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Baseball Hosts Hampden-Sydney

Baseball Hosts Hampden-Sydney

WINCHESTER, Va. – The Shenandoah University baseball team begins its defense of its ODAC Championship this weekend with a first-round series versus Hampden-Sydney.

The Hornets and Tigers, the Nos. 3 and 6 seeds, respectively, are set for a best-of-three series Saturday and Sunday at Bridgeforth Field. Game time is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Should the two teams each win one game, the decisive game three will start 30 minutes following the completion of game two.

This is the second straight year that the two teams have met in the first round series – last year, the Hornets swept H-SC with 15-4 and 6-4 wins.

Lifetime, Shenandoah and the Tigers have met four times in the ODAC Tournament with SU holding a 3-1 record.

This year, the two teams split their April 20 regular season series – H-SC won 20-6 in the opener before the Hornets answered with a 17-14 victory in the nightcap.

Senior southpaw Robert Klinchock figures to be the hosts' game one starter with junior Reeves Lowry getting the ball in game two.

Should a game three be necessary, freshmen Carson Kulina and Calvin Pastel are the most likely candidates.

Klinchock is 5-4 with 48 strikeouts in 64 1/3 innings pitched, Lowery 3-3 with 44 K's in 52 1/3 and Kulina 5-0 with 28 punchouts in 38 innings.

Gerard DePhillips anchors the back of the bullpen with a league-leading 10 saves in 14 relief appearances.

Offensively, the Hornets are hitting .303 as a team with five players: Matt Moon, Tristan Baker, Robert Marcelle, Frankie Ritter and Keegan Woolford, hitting at least .346.

Woolford leads the ODAC with 11 home runs and 46 RBI.

Hampden-Sydney is hitting .299 as a team with Matthew Spagnolo hitting .386 and Chase Counts .383. Counts has seven home runs, four of which came in that April 20 series in Winchester.

Chase Mayberry and Trenton Tiller both have four wins on the mound for the Tigers with Mayberry averaging 7.68 strikeouts per nine innings and Tiller 7.11.

Tournament capsule:

Shenandoah: Roster | Stats

Hampden-Sydney: Roster | Stats

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