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#6 Hampden-Sydney Baseball Falls At #3 Shenandoah 5-0 In Opening Game Of ODAC Tournament Best-Of-Three Series

Blake Hartman
Blake Hartman

WINCHESTER, Va. -- Senior Blake Hartman/Chester had three hits, but #6 seed Hampden-Sydney College dropped its opening game in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Baseball Tournament Best-of-Three Series at #3 seed Shenandoah University 5-0 on Saturday in Winchester.  Junior Chase Mayberry/Appomattox took the pitching setback for the visiting Tigers (17-18-2) against the host Hornets (27-11).

H-SC collected seven hits while being shutout for just the second time in 37 games this season.  Hartman led the Tigers with his three hits, including a double for the only extra-base hit by the visitors.  Others adding singles on the day were junior Andrew Kasiski/Chesapeake (1-2), senior captain Tyler Blevins/Draper (1-3), junior Josh Duimstra/Glen Allen (1-3) and junior captain Matthew Spagnolo/Glen Allen (1-4).  H-SC stranded eight baserunners during the game.

Mayberry (4-4) started and pitched 7.0 innings for the decision, scattering seven hits and five runs, four earned, with five strikeouts and one walk.  Senior Trey Celata/Chesapeake tossed the final scoreless inning, allowing no hits with no strikeouts and one walk.

H-SC and SU will play again on Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m., and a third game, if necessary, would follow game two on Sunday afternoon in Winchester.