1998 Washington and Lee Baseball Recaps
W&L 18, Guilford 6
Guilford 6, W&L 3
April 25, 1998 -- Greensboro, N.C.
Washington and Lee kept its ODAC Tournament hopes alive by splitting a
doubleheader at Guilford College on Saturday. W&L won the opener 18-6 as
Christian Batcheller hit two home runs and set a school record with seven
RBI, but the Quakers hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to
take game two 6-3.
In the opener W&L scored a season-high 18 runs, rapping out 14 hits off
Guilford ace K.C. Chambers, including four homers. Batcheller hit his
eighth and ninth homers of the season to tie his own school single season
homer mark, including a grand slam in the fifth. Schuyler Marshall and
David Hanson also hit homers. Freshman Josh Glober went the distance to
pick up his fifth victory.
In the second game, W&L scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning
to take a 3-1 lead. Russell Wrenn had a RBI single in the inning and Mike
Elder had a two-run triple. However, the Quakers got one back in the
bottom half of the inning and then broke the game open on a three-run
shot by Chris Butcher in the fifth. Patrick Hall had two doubles for W&L
in the game.
W&L is now 12-13 overall and 9-7 in the ODAC while Guilford is 19-20,
11-5. Virginia Wesleyan, Guilford and Emory & Henry have clinched ODAC
Tournament spots while W&L needs Emory & Henry to beat Bridgewater in at
least once in tomorrow's doubleheader at E&H in order to qualify for the
Washington and Lee 406 170 0 -18 14 3
Guilford 202 011 0 -6 7 6
Glober and Murphy. Chambers, Joyce (5) and Rodriguez. WP: Glober (5-2).
LP: Chambers (9-3).
2B: W&L-Stakem, Hall, Batcheller, Wrenn, Elder; GC-Bowman, York, Reed.
HR: W&L-Batcheller 2, Marshall, Hanson; GC-Moore, Butcher.
Washington and Lee 000 300 0 -3 6 2
Guilford 010 131 x -6 9 1
Sigler, Christ (6) and Lewis, Murphy. Coward and Rodriguez. WP: Coward
(6-5), LP: Sigler (0-5).
2B: W&L-Hall 2; GC-Moore, York, Rodriguez. 3B: W&L-Elder. HR: GC-Butcher,
Hampden-Sydney 11, W&L 9
April 22, 1998 - Hampden-Sydney, Va.
Hampden-Sydney scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to
defeat Washington and Lee 11-9 in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference
baseball game on Wednesday. Robby Peay and Jay Scott each had three hits
for the Tigers (6-15, 5-9 ODAC).
W&L (11-12, 8-6) trailed 8-1 after two innings of play, but scored four
runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to take a 9-8 lead. The
Tigers then opened the bottom of the sixth with three straight singles to
tie the game 9-9. The Tigers then scored a pair of runs on a sacrifice
fly by Russ Bradshaw and an ensuing throwing error to take the lead for good.
Junior catcher E.J. Murphy led the offense by going 2-for-3 with three
RBI and sophomore third baseman Schuyler Marshall had two hits, including
a solo home run in the second inning. The Generals are currently tied
with Bridgewater for fourth place in the ODAC and are fighting for one of
the four spots to the ODAC Tournament which will be played May 1-3 at
LynchburgUs City Stadium. W&L closes the regular season with a
doubleheader at Guilford on Saturday.
Score by innings
Washington and Lee 011 043 000 -9 12 5
Hampden-Sydney 530 003 00x -11 12 3
Glober, Christ (3), Dominick (8) and Murphy. Loder, Poore (5), Bowles
(6), Tornabene (8) and Bradshaw. WP: Bowles. LP: Christ.
2B: W&L-Hanson, H-SC-Scott 2, Kramer. 3B: W&L-Hall. HR-W&L: Marshall.
Lynchburg 9, W&L 2
April 20, 1998 - Lynchburg, Va.
Washington and Lee dropped a 9-2 decision at Lynchburg College on Monday
afternoon as the Generals were held to just one hit. Sophomore shortstop
David Hanson singled home E.J. Murphy and Josh Glober in the top of the
fifth for the Generals only offense. W&L committed seven errors behind
freshman David Sigler who went the distance and struck out five.
Washington and Lee 000 020 000 -2 1 7
Lynchburg 020 401 02x -9 14 0
Sigler and Murphy. McGee and Hash. WP: McGee. LP: Sigler.
2B: LC-Frimmer, Stavella.
April 18, 1998
The Randolph- Macon (9-17, 6-7 ODAC) baseball team swept a big Old
Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader from Washington and Lee (11-10,
8-4 ODAC) at Smith Field this afternoon.
The Yellow Jackets came back from 4-1 deficits in both games to
go on to wins in each contest.
In game one, the Generals scored four runs in the fist inning,
only one being earned. The Yellow Jackets retaliated with three runs in
second inning and did not look back on their way to the 6-4 win. R-MC's
junior third baseman Adam Taylor added an insurance run in the fourth
inning, when he hit the only home run of the doubleheader.
Junior pitcher Chad Edwards pitched the complete game, giving up
only five hits and one earned run, while striking out seven.
In game two, the Generals rallied for four runs in the second
inning to take another 4-1 lead. R-MC scored one run in the third, two
in the fourth, and busted the game wide open with a six-run fifth inning
in which they sent ten men to the plate.
Sophomore pitcher Dan Krupansky pitched six innings on four-hit
ball to get the win.
The losses were the first conference losses for W&L since March
14, exactly five weeks ago.
The Generals will try to get back on track on Monday afternoon,
when they travel to Lynchburg College for a 3:00 game.
R-MC 131 100 0 - 6 8 4
W&L 400 000 0 -4 5 1
2B: R-MC: Blakeley, Drotleff W&L: Murphy
HR: R-MC: Taylor
SB: R-MC: Creswell W&L: Marshall 2, Stakem
R-MC: Edwards (W) and Hudson.
W&L: Glober (L), Christ (5), and Murphy.
R-MC 011 260 0 -10 11 1
W&L 040 001 0 - 5 7 2
2B: R-MC: Ramsey 2, Boyd, Drotleff
SB: R-MC: Drotleff 2, Blakely, Creswell W&L: Elder, Ellingson
R-MC: Plummer, Krupansky (2) (W) and Ramsey.
W&L: Stakem (L), Madden (5), Reynolds (5), Dominick (7) and Lewis.
Washington and Lee 2
April 14, 1998
Washington and Lee improved its record to 11-8 and 8-2 in the
ODAC by winning at Bridgewater College this afternoon by a score of 2-0.
Junior Bob Weston allowed only two hits and three walks, while
striking out eight and earning his fifth victory of the season, to
only two losses. Unfortunately this will be Weston's final game in
1998. He will be leaving to study in Europe for the fall term.
W&L took the lead in the second inning, when freshman left fielder
Josh Glober singled home junior catcher E.J. Murphy. A run was added in the
inning, when Murphy. dove home junior designated hitter Patrick Hall
with a sacrifice fly for the insurance run.
The Generals are now alone in first place in the ODAC standings and
will defend their position on Saturday afternoon when they host a
doubleheader at Smith Field against Randolph-Macon. First pitch will
be at 1:00
W&L 010 001 000 - 2 7 0
BC 000 000 000 - 0 2 2
2B - BC- Hinkle
SB - W&L - Elder, Marshall; BC - Hevener
W&L: Weston (W) and Murphy.
BC: Simon (L), Campbell (8) and Woody.
St. Mary's 7 Washington and Lee 2 St. Mary's 11 Washington and Lee 5
April 11, 1998 -- St. Mary's City, Md.
W&L's baseball (10-8) team dropped both ends of a doubleheader this
afternoon at St. Mary's College, seeing their previous six game winning
streak snap. The Seahawks won game 1 by a score of 7-2 and took the
night cap by a score of 11-5.
In the first game, St. Mary's exploded for a six-run fourth
inning, en route to the 7-2 win. W&L's lone two runs were manufacrtured
by junior designated hitter Patrick Hall who hit his first home run of
the season, a two-run shot in the sixth inning. Junior pitcher Bob
Weston got credit for the loss. He is now 4-2 on the season.
In the second game, St. Mary's posted six runs in an inning
again, this time the third inning on their way to an 11-5 win. Down 7-0
early, the Generals rallied behind Hall, who hit his second home run of
the day and sophomore right fielder Christian Batcheller who hit his
seventh home run of the season, to cut the lead to 7-5. However, St.
Mary's scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and took the
11-5 win and the doubleheader sweep. Freshman pitcher Josh Glober took
the first loss of his career as his record drops to 4-1.
The Generals will return to conference action on Tuesday with a
trip to Bridgewater College. First pitch will be at 3:00.
GAME 1 R H E
W&L 000 002 0 2 3 2
St. Mary's 001 600 x 7 8 1
WP - Werner (4-0) LP - Weston (4-2)
E - SMC - Bolmer; W&L - Jamison, Ellingson
LOB - SMC (2), W&L (3); DP - none.
2B - SMC - Felmey; HR - SMC - Wencis; W&L - Hall
Batteries - SMC: Werner and Dean: W&L - Weston, Christ (4), Sigler (4)
GAME 2 R H E
W&L 000 140 0 5 7 6
St. Mary's 106 040 x 7 8 1
WP - Moore (2-2) LP - Glober (4-1)
E- SMC - Fenley, Moore; W&L: Hanson 2, Elder, Stakem, Batcheller, Ellingson.
LOB - SMC (3), W&L (5)
2B: W&L - Batcheller, Stakem; HR: W&L - Hall, Batcheller
Batteries - SMC: Moore, Leith (5) and Grable; W&L: Glober, Dominick (4),
Stakem (5) and Lewis, Murphy (6).
Washington and Lee 8, Williams 7
April 1, 1998 -- Lexington, Va.
The Washington & Lee baseball team (10-6, 7-2 ODAC) won its sixth game
defeating Williams College (12-2) at Smith Field this afternoon by a
score of 8-7.
The Generals jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning with hits
from five different players, including a double from sophomore third
baseman Schuyler Marshall, who went 3-for-4 on the afternoon with two RBI.
The Ephs cut the lead to 5-4 in the fourth inning, but the
Generals jumped back ahead 8-4 in the sixth. That inning was propelled
by a two-run homer by sophomore right fielder Christian Batcheller to
left field, his sixth of season.
The Ephs scored three runs in the eighth to bring themselves within
8-7. However, freshman pitcher Will Ogilvie came on in the ninth inning
to save the game for the Generals.
Freshman Bill Christ got the win in relief for the Generals, pitching
perfect fifth, sixth, and seventh innings.
Williams 001 300 030 - 7 10 2
W&L 500 012 00x - 8 11 3
WC: Daoust (L), Olsen (7), Frew (9) and Liversidge, Joyce (5).
W&L: Weston, Christ (5) (W), Dominick (8), Ogilvie (9) and Murphy, Lewis
2B: WC: Frew, Liversidge. W&L: Marshall 2, Batcheller.
HR: W&L: Batcheller.
SB: WC: Carrillo. W&L: Ellingson.
and Lee 10, Eastern Mennonite 2 March 31, 1998 -- Lexington, Va.
Freshman pitcher Josh Glober pitched a five-hitter to remain
unbeaten for the season and led Washington and Lee to a 10-2 victory over
Eastern Mennonite in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball game on
Tuesday afternoon. The Generals (9-6, 7-2 ODAC) won their fifth straight
game while completing a season sweep over Eastern Mennonite (8-11, 1-7 ODAC).
The Royals jumped on Glober for two runs in the top of the first inning
on an RBI double by senior center fielder Maven Huffman and a run-scoring
single by sophomore first baseman Mike Gale, but the righthander then
settled down and retired 24 consecutive Royal batters before allowing
singles to Huffman and Gale in the top of the ninth inning. Glober
allowed no walks and struck out seven to run his record to 4-0.
Junior catcher E.J. Murphy went 3-for-4 with three RBI, including a
two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the W&L offense.
Sophomore right fielder Christian Batcheller went 4-for-4 with two runs
scored and junior designated hitter Patrick Hall went 2-for-4 with two
runs batted in.
The Generals are off to their best start ever in ODAC play and will go
out of the conference on Wednesday when they host Williams College. W&L
will then be idle for winter term exams until a doubleheader at St.
Mary's College on April 11.
Score by Inning 123 456 789 R H E
Eastern Mennonite 200 000 000 2 5 6
Washington and Lee 130 012 12x 10 15 0
Good, Hatter (6) and Grieser, Porter (6). Glober and Murphy. WP: Glober
(4-0). LP: Good. 2B: EMU-Huffman. HR: W&L-Murphy (8th, 1 on). SB:
EMU-Gale, Pollard; W&L: Marshall, Murphy.
Washington & Lee 7, Emory & Henry 1
Washington & Lee 4, Emory & Henry 2
March 28, 1998 -- Lexington, Va.
Washington & Lee's baseball team improved its record to 8-6 and 6-2 in
the ODAC by sweeping Emory & Henry (2-10, 0-2 ODAC) this afternoon at
In the first game, the Generals used a three-run second inning in
which the Wasps commited three errors to grab a 4-1 lead. Sophomore
right fielder Christian Batcheller slammed his fifth home run of the year
in the fourth inning to give the Generals a 5-1 lead. Sophomore second
baseman Andy Thompson hit a two-run triple in the fifth inning to finish
off the scoring at 7-1.
Junior pitcher Bob Weston gave up seven hits and one run, while
striking out seven and walking none in seven innings to run his record to
In the second game, junior designated hitter Patrick Hall broke a
2-2 tie in the second inning by singling home junior left fielder Mike
Nolan. The Generals added a run when Thompson was walked with the bases
loaded in the sixth inning.
Sophomore pitcher Chris Stakem earned his first victory of the
season by pitching seven innings of six-hit baseball. E&H's Justin Jones
allowed only five hits in five innings pitched.
The Generals have now won eight of their last eleven games. They
will return to Smith Field on Tuesday for a 3:00 game against Eastern
R H E
E&H 000 100 0 - 1 7 3
W&L 130 120 x - 7 8 0
E&H: Lambert, Crigger (5), Matheny (6) and J.M. Austin.
W&L: Weston and Murphy.
3B: Thompson (W&L)
HR: Batcheller (W&L)
SB: Hall, Hanson, Murphy (W&L)
R H E
E&H 011 000 0 - 2 6 2
W&L 021 001 x - 4 5 2
E&H: Jones, Matheny (6) and Iroler.
W&L: Stakem and Lewis, Murphy (6).
SB: Tate (E&H), Nolan (W&L)
Washington & Lee 9, Hampden-Sydney 5
March 25, 1998 -- Lexington, Va.
Sophomore right fielder Christian Batcheller conitinued on his current
tear by going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI to lead Washington &
Lee (6-6, 4-2) ODAC to a 9-5 victory over Hampden Sydney (2-7, 1-1 ODAC)
on Wednesday afternoon at Smith Field.
Freshman pitcher Josh Glober went seven innings and gave up only
one earned run, while striking out five to improve his record to 3-0.
Down 2-1 in the sixth inning, the Generals exploded for six runs
and six hits in the bottom half of the inning. The inning was
highlighted by a two-run triple hit by sophomore first baseman Chris
Stakem and the two-run home run by Batcheller.
Hampden-Sydney was paced by senior first baseman Robby Peay, who
went 2-for-5 for the afternoon.
The Generals will look to bring their record over .500 for the
first time this season, when they host Emory & Henry at Smith Field for a
1:00 p.m. doubleheader.
Hampden-Sydney 010 001 102 - 5 6 1
Washington & Lee 000 016 02x - 9 14 5
HSC: Loder (L), Tonrnabene (7) and Bradshaw.
W&L: Glober (W), Christ (8), Dominick (9) (S) and Murphy.
2B: W&L - Hall, Wrenn.
3B: W&L - Stakem
HR: W&L - Batcheller, Ellingson
SB: HSC - Peay W&L - Ellingson, Hanson.
Washington & Lee 8, Eastern Mennonite 1
March 24, 1998 -- Harrisonburg, Va.
Junior pitcher Bob Weston earned his third win of the year for Washington
& Lee (5-6, 3-2 ODAC) as the Generals won at Eastern Mennonite (8-6, 1-4
ODAC) this afternoon.
Weston (3-1) pitched the full nine innings, while throwing eight
strikeouts, allowing only two walks, and scattering six hits. The
performance dropped Weston's ERA to 1.83. EMU's Stu Hatter threw 8.2
innings in the loss.
The offensive charge that tied the most runs scored by W&L in a
game this year was led by sophomore right fielder Christian Batcheller.
He went 4 for 5 this afternoon with two doubles and two RBI. Five other
Generals added two hits a piece in the 17-hit attack.
The Generals will host Hampden-Sydney tomorrow afternoon at
Washington & Lee 012 000 104 - 8 17 1
Eastern Mennonite 100 000 000 - 1 6 1
W&L: Weston (W) and Murphy.
EMU: Hatter (L), Delp (9) and Griesner.
2B: W&L: Batcheller 2, Hall 2, Hanson, Marshall.
Mary Washington 10, W&L 3
March 22, 1998 -- Fredericksburg, Va.
Mary Washington College took advantage of 11 walks issued by seven
Washington and Lee pitchers to score 10 runs on just seven hits and
defeat the Generals 10-3 in a nonconference baseball game on Sunday
W&L (4-6) fell behind 5-0 after two innings, but scored three runs in the
top of the sixth inning to pull within 5-3. Sophomore right fielder
Christian Batcheller had a run-scoring single in the inning and junior
E.J. Murphy had a two-run pinch-hit single. The Eagles then held the
Generals scoreless the rest of the way and pulled away. Sophomore first
baseman Russell Wrenn two hits to pace the W&L offense.
Washington and Lee 000 003 000 -3 5 4
Mary Washington 410 002 12x -10 7 0
Sigler, Christ (3), Glober (5), Dominick (6), Madden(0), Reynolds (8),
Ogilvie (8) and Lewis. Losty, Belcher and Onze. WP: Losty. LP: Sigler.
Washington & Lee 8
Savannah Art & Design 4
March 17, 1998 -- Lexington, Va.
The bats of Washington & Lee (4-5) came alive this afternoon at Smith
Field as they defeated Savannah Art & Design by a score of 8-4.
The Generals put together a 13-hit attack, including six doubles
in their largest offensive output of the year. Three of those doubles
came from junior catcher E.J. Murphy, who raised his average to .345 by
going 3-for-5 this afternoon.
Freshman pitcher Josh Glober garnered his second win in as many
starts by giving up three runs in the first six innings. Sophomore Chris
Stakem moved over from first base to pitch the final three innings and
earn the save.
The Bees had a hit parade of their own, knocking out thirteen
hits, all singles. They had three members of the lineup with two hits a
The Generals will put their 3-2 ODAC record on the line on
Thursday afternoon, when they play at Eastern Mennonite at 3:00.
Savannah A&D 110 001 010 - 4 12 4
Washington & Lee 200 301 11x - 8 13 7
SCAD: Komecki (L), Crowley (8) and Essery
W&L: Glober (W), Stakem (7) (S) and Lewis, Murphy (7).
2B: W&L- Murphy 3, Batcheller, Hall, Stakem.
SB: SCAD - Samborsky W&L - Ellingson.
W&L 4, Va. Wesleyan 1
Va. Wesleyan 5, W&L 3
March 14, 1998 -- Lexington, Va.
Washington and Lee's junior pitcher Bob Weston and Virginia Wesleyan's
sophomore pitcher Brett Craun each pitched complete game wins for their
respective teams as a double header was split this afternoon at Smith
Field. W&L (3-5) won the first game, 4-1. Virginia Wesleyan (3-7) won
game two, 5-3.
In the opener, W&L scored single runs in four of the first five
innings after falling behind 1-0 in the first. Junior Mike Nolan and
Patrick Hall led the way by each going 2-for-3, while sophomore right
fielder Christian Batcheller added two RBI.
Weston scattered four hits and struck out seven to earn his second
win of the year.
In the second game, the Blue Marlins overcame a 3-1 deficit to win,
5-3. They were powered by a three-run fifth inning that was not aided by
an extra-base hit. Batcheller and sophomore first baseman Chris Stakem
each hit home runs in the loss.
Craun gave up seven hits and struck out 13 Generals in only seven
innings to gain his first win of the year.
The Generals will return to action Tuesday afternoon at Smith Field,
when they face Savannah Art & Design at 3:00. The Bees are coached by
former Red Sox pitching great, Luis Tiant.
VWC 100 000 0 1 4 2
W&L 110 110 x 4 8 0
VWC: Martel, Corbo (2), Ellison (6), Weatherly (6) and Braca.
W&L: Weston and Murphy.
2B- VWC- O'Dell W&L- Hall, Nolan.
SB- VWC- Wissinger W&L- Ellingson, Hall.
VWC 101 030 0 5 6 1
W&L 210 000 0 3 7 3
VWC: Craun and Braca, Hechtkopf (7).
W&L: Singler, Chris (5), Ogilvie (5) and Murphy.
2B- VWC- Wissinger W&L- Nolan
3B- W&L- Hanson
HR- W&L- Batcheller, Stakem
SB- VWC- Apple, Flanagan W&L- Murphy, Nolan.
W&L 2, Lynchburg 1
March 13, 1998 - Lexington, Va.
Freshman pitcher Josh Glober (1-0) threw a four-hitter at Lynchburg and
struck out five today at Smith Field as Washington & Lee defeated
W&L took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when sophomore shortstop
David Hanson slammed his first home run of the year. They added an
insurance run in the fourth inning when sophomore right fielder Christian
Batcheller came home on a wild pitch.
Lynchburg scored their run in the seventh inning when catcher
William Hash drove home first baseman Justin Mason with a sacrifice fly.
Lynchburg's starting pitcher Matt Terrillion (0-3) also went the
distance, giving up six hits and striking out three Generals.
W&L improves to 2-4 on the season and 1-1 in the ODAC. Lynchburg
is now 1-6 on the season and 0-2 in the ODAC.
The Generals will resume action when they face Virginia Wesleyan
tomorrow afternoon for a doubleheader at Smith Field. First pitch will
be at 12:00 Noon.
Lynchburg 000 000 100 -1 4 2
Washington & Lee 001 100 00x -2 6 0
Lynchburg: Terrillion and Hash.
Washington & Lee: Glober and Murphy.
E- LC- Kivlin -2
DP- LC- 2 W&L- 1
2b LC- 1 (Mason)
HR W&L- 1 (Hanson)
SB W&L- 1 (Nixon)
Bridgewater 5, W&L 2
March 5, 1998 -- Lexington, Va.
Bridgewater pitcher Fionn Fitzgerald pitched nine innings of three-hit
baseball to lead the Eagles (5-6) to a 5-2 victory over Washington & Lee
(1-4). The game was the ODAC opener for both teams.
W&L's junior pitcher Bob Weston also pitched nine innings,
allowing seven hits and three earned runs. Weston struck out nine
Bridgewater scored three runs in the first inning to take the
lead for good. The inning was sparked by a home run by senior
centerfielder Chad Hensley on first pitch of the game. Freshman
shortstop Jimmy Kittleberger then drove home the two ensuing runs with a
single to left field.
W&L posted a two-run rally in the fourth inning to draw within
3-2, but Bridgewater added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to
put the game away. Senior center fielder Todd Ellingson hit a double and
scored a run for the Generals.
The Generals will return to Smith Field on Sunday afternoon, when
they take on Washington & Jefferson in a doubleheader, starting at 1:00.
Bridgewater (5-6, 1-0 ODAC) 300 001 100 -5
Washington & Lee (1-4, 0-1 ODAC) 000 200 000 -2
Bridgewater: Fitzgerald and Anderson, G. Crawford (4).
Washington & Lee: Weston and Murphy.
E- BC- Kittleberger, Lohr. W&L-Hall, Hanson.
DP- BC 1.
2B- BC- K. Crawford, Hevener, Padgett. W&L- Ellingson
HR- BC- Hensley
W&L 7, Shenandoah 3
Feb. 26, 1998 -- Lexington, Va.
Junior catcher E.J. Murphy hit two home runs and senior outfielder Todd
Ellingson had four hits and two RBI to lead Washington and Lee to a 7-3
victory over Shenandoah on Thursday afternoon in the Generals home opener.
W&L (1-3) got a strong performance from junior right-hander Bob Weston
who struck out six and scattered five hits over six and a third innings
to pick up the victory. Freshman Josh Glober pitched two and a third
innings of hitless relief for the save.
Shenandoah 010 000 200 - 3 6 4
Washington & Lee 111 040 00x - 7 13 0
Buchanan, Weaver (5), Rudolph (7), Hinson (8) and Galford. Weston,
Reynolds (7), Glober (7) and Murphy. WP: Weston (1-0). LP: Buchanan. SV:
Glober (1). 2B: SU-Barnes, Cabin, Gober; W&L: Ellingson, Murphy. HR: W&L:
Emory 5, W&L 4
Feb. 19, 1998 -- Atlanta, Ga.
The Washington & Lee baseball team (0-3) took a 4-2 lead into the bottom
of the ninth, but became victims of Emory University's three run rally
and suffered a 5-4 loss.
Emory scored three runs on only two hits in the ninth, taking advantage
of three walks, to win as right fielder Ted Karniewicz sacrificed home
shortstop Todd Rasmussen with the winning run.
W&L scored two runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to
take a 4-1 lead before Emory's late rally. For the Generals, junior
second baseman Patrick Hall and junior catcher E.J. Murphy both collected
two hits in the loss.
Senior outfielder Chris McAuley slammed two home runs for Emory,
including a solo shot to lead off the bottom of the ninth.
The Generals will return to action at Shenandoah on February 24 and then
open their home schedule on March 2 against West Virginia Tech.
Washington & Lee 000 002 200 - 4 8 2
Emory 000 010 103 - 5 8 2
W&L: Weston, Christ (6), Sigler (8), Wrenn (9), Dominick (9) and Murphy.
EU: Jones and Wiesemann. WP: Jones LP: Wrenn (0-1) 2B: W&L - Marshall,
Murphy; EU - Wiesemann, Karniewicz, Torrell. HR: EU - McAuley 2.
Oglethorpe 9, W&L 4
Feb. 18, 1998 -- Atlanta, Ga.
Christian Batcheller, a sophomore right fielder from Patrick County High
School, hit two home runs, but Washington and Lee lost 9-4 to Oglethorpe
in college baseball on Wednesday afternoon. Batcheller went 3-for-4 with
three RBI in the contest.
Batcheller's first homer, a solo shot in the top of the fourth, pulled
W&L to within 2-1, but the Stormy Petrels scored two unearned runs in the
bottom of the fourth to take a 4-1 lead. Batcheller then hit a two-run
homer in the top of the sixth to pull the Generals to within 6-3, but
Oglethorpe put the game out of reach with three runs in the bottom of the
W&L committed five errors in the contest and only four of Oglethorpe's
runs were earned. Todd Ellingson added two hits for the Generals,
including a double, and Mike Nolan had a run-scoring sacrifice fly.
W&L (0-2) wraps up its Georgia trip with a game at Emory on Thursday.
Washington and Lee 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 - 4 9 5
Oglethorpe 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 3 x - 9 6 1
Stakem, Glober (4), Madden (7), Dominick (8) and Lewis, Murphy (8).
Hyder, Fernandez (8) and Nigro. WP-Hyder, LP-Stakem (0-1). 2B:
W&L-Ellingson; O-Boyle. HR: W&L-Batcheller 2.
Thomas 4, W&L 2
Feb. 15, 1998 -- Savannah, Ga.
Washington and Lee University opened its 1998 baseball season with a 4-2
loss to Thomas (Ga.) College at Grayson Stadium. The Generals rallied to
tie the game 2-2 in the top of the fourth inning on a run-scoring
double by junior left fielder Mike Nolan, but Thomas won the game on a
two-run homer in the seventh.
Junior second baseman Patrick Hall and sophomore third baseman Schuyler
Marshall each had two hits for the Generals. Hall also drove in a run in
the third inning and Marshall scored W&L's run in the fourth.
W&L continues its four-game Georgia trip by playing at Savannah Art &
Design, coached by former major leaguer Luis Tiant, on Monday afternoon.
Washington and Lee 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 8 3
Thomas 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 x - 4 5 2
Weston, Christ (4), Sigler (6) and Murphy. Loper, Smith (9) and Forte.
WP-Loper. LP-Sigler (0-1). SV-Smith. 2B - W&L: Hall, Nolan; T:Johnson,
Wooten. HR - T: Register (7th, 1 on).
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