LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee and Lynchburg split an ODAC doubleheader on Saturday afternoon in baseball action at Smith Field. The Hornets captured game one, 6-3, before the Generals fought back to salvage the split in game two, 5-3. The doubleheader split coupled with Eastern Mennonite and Virginia WesleyanÕs doubleheader split also on Saturday afternoon eliminates W&L from the ODAC Tournament.
In game one, Lynchburg scored two runs in the third inning as freshman second baseman Anthony Palmisano (Huddleston, Va./Staunton River) singled in sophomore centerfielder Nick Beyer (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and junior leftfielder Joshua McCall (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) singled home Palmisano. The Hornets tacked on two more runs off senior pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) in the fifth inning to take a 4-0 lead.
The game was then delayed for 1:15 due to rain in the bottom of the fifth. Following the delay, the Generals struck for a pair of runs as sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) hit a double to left field that scored both runs. W&L (23-8, 9-7) inched closer with a run in the bottom of the sixth and had the bases loaded with one out, however, sophomore reliever Dave Morris (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) got W&L sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) to bounce into a double play to end the threat.
Lynchburg (22-14, 10-6) added two insurance runs in the seventh frame to clinch the three-run victory. Sophomore hurler Mike Ranson (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy) took the win for the Hornets, allowing three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. Beyer came on in the ninth to pick up his second save of the season. Sigler was assessed the loss for Washington and Lee after tossing six innings and allowing six runs on nine hits.
In the nightcap, Hanson went the distance for the Generals, allowing two earned runs and four hits, while striking out six. He also did not allow a hit until the fifth inning.
Lynchburg scored an unearned run in the top of the first, but the Generals would plate two runs in the second and third innings and one in the fifth to take a 5-1 lead. The Hornets mounted a late comeback with runs in the sixth and seventh, but the Generals hung on for the 5-3 win.
Senior leftfielder Jason May (Houston, Texas/St. John's) led the way for the Generals in the second game by going 3-for-4 with one run scored. He finished the double-dip with five hits in seven at-bats with one RBI and one run scored. Johnson went 2-for-3 in game two with two RBI.
The Generals end their season at 23-8 overall, the most wins in school-history.
SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- Washington and Lee broke the school record for wins in a season with a 20-1 victory over Swarthmore in baseball action on Thursday afternoon in Swarthmore, Pa. The Generals now stand at 22-7 overall.
Senior designated hitter Jason May (Houston, Texas/St. John's) led the way for the Generals by going 2-for-3 with six RBI and two runs scored. Sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor) [Pictured to right] picked up three hits in four plate appearances and scored four runs.
The Generals racked up 16 hits on the day while limiting the Garnet Tide to just five. Swarthmore pitchers also walked 16 W&L batters.
The Generals now return home for a crucial ODAC doubleheader against Lynchburg College on Saturday afternoon at Smith Field. Lynchburg is currently in fourth place, one game ahead of W&L in the ODAC standings.
HAVERFORD, Pa. -- Washington and Lee tied the school record for wins in a season with a 12-7 victory over Haverford in baseball action on Wednesday afternoon in Haverford, Pa. The Generals now stand at 21-7 overall.
The last time the Generals achieved 21 wins was in 1999 when W&L finished 21-12.
The Generals scored an unearned run in the first inning before Haverford (5-14) struck for three runs in the bottom of the first off freshman hurler Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison).
W&L responded with a six-run rally in the third inning and then plated two more runs in the fourth to claim a 9-3 lead. The Fords outscored W&L, 4-3, in the final three frames but it was not enough and the Generals claimed the 12-7 triumph.
Sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) led the way for the Generals by going 3-for-5 with five RBI and two runs scored. Junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) doubled twice in five plate appearances and drove in three runs.
Dean improved to 6-0 on the season, allowing three earned runs on seven hits in six innings of work.
Washington and Lee returns to action tomorrow afternoon as it concludes its two-game set in Pennsylvania by taking on Swarthmore College at 3:30 pm.
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee and Virginia Wesleyan split an ODAC doubleheader on Saturday afternoon in baseball action in Lexington, Va. The Generals captured game one, 8-1, behind senior hurler David Sigler's (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) complete game three-hitter, but junior pitcher Myron Trunick (Winston Salem, N.C./White Hall) fired a two-hit complete game in the nightcap to give the Blue Marlins a 6-1 victory.
In game one, W&L (20-7, 8-6) scored three unearned runs in the first inning off junior starter Jacob Bridges (Virginia Beach, Va./Midlothian) as sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) reached on an error and advanced to second on a single by junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg). Sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor) then reached on an error that scored Hanson. Freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) brought home Kozora with an RBI single and Gladysz touched home after a single by junior catcher Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephens).
In the second frame, freshman centerfielder Austin Allain (Weston, Mass./Weston) drew a lead-off walk and scored on a two-out single by Kozora to give W&L a 4-0 lead. The Generals tacked on four more runs as Gosselink doubled home sophomore designated hitter Kyle Droppers (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) and Hanson blasted a two-run triple to right center field. Freshman leftfielder Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) produced the Generals' final run with a sacrifice fly that scored Hanson.
Sigler improved to 6-1 by allowing only a solo home run by senior designated hitter Roger Carpenter (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond River). He fanned six VWC batters. Gosselink went 2-for-2 with two RBI, while Hanson picked up two RBI and scored two runs.
Trunick hurled 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball and allowed just a first-inning unearned run in leading Va. Wesleyan to the 6-1 win in game two. He also struck out 12 W&L batters.
The Blue Marlins (22-11, 12-2) plated one run in the first inning as junior first baseman Evan Spivey (Virginia Beach, Va./Nansemond River) singled to score senior second baseman Scott James (Olmsted Falls, Ohio/Berea).
W&L tied the game in the bottom of the first as Kozora walked and scored on a wild pitch. VWC took control of the game in the third stanza with five runs off of Kagey. Senior catcher Jeb Wiseman (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) produced a two-out, two-run double to break open the five-run inning for the Blue Marlins.
Spivey led VWC by going 2-for-4 with two RBI, while James singled twice and scored a pair of runs.
The Generals will return to action on Wednesday afternoon as they travel to Haverford, Pa., to take on Haverford College at 3:30 pm.
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman pitcher Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison) tossed seven innings of three-hit ball and struck out seven batters to lead Washington and Lee to a 13-0 victory over Southern Virginia on Tuesday afternoon at Smith Field. Dean improved to 5-0 with the win.
The Generals (19-6) struck for five runs in the second inning as sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) and junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) both doubled home a pair of runs. Freshman catcher Andrew Riffee (St. Albans, W.Va./Nitro) also picked up an RBI single.
In the fifth inning, Riffee stretched the W&L lead to 7-0 with a single to center field that scored sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor) and freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville).
Washington and Lee tacked on four runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh to claim the 13-0 triumph.
Hanson led W&L by going 3-for-4 with two RBI and scored two runs. Mulhern also picked up three hits in five plate appearances and scored a pair of runs. Riffee went 2-for-3 with three RBI, while Kozora had two hits and two runs batted in. Southern Virginia (2-19) was out-hit by the Generals, 13-5.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday, April 14, as it hosts Virginia Wesleyan in a key ODAC doubleheader at 12:00 pm.
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Freshman pitcher Chris Flynn hit a two-run double down the right field line with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally Eastern Mennonite to a 4-3 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC baseball action on Monday afternoon.
W&L led 3-1 heading into the sixth inning, however, with one out, senior first baseman Mike Gale doubled and junior catcher Erik Kratz reached on an error, advancing Gale to third base. Sophomore leftfielder Casey Severs scored Gale on a sacrifice fly to close the W&L lead to 3-2. Senior second baseman Mike Carpenter then drew a walk setting up Flynn's game-winning double.
Flynn was awarded the win after coming on in relief and hurling 1 1/3 perfect innings. Freshman starting pitcher Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) threw all six innings for Washington and Lee (18-6, 7-5), allowing four runs on six hits. All seven runs in the game were unearned.
The Generals took a 1-0 lead in the first frame as sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) hit a lead-off double and later scored on a throwing error.
W&L built a 3-0 lead in the second inning when Kagey knocked in sophomore second baseman Todd Johnson (Windsor Locks, Conn./Windsor Locks) and junior catcher Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephens) with a single to right field.
EMU (14-10-1, 7-3) plated a run in the third inning when freshman centerfielder Tavis Laws singled to bring home Carpenter. The Royals closed out W&L with the three-run sixth inning to take the 4-3 victory.
Hanson went 2-for-4 for the Generals with a run scored, while Johnson picked up two hits and scored one run.
Washington and Lee returns to action tomorrow afternoon as it hosts Southern Virginia at Smith Field. The first pitch is set for 3:00 pm.
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Junior catcher Todd Gosselink (Austin, Texas/St. Stephens) hit a two-run homerun and freshman rightfielder Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) added a solo shot as Washington and Lee defeated Eastern Mennonite, 4-2, in ODAC baseball action on Sunday afternoon.
The game was part of a double-header, however, due to rain, the second game of the double-dip will be made up on Monday at 3:30 pm.
The Generals (18-5, 7-4) struck first as junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) doubled to leftfield, scoring freshman leftfielder Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett). The score would remain 1-0 until GosselinkÕs two-run blast in the fourth inning.
Eastern Mennonite (13-10-1, 6-3) cut the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth frame as Casey Severs drove in Erik Kratz with a single. Mulhern then provided the Generals with another insurance run with his solo homer in the top of the seventh. Tavis Law scored the gameÕs final run in the bottom of the seventh as Barney Quick drove him home with a double.
Senior righthander David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) went the distance for the Generals, scattering nine hits and surrendering two earned runs. He struck out four while walking only one batter. He is now 5-1 on the season.
Chad Thornton went the distance for EMU, allowing the four runs on four hits. He struck out three and walked three to fall to 3-3 on the season.
Following Monday's single game against the Royals, W&L will return to action on Tuesday as it hosts Southern Virginia at 3:00 pm. The Generals defeated SVC, 7-0, on Mar. 7.
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman pitcher Mike Wert (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) allowed two earned runs and struck out seven batters to lead Washington and Lee to a 4-3 victory over Shenandoah on Wednesday afternoon at Smith Field.
Wert tossed all nine innings for his second-straight complete game and fourth win of the season.
W&L (17-5) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) drew a lead-off walk, stole second base and scored on a single by sophomore first baseman Brian Gladysz (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor).
The Hornets tied the game in the second inning as sophomore catcher Chris Zaia (Macungie, Pa./Emmaus) scored sophomore first baseman Mike Gallagher (Springfield, Va./Hayfield) on a sacrifice fly.
The Generals would assume a 4-1 lead in the bottom half of the second as freshman centerfielder Austin Allain (Weston, Mass./Weston), freshman leftfielder Dan Kagey (Marietta, Ga./Lovett) and junior third baseman Matt Kozora (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) all produced RBI singles to force freshman starting pitcher J.R. Creamer (Lovettsville, Va./Loudon Valley) out of the game.
Shenandoah (11-10) responded with two runs in the third inning when sophomore shortstop Jake Fiedler (Fairfax, Va./Chantilly) drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Gallagher singled to score senior centerfielder Tony Canterna (Linthicum, Md./Anne Arundel CC).
Junior reliever Chris Kees (Gore, Va./James Wood) held the Generals in check for the rest of the game, hurling 6 1/3 perfect innings. However, the Generals held on for the win as Wert allowed only three hits over the final six frames and struck out the side in the ninth to preserve the one-run victory.
W&L was led by Wert and Kozora, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a 2-for-4 day at the plate and drove in one run. Allain went 1-for-3 with an RBI and scored another run.
Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday afternoon as it travels to Harrisonburg, Va., to take on Eastern Mennonite in an ODAC doubleheader at 12:00 pm.