled with the loss (1-0) after he threw 1.0 inning and allowed two hits and two earned runs.

Baseball vs. Guilford

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team dropped an ODAC doubleheader to Guilford on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals lost the first game, 4-3, and then fell in the nightcap, 8-6.

The initial game remained scoreless through 3.5 innings until W&L junior second baseman Byron Peyster’s (Washington, D.C./Maret) sacrifice fly plated sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Ct./Taft School) in the bottom of the fourth. GC even the score in the top of the sixth off a homerun from junior designated hitter Brad Buchman (Indian Shores, Fla./Lenior Rhyne) and then extended its lead to 4-1 in the top of the seventh, aided by a Buchman two-run double. Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) smacked a double to right field, scoring two runs and tightening the score to 4-3, in the bottom of the seventh, but the rally was cut short as the Quakers retired the Generals’ final two batters.

Lewis had one hit in four at-bats with a double and two RBI in the opener, while sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) and senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) both batted 3-for-4. Peyster was 2-for-2 from the plate with a double and an RBI. Senior lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) took the loss (1-1), after giving up two hits and three earned runs in just 1.1 innings of work.

GC was led in game one by Buchman’s 2-for-4 outing with a double, a homerun and three RBI. Sophomore righthander Ryan Hairston (Clarksville, Va./Danville C.C.) tossed the entire seven-inning game for the Quakers, allowing 12 hits and three earned runs.

In the second game, GC jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after the first frame and led 6-2 entering the fourth inning. Serenbetz homered to right center in the bottom of the fourth and Madden hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to 6-4, but GC immediately plated two runs in the top of the sixth to take an 8-4 advantage. W&L attempted another comeback in the bottom of the seventh as Ditore tallied an RBI single and Madden notched an RBI double, slicing the lead to 8-6, but it wasn’t enough as the Quakers held on for their second win of the day.

Serenbetz totaled two hits in four at-bats in game two, along with a homerun and two RBI. Junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) hit 2-for-3 and Madden was 1-for-4 from the plate with a double and two RBI. Senior righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) was saddled with the loss (3-2) after allowing five hits and four earned runs in the first three innings of the contest.

GC (14-14, 4-6) was led by sophomore catcher Jason Flud (Jacksonville, N.C./Pfeiffer), who had one hit in three at-bats with two RBI. Buchman hit 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while senior first baseman Phil Drew (Mashpee, Mass./Mashpee) posted a 2-for-5 performance from the plate with a double.

The Generals (16-8, 7-6) return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Shenandoah for a 4:00 pm contest.

Baseball vs. Guilford

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team dropped an ODAC doubleheader to Guilford on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals lost the first game, 4-3, and then fell in the nightcap, 8-6.

The initial game remained scoreless through 3.5 innings until W&L junior second baseman Byron Peyster’s (Washington, D.C./Maret) sacrifice fly plated sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Ct./Taft School) in the bottom of the fourth. GC even the score in the top of the sixth off a homerun from junior designated hitter Brad Buchman (Indian Shores, Fla./Lenior Rhyne) and then extended its lead to 4-1 in the top of the seventh, aided by a Buchman two-run double. Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) smacked a double to right field, scoring two runs and tightening the score to 4-3, in the bottom of the seventh, but the rally was cut short as the Quakers retired the Generals’ final two batters.

Lewis had one hit in four at-bats with a double and two RBI in the opener, while sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) and senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) both batted 3-for-4. Peyster was 2-for-2 from the plate with a double and an RBI. Senior lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) took the loss (1-1), after giving up two hits and three earned runs in just 1.1 innings of work.

GC was led in game one by Buchman’s 2-for-4 outing with a double, a homerun and three RBI. Sophomore righthander Ryan Hairston (Clarksville, Va./Danville C.C.) tossed the entire seven-inning game for the Quakers, allowing 12 hits and three earned runs.

In the second game, GC jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after the first frame and led 6-2 entering the fourth inning. Serenbetz homered to right center in the bottom of the fourth and Madden hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to 6-4, but GC immediately plated two runs in the top of the sixth to take an 8-4 advantage. W&L attempted another comeback in the bottom of the seventh as Ditore tallied an RBI single and Madden notched an RBI double, slicing the lead to 8-6, but it wasn’t enough as the Quakers held on for their second win of the day.

Serenbetz totaled two hits in four at-bats in game two, along with a homerun and two RBI. Junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) hit 2-for-3 and Madden was 1-for-4 from the plate with a double and two RBI. Senior righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) was saddled with the loss (3-2) after allowing five hits and four earned runs in the first three innings of the contest.

GC (14-14, 4-6) was led by sophomore catcher Jason Flud (Jacksonville, N.C./Pfeiffer), who had one hit in three at-bats with two RBI. Buchman hit 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while senior first baseman Phil Drew (Mashpee, Mass./Mashpee) posted a 2-for-5 performance from the plate with a double.

The Generals (16-8, 7-6) return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Shenandoah for a 4:00 pm contest.

Baseball vs. Southern Virginia

LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) batted 3-for-6 with two homeruns and seven RBI to lead the Washington and Lee baseball team to a 19-8 victory over Southern Virginia on Wednesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

Plantholt’s two dingers ties the program record for homeruns in a game, most recently achieved by Taylor McConnell ’05 against West Virginia Tech in 2005. Additionally, Plantholt’s seven RBI tie the second-best performance in a game by a General since Christian Batcheller ’99 racked up seven RBI against Guilford in 1998.

The Generals (16-6) took 19-3 lead after four innings, aided by Plantholt’s roundtippers, and maintained a double-digit edge for the duration of the contest. Senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) hit 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBI, while junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was two-for-three from the plate with a triple and one RBI. Senior catcher Dan Harris (Longwood, Fla./Lake Brantley) went 3-for-5 with two doubles and one RBI. Junior righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) picked up the win (2-0) as he started the contest for the Blue and White and gave up just three hits and one earned run in four innings of work.

SVU (9-13) was paced by second baseman Logan Mann (Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt), who batted 1-for-2 with a double and three RBI. Designated hitter Grant Woods (Dallas, Texas/Canyon Del Oro) posted two hits in four at-bats with a double and two RBI. Righthander K.C. Maughan (Beavercreak, Ore./Oregon City) took the loss for the Knights after hurling 1.2 innings and allowing seven hits and eight earned runs.

W&L returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Guilford for an ODAC doubleheader. The first game will begin at noon.

Baseball vs. Bridgewater

LEXINGTON, Va. – BC second baseman Aaron Read’s (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) two-run single in the top of the eighth broke open a tied game and led Bridgewater to a 9-3 win over Washington and Lee in ODAC baseball action on Tuesday at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

Bridgewater (12-9-1, 5-3) put up a single run in the both the first and second innings before senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) scored on an error by Read to cut BC’s lead to 2-1. BC added another run in the top of the sixth, but sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) registered an RBI single and then scored on a fielder’s choice to tie the contest, 3-3. However, the Eagles then put up four runs in the top of the eighth, beginning with Read’s single as they pulled away for the win.

W&L (15-6, 7-4) was paced by Madden’s 3-for-4 performance from the plate with two doubles and Lewis, who hit 1-for-3 with one RBI. Junior righthander Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace) was saddled with the loss (0-1) after giving up four hits and two earned runs in just one inning of work.

Read batted 2-for-4 from the plate with a double and four RBI for the Eagles. First baseman Drew Elkins (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) went 3-for-5, while leftfielder Michael Lenox (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland) had two hits in five at-bats with a double and an RBI. Lefthander Fred Duquette (Manassas, Va./Osborn Park) hurled a complete game for BC (4-1), allowing seven hits and one earned run.

W&L returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Southern Virginia at 3:00 pm.

Baseball at Roanoke

SALEM, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team split a doubleheader with Roanoke College on Saturday afternoon at Kiwanis Field. The Generals took game one by a score of 10-7, but fell in the nightcap, 10-6.

In the opener, W&L broke a 7-7 tie with three runs in the top of the seventh inning and sophomore righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) pitched a scoreless bottom half of the frame for his fourth save of the season. The save was also the eighth of Plantholt’s career, setting a new W&L career record.

Junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) paced the Generals at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double and 3 RBI. Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./AC Flora) batted 3-for-5 with a double and 1 RBI, while Plantholt hit 4-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Senior righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) started and allowed six earned runs over the first two innings, while junior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) improved to 3-0 after pitching a scoreless sixth inning.

Catcher Jake Furry led the Maroons’ offense with a homerun and three RBI. Cody Kidd (0-3) was saddled with the loss for Roanoke after allowing two earned runs in the ninth inning.

In the second game, Roanoke scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to post a 10-6 win. The Generals (15-5, 7-3) assumed a 6-5 lead with two runs in the top of the ninth, but Roanoke knotted the game at 6-6 in the bottom half of the frame and catcher Patrick Collins hit a walk-off grand slam off of Plantholt with one out to produce the win.

McKelvey again led the Generals by going 2-for-5 with a homerun and two RBI, while Plantholt went 3-for-5 with a double. Sophomore righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) started for W&L, going 5.1 innings and allowing five earned runs. Plantholt took the loss after surrendering five earned runs in just a third of an inning.

Second baseman Graham Thacker led the Maroons (8-12, 3-4) at the dish, going 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI. Sophomore Chris Caputo (4-1) earned the win after pitching the ninth inning.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it hosts Bridgewater for a 3:30 pm contest.

Baseball at Roanoke

SALEM, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team split a doubleheader with Roanoke College on Saturday afternoon at Kiwanis Field. The Generals took game one by a score of 10-7, but fell in the nightcap, 10-6.

In the opener, W&L broke a 7-7 tie with three runs in the top of the seventh inning and sophomore righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) pitched a scoreless bottom half of the frame for his fourth save of the season. The save was also the eighth of Plantholt’s career, setting a new W&L career record.

Junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) paced the Generals at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double and 3 RBI. Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./AC Flora) batted 3-for-5 with a double and 1 RBI, while Plantholt hit 4-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Senior righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) started and allowed six earned runs over the first two innings, while junior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) improved to 3-0 after pitching a scoreless sixth inning.

Catcher Jake Furry led the Maroons’ offense with a homerun and three RBI. Cody Kidd (0-3) was saddled with the loss for Roanoke after allowing two earned runs in the ninth inning.

In the second game, Roanoke scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to post a 10-6 win. The Generals (15-5, 7-3) assumed a 6-5 lead with two runs in the top of the ninth, but Roanoke knotted the game at 6-6 in the bottom half of the frame and catcher Patrick Collins hit a walk-off grand slam off of Plantholt with one out to produce the win.

McKelvey again led the Generals by going 2-for-5 with a homerun and two RBI, while Plantholt went 3-for-5 with a double. Sophomore righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) started for W&L, going 5.1 innings and allowing five earned runs. Plantholt took the loss after surrendering five earned runs in just a third of an inning.

Second baseman Graham Thacker led the Maroons (8-12, 3-4) at the dish, going 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI. Sophomore Chris Caputo (4-1) earned the win after pitching the ninth inning.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it hosts Bridgewater for a 3:30 pm contest.

Baseball at Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team split an ODAC doubleheader with Lynchburg College on Sunday afternoon at Fox Field. The Hornets took the first game, 14-6, but the Generals responded with a 10-5 win in the nightcap.

In the opening contest, W&L built a 4-0 lead after the top of the second added by a two-run homerun by junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip). However, LC responded, out-scoring the Generals, 14-0, over the following five innings en route to the 14-6 final margin.

McKelvey led W&L in the opener, batting 3-for-4 with a homerun and two RBI. Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) had two hits in four at-bats with a double and two RBI, while freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) went 2-for-3 from the plate. Senior righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) was saddled with his first loss of the season (3-1) as he gave up 10 hits and six earned runs in 4.0 innings of work.

In the second game, the Generals put a run on the board in the top of the first of an RBI single from Lewis, but the Hornets scored two runs in the bottom of the frame to take a 2-1 lead. Senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) tied the game with an RBI single in the top of the third. Cardona then gave the Blue and White the lead for good with an RBI single in the top of the fourth, keying off a two-inning stretch where the Generals totaled eight runs to LC’s one and cruised to the win.

Madden led W&L in game two, batting 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while Lewis had two hits in four at-bats with a double and three RBI. Sophomore righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) picked up the win (4-1) after hurling seven innings of six-hit ball, allowing four earned runs and totaling four strikeouts.

The Generals (14-4, 6-2) return to action on Wednesday when they host Southern Virginia at 3:00 pm.

Baseball at Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team split an ODAC doubleheader with Lynchburg College on Sunday afternoon at Fox Field. The Hornets took the first game, 14-6, but the Generals responded with a 10-5 win in the nightcap.

In the opening contest, W&L built a 4-0 lead after the top of the second added by a two-run homerun by junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip). However, LC responded, out-scoring the Generals, 14-0, over the following five innings en route to the 14-6 final margin.

McKelvey led W&L in the opener, batting 3-for-4 with a homerun and two RBI. Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) had two hits in four at-bats with a double and two RBI, while freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) went 2-for-3 from the plate. Senior righthander Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) was saddled with his first loss of the season (3-1) as he gave up 10 hits and six earned runs in 4.0 innings of work.

In the second game, the Generals put a run on the board in the top of the first of an RBI single from Lewis, but the Hornets scored two runs in the bottom of the frame to take a 2-1 lead. Senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) tied the game with an RBI single in the top of the third. Cardona then gave the Blue and White the lead for good with an RBI single in the top of the fourth, keying off a two-inning stretch where the Generals totaled eight runs to LC’s one and cruised to the win.

Madden led W&L in game two, batting 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while Lewis had two hits in four at-bats with a double and three RBI. Sophomore righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) picked up the win (4-1) after hurling seven innings of six-hit ball, allowing four earned runs and totaling four strikeouts.

The Generals (14-4, 6-2) return to action on Wednesday when they host Southern Virginia at 3:00 pm.

Baseball at Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) and freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) combined to bat 9-for-9 with three RBI as the Washington and Lee baseball team upended Bridgewater, 11-8, on Wednesday afternoon at Jopson Field.

The Generals (13-3, 5-1) took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning as McKelvey scored on an error by BC shortstop Mitchell Edwards, sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) plated senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) on a sacrifice fly and sophomore third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) totaled an RBI single. Bridgewater responded in the following frame with two runs, but the Generals racked up five runs over the next four innings to take an 8-4 lead after the top of the fifth.

Bridgewater (7-5-1, 2-1) rallied as second baseman Aaron Read tallied an RBI triple in the bottom of the fifth and Edwards and designated hitter Drew Easter both homered in the bottom of the sixth to help tie the contest at 8-8. The Generals managed to pull away, however, as Madden had an RBI ground out in the top of the seventh to give W&L the lead for good (9-8) and then he provided the Generals with insurance in the top of the ninth with a two-run double that gave the Blue and White an 11-8 win.

McKelvey batted 5-for-5 with a double and an RBI, while Cardona went 4-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBI. Madden finished the day with three RBI, batting 1-for-5. Senior lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) picked up his first win (1-0) of the season as he hurled 2.2 innings and allowed just two hits and two earned runs. Additionally, Plantholt tossed the final inning, picking up his third save of the season and seventh of his career, tying W&L’s career save mark (7 - Matt Reedy 1993-96). Plantholt struck out two BC batters in the bottom of the ninth to help the Generals secure the win.

The Eagles were led by centerfielder Mike Graves, who had two hits in three at-bats with two RBI. Leftfielder Michael Lenox went 2-for-4 from the plate with a solo homerun. Righthander Chris Gramm (2-2) took the loss, surrendering six hits and three earned runs in 2.2 innings of work.

W&L returns to the diamond on Saturday when it travels to Lynchburg College for an ODAC doubleheader. The first game is slated to begin at noon.

Baseball vs. Penn State-Harrisburg

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team improved to 12-3 overall with a 17-5 win over Penn State-Harrisburg on Tuesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Generals took an early 3-0 lead aided by sophomore catcher Will Lewis’ (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) sacrifice fly and an RBI on a fielder's choice from freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) in the first and an RBI ground out by sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) in the second. The Lions (2-4) found their way onto the scoreboard in the top of the sixth, cutting the W&L lead to 3-1, off an RBI triple from junior leftfielder Derron Pellman (New Cumberland, Pa./Cedar Cliff). However, the Generals’ bats came alive in the ensuing frames as they plated five runs in the seventh and nine runs in the eighth to secure the 17-5 final margin.

W&L was led by senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), who went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) hit 2-for-4 with a triple, while Lewis was 1-for-2 with three RBI. Ditore added four RBI and had one hit in five at-bats. Junior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) hurled five innings (2-0) and allowed just two hits and no earned runs before giving way to the bullpen.

Junior rightfielder Brandon Bennett paced PSU-Harrisburg with a 1-for-2 performance from the plate with a triple and three RBI. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Chris Fitch was saddled with the loss (0-1) after he threw 6.2 innings and surrendered five hits, eight earned runs and 14 bases on balls.

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

Baseball at Virginia Wesleyan

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team split a doubleheader with Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon at Marlin Field. Sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz’s (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) RBI single in the top of the 16th inning led the Generals to a 6-5 win in the first game, but the Marlins won the second contest, 11-1.

 In the first game, the Marlins (9-4-1, 2-2 ODAC) took a 3-0 lead in the third inning with three RBI singles, but the Generals cut VWC’s lead to 3-1 in the fifth frame when junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey’s (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) fielder’s choice plated senior designated hitter Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica). W&L then took a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth as sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) registered an RBI double and both Serenbetz and sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) each tallied an RBI single.

Virginia Wesleyan forced extra innings when a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh from rightfielder Ozz Dhramapitaksook tied the game at 4-4. The two teams traded runs in the 12th inning, and then the Generals scored the go-ahead run with Serenbetz’s RBI single to center field and closed out the bottom of the 16th with a pop fly to left and a routine double play.

Serenbetz paced W&L, batting 4-of-7 with a double and two RBI, while senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) had three hits in seven at-bats with a triple. Lewis hit 3-for-7 with a double and two RBI. Senior lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) picked up the win (1-0) for W&L as he hurled 3.1 innings of two-hit ball and allowed no earned runs. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) totaled his second save of the season and is just one save shy of tying W&L’s career save mark (7 - Matt Reedy 1993-96).

In the second game, Virginia Wesleyan took an 8-0 lead after four innings and the Generals managed their only run in the top of the fifth as the game was ended in the eighth inning due to darkness. The Generals totaled just four hits in the nightcap and were led by McKelvey, who was 2-for-4, and Madden and Plantholt both had one hit in three at-bats. Madden tallied the Blue and White’s only RBI in the second contest. Sophomore righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) was saddled with loss after surrendering eight hits and eight earned runs in 3.2 innings of work.

The Generals (11-3, 4-1 ODAC) return to action on Tuesday when they host Penn State-Harrisburg at 3:00 pm.

Baseball at Virginia Wesleyan

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team split a doubleheader with Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon at Marlin Field. Sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz’s (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) RBI single in the top of the 16th inning led the Generals to a 6-5 win in the first game, but the Marlins won the second contest, 11-1.

 In the first game, the Marlins (9-4-1, 2-2 ODAC) took a 3-0 lead in the third inning with three RBI singles, but the Generals cut VWC’s lead to 3-1 in the fifth frame when junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey’s (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) fielder’s choice plated senior designated hitter Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica). W&L then took a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth as sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) registered an RBI double and both Serenbetz and sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) each tallied an RBI single.

Virginia Wesleyan forced extra innings when a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh from rightfielder Ozz Dhramapitaksook tied the game at 4-4. The two teams traded runs in the 12th inning, and then the Generals scored the go-ahead run with Serenbetz’s RBI single to center field and closed out the bottom of the 16th with a pop fly to left and a routine double play.

Serenbetz paced W&L, batting 4-of-7 with a double and two RBI, while senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) had three hits in seven at-bats with a triple. Lewis hit 3-for-7 with a double and two RBI. Senior lefthander John Parker (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) picked up the win (1-0) for W&L as he hurled 3.1 innings of two-hit ball and allowed no earned runs. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) totaled his second save of the season and is just one save shy of tying W&L’s career save mark (7 - Matt Reedy 1993-96).

In the second game, Virginia Wesleyan took an 8-0 lead after four innings and the Generals managed their only run in the top of the fifth as the game was ended in the eighth inning due to darkness. The Generals totaled just four hits in the nightcap and were led by McKelvey, who was 2-for-4, and Madden and Plantholt both had one hit in three at-bats. Madden tallied the Blue and White’s only RBI in the second contest. Sophomore righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) was saddled with loss after surrendering eight hits and eight earned runs in 3.2 innings of work.

The Generals (11-3, 4-1 ODAC) return to action on Tuesday when they host Penn State-Harrisburg at 3:00 pm.

Baseball vs. Hampden-Sydney

LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) batted 4-for-5 with four RBI as Washington and Lee won its eighth-straight game with a 7-4 win over Hampden-Sydney in ODAC baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Tigers (6-9, 1-2) got on the board in first as sophomore centerfield Ben Brawley’s (Leesburg, Va./Loudon County) ground out plated sophomore designated hitter Alnor Rodriguez (Orlando, Fla./Hargrave Military Academy). However, Lewis smacked a two-run double to centerfield to give the Generals a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first. W&L then extended its lead to 4-1 with single runs in the bottom of the second and third innings off of an RBI single from Lewis and a solo homerun by junior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret).

H-SC cut the Generals’ advantage to 4-3 with an RBI single from junior leftfielder Hall Toledano (Asheboro, N.C./Asheboro) in the top of the sixth. The Tigers subsequently loaded the bases on two occasions in that frame, but the Blue and White induced a couple of ground outs and a pop-up to end the threat. W&L closed out the game by out-scoring the Tigers, 3-1, over the final three innings to secure the win.

The Generals (10-2, 3-0) were led by Lewis’ performance, which included two doubles, and sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School), who went 3-for-5 with a double and one RBI. Ditore had three hits in four at-bats and sophomore first baseman Jim Plantholt batted 2-for-4. Senior righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) picked up his first win of the season (1-0) as he hurled five innings of three-hit ball, allowing one earned run. Senior lefthander Jeff Pharis (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) was credited with the save after tossing two innings and surrendering no earned runs and no hits, along with three strikeouts.

Hampden-Sydney was paced by Toledano, who was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Rodriquez hit 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI, while senior catcher David Toney (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee Davis) had one hit in two at-bats, a double and one RBI. Sophomore righthander John West (Lanexa, Va./Lafayette) took the loss (0-1) for H-SC after he gave up eight hits and four earned runs in just 2.1 innings of work.

The Generals look to extend their winning streak on Saturday when they travel to Virginia Wesleyan for an ODAC double-header. The first game is scheduled to start at noon.

Baseball vs. Southern Vermont

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team won both games of a doubleheader with Southern Vermont on Sunday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals took the first game, 17-0, and won the night cap, 11-2.

In the first game, W&L took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as SVC senior right handed pitcher Dan Bosley (Keene, N.H./Keene) opened the game with four-straight walks and sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz’s (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) sacrifice fly scored freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill). The Generals stretched their lead to 7-0 entering the bottom of the sixth and then added 10 runs in that frame aided by a three-run double from senior designated hitter Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) and a pair of two-run doubles from junior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) and junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) en route to 17-0 win.

McKelvey batted 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and two RBI in the first game, while Cardona had two hits in three at-bats with a double and three RBI. Sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) was 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Junior right handed pitcher Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) picked up his first win of the season (1-0) as he hurled 5.0 innings of four-hit baseball and tallied no earned runs and six strikeouts.

In the second game, W&L jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the bottom of the second inning after an RBI double from Serenbetz in the first and a three-run triple from McKelvey in the second. SVC scored one run in the top of the fourth frame (5-1), but the Generals added four more scores in the fifth and two additional runs in the sixth to secure the victory.

W&L (9-2) was led by Serenbetz, who was 2-of-2 with a double and one RBI in the second game. Sophomore third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) and junior second baseman Peter Blue (Gilman, Md./Butler) each had two hits in four at-bats with an RBI. Sophomore right handed pitcher Nate Adkins (Ravenswood, W. Va./Ravenswood) improved to 2-0 on the season after he tossed 6.0 innings and allowed just two hits and one earned run, to go along with eight strikeouts.

Bosley took the loss in the opening game after throwing 5.1 innings and surrendering 11 hits and 11 earned runs. Senior right-hander Steve Nappi (Portland, Maine) was saddled with the loss in the nightcap as he allowed 10 hits and 11 earned runs in five innings of work.

The Generals, who have won seven-straight games, look to extend their winning streak when they host Hampden-Sydney on Tuesday at 3:00 pm.

Baseball vs. Southern Vermont

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team won both games of a doubleheader with Southern Vermont on Sunday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals took the first game, 17-0, and won the night cap, 11-2.

In the first game, W&L took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as SVC senior right handed pitcher Dan Bosley (Keene, N.H./Keene) opened the game with four-straight walks and sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz’s (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) sacrifice fly scored freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill). The Generals stretched their lead to 7-0 entering the bottom of the sixth and then added 10 runs in that frame aided by a three-run double from senior designated hitter Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) and a pair of two-run doubles from junior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) and junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) en route to 17-0 win.

McKelvey batted 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and two RBI in the first game, while Cardona had two hits in three at-bats with a double and three RBI. Sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) was 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Junior right handed pitcher Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) picked up his first win of the season (1-0) as he hurled 5.0 innings of four-hit baseball and tallied no earned runs and six strikeouts.

In the second game, W&L jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the bottom of the second inning after an RBI double from Serenbetz in the first and a three-run triple from McKelvey in the second. SVC scored one run in the top of the fourth frame (5-1), but the Generals added four more scores in the fifth and two additional runs in the sixth to secure the victory.

W&L (9-2) was led by Serenbetz, who was 2-of-2 with a double and one RBI in the second game. Sophomore third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) and junior second baseman Peter Blue (Gilman, Md./Butler) each had two hits in four at-bats with an RBI. Sophomore right handed pitcher Nate Adkins (Ravenswood, W. Va./Ravenswood) improved to 2-0 on the season after he tossed 6.0 innings and allowed just two hits and one earned run, to go along with eight strikeouts.

Bosley took the loss in the opening game after throwing 5.1 innings and surrendering 11 hits and 11 earned runs. Senior right-hander Steve Nappi (Portland, Maine) was saddled with the loss in the nightcap as he allowed 10 hits and 11 earned runs in five innings of work.

The Generals, who have won seven-straight games, look to extend their winning streak when they host Hampden-Sydney on Tuesday at 3:00 pm.

Baseball vs. Emory & Henry

LEXINGTON, Va. – Freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) combined to hit 6-for-7 with two RBI and senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) batted 5-for-7 with seven RBI over two games as the Washington and Lee baseball team swept Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals won the first contest, 12-0, and the nightcap, 18-0, to improve to 7-2 overall (2-0 ODAC).

With the wins, W&L head coach Jeff Stickley notched his 300th career win with the Generals. Over 22 seasons, Stickley owns a career mark of 300-297-4 (.502).

In the first game, the Generals put up single runs in the first and third innings to take and 2-0 lead entering the top of fourth. W&L then racked up six runs, including a two-run single by senior right hander pitcher and designated hitter Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica), in the bottom of the fourth to take an 8-0 edge en route to the 12-0 victory.

Livingston (3-0) had one hit in four at-bats along with two RBI and threw 5.0 innings of two-hit shutout ball to go along with five strikeouts. Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) totaled four RBI on 1-for-3 hitting, while Madden was 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBI. Junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was 2-for-4 with a two-run roundtripper.

In the second game, W&L totaled three runs in the first, aided by a two-run long ball by Madden, and then added three runs in the second with the help of a two-run triple by Madden to take the early 6-0 lead and cruise to the 18-0 win.

Madden hit 3-for-5 with a triple, a homerun and five RBI, while Cardona was 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and two RBI. McKelvey registered three hits in five at-bats with a double, a triple, a homerun and one RBI. Sophomore right handed pitcher Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) picked up the win (3-0) after pitching seven innings and allowing just five hits and no earned runs and tallying seven strikeouts.

E&H’s (4-8) freshman right hander Codie Mitchell (Linville, Va./Broadway) was saddled with loss in the first game, after he tossed four innings and allowed eight hits and seven earned runs. Senior left handed pitcher George Harrington (Manassas, Va./Osbourn) took the game-two loss, surrendering 11 hits and 10 earned runs in three innings of work.

W&L (7-2) returns to action on Sunday for a doubleheader with Southern Vermont. Game one is scheduled to begin at noon.

Baseball vs. Emory & Henry

LEXINGTON, Va. – Freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) combined to hit 6-for-7 with two RBI and senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) batted 5-for-7 with seven RBI over two games as the Washington and Lee baseball team swept Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The Generals won the first contest, 12-0, and the nightcap, 18-0, to improve to 7-2 overall (2-0 ODAC).

With the wins, W&L head coach Jeff Stickley notched his 300th career win with the Generals. Over 22 seasons, Stickley owns a career mark of 300-297-4 (.502).

In the first game, the Generals put up single runs in the first and third innings to take and 2-0 lead entering the top of fourth. W&L then racked up six runs, including a two-run single by senior right hander pitcher and designated hitter Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica), in the bottom of the fourth to take an 8-0 edge en route to the 12-0 victory.

Livingston (3-0) had one hit in four at-bats along with two RBI and threw 5.0 innings of two-hit shutout ball to go along with five strikeouts. Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) totaled four RBI on 1-for-3 hitting, while Madden was 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBI. Junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was 2-for-4 with a two-run roundtripper.

In the second game, W&L totaled three runs in the first, aided by a two-run long ball by Madden, and then added three runs in the second with the help of a two-run triple by Madden to take the early 6-0 lead and cruise to the 18-0 win.

Madden hit 3-for-5 with a triple, a homerun and five RBI, while Cardona was 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and two RBI. McKelvey registered three hits in five at-bats with a double, a triple, a homerun and one RBI. Sophomore right handed pitcher Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) picked up the win (3-0) after pitching seven innings and allowing just five hits and no earned runs and tallying seven strikeouts.

E&H’s (4-8) freshman right hander Codie Mitchell (Linville, Va./Broadway) was saddled with loss in the first game, after he tossed four innings and allowed eight hits and seven earned runs. Senior left handed pitcher George Harrington (Manassas, Va./Osbourn) took the game-two loss, surrendering 11 hits and 10 earned runs in three innings of work.

W&L (7-2) returns to action on Sunday for a doubleheader with Southern Vermont. Game one is scheduled to begin at noon.

Baseball vs. Villa Julie

The Washington and Lee Baseball game with Villa Julie scheduled to be played on Tue., Feb. 26 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. A make-up date has not been set.

Baseball vs. St. Mary's (Md.)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman leftfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) batted 2-for-4 with two RBI, including knocking in the go-ahead run, as the Washington and Lee baseball team posted a 6-1 win over St. Mary's (Md.) on Sunday afternoon at Cap'n Dick Smith Field.

The Generals (5-2) took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second on an RBI single from Cardona, but the Seahawks tied the contest on an RBI double from freshman shortstop Matt Baden (Sutherland, Md./Huntingtown) in the top of the fifth. W&L broke the game open in the bottom of the seventh, notching five runs, including another RBI single from Cardona and a two-run single from sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) en route to the 6-1 final.

Serenbetz went 1-for-4 with two RBI, while sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) had one hit in three at-bats with an RBI. Sophomore right hander Nate Adkins (Ravenswood, W.Va./Ravenswood) picked up his first win of the season (1-0) as he hurled four innings and allowed no hits and no earned runs, along with one strikeout. Senior right hander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) started the contest for the Generals, throwing five innings of five-hit ball and allowing one earned run.

St. Mary's (2-3) was paced by Baden, who was 1-for-3 and had the Seahawk's lone RBI of the day. Senior right hander Ryan D'Antuono (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) took the loss for St. Mary's, surrending four hits and five earned runs in 4.1 innings of work.

W&L returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Villa Julie at 3:00pm.

Baseball vs. Mount Aloysius

LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) and senior pitcher/left fielder Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) went a combined 8-for-10 with six RBI in helping Washington and Lee to a doubleheader sweep of Mount Aloysius in baseball on Saturday afternoon at Smith Field. The Generals won the opener by a score of 4-2 and then took the nightcap, 7-2.

In the first game, the Generals jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a leadoff double by sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) and an RBI single by Livingston. The Mounties knotted the score at 1-1 in the next inning, but the Generals came back with two runs in the third, including one on an RBI double by senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park). Mount Aloysius climbed back to 3-2 in the top of the fourth, but the Generals added an insurance run in the sixth on an RBI single by junior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret).

Lewis went 2-for-3 at the plate, while Livingston posted two hits and one RBI and allowed just two earned runs in four innings to improve to 2-0 on the mound. Plantholt batted 1-for-2 and pitched a perfect seventh inning to register the save.

Junior rightfielder Matthew Hersey (Altoona, Pa./Altoona) paced the Mounties at the dish, going 2-for-3 with a run scored. Senior right hander Durell Hutzell-Ellis (Johnstown, Pa./Johnstown) was credited with the loss (0-1) after allowing nine hits and four earned runs in 5.2 innings of work.

In the second game, W&L (4-2) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning buoyed by a two-run double from Livingston, an RBI double from sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) and an RBI single by Plantholt. The Generals added to their lead in the third on an RBI double by Plantholt, but a two-run double by MAC junior centerfielder Dan Clark (Windber, Pa./Windber) sliced it to a 5-2 game in the fourth inning. However, W&L added two more tallies in the fifth inning on an RBI double by Plantholt and a sacrifice fly by sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) to produce the final margin.

W&L was led by Plantholt, who was 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI, while Livingston went 2-for-3 with two doubles and 2 RBI. Sophomore right hander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) surrendered just two earned runs and seven hits in six innings of work to pick up the win (2-0).

Freshman shortstop Bryan Nolan (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) led the Mounties (0-2) at the plate in game two, going 2-for-3 with a run scored. Sophomore right hander Gary L’Abbe (Middleton, Mass./Masconomet) took the loss after allowing five earned runs and six hits in just 2.1 innings.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it hosts St. Mary’s (Md.) for a 1:00 pm contest.

Baseball vs. Mount Aloysius

LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) and senior pitcher/leftfielder Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) went a combined 8-for-10 with six RBI in helping Washington and Lee to a doubleheader sweep of Mount Aloysius in baseball on Saturday afternoon at Smith Field. The Generals won the opener by a score of 4-2 and then took the nightcap, 7-2.

In the first game, the Generals jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a leadoff double by sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) and an RBI single by Livingston. The Mounties knotted the score at 1-1 in the next inning, but the Generals came back with two runs in the third, including one on an RBI double by senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park). Mount Aloysius climbed back to 3-2 in the top of the fourth, but the Generals added an insurance run in the sixth on an RBI single by junior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret).

Lewis went 2-for-3 at the plate, while Livingston posted two hits and one RBI and allowed just two earned runs in four innings to improve to 2-0 on the mound. Plantholt batted 1-for-2 and pitched a perfect seventh inning to register the save.

Junior rightfielder Matthew Hersey (Altoona, Pa./Altoona) paced the Mounties at the dish, going 2-for-3 with a run scored. Senior right hander Durell Hutzell-Ellis (Johnstown, Pa./Johnstown) was credited with the loss (0-1) after allowing nine hits and four earned runs in 5.2 innings of work.

In the second game, W&L (4-2) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning buoyed by a two-run double from Livingston, an RBI double from sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) and an RBI single by Plantholt. The Generals added to their lead in the third on an RBI double by Plantholt, but a two-run double by MAC junior centerfielder Dan Clark (Windber, Pa./Windber) sliced it to a 5-2 game in the fourth inning. However, W&L added two more tallies in the fifth inning on an RBI double by Plantholt and a sacrifice fly by sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) to produce the final margin.

W&L was led by Plantholt, who was 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI, while Livingston went 2-for-3 with two doubles and 2 RBI. Sophomore right hander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) surrendered just two earned runs and seven hits in six innings of work to pick up the win (2-0).

Freshman shortstop Bryan Nolan (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) led the Mounties (0-2) at the plate in game two, going 2-for-3 with a run scored. Sophomore right hander Gary L’Abbe (Middleton, Mass./Masconomet) took the loss after allowing five earned runs and six hits in just 2.1 innings.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it hosts St. Mary’s (Md.) for a 1:00 pm contest.

Baseball at Piedmont

DEMOREST, Ga. -- Piedmont used a five-run seventh inning to recover from a 9-5 deficit and post a 10-9 win over the Washington and Lee baseball team on Wednesday afternoon at Loudermilk Field in Demorest, Ga.

W&L (2-2) took a 2-0 lead off a sacrifice fly from junior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) in the top of the second and a solo blast from senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) in the top of the third. Piedmont (6-1) would tie the contest in the following inning and held a 5-3 lead after the bottom of the fourth.

In the top of the fifth, sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) crushed a grand slam homerun to put the Generals on top, 7-5. W&L extended its lead to 9-5 as Peyster laced a two-run double in the top of the seventh, but the Lions racked up five runs in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win.

W&L was led offensively by Serenbetz’s 3-for-5 performance with the grand slam, double and four RBI. Madden was 1-for-2 with a homerun and was walked three times, while Peyster had two hits in his four at-bats with three RBI. Serenbetz (0-1) was also saddled with the loss as he surrendered five earned runs in the seventh inning.

W&L returns to the diamond in its home-opening contest, taking on Mount Aloysius in a double-header on Saturday. The first game will start at noon.

Baseball at Emory

ALTANTA, Ga. -- Emory’s designated hitter Steve Bralver hit a two-run homerun in the bottom of the ninth to lift the fifth-ranked Eagles to an 8-6 win over Washington and Lee baseball on Tuesday afternoon in Atlanta, Ga.

Emory jumped out to a 6-0 lead as third basemen Frank Pfister launched a three-run homerun in the bottom of the third and rightfielder Dan Molnar hit three-run double in the bottom of the fourth.

The Generals cut the Eagles’ advantage to 6-3 in the top of the fifth with a two-run single from junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./Islip) and an RBI triple from senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park). W&L continued to rally in the top of the eighth as junior third baseman Peter Blue (Butler, Md./Gilman) hit a RBI double down the left field line and freshman leftfielder Peter Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) tied the contest on the next at-bat with a two-run double.

However, two Generals’ fielding errors in the bottom of the ninth put EU second baseman Joe Roth on base and in scoring position, and Bralver’s long ball gave the Eagles the win.

W&L (2-1) was paced by Cardona, who had three hits in four at-bats with two RBI, and Madden, who batted 2-for-5 with an RBI. Sophomore righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) took the loss for the Blue and White, despite only pitching 0.2 innings and totaling no earned runs. Senior righthander Steve Marcott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) started the game and hurled 3.2 innings of three-hit ball before giving way to the bullpen.

Emory (2-1) was led by Pfister’s 2-of-5 day from the plate with three RBI. Bravler’s game-winning homerun was his only hit of the day (1-of-2) as was Molnar’s three-run double (1-of-4). Righthander Adam Genn was credited with the win as he pitched 1.2 innings, giving up no earned runs and registered two strikeouts.

W&L returns to action on Wednesday when it takes on Piedmont at 3:00 pm in Demorest, Ga.

Baseball at Oglethorpe

ALTANTA, Ga. -- Senior rightfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) hit a solo homerun in the top of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie as the W&L baseball team topped Oglethorpe, 7-2, in Atlanta, Ga.

Oglethorpe (2-5) opened the game with a lead-off homerun from sophomore centerfielder Brendan Pilger in the bottom of the first to take an early 1-0 lead. However, W&L assumed a 2-1 lead in the top of the third as junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./Islip) hit an RBI triple and then scored on the next at-bat when sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) grounded out to second. OU tied the contest, 2-2, on a RBI single from freshman first baseman Andy Farrey in the bottom of the third, but Madden’s homerun ensued in the sixth and the Generals added three runs in the seventh and one in the eighth for the 7-2 final.

W&L (2-0) was led by McKelvey, who hit 2-of-4 with an RBI, and sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School), who had three hits in five at-bats and an RBI. Sophomore righthander Charles Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) picked up his first win of the season, hurling five innings of five-hit ball, allowing just two earned runs and notching four strikeouts.

Oglethorpe (2-5) was paced by Farrey and Pilger, who each totaled an RBI. Farrey had one hit in two at-bats, while Pilger went 1-of-4. Sophomore righthander Joe Hale took the loss for the Stormy Petrels, giving up three earned runs in six innings of work.

W&L returns to the diamond on Tuesday when it takes on Emory at 2:00 pm in Atlanta, Ga.

Baseball at Oglethorpe

ALTANTA, Ga. -- Senior Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) pitched five-innings of six-hit ball and batted 3-for-4 with two RBI as the W&L baseball team opened its 2008 season with a 19-4 win over Oglethorpe in a rain-shortened game on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, Ga.

The Generals, who had 21 hits on the day, got on the board immediately as junior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) lead off the game with a solo homerun. W&L put up two more runs in the first inning and then added five runs in the second to take an 8-1 lead entering the third inning. Oglethorpe’s Ben Gidden had an RBI single in the bottom of the third, cutting into the W&L advantage (8-2), but the Blue and White outscored the Stormy Petrels, 11-2, over the final four innings to secure the win.

Livingston also recorded three strikeouts to pick up his first win of the season. Sophomore catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) contributed to the Generals’ heavy hitting, going 2-of-3 with a homerun and four RBI. Sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Shoreline, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) was 3-for-5 with three RBI. Sophomore first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School), junior designated hitter Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace) and freshman leftfielder Peter Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) each added a round-tripper on the day.

Oglethorpe (2-4) was led by Giddens, who went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Spencer Kennedy was saddled with the loss for the Stormy Petrels, giving up six hits and seven earned runs in just 1.1 innings of work.

W&L returns to the diamond on Monday in a rematch with Oglethrope at 3:00 pm.