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Arocho Delivers for Baseball

Arocho Delivers for Baseball

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Top-seeded Shenandoah University rallied for a 5-4 victory over Washington and Lee Saturday morning at the 2016 ODAC Baseball Tournament.

The Hornets (32-9) advance to a 3:30 p.m. contest this afternoon versus Randolph-Macon for the right to advance to championship Sunday.

Junior Abel Arocho was the hero for Shenandoah as he drilled a one-out single up the middle to score Joe Coleman and Tristan Baker with the tying and winning runs, respectively.

Coleman had reached on a walk and Baker on single to right. The two then moved up 90 feet on a passed ball to set the stage for Arocho to deliver the game-winning hit.

Against a drawn in infield, Arocho laced the single between pitcher Danny Devereux (4-2) and second baseman Chadwick Feeley to complete the comeback.

SU needed the ninth-inning rally as W&L (26-14) had scored one run on three walks and a sacrifice fly against Hornets reliever Phil Morse (4-0) in the top of the frame.

Morse, who came on for starter Darrell Thompson with two outs in the eighth, got out the ninth with a groundout to second.

Thompson allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks in 7 2/3 innings of work.

Jake Loew had three hits and an RBI in four at-bats while Luke Nussman and Baker, playing on his birthday, had two hits each.

Arocho was 2 for 5 with the two RBI.

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