Shippensburg baseball team complete sweep of Salem
SHIPPENSBURG – The Shippensburg University baseball team completed its three-game weekend series on Saturday with a 7-0 victory to sweep Salem at Fairchild Field.
Shippensburg (21-20) totaled 11 hits and scored its first run off the first of two home runs in the game by senior Lake Lloyd (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron), a solo shot off the fencing at Seth Grove Stadium in the second inning.
In the fourth inning, Shippensburg boosted its lead to 5-0 and finished its scoring in the fifth off of Lloyd’s second home run, a two-run shot that brought home redshirt-sophomore Justin Byler (Lititz/Warwick (Delaware/Louisburg)).
Freshman Carter Hinds (Warrington/Central Bucks South) was 3-for-4 and also drew a walk, reaching base four times. In the fourth, he singled through the left side, sending sophomore Andrew Chronister (Dover/Dover Area). Hinds scored on an error, and senior Ben Werkheiser (Doylestown/Germantown Academy (Delaware)) doubled to left field to send graduate JuJu Cason (East Arcadia, N.C./North Brunswick (Belmont Abbey)) and sophomore Joe Barbera (Harrisburg/Bishop McDevitt) home.
The SU pitching staff only allowed four hits and struck out five in the win – its second shutout of the weekend and its seventh of the season. Junior Noah Nabholz (Pottsville/Pottsville) started and threw six innings without allowing any Salem (14-31) hits. Nabholz walked six and struck out four.
Sophomores Gabe Stotler (Warfordsburg/Southern Fulton) and Jackson LoBianco (Irvine, Cal./University) finished off the game on the mound, allowing a combined four hits and striking out one.
The win completed a three-game weekend sweep over Salem by Shippensburg as the Raiders took a doubleheader from the visiting Tigers on Friday by scores of 12-0 and 17-9.
Shippensburg is to host IUP at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Fairchild Field.
Shippensburg softball team sweeps PSAC rival West Chester
SHIPPENSBURG.— The Shippensburg University softball team swept rival West Chester in a crucial Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division doubleheader on Saturday, with a score of 5-3 in the opener and 1-0 in Game 2.
Shippensburg (27-15, 8-4 PSAC East) won Game 1 off a three-run home run by junior Hannah Marsteller (Fredericksburg, Va./Riverbend) in the sixth inning and won Game 2 off sophomore Taylor Myers (Fayetteville/Chambersburg Area) walk-off single with two outs in the seventh.
Eight of the nine Raider starters had at least one hit in the doubleheader, including Marsteller’s perfect day at bat. She was 7-for-7 in the doubleheader with a double, a the three-run home run. She also stole two bases. Myers had three hits and the walk-off RBI.
Freshman Katelyn Minney (Lititz/Warwick), sophomore Morgan Lindsay (Hereford,/Upper Perkiomen (Colgate)) and senior Hannah Johnson (Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park) each had two hits; Lindsay and Minney had an RBI each.
Sophomore Emma Flattery (Macomb, Mich./Dakota) was impeccable as a relief pitcher for the Raiders, winning both games of the doubleheader. She threw 5.1 shutout innings and has now won three straight decisions.
Shippensburg will be back in action at 2 p.m. Tuesday for a crossover doubleheader at IUP.
Shippensburg lacrosse team takes road win over Kutztown
KUTZTOWN — The Shippensburg University lacrosse team took a win at Kutztown Saturday, defeating the Golden Bears by a score of 14-7 in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division matchup at Keystone Field.
Shippensburg (4-11, 2-8 PSAC East) got four goals each from graduate Alana Cardaci (Eagleville/Methacton) and senior Hannah Seifried (Springfield, Pa./Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr) as the Raiders built a 7-4 lead at halftime and kept Kutztown (4-11, 1-9) to only two goals or less per quarter.
Shippensburg U. runner improves school record in the 800-meter run
LEWISBURG — The Shippensburg University men’s outdoor track & field team delivered several noteworthy performances Saturday at the Bucknell Team Challenge, including Drew Dailey (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) delivering an improvement to his own school record in the 800 meters.
Dailey won the 800 meters in a time of 1:48.67 – an improvement of a full second to his school record set earlier this season. It’s an NCAA-provisional qualifier that moves him up to the top 8 of the national leaderboard. The performance was also just .02 seconds from the Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium facility record and just .10 seconds from the all-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) record.
SU ran its 4×400-meter relay for the first time this season, and the quartet of Aaron Arp Jr. (Harrisburg/Central Dauphin East), Stephon Brown (Harrisburg/Central Dauphin East), Dailey and Eric Kirk (Coatesville/Coatesville Area) won the event in 3:16.02 to put the Raiders atop the conference leaderboard.
Shippensburg also won the 4×100-meter relay with the quartet of Brown, Mo Whittle (Tobyhanna/Pocono Mountain West), Arp and Kirk running 40.85 seconds, which is just .13 seconds off the team’s season best.
Shepherd baseball team sweeps Lock Haven; coach reaches 300 wins
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Shepherd (15-18-1, 9-11-1 PSAC East) swept Lock Haven (9-24, 2-15 PSAC East) in PSAC East baseball action at Lock Haven on Saturday. The Rams posted a 6-5 win in game one and outslugged Lock Haven for a 13-12 win in 10 innings in the nightcap. The sweep allowed Shepherd head coach Matt McCarty to reach the 300-win milestone.
Shepherd took a 3-0 lead in the first inning in game one. Junior first baseman Ross Mulhall (Morgantown, W.Va./University/Gardner-Webb) blasted a two-run homer and senior infielder Connor DeWees (Red Lion/Red Lion) added an RBI double to key the rally.
After Lock Haven tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the frame, Shepherd took a 4-3 lead on an RBI single by senior catcher Zach Doss (Waldorf, Md./North Point/Maryland) in the second.
Shepherd added a run in the fourth as senior outfielder Brennan Holmes (Ona, W.Va./Cabell Midland) led off with a single and stole second and third. He scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of junior third baseman Ryan Haddaway (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville).
Lock Haven took advantage of one hit and a pair of Shepherd errors to tie the game with a pair of runs in the fourth.
Graduate student second baseman Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg/Western Kentucky) led off the seventh with a walk and later scored on a single by Mulhall.
Graduate student reliever Adam Miller (Stephens City, Va./Sherando) (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K, 1 BB) (3-1) gained the win in relief. Garrett Starr (3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 5 K, 2 BB) (0-2) took the loss for the Bald Eagles.
Lock Haven (20) and Shepherd (14) combined for 34 hits in the nightcap.
Sophomore outfielder Austin Ruzika-Porter (Denver/Cocalico) and senior catcher Andrew Edwards (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) each had RBI-singles in the top of the 10th to give the Rams a 13-11 lead.
Cameron Moors hit a double and scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th to make it a one-run game. Junior pitcher Aaron Snyder (Lancaster/Lampeter-Strasburg/Canisius) entered the game and got the last two outs to secure the win.
Sophomore pitcher Cameron Morales (Manassas, Va./Osbourn Park) (2.0 IP, 4 H, 8 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 0 BB) (1-1) earned the win. Snyder (0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, 0 BB) picked up the save.
The Rams return to action Saturday when they host Tiffin for a 1 p.m. doubleheader for Alumni Day.