Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Baseball Headed to Championship

Keegan Woolford hit his 13th home run of the season Saturday night in a 7-1 win over Westfield State.
Keegan Woolford hit his 13th home run of the season Saturday night in a 7-1 win over Westfield State.
Play Video

UNION, N.J. – The Shenandoah University baseball team has advanced to the championship of the Union Regional with a 7-1 victory over Westfield (Mass.) State Saturday night.

Shenandoah (33-13) faces host Kean University on Sunday at noon in the first of what could be two games against the Cougars. The Hornets need to sweep Kean in order to advance to next week's Super Regional.


Freshman Carson Kulina was outstanding Saturday evening in throwing a complete game victory over Westfield (28-16).

Kulina held the Owls hitless for the initial 5 2/3, facing the minimum in that time, and struck out eight to improve to 6-0 on the season.

Michael Cruz, who played for SU in 2017 and 2018, had the first hit of the game for Westfield with a two-out single through the right side in the sixth.

The Owls scored their lone run in the bottom of the ninth on a bases loaded single. Kulina struck the next hitter out looking to end the game.

Shenandoah scored its first run in the fourth as Grant Thompson had a double down the right field line and scored on Matt Moon's single to right center.

A squeeze, the Hornets third in two games Saturday, led to the squad's second run. Thompson struck out to lead off the inning, but reached first as the ball went into the dirt and Westfield catcher Jake Gibb could not make the play. Thompson then advanced to second on a stolen base and third on a wild pitch, setting the stage for the squeeze.

Henry Delavergne laid it down perfectly, bunting it up the first base line as Thompson scored standing up.

In the eighth, Keegan Woolford crushed a 2-0 pitch over the 375-foot sign in right center for his 13th home run of the season. Woolford's blast also plated Tristan Baker, who had singled to left for his second hit of the game.

Baker's hit streak now stands at 24 games and he is six hits from the all-time lead at Shenandoah.

The Hornets capped their scoring in the ninth with three runs on one hit, three walks and one crucial Owls error that led to the final run being unearned. Baker had a sacrifice fly in the frame while Robert Marcelle drove in a run on a bases loaded walk.

Moon finished the night 3-for-4 with the RBI and a run score while Robert Marcelle and Baker both had two hits.

Alex Honey (6-1) took the loss for Westfield. He allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in 7.0 innings.


Shenandoah faces Kean at noon in the first of what it hopes are two games Sunday. The Hornets are the visiting team in the first game.

Hopkins Takes Game One
May 24, 2019 Hopkins Takes Game One
Super Regional Preview
May 23, 2019 Super Regional Preview
Two Named All-Region
May 23, 2019 Two Named All-Region
May 19, 2019 Champions!
Ithaca Game Preview
May 18, 2019 Ithaca Game Preview
Westfield Game Preview
May 18, 2019 Westfield Game Preview
Kean Tops Baseball
May 17, 2019 Kean Tops Baseball
Macon Forces 'If' Game
May 11, 2019 Macon Forces 'If' Game
Back to Back Champs!
May 11, 2019 Back to Back Champs!
Baseball Wins Another
April 29, 2019 Baseball Wins Another
Hornets Down Quakers
April 27, 2019 Hornets Down Quakers
Baseball Claws Falcons
April 24, 2019 Baseball Claws Falcons
Baseball Halts Generals
April 23, 2019 Baseball Halts Generals
Royals Top Baseball
April 17, 2019 Royals Top Baseball
Offense Explodes in Win
April 16, 2019 Offense Explodes in Win
Baseball Sweeps Panthers
April 13, 2019 Baseball Sweeps Panthers
Baseball Trounces Devils
April 10, 2019 Baseball Trounces Devils
Baseball Slays Lions
April 7, 2019 Baseball Slays Lions
Baseball Downs Generals
April 3, 2019 Baseball Downs Generals
Macon Sweeps Baseball
March 30, 2019 Macon Sweeps Baseball
Baseball Tops Diplomats
March 28, 2019 Baseball Tops Diplomats
Baseball Tops Eagles
March 20, 2019 Baseball Tops Eagles
Baseball Tops Falcons
March 11, 2019 Baseball Tops Falcons
Baseball Sweeps Wasps
March 10, 2019 Baseball Sweeps Wasps
Schedule Changes Announced
February 28, 2019 Schedule Changes Announced
Baker Named Player of the Week
February 25, 2019 Baker Named Player of the Week
Baseball Sweeps Knights
February 24, 2019 Baseball Sweeps Knights
Misericordia Sweeps Baseball
February 15, 2019 Misericordia Sweeps Baseball
Baseball Picked Second
February 6, 2019 Baseball Picked Second
Baseball Ranked in D3 Poll
January 16, 2019 Baseball Ranked in D3 Poll
Academic Honors Announced
January 10, 2019 Academic Honors Announced
Woolford Named Pre-Season AA
January 10, 2019 Woolford Named Pre-Season AA
Happy New Year!
January 1, 2019 Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2018 Merry Christmas!
Winter Camp Spots Remain
December 18, 2018 Winter Camp Spots Remain
Happy Thanksgiving
November 22, 2018 Happy Thanksgiving
Web 101
August 30, 2018 Web 101
Happy Fourth!
July 4, 2018 Happy Fourth!