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Baseball vs. Washington & Jefferson

SALISBURY, Md. -- Eighth-seeded Washington and Lee was eliminated from postseason play with an 8-3 loss to fifth-seeded Washington & Jefferson on day two of the NCAA Division III Baseball South Regional.

Washington & Jefferson (34-13) jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning as they tallied five runs (one earned) on three singles, a pair of walks, a hit batter and one General error. All five runs were scored with two outs. The Presidents extended their lead to 7-0 in the fourth inning on an RBI single by junior leftfielder Jim Pasquine, followed by a sacrifice fly by junior catcher Mark Thomchick.

W&L finally got on the board in the eighth inning when senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) singled home junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) to make it 7-1.

After W&J scored in the top of the ninth to make it 8-1, Washington and Lee scored a pair of runs in the bottom half on an RBI single by senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) and a sacrifice fly by sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) to account for the final score of 8-3.

W&J first-year righthander David Trushel limited the Generals to just three hits over eight innings, allowing just one run in improving to 8-0 on the season. He walked two and struck out six.

Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) started and took the loss (4-3) for the Generals. He allowed seven runs (three earned) on seven hits and four walks in five innings of work. He struck out five.

W&L was led at the plate by McKelvey, who was 1-for-4 with an RBI. First-year outfielder Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) added a pinch-hit single and junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) had a double in his four at bats. Peyster and Cardona both finished 1-for-3 with an RBI

Pasquine and junior rightfielder Neil Pascarella both went 2-for-5 with and RBI and a run scored to lead the Presidents. Sophomore shortstop Joe Bogdewiecz added two hits in four at bats and scored a run.

The loss ends the Generals' season at 22-15, the seventh time in the last ten seasons that W&L has posted at least 20 wins. W&J advances to take on the winner of second-seeded Shenandoah vs. sixth-seeded York (Pa.).
 

Baseball at Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. -- The eighth-seeded Washington and Lee baseball team fell, 3-2, to top-seeded and third ranked Salisbury on the opening day of South Region play in the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

W&L grabbed a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a two-run single off the bat of junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) that scored junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) and senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip).

After loading the bases with no outs in the bottom half of the third, the Sea Gulls (38-6) managed to plate a pair of runs in tying the game at 2-2 before taking a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning on an RBI double by senior rightfielder Cody Collins.

W&L (22-14) outhit the Sea Gulls 7-2 and limited the NCAA's most prolific offense to just two runs. Salisbury had entered the tournament scoring an average of 10.8 runs per game.

McKelvey led W&L, going 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and a run scored. Lewis finished 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI and Plantholt was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill/New Trier) started for W&L and took the loss (6-3). He allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits with two walks in eight innings, while striking out four.

Salisbury's Eric Wiley earned the win (10-3) as he allowed just two runs on seven hits in nine innings of work. He walked one and struck out five. Collins and sophomore catcher Andrew Miller recorded the only Sea Gull hits.

The Generals return to action on Thursday as they take on fifth-seeded Washington and Jefferson (33-13) at 10:00 am.
 

Baseball vs. Virginia Wesleyan

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The sixth-seeded Washington and Lee baseball team won its first-ever ODAC title by defeating second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan, 10-6, on Sunday evening at Lynchburg City Stadium.

W&L (22-13) scored six runs in the first inning and assumed a 10-1 lead after four innings in winning its first ODAC-title and just its second conference crown in the 102-year history of the program. The Generals’ last conference crown came in 1972 when they won the College Athletic Conference.

Washington and Lee sent nine men to the plate in the top half of the opening frame in scoring six runs highlighted by a three-run homerun from sophomore designated hitter Drew Dezen (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Senior).

W&L again batted around in the fourth inning in plating another four runs to take a 10-0 lead before the Marlins (26-14) tallied their first run in the bottom of the frame. VWC would add two runs in the sixth inning and three more in eighth, but the Generals held on for the 10-6 win.

Senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) led W&L at the plate, finishing 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) and senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) each added a pair of base hits and scored two runs.

Senior righthander Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) earned the win (2-2), allowing three runs on seven hits in five innings of work. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.

Myles Shipp led VWC with three hits in five at-bats and two RBI. C.J. Rhodes was 3-for-5 with a run scored and Mike Marion finished 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Gary Bulman started for the Marlins and took the loss (4-3) as he allowed four runs on three hits and a walk in just 0.1 innings.

Peyster, McKelvey, junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford), sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) and junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) were all named to the all-tournament team. Davidson was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

W&L earns the ODAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will await word on its first-round opponent. NCAA Regionals run from May 13-17.

2009 ODAC All-Tournament Team

C - Zach Harrelson, HSC
1B - Mike Marion, VWC
2B - Byron Peyster, W&L
SS - Brandon Hathaway, VWC
3B - Jim Plantholt, W&L
OF - Myles Shipp, VWC
OF - Anthony Cardona, W&L
OF - Terrence McKelvey, W&L
DH - Herbie Williams, HSC
P & MOP - Chuck Davidson, W&L

Baseball vs. Randolph-Macon

LYINCHBURG, Va. -- Senior second baseman Byron Peyster's (Washington, D.C./Maret) two-run homerun in the top of the ninth inning broke a 6-6 tie and lifted the sixth-seeded Washington and Lee baseball team to an 8-6 win over third-seeded Randolph-Macon on day three of the ODAC Baseball Championships at Lynchburg City Stadium.

W&L raced out to a 6-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning before the Yellow Jackets tallied four runs in the bottom of the frame to knot the game at 6-6. Neither team managed to push across a run until Peyster drove in junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) with his first homerun of the season with one out in the ninth. Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) set the Yellow Jackets down in order in the bottom of the ninth to seal the win.

Peyster finished 3-for-5 with three runs scored, two RBI and a double in addition to his homerun. Serenbetz was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, while junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) was 2-for-5 with one run scored.

Clark picked up the win (4-2) as he threw 4.2 innings of shutout ball in relief of sophomore starter Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial). Clark allowed just two hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

Kevin Davis led RMC as he was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI. Jay Licther added three hits and a run scored and Adam Carpenter was 2-for-4 with one run.

Brian Jordan took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits with four strikeouts in 4.1 innings of relief.

W&L will now play tonight at 7:00 pm against fifth-seeded Hampden-Sydney, with the winner advancing to Sunday's championship game.

 

Baseball vs. Hampden-Sydney

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The sixth-seeded Washington and Lee baseball team advanced to the ODAC Championship game with a 6-1 victory over fifth-seeded Hampden-Sydney on Saturday night at Lynchburg City Stadium.

Junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) threw eight strong innings and first-year C.J. Thompson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Bease) and sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) each had two base hits and a pair of RBI in leading the Generals to their third title-game appearance in the last seven years.

W&L (21-13) took a 3-0 lead in the third inning highlighted by a two-run single off the bat of Thompson. The Generals stretched their lead to 5-0 in the sixth inning courtesy of a single from Cardona that plated a pair of runs.

Davidson allowed only one unearned run in the eighth inning as he won for the second time in the tournament and the sixth time this season (6-2). Davidson, who also pitched the Generals to a 4-1 win over top-seeded Lynchburg in the tournament’s opener, allowed just six hits and one walk while striking out eight in eight innings of work. Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) struck out the side in the ninth to preserve the win.

Cardona finished 2-for-5 with two RBI, while Thompson was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two runs driven in. Junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) was 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI and sophomore designated hitter Drew Dezen (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Senior) added two hits in four at-bats while scoring one run.

Mike Blanchard took the loss for the Tigers (20-18). He allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk in 5.1 innings while striking out five. A.J. Prill and Herbie Williams led the HSC offense as they were both 2-for-4 while Williams scored the lone Tiger run.

Washington and Lee will now face the winner of second seed Vriginia Welseyan vs. fifth seed Hampden-Sydney on Sunday at 4:00 pm., with the winner claiming the 2009 ODAC Baseball Championship.

Baseball vs. Bridgewater

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team fell, 14-10, to Bridgewater on Friday afternoon on day two of the 2009 ODAC Baseball Championships at Lynchburg City Stadium.

The fourth-seeded Eagles (22-16) used an eight-run fifth inning and then withstood a late rally by the No. 6 Generals (19-13) to move on in the winner’s bracket.

W&L scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning, including two on an error by Bridgewater second baseman Aaron Read, to tie the game, 3-3. However, BC came back with eight runs in the bottom of the inning to take a commanding 11-3 lead.

W&L managed to scored seven runs over the game’s final two innings, including five in the ninth, but Bridgewater was able to hang on for the win.

Senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was one of three Generals to record three hits on the day as he finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) and junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) were both 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.

First-year righthander Roger Strong (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) took the loss (1-2) as he allowed seven runs (four earned) on eight hits with one walk and one strikeout in four innings.

Bridgewater was led by its number four, five and six hitters as Michael Lenox, Mitchell Edwards and Drew Elkins combined to go 8-for-12 with six runs scored and six RBI. Casey Hartman improved to 5-2 on the year as he allowed nine runs (six earned) on 14 hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 8.1 innings.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday at 11:00 am against either No. 3 Randolph-Macon or No. 5 Hampden-Sydney.

Baseball vs. Lynchburg

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sixth-seeded Washington and Lee upset top-seeded Lynchburg, 4-1, in the opening round of the 2009 ODAC Baseball Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Lynchburg City Stadium.

Junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) threw seven innings of one-run ball and first-year leftfielder C.J. Thompson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease) hit a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning to lift the Generals (19-12) to their second win over the Hornets (25-13) this season.

Lynchburg got on the board first, scoring an unearned run on a passed ball in the fourth inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Hornets maintained that slim lead until Thompson's single in the seventh that scored senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) and sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill). W&L added a pair of runs in the ninth inning on a wild pitch and an RBI double off the bat of senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip).

Davidson improved to 5-2 with the win, allowing one unearned run on three hits. He recorded four strikeouts and walked just one batter in his seven innings. Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) picked up his third save of the year as he allowed just one hit with two strikeouts over two innings.

McKelvey finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a walk. Junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) added two hits in four at-bats and Cardona was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Bryan Breedlove (3-3) took the loss for the Hornets, allowing two runs (no earned) on five hits and three walks in 6.2 innings. Breedlove struck out two.

Kyle Bradley led the Hornets at the plate, recording one hit in three at-bats and scoring LC's only run. Ryan Litz was 1-for-3 and David Gaines Jr., added a double in four at-bats for Lynchburg.

The Generals now await the loser of a game between No. 3 Randolph-Macon vs. No. 4 Bridgewater for a 3:00 pm contest on Friday.

Baseball at Guilford

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team punched its ticket to the ODAC Tournament with a split against Guilford on Sunday afternoon at McBane field. W&L rallied to win game one, 10-7, before falling, 13-9, in the nightcap.

Needing only a split to advance to the postseason for the seventh-straight season, the Generals (18-12, 9-9 ODAC) rode three homeruns, including two by senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) to earn the come-from-behind win in game one.

Trailing 7-5 in the top of the sixth inning, W&L tallied five runs, including four with two outs, to emerge with the three-run victory. McKelvey, the Generals’ career leader in batting average, hit a two-out, two-run homerun to give W&L an 8-7 lead which was followed two batters later by another two-run homerun, this one by junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) to account for the final margin.

McKelvey was a perfect 4-for-4 in game one and in addition to his game-winning homerun tallied a solo shot, a triple, scored four runs and stole a base. Junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) was 3-for-3 with a double, a run scored and one run driven in and sophomore designated hitter Drew Dezen (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Senior) was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and an RBI.

Junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) picked up the win (4-2) as he allowed seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits with one walk and one strikeout in five innings of work. Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) picked up his second save of the season with two innings of perfect relief. Clark struck out three.

Guilford (18-19-1, 7-11) scored six runs combined in the third and fourth innings of game two en route to the four-run victory. Ditore was 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored, Lewis was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and junior first baseman Hunter Serenbtez (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Sophomore righthander Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial) took the loss (2-2) as he allowed five runs on seven hits with two strikeouts in three innings.

Washington and Lee will enter the 2009 ODAC Tournament as the No. 6 seed and will face off against No. 1 seed Lynchburg (25-12, 14-4) on Thursday at 11:00 am at Lynchburg City Stadium.


Baseball at Guilford

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team punched its ticket to the ODAC Tournament with a split against Guilford on Sunday afternoon at McBane field. W&L rallied to win game one, 10-7, before falling, 13-9, in the nightcap.

Needing only a split to advance to the postseason for the seventh-straight season, the Generals (18-12, 9-9 ODAC) rode three homeruns, including two by senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) to earn the come-from-behind win in game one.

Trailing 7-5 in the top of the sixth inning, W&L tallied five runs, including four with two outs, to emerge with the three-run victory. McKelvey, the Generals’ career leader in batting average, hit a two-out, two-run homerun to give W&L an 8-7 lead which was followed two batters later by another two-run homerun, this one by junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) to account for the final margin.

McKelvey was a perfect 4-for-4 in game one and in addition to his game-winning homerun tallied a solo shot, a triple, scored four runs and stole a base. Junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) was 3-for-3 with a double, a run scored and one run driven in and sophomore designated hitter Drew Dezen (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Senior) was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and an RBI.

Junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) picked up the win (4-2) as he allowed seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits with one walk and one strikeout in five innings of work. Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) picked up his second save of the season with two innings of perfect relief. Clark struck out three.

Guilford (18-19-1, 7-11) scored six runs combined in the third and fourth innings of game two en route to the four-run victory. Ditore was 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored, Lewis was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and junior first baseman Hunter Serenbtez (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Sophomore righthander Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial) took the loss (2-2) as he allowed five runs on seven hits with two strikeouts in three innings.

Washington and Lee will enter the 2009 ODAC Tournament as the No. 6 seed and will face off against No. 1 seed Lynchburg (25-12, 14-4) on Thursday at 11:00 am at Lynchburg City Stadium.


Baseball at Eastern Mennonite

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team swept an ODAC-doubleheader at Eastern Mennonite on Saturday afternoon, taking game one, 5-2 in eight innings, before winning game two 11-5.

After EMU tied game one at 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning, W&L (17-11, 8-8 ODAC) tallied three runs in the top of the eighth inning to come away with the victory. Sophomore designated hitter Drew Dezen (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Senior) broke the 2-2 tie with a two-run double before first-year outfielder C.J. Thompson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease) added an insurance run with an RBI single. Dezen was 2-for-4 in game one with a run scored, two RBI and a pair of doubles. Senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was 1-for-2 with a run scored and sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) picked up the win (3-2) as he tossed two innings of relief. Clark allowed one run on one hit and two walks while striking out three.

Junior Pat Crowe took the loss for the Royals (13-21, 6-12) as he surrendered three runs on four hits in just one-third of an inning. Sophomore outfielder Chris Harpine led EMU at the plate as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while sophomore outfielder Ben Wise added a hit in three at-bats with a run driven in.

The Generals rode a six-run eighth inning en route to the 11-5 win in game two. W&L sent 10 batters to the plate in the eighth as it broke what had been a 5-5 tie. Dezen had an RBI single in the inning, while junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) added an RBI double. W&L also managed a pair of unearned runs on a ball hit to centerfield.

Serenbetz finished game two a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBI, three runs scored and a homerun. Cardona and Dezen were 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. First-year Jody Davis (McLean, Va./Langley) picked up the win (2-1) with three innings of no-hit relief. Davis allowed just one walk and had two strikeouts.

First-year Andy Richter took the loss for the Royals as he gave up seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits with one walk and two strikeouts in seven innings of work. Sophomore junior shortstop Andrew Martin led EMU with a 1-for-3 showing at the plate. Martin drove in three runs and hit his fourth homerun of the season. Wise was 1-for-3 with a run scored.

W&L returns to action on Sunday when it travels to Guilford for a doubleheader that will determine the final spot in the ODAC Tournament. With the sweep of EMU, the Generals need only a split with Guilford to earn the final berth in the conference tournament. Game one is set to begin at 1:00 pm.

Baseball at Eastern Mennonite

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team swept an ODAC-doubleheader at Eastern Mennonite on Saturday afternoon, taking game one, 5-2 in eight innings, before winning game two 11-5.

After EMU tied game one at 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning, W&L (17-11, 8-8 ODAC) tallied three runs in the top of the eighth inning to come away with the victory. Sophomore designated hitter Drew Dezen (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Senior) broke the 2-2 tie with a two-run double before first-year outfielder C.J. Thompson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease) added an insurance run with an RBI single. Dezen was 2-for-4 in game one with a run scored, two RBI and a pair of doubles. Senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was 1-for-2 with a run scored and sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) picked up the win (3-2) as he tossed two innings of relief. Clark allowed one run on one hit and two walks while striking out three.

Junior Pat Crowe took the loss for the Royals (13-21, 6-12) as he surrendered three runs on four hits in just one-third of an inning. Sophomore outfielder Chris Harpine led EMU at the plate as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while sophomore outfielder Ben Wise added a hit in three at-bats with a run driven in.

The Generals rode a six-run eighth inning en route to the 11-5 win in game two. W&L sent 10 batters to the plate in the eighth as it broke what had been a 5-5 tie. Dezen had an RBI single in the inning, while junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) added an RBI double. W&L also managed a pair of unearned runs on a ball hit to centerfield.

Serenbetz finished game two a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBI, three runs scored and a homerun. Cardona and Dezen were 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. First-year Jody Davis (McLean, Va./Langley) picked up the win (2-1) with three innings of no-hit relief. Davis allowed just one walk and had two strikeouts.

First-year Andy Richter took the loss for the Royals as he gave up seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits with one walk and two strikeouts in seven innings of work. Sophomore junior shortstop Andrew Martin led EMU with a 1-for-3 showing at the plate. Martin drove in three runs and hit his fourth homerun of the season. Wise was 1-for-3 with a run scored.

W&L returns to action on Sunday when it travels to Guilford for a doubleheader that will determine the final spot in the ODAC Tournament. With the sweep of EMU, the Generals need only a split with Guilford to earn the final berth in the conference tournament. Game one is set to begin at 1:00 pm.

Baseball at Emory & Henry

EMORY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team snapped a five-game losing streak as it split a doubleheader with Emory & Henry on Thursday afternoon.

The Generals (15-11, 5-8 ODAC) took game one, 4-1, before the Wasps (8-24, 4-12) rallied for a 14-13 win in game two.

Junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) threw seven strong innings for W&L in improving to 3-2 on the year. Davidson allowed one run on eight hits while walking one and striking out three. Junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) and sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) were both 2-for-3 in the opener.

In the second game, the Generals entered the ninth inning trailing, 9-8, and managed to take a 13-9 lead before the Wasps responded with five runs in the bottom half to eke out the 14-13 win.

In the top of the ninth, Cardona tied the game, 9-9, with his third homerun of the season before Lewis hit his third of the homer season, a three-run shot, to give the Generals a 13-9 lead. However, the Wasps scored five runs in bottom of the frame to saddle junior righthander Jim Plantholt  (4-1) (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) with the loss and earn their fourth win in ODAC-play this season.

Senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was 3-for-5 with a triple and three RBI, while junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) finished 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI. First-year outfielder Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a stolen base, while both Cardona and Lewis had three hits in five at-bats with a homerun and three runs driven in.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Eastern Mennonite for a doubleheader. Game one will begin at 12:00 pm.

Baseball at Emory & Henry

EMORY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team snapped a five-game losing streak as it split a doubleheader with Emory & Henry on Thursday afternoon.

The Generals (15-11, 5-8 ODAC) took game one, 4-1, before the Wasps (8-24, 4-12) rallied for a 14-13 win in game two.

Junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) threw seven strong innings for W&L in improving to 3-2 on the year. Davidson allowed one run on eight hits while walking one and striking out three. Junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) and sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) were both 2-for-3 in the opener.

In the second game, the Generals entered the ninth inning trailing, 9-8, and managed to take a 13-9 lead before the Wasps responded with five runs in the bottom half to eke out the 14-13 win.

In the top of the ninth, Cardona tied the game, 9-9, with his third homerun of the season before Lewis hit his third of the homer season, a three-run shot, to give the Generals a 13-9 lead. However, the Wasps scored five runs in bottom of the frame to saddle junior righthander Jim Plantholt  (4-1) (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) with the loss and earn their fourth win in ODAC-play this season.

Senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was 3-for-5 with a triple and three RBI, while junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) finished 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI. First-year outfielder Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a stolen base, while both Cardona and Lewis had three hits in five at-bats with a homerun and three runs driven in.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Eastern Mennonite for a doubleheader. Game one will begin at 12:00 pm.

Baseball at Hampden-Sydney

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team fell to Hampden-Sydney, 10-8, at Yank Bernier Field on Wednesday afternoon.

The Tigers (17-16, 9-7 ODAC) used a six-run seventh inning to tie the game at 8-8, before scoring two runs in the eighth inning to complete the comeback and earn a season split with W&L (14-10, 5-7).

The Generals staked senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) to a 6-2 lead after five innings of play. Senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) drove in W&L’s first run when he was hit by a pitch in the second inning and then added an RBI single in the fourth. Senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) had an RBI triple and also scored a run in the third inning on a groundout by junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford).

In the seventh, W&L pushed the lead to 8-2 on back-to-back sacrifice flies by sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) and sophomore designated hitter Drew Dezen (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Senior), before HSC began its rally.

Clark started for W&L and allowed seven runs (four earned) on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in 6.1 innings. First-year righthander Roger Strong (1-1) (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) relieved Clark and took the loss after allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits in 1.2 innings of work.

McKelvey finished 2-for-4 with two RBI, while junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored. Peyster finished 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and four runs scored.

Shortstop Chris Martin led the Tigers as he was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored. Centerfielder Nick Price finished 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, while leftfielder Luke Swiney was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs. Tyler Napier (1-1) earned the win as he threw three innings in relief of starter Mike Blanchard. Napier gave up two runs on three hits with a pair of strikeouts.

W&L returns to action on Thursday when it travels to Emory & Henry for a doubleheader. Game one is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm.


Baseball at Randolph-Macon

ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team dropped both games of an ODAC-doubleheader to Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Hugh Stephens Field.

The Yellow Jackets (13-17, 8-6 ODAC) took game one, 7-3, before rallying in the ninth inning of game two to take a 6-4 decision from the Generals (14-9, 5-6).

Randolph-Macon scored four runs in the third inning of the opener to take a commanding 6-0 lead en route to the victory. The Generals were led by senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip), who batted 2-for-3 with a run scored in game one. Sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) was 3-for-4 at the plate, while junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) and senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) both went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) started and took the loss (2-2) for W&L as he threw five innings of seven-hit ball, allowing seven runs and six walks, while striking out three.

The Yellow Jackets were led by first baseman Jeff Beck, who was 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI. Outfielder Michael Wallace was 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored and a homerun. James Bierlein earned the win as he tossed 6.2 innings of three-run ball. He allowed 10 hits and two walks to go with three strikeouts.

In game two, Randolph-Macon won, 6-4, on a walk-off two-run homerun by first baseman Charlie Hartt. RMC had tied the game at 4-4 with a single run in the seventh inning to set up Hartt's game-winning blast.

McKelvey again led the Generals as he finished 2-for-5 with two RBI. Lewis and junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) both finished 1-for-4 and both homered.

First-year righthander Roger Strong (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) started for the Generals and allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in five innings of work. Senior righthander Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) took the loss to fall to 1-2 on the season.

RMC was once again led by Wallace as he finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and his second homerun of the day. Including his game-winning blast, Hartt was 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Josh Ellwood earned the win with 0.2 innings of perfect relief.

W&L returns to action on Monday as it travels to Emory & Henry for a doubleheader. Game one is slated to start at 1:00 pm.

Baseball at Randolph-Macon

ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team dropped both games of an ODAC-doubleheader to Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Hugh Stephens Field.

The Yellow Jackets (13-17, 8-6 ODAC) took game one, 7-3, before rallying in the ninth inning of game two to take a 6-4 decision from the Generals (14-9, 5-6).

Randolph-Macon scored four runs in the third inning of the opener to take a commanding 6-0 lead en route to the victory. The Generals were led by senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip), who batted 2-for-3 with a run scored in game one. Sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) was 3-for-4 at the plate, while junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) and senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) both went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) started and took the loss (2-2) for W&L as he threw five innings of seven-hit ball, allowing seven runs and six walks, while striking out three.

The Yellow Jackets were led by first baseman Jeff Beck, who was 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI. Outfielder Michael Wallace was 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored and a homerun. James Bierlein earned the win as he tossed 6.2 innings of three-run ball. He allowed 10 hits and two walks to go with three strikeouts.

In game two, Randolph-Macon won, 6-4, on a walk-off two-run homerun by first baseman Charlie Hartt. RMC had tied the game at 4-4 with a single run in the seventh inning to set up Hartt's game-winning blast.
McKelvey again led the Generals as he finished 2-for-5 with two RBI. Lewis and junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) both finished 1-for-4 and both homered.

First-year righthander Roger Strong (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) started for the Generals and allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in five innings of work. Senior righthander Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) took the loss to fall to 1-2 on the season.

RMC was once again led by Wallace as he finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and his second homerun of the day. Including his game-winning blast, Hartt was 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Josh Ellwood earned the win with 0.2 innings of perfect relief.

W&L returns to action on Monday as it travels to Emory & Henry for a doubleheader. Game one is slated to start at 1:00 pm.

Baseball vs. Shenandoah

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team fell, 5-4, to No. 24 Shenandoah on Wednesday afternoon at Cap'n Dick Smith Field.

W&L (14-7) grabbed an early 1-0 lead when senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) scored on an RBI single by junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) in the first inning.

The Hornets (23-4) came back with a single tally in the third inning to make it 1-1 on an RBI groundout by Scott Lambert. SU took a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning on an RBI triple by Kevin Brashears and a bunt by Lambert that scored Brashears from third.

The Generals took a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning courtesy of a two-run double by first-year outfielder C.J. Thompson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease) and a run-scoring single off the bat of senior first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy). However, the Hornets tied the game in the seventh on a single by Jon Holcomb that scored Jasen Eberz and then took a 5-4 lead in the ninth when Holcomb drove in Eberz with a double.

Thompson led W&L at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI. Lewis went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, while McKelvey was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. First-year righthander Roger Strong (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) started for W&L and allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 5.0 innings. Sophomore reliever Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial) (2-1) was saddled with the loss after allowing two runs on five hits with four strikeouts in 3.2 innings.

At the plate, the Hornets were led by Eberz, who finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Greg Van Sickler added two hits in three at bats and Holcomb finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored.

W&L will now break for finals before returning to action on April 11, when it visits Randolph-Macon for a doubleheader. Game one is set to begin at 1:00 pm.

Baseball vs. Lynchburg

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team split an ODAC-doubleheader with Lynchburg on Monday afternoon. The Generals took game one, 5-4, before falling in the nightcap, 9-5.

W&L (14-6, 5-4 ODAC) scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in game one to turn a 4-1 deficit, into a 5-4 win. After Lynchburg (17-9, 7-1) scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take a 4-1 lead, junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) led off the bottom half of the inning with a single before first-year Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) replaced him on the base paths. Sophomore Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) and senior first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) hit back-to-back singles, with Henderson’s driving in Decembrino, to make it a 4-2 ballgame.

Sophomore designated hitter Drew Dezen (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Senior) followed with a two-RBI double to tie the game. Dezen advanced to third on a groundout by junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) and scored the winning run on a single by senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret).

Plantholt was a perfect 2-for-2 and was hit by a pitch in game one, while Dezen was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) (2-1) earned the win as he allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and six strikeouts with no walks in seven innings of work.

For the Hornets, junior centerfielder Cameron Grant (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) was 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while senior third baseman Kyle Bradley (Brookneal, Va./William Campbell) went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and one run scored. First-year righthander Robert Garrett (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) (0-1) took the loss for Lynchburg as he allowed two hits and one run in a third of an inning.

In game two, the Generals took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on consecutive doubles by Ditore and senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) and maintained that lead until LC scored four runs in the seventh inning to take a 4-1 lead. The Hornets would tack on three more runs in the eighth and two in the ninth. W&L attempted to pull off another rally, scoring once in the eighth to make it 7-2, and then three more times in the bottom of the ninth for the final margin of 9-5.

Ditore led W&L at the plate in game two, as he went 4-for-5 with two RBI, two runs scored and three doubles. McKelvey went 2-for-4 with a double and a run driven in, while Dezen added two hit in four at-bats with a run scored. Senior Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) started and took the loss as the gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk in 6.2 innings. Clark struck out six.

LC was paced by sophomore second baseman Jordan Watkins (Freeland, Md./Hereford), who was 5-for-6 at the plate. Watkins added three RBI and scored one run. Grant finished game two 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Senior righthander Joe Devlin (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) (4-1) picked up the win as he threw seven innings of one-run ball. He allowed eights hits and one walk, while striking out five.

W&L returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Shenandoah in a 3:00 pm game.

Baseball vs. Lynchburg

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team split an ODAC-doubleheader with Lynchburg on Monday afternoon. The Generals took game one, 5-4, before falling in the nightcap, 9-5.

W&L (14-6, 5-4 ODAC) scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in game one to turn a 4-1 deficit, into a 5-4 win. After Lynchburg (17-9, 7-1) scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take a 4-1 lead, junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) led off the bottom half of the inning with a single before first-year Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) replaced him on the base paths. Sophomore Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) and senior first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) hit back-to-back singles, with Henderson’s driving in Decembrino, to make it a 4-2 ballgame.

Sophomore designated hitter Drew Dezen (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Senior) followed with a two-RBI double to tie the game. Dezen advanced to third on a groundout by junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) and scored the winning run on a single by senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret).

Plantholt was a perfect 2-for-2 and was hit by a pitch in game one, while Dezen was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) (2-1) earned the win as he allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and six strikeouts with no walks in seven innings of work.

For the Hornets, junior centerfielder Cameron Grant (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) was 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while senior third baseman Kyle Bradley (Brookneal, Va./William Campbell) went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and one run scored. First-year righthander Robert Garrett (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) (0-1) took the loss for Lynchburg as he allowed two hits and one run in a third of an inning.

In game two, the Generals took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on consecutive doubles by Ditore and senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) and maintained that lead until LC scored four runs in the seventh inning to take a 4-1 lead. The Hornets would tack on three more runs in the eighth and two in the ninth. W&L attempted to pull off another rally, scoring once in the eighth to make it 7-2, and then three more times in the bottom of the ninth for the final margin of 9-5.

Ditore led W&L at the plate in game two, as he went 4-for-5 with two RBI, two runs scored and three doubles. McKelvey went 2-for-4 with a double and a run driven in, while Dezen added two hit in four at-bats with a run scored. Senior Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) started and took the loss as the gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk in 6.2 innings. Clark struck out six.

LC was paced by sophomore second baseman Jordan Watkins (Freeland, Md./Hereford), who was 5-for-6 at the plate. Watkins added three RBI and scored one run. Grant finished game two 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Senior righthander Joe Devlin (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) (4-1) picked up the win as he threw seven innings of one-run ball. He allowed eights hits and one walk, while striking out five.

W&L returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Shenandoah in a 3:00 pm game.

Baseball vs. Southern Virginia

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team announced that Thursday's game with Southern Virginia has been postponed due to weather. The game will be made up at a later date, with time and date to be determined.

Baseball at Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team had a five-game winning streak snapped with an 18-4 loss at Bridgewater on Tuesday afternoon.

The Eagles jumped out to a 13-1 lead after five innings and cruised to the 14-run victory.

W&L (13-5, 4-3 ODAC) was led by first-year outfielder C.J. Thompson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease), who went 2-for-3. Junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, while junior second baseman John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) added two hits in five at-bats. Senior designated hitter Terrence McKelvey reached base on a pair of walks and scored two runs.

Senior righthander Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) took the loss for the Generals as he allowed seven runs on eight hits in two innings of work. He walked two and struck out one.

Bridgewater (10-12, 4-4) was paced by designated hitter Kevin Kirk, who had a 4-for-4 showing at the plate. Kirk scored three runs and had one RBI. First baseman Mitchell Edwards was 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored, while leftfielder Michael Lenox was 2-for-4 with a homerun, four RBI and two runs scored.

Drew Elkins started for the Eagles and limited W&L to one run on eight hits over seven innings. Elkins struck out two and walked one.

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

Baseball vs. Roanoke

LEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee baseball team improved to 13-4 overall and 4-2 in the ODAC by sweeping a double-header from Roanoke on Saturday afternoon at Smith Field. The Generals took game one by a score of 5-3, then notched a 6-0 victory in game two.

In the opener, junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) tossed six scoreless innings of three-hit ball to improve to 1-1 on the season. He struck out six batters and walked just two.

The Generals took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI ground out by junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) then broke the game open with three runs in the second frame. Sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) had a two-run single in the inning, while junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) notched an RBI single.

Roanoke responded with three runs to make it a 5-3 game in the top of the seventh inning keyed by a two-run double from junior centerfielder Noah Davidson (Salem, Va./Salem). However, sophomore righthander Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial) recorded the final out for his first save of the season.

Senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) went 4-for-4 at the dish to lead W&L, while Cardona was 3-for-3 with a homerun, two runs scored and three RBI.

Junior righthander Cody Kidd (Salem, Va./Glenvar) was saddled with the loss (1-3) after allowing 14 hits and five earned runs in six innings of work. Junior shortstop Graham Thacker (Forest, Va./Jefferson Forest) led the Maroons at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a run scored.

In the nightcap, W&L jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on the strength of an RBI single by first-year centerfielder Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) and a sacrifice fly by Cardona. The Generals stretched the lead to 4-0 in the third inning following a leadoff double by senior designated hitter Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) and a walk by Lewis. Junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) then cleared the bases with a double for a 4-0 lead. W&L added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings en route to the win.

Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) earned the win to improve to 2-1 on the season. He tossed seven scoreless innings of six-hit ball, striking out six batters and walking two. McKelvey led the Generals at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, while Plantholt was 2-for-3 with three RBI. Decembrino finished 2-for-4 with one run batted in.

Davidson paced the Maroons (6-11, 1-4) in game two, going 3-for-4 at the plate. Junior righthander Chris Caputo (Dunwoody, Ga./Dunwoody) pitched five innings to take the loss in game two. He allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits en route to falling to 3-1 on the season.

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

Baseball vs. Roanoke

LEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee baseball team improved to 13-4 overall and 4-2 in the ODAC by sweeping a double-header from Roanoke on Saturday afternoon at Smith Field. The Generals took game one by a score of 5-3, then notched a 6-0 victory in game two.

In the opener, junior righthander Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) tossed six scoreless innings of three-hit ball to improve to 1-1 on the season. He struck out six batters and walked just two.

The Generals took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI ground out by junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) then broke the game open with three runs in the second frame. Sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) had a two-run single in the inning, while junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) notched an RBI single.

Roanoke responded with three runs to make it a 5-3 game in the top of the seventh inning keyed by a two-run double from junior centerfielder Noah Davidson (Salem, Va./Salem). However, sophomore righthander Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial) recorded the final out for his first save of the season.

Senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) went 4-for-4 at the dish to lead W&L, while Cardona was 3-for-3 with a homerun, two runs scored and three RBI.

Junior righthander Cody Kidd (Salem, Va./Glenvar) was saddled with the loss (1-3) after allowing 14 hits and five earned runs in six innings of work. Junior shortstop Graham Thacker (Forest, Va./Jefferson Forest) led the Maroons at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a run scored.

In the nightcap, W&L jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on the strength of an RBI single by first-year centerfielder Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) and a sacrifice fly by Cardona. The Generals stretched the lead to 4-0 in the third inning following a leadoff double by senior designated hitter Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) and a walk by Lewis. Junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) then cleared the bases with a double for a 4-0 lead. W&L added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings en route to the win.

Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) earned the win to improve to 2-1 on the season. He tossed seven scoreless innings of six-hit ball, striking out six batters and walking two. McKelvey led the Generals at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, while Plantholt was 2-for-3 with three RBI. Decembrino finished 2-for-4 with one run batted in.

Davidson paced the Maroons (6-11, 1-4) in game two, going 3-for-4 at the plate. Junior righthander Chris Caputo (Dunwoody, Ga./Dunwoody) pitched five innings to take the loss in game two. He allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits en route to falling to 3-1 on the season.

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

Baseball vs. Bridgewater

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team climbed out of an early 3-0 hole en route to defeating Bridgewater, 10-5, on Wednesday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

The Eagles (7-11, 2-3 ODAC) jumped out to and early 3-0 lead in the first inning on a couple of defensive miscues by the Generals. Back-to-back errors by W&L loaded  the bases for BC senior leftfielder Michael Lenox (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland), who drove in two runs with a single. Sophomore third baseman Brett Howell (Manassas, Va./Osbourn) drove in another run when he reached on a fielders choice.

After plating one run in the bottom of the second inning to make it 3-1, W&L (11-4, 2-2) erupted for six runs in the third inning to take a commanding 7-3 lead. Junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) drove in two runs with a double in the inning and junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) added a two-run single.

Senior designated hitter Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) hit a two-run single as part of a three-run fourth inning that concluded the Generals scoring.

Sophomore righthander Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial) earned the win as he allowed five runs (three earned) in six innings of work. Laswell (2-0) gave up nine hits while walking two and striking out two. Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) picked up a save as he threw three scoreless innings of relief. Clark allowed one hit and two walks with a strikeout.

McKelvey finished 3-for-5 on the day with three RBI and a pair of runs scored, while Lewis went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.

For Bridgewater, Lenox finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while senior centerfielder Brad Buracker (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Senior righthander John Sinclair (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) took the loss for the Eagles as he surrendered 10 runs (eight earned) on 10 hits and a walk in 3.1 innings.

Washington and Lee returns to action when it hosts Roanoke in an ODAC doubleheader on Saturday. Game one is set to begin at 12:00 pm.

Baseball vs. Southern Virginia

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team scored four runs in the final two innings en route to defeating Southern Virginia, 5-2, at Cap’n Dick Smith Field on Tuesday afternoon.

W&L erased a 2-1 deficit when it scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning and twice more in the bottom of the eighth inning in beating SVU for the third-consecutive time.

The Generals got on the board first when first-year outfielder Alston James (Columbia, S.C./Hammond) scored an unearned run following and SVU error in the fourth inning.

The Knights (13-8) responded and took a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning. Second baseman Logan Mann walked and centerfielder Jake Johnson drove him in with a double. Johnson scored on a double by shortstop Justin Eggers to give the Southern Virginia the lead.

The Generals (10-4) took a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning on an RBI single by junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) and a sacrifice fly by sophomore designated hitter Drew Dezen (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Senior). W&L scored twice more in the eighth on an RBI double by sophomore rightfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) and a run-scoring single by senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington D.C./Maret).

First-year righthander Roger Strong (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) picked up the win  for Washington and Lee as he threw three scoreless innings in relief. Strong (1-0) allowed just one hit and walked one batter in his three innings. Junior Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) started for W&L and allowed two runs on five hits and one walk in six innings. He struck out five.

Cardona finished the day 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, while junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Johnson and Eggers both finished 2-for-4 for the Knights, while T.J. Whiting took the loss, surrendering two runs on one hit and a walk in 1.1 innings of work.

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

Baseball vs. Penn State-Harrisburg

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team used a six-run third inning to break open a tight game en route to defeating Penn State-Harrisburg, 9-4, on Thursday afternoon at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

Aided by four Nittany Lion errors in the third inning, the Generals posted six runs (five unearned) to take a commanding 7-0 lead on their way to the win. Junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) capped the inning with a two-out RBI single that scored first-year outfielders Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) and C.J. Thompson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease). Thompson had an RBI single of his own in the inning and senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) added a sacrifice fly.

Penn State-Harrisburg got on the board with four runs in the fifth inning off of W&L starter Roger Strong (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit). Junior outfielder Barry Wiestling (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) drew a bases-loaded walk for the Nittany Lions’ first run. First-year outfielder T.J. Houseal (Maytown, Pa./Donegal) drove in a run with a fielder’s choice and sophomore designated hitter Corey Latsha (New Cumberland, Pa./Cedar Cliff) added a two-run single to wrap up the scoring for the Nittany Lions.

Strong went 4.2 innings, allowing four runs on three hits and three walks, while striking out a pair. First-year Jody Davis (McLean, Va./Langley) relieved Strong and picked up his first collegiate win. Davis threw 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out two.

Cory Marshall started and took the loss for Penn State-Harrisburg. He allowed eight runs (three earned) on seven hits and six walks. He struck out two.

For the Generals (9-4), junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) was 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI, while Thompson went 3-for-4 with one run driven in. Ditore was 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and added three runs scored and two runs driven in.

Latsha finished 2-for-5 with two RBI, while junior shortstop Brett Harmony (Palmyra, Pa./Palmyra) and sophomore second baseman Nick Knull (Enola, Pa./Cedar Cliff) were both 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Nittany Lions.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host Lynchburg in an ODAC-doubleheader. Game one is set to begin at 12:00 pm.

Baseball at Ferrum

FERRUM, Va. -- The Ferrum Panthers rallied with a pair of two-out runs in the bottom of the ninth inning en route to defeating the Washington and Lee baseball team, 4-3, in 10 innings on Wednesday afternoon.

After falling behind 1-0 in the third inning, the Generals tallied single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to assume a 3-1 lead entering the ninth inning, before Ferrum rallied for the win in the extra frame.

First-year outfielder C.J. Thompson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease) started the Generals’ (8-4) scoring when he drove in senior first baseman Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) with a double in the fifth inning. Junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) added an RBI single in the sixth inning and junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) drove in Thompson with a double in the seventh inning to put W&L up 3-1.

Sophomore righthander Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial) was in line for the win after pitching three scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit while striking out two.

Ferrum (8-5) scored a pair of two-out runs in the bottom of the ninth on consecutive doubles by Justin Franklin and Gabe Moncada, followed by a single from Travis Crump that knotted the score at 3-3. The Panthers scored the winning run in the tenth when Moncado hit a bases-loaded single off of first-year righthander Alston James (Columbia, S.C./Hammond).

Senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) led the Generals with three hits in four at-bats, including a double. Thompson also went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

The Generals return to action on Thursday when they host Penn State-Harrisburg at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. The game is set to begin at 3:00 pm.

Baseball vs. Westminster (Pa.)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team improved to 8-3 on the season with a double-header sweep of Westminster (Pa.) at Cap’n Dick Smith Field on Sunday afternoon.

W&L won game one, 5-4, in eight innings and defeated the Titans, 7-2, in the nightcap.

In game one, Westminster (1-3) scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to knot the game at 4-4 and force extra innings. In the bottom of the eighth, senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) singled home first-year outfielder Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) to make a winner of junior righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford). Plantholt (4-0) earned the win after allowing one run on three hits with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings of relief.

First-year Roger Strong (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) started for W&L and allowed three runs on five hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 6.1 innings. At the plate, Peyster was 3-for-4 with two RBI, while junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored.

Donnie Kirkwood led the Titans as he went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while Mike Williams was a perfect 3-for-3 and stole two bases. Righthander Scott Smith was saddled with the loss as he allowed one run on two hits and two walks in two innings of work.

In game two, the Generals jumped out to a 4-1 lead after three innings and cruised to the 7-2 victory.

Plantholt was 1-for-3 at the plate with a homerun and three RBI, while Peyster was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and one run driven in. First-year lefty Pat Smith (Baskins Ridge, N.J./Ridge) earned his first career-win as he threw six solid innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts.

In game two, Nick Maiorano led Westminster as he went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in a run. Mike McCoy started for the Titans and took the loss after allowing four runs on four hits and two walks over 2.1 innings of work.

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


Baseball vs. Westminster (Pa.)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team improved to 8-3 on the season with a double-header sweep of Westminster (Pa.) at Cap’n Dick Smith Field on Sunday afternoon.

W&L won game one, 5-4, in eight innings and defeated the Titans, 7-2, in the nightcap.

In game one, Westminster (1-3) scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to knot the game at 4-4 and force extra innings. In the bottom of the eighth, senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) singled home first-year outfielder Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) to make a winner of junior righthander Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford). Plantholt (4-0) earned the win after allowing one run on three hits with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings of relief.

First-year Roger Strong (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) started for W&L and allowed three runs on five hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 6.1 innings. At the plate, Peyster was 3-for-4 with two RBI, while junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored.

Donnie Kirkwood led the Titans as he went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while Mike Williams was a perfect 3-for-3 and stole two bases. Righthander Scott Smith was saddled with the loss as he allowed one run on two hits and two walks in two innings of work.

In game two, the Generals jumped out to a 4-1 lead after three innings and cruised to the 7-2 victory.

Plantholt was 1-for-3 at the plate with a homerun and three RBI, while Peyster was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and one run driven in. First-year lefty Pat Smith (Baskins Ridge, N.J./Ridge) earned his first career-win as he threw six solid innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts.

In game two, Nick Maiorano led Westminster as he went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in a run. Mike McCoy started for the Titans and took the loss after allowing four runs on four hits and two walks over 2.1 innings of work.

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

Baseball vs. Virginia Wesleyan

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team dropped a pair of games to Virginia Wesleyan, falling 11-5 in game one and 5-2 in the nightcap, at Cap’n Dick Smith Field on Saturday afternoon.

Virginia Wesleyan used some aggressive running on the basepaths en route to its two-game sweep. The Marlins (9-4, 2-0 ODAC) were 17-of-18 in stolen base attempts in the two games.

W&L jumped out a 3-0 lead in the second inning of the opener, but VWC responded with four runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-3 lead. The Marlins then tacked on a single run in the fifth, two runs in the sixth and added four more in the seventh, while the Generals scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Sophomore outfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) led W&L at the plate as he went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a homerun and three RBI. First-year outfielder Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) added one hit in two at-bats with a run scored and an RBI.

Junior Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) took the loss, allowing seven runs (four earned) on six hits. He walked two and struck out two in six innings.

The Marlins were paced by third baseman Max Axlerod who went 3-for-4 with a run driven in and a stolen base. Shorstop Brandon Hathaway went 1-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored, while left fielder Kevin Nally posted a 1-for-3 day with an RBI, run scored and two stolen bases.

Nick Pisula earned the win for VWC after allowing five runs on six hits, one walk and two strikeouts in six innings of work.

Virginia Wesleyan took a 3-0 lead after two innings and kept W&L at bay with the help of three double-plays in posting the 5-2 win.

Junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) led W&L, going 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI, while junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) also went 2-for-4 and senior second baseman added 2 hits in five at-bats with a run scored.

Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) took the loss for the Generals after allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings of work.

Centerfielder Myles Shipp led VWC in game two, going 3-for-5 at the plate with two runs and an RBI and two stolen bases. Nally went 3-for-4 with an RBI and stole two bases as well.

Gary Bulman picked up the win, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings. He walked two and fanned three. Colin McNulty pitched the final four innings, giving up just four hits in earning the save.

The Generals return to action on Sunday with a double-header against Westminster (Pa.). Game one is set to begin at 12:00 pm at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

Baseball vs. Virginia Wesleyan

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team dropped a pair of games to Virginia Wesleyan, falling 11-5 in game one and 5-2 in the nightcap, at Cap’n Dick Smith Field on Saturday afternoon.

Virginia Wesleyan used some aggressive running on the basepaths en route to its two-game sweep. The Marlins (9-4, 2-0 ODAC) were 17-of-18 in stolen base attempts in the two games.

W&L jumped out a 3-0 lead in the second inning of the opener, but VWC responded with four runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-3 lead. The Marlins then tacked on a single run in the fifth, two runs in the sixth and added four more in the seventh, while the Generals scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Sophomore outfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) led W&L at the plate as he went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a homerun and three RBI. First-year outfielder Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) added one hit in two at-bats with a run scored and an RBI.

Junior Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) took the loss, allowing seven runs (four earned) on six hits. He walked two and struck out two in six innings.

The Marlins were paced by third baseman Max Axlerod who went 3-for-4 with a run driven in and a stolen base. Shorstop Brandon Hathaway went 1-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored, while left fielder Kevin Nally posted a 1-for-3 day with an RBI, run scored and two stolen bases.

Nick Pisula earned the win for VWC after allowing five runs on six hits, one walk and two strikeouts in six innings of work.

Virginia Wesleyan took a 3-0 lead after two innings and kept W&L at bay with the help of three double-plays in posting the 5-2 win.

Junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) led W&L, going 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI, while junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) also went 2-for-4 and senior second baseman added 2 hits in five at-bats with a run scored.

Senior righthander Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) took the loss for the Generals after allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings of work.

Centerfielder Myles Shipp led VWC in game two, going 3-for-5 at the plate with two runs and an RBI and two stolen bases. Nally went 3-for-4 with an RBI and stole two bases as well.

Gary Bulman picked up the win, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings. He walked two and fanned three. Colin McNulty pitched the final four innings, giving up just four hits in earning the save.

The Generals return to action on Sunday with a double-header against Westminster (Pa.). Game one is set to begin at 12:00 pm at Cap’n Dick Smith Field.

Baseball vs. Hampden-Sydney

 

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team won its second-straight extra-inning affair, with a 5-4 win over Hampden-Sydney on Thursday evening at Cap’n  Dick Smith field.

The Generals (6-1) rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 4-3 lead, before the Tigers (5-4) plated a two-out run in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 4-4. W&L had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the  ninth as it loaded the bases with no outs, but a groundout followed by an inning-ending double-play snuffed out the Generals’ rally.

Junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) led off the 10th with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by first-year Alston James (Columbia, S.C./Hammond). After an intentional walk to senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret), both runners moved up on a wild pitch by Hampden-Sydney junior righthander John West (Lanexa, Va./Lafayette). Junior Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) was intentionally walked to load the bases and sophomore Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) followed with a sacrifice fly to right that brought Serenbetz home with the winning run.

Plantholt (3-0) was credited with the win after pitching one inning of relief and allowing no runs with one hit, one walk and one strikeout. Sophomore Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial) started for W&L and allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three in 6.2 innings of work.

At the plate, the Generals were led by Serenbetz who posted a 2-for-5 day with two runs scored and an RBI, while junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Peyster was 1-for-3 with an RBI and senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored.

Hampden-Sydney was led by sophomore catcher Zach Harrelson (Danville, Va./George Washington), who was 2-for-5 at the plate with two RBI. First-year outfielder Erik Hermann (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) and junior outfielder Nick Price (Sterling, Va./Potomac Falls) each went 2-for-4 with a run scored, while senior first baseman Evan Rogers (Chester, Va./L.C. Bird) added a solo homerun.

Junior righthander Robbie Bailey (Richmond, Va./Hermitage) started for the Tigers and allowed one unearned run in six innings. He gave up three hits and three walks while striking out three. West took the loss as he gave up one run on three hits and three walks in two innings of work.

Washington and Lee returns to action with a home double-header against Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday. Game one is set to begin at 12:00 pm.

Baseball vs. Penn State-Altoona

Baseball vs. Penn State-Altoona

Baseball vs. Stevenson

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) singled home junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Washington and Lee baseball team to a 4-3 victory over Stevenson in its 2009 home-opener at Cap’n Dick Smith Field on Thursday afternoon.

The Generals (5-1) fell behind, 1-0, in the first inning when Stevenson’s (3-2) Max Eckert (Hyattsville, Md./Perkiomen Prep) homered off of W&L’s Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy).

The Generals scored three runs in the fourth inning with the help of three Mustangs miscues. Peyster forced in a run with a bases-loaded walk, junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) scored on an error and junior third baseman Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) also scored an unearned run for W&L.

After the first-inning homerun, Henderson allowed just one hit over the next six innings, until Stevenson scored twice in the top of the eighth to knot the game at 3-3.

Lewis led off the 10th with a double and advanced to third on a fly-out by Serenbetz. The Mustangs intentionally walked Plantholt to set up a double play and Peyster followed with his game-winning single.

Lewis was 2-for-5 on the day with two runs scored, while Peyster was 1-for-4 with two RBI.

Henderson earned a no-decision after allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits. He struck out two and did not walk a batter in eight innings of work. Plantholt came on in relief and earned the win. He did not give up a run and allowed two hits with one strikeout in two innings.

Washington and Lee returns to action with a double header against Emory & Henry on Saturday. Game one is set to begin 12:00 pm in Emory, Va.

 

Baseball vs. Whitworth

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team fell, 6-5, to Whitworth and defeated Brandeis, 6-2, to wrap up play at the Peoria Sports Complex on Saturday afternoon.

In game one, W&L (4-1) was led by junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School), who was 2-for-5 at the plate with a pair of doubles and one RBI. Senior designated hitter Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) was 2-for-4 with a solo homerun.

Junior pitcher Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) made his second start of the season and allowed three runs on eight hits, with two walks and two strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work. First-year Jody Davis (McLean, Va./Langley) came on in relief and was saddled with the loss after giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

The Generals defeated Brandeis, 6-2, in its final game in Arizona. Junior Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) earned the win in relief of sophomore starter Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial). Plantholt went three innings without surrendering a run and allowed just two hits. He walked none and struck out one. Laswell lasted five innings and allowed two runs on five hits with four strikeouts.

The Generals broke a 2-2 tie with a four-run seventh inning, capped by first-year C.J. Thompson’s (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease) two-run double.

Senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvely (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, a run scored and a stolen base. Junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and a stolen base.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Stevenson at 3:00 in its home-opener.


Baseball vs. Brandeis

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team fell, 6-5, to Whitworth and defeated Brandeis, 6-2, to wrap up play at the Peoria Sports Complex on Saturday afternoon.

In game one, W&L (4-1) was led by junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School), who was 2-for-5 at the plate with a pair of doubles and one RBI. Senior designated hitter Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) was 2-for-4 with a solo homerun.

Junior pitcher Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) made his second start of the season and allowed three runs on eight hits, with two walks and two strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work. First-year Jody Davis (McLean, Va./Langley) came on in relief and was saddled with the loss after giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

The Generals defeated Brandeis, 6-2, in its final game in Arizona. Junior Jim Plantholt (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) earned the win in relief of sophomore starter Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial). Plantholt went three innings without surrendering a run and allowed just two hits. He walked none and struck out one. Laswell lasted five innings and allowed two runs on five hits with four strikeouts.

The Generals broke a 2-2 tie with a four-run seventh inning, capped by first-year C.J. Thompson’s (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease) two-run double.

Senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvely (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) was 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, a run scored and a stolen base. Junior shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and a stolen base.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Stevenson at 3:00 in its home-opener.

Baseball vs. Brandeis

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 7-4 win over Brandeis (2-1) on Friday evening at the Peoria Sports Complex.

After tying the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first inning, the Generals (3-0) scored three runs in the bottom half of the second to take a 4-1 lead en route it their third win in as many games.

Senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) led the offense going 3-for-3 on the day with four runs scored, four stolen bases, and an RBI. Junior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs driven in, while sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) was also 2-for-4 and added one RBI.

Senior pitcher Andrew Henderson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) earned the win after allowing two runs (one earned) and four hits with seven strikeouts and a walk in 7.1 innings of work.

W&L returns to action on Saturday with an 11:00 am matchup against Whitworth.

Baseball vs. Whitworth

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team opened the 2009 season with a 16-5 victory over Whitworth (0-1) at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz.

The Generals (1-0) used a 10-run seventh inning to blow open what had been a 6-5 game and en route to its first win of the season.

Sophomore shortstop John Ditore (Seattle, Wash./Bishop Blanchet) led W&L’s offense, going 5-for-6 with a double, three runs scored and three RBI. Junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School) went 3-for-4 with two walks, a double and three RBI, while senior second baseman Byron Peyster (Washington, D.C./Maret) was 3-for-4 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI.

First-year outfielder Drew Dezen (Greenville, S.C./Greenville Senior) led off the Generals’ big seventh inning with a double and Ditore and senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) each recorded two-run singles to make a winner of sophomore pitcher Gregg Laswell (Houston, Texas/Memorial)

Laswell, who pitched four innings in relief of junior starter Chuck Davidson (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), allowed two hits and one run, while striking out a pair and walking one. Davidson lasted four innings, allowing four runs (all in the first inning) on six hits.

The Generals continue action on Thursday with a 3:00 pm game against Hastings.

Baseball vs. Hastings

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team continued its strong offensive showing in the season’s early going with a 16-5 win over Hastings at the Peoria Sports Complex on Thursday afternoon.

W&L (2-0) secured its second 16-5 victory of the day as the Generals pounded out 21 hits against the Broncos (0-5) after banging out 22 hits in a 16-5 win over Whitworth earlier in the day.

The Generals jumped up early on Hastings, scoring seven runs in the first inning, highlighted by a three-run homerun by junior first baseman Hunter Serenbetz (Stamford, Conn./Taft School). Serenbetz was 2-for-5 on the game and added a double.

Sophomore outfielder Anthony Cardona (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Chestnut Hill) was 4-for-5 with two triples and four RBI and senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) added three hits in six at-bats with a double and three runs driven in.

Senior pitcher Brendan Clark (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) earned his first win of the season allowing two runs on four hits with three walks and eight strikeouts over six innings.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday when it plays Brandeis at 3:00 pm.