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SHEPHERD BASEBALL SWEEPS WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN (3-13-2012)
– Shepherd University pounded out 27 hits on the day en route to a sweep of West Virginia Wesleyan in WVIAC baseball doubleheader action at Fairfax Field on Tuesday. The Rams took a 5-2 win in game one and rallied for a 16-14 triumph in the nightcap.
Shepherd took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of game one when sophomore outfielder
(Woodbridge, VA/Woodbridge) led off with a single and later scored when senior first baseman Nathan Minnich (Waynesboro, PA/Waynesboro Area Sr.) reached base on an error .
West Virginia Wesleyan got on the board in the third on a solo blast from Cory Flickinger.
The Rams added a pair of runs in the third behind RBI-singles from junior designated hitter Kenny Beyer (Rockville, MD/ Montgomery-Germantown) and junior outfielder
(Centreville, MD/Queen Anne’s).
Mark Darlington added a solo homer in the fourth for Wesleyan to cut the lead to 3-2.
The Rams added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth. Sophomore outfielder Aaron Scoville (Centreville, VA/Westfield) had a sacrifice fly and sophomore second baseman
(Manassas, VA/Osbourn) added an RBI-single to highlight the rally.
(Herndon, VA/Herndon) (5.0 IP, 4 Ks, 3 BB, 2 ER) picked up the win to improve to 3-2. Senior reliever Andrew Gallant (Oak Ridge, NJ/Jefferson Township) picked up the save. Aaron Adams (2-2) took the loss for the Bobcats.
Shepherd used a six-run fifth inning in the nightcap to rally past the Bobcats. Senior third baseman Travis Sluger (Germantown, MD/Williamsport/Hagerstown CC) had a three-run homer and Minnich added a two-run single to key the rally.
(St. James, NY/Smithtown East) went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBIs and Sluger went 3-for-5 with four RBIs. Cook added a 3-for-3 effort for the Rams.
Gene Franks went 3-for-5 to lead Wesleyan.
Sophomore pitcher Sam Beatty (Jessup, MD/Hammond) (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 Ks, 2 BB) picked up the win to improve to 1-0. Senior reliever Andrew Gallant (Oak Ridge, NJ/Jefferson Township) worked the seventh to pick up his second save of the day. Chris Stein (0-2) took the loss for the Bobcats.
Shepherd moves to 10-7, 3-1 in WVIAC action, while West Virginia Wesleyan drops to 6-10, 2-2. The Rams return to action on Saturday when they travel to Seton Hill for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
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