Area Roundup

April 02, 2008


Rams ranked in final poll

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University women's team nabbed the 25th position in the season-ending USA Today/ESPN Division II basketball poll.

The Rams finished the season 24-7 and advanced to the NCAA Division II East Region championship game. The national ranking is their first-ever for the program.


Shepherd University 16-14

Columbia Union 3-6

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WVa. - Shepherd swept a doubleheader from Columbia Union with a 16-3 victory in game one and rallied for a 14-6 win in the nightcap. The Rams scored 11 runs in the first inning lead by Caitlin Davis's three hits and two RBI. Stephanie Sims and Cammie Orlandi contributed with one hit and three RBI each in the game. Nicole Pitcock earned the victory striking out four batters to improve to 4-7 on the season.


The Rams trailed 5-1 in game two until a 13-run outburst in the final two innings led by Amy Edmondson's two hits and five RBI, including a two-run home run. Jodie Sites had four hits and three RBI while Stephanie Sims and Kristie Hurman each had two hits and two RBI for Shepherd. Kristie Hurman pitched two innings of relief registering four strike outs for her first win of the season.

Shepherd improves to 9-13.

Game 1

Columbia Union 000 21-3 7 1

Shepherd 110 50X-16 12 2

Pitcock, Walsh (4th) and Davis. Zanelotti and Lohr. WP - Pitcock (4-7). LP - Zanelotti. HR - S: Johnson (3rd, one on).

Game 2

Columbia Union 011 301-6 11 1

Shepherd 100 067-14 15 1

Sims, Jones (5th), Hurman (5th) and Davis. Chapman and Lohr. WP - Hurman. LP - Chapman. HR - S: Edmondson (6th, one on).


HCC hosts tournament

The Hagerstown Community College Lady Hawks will host its Invitational Softball Tournament at Kemps Mill Regional Park Saturday and Sunday.

Ten teams will compete in four pool play divisions.

Hagerstown opens the tournament on Field No. 1 at Kemps Mill on Saturday at 9 a.m. against Potomac State (W.Va.) and will also play Westmoreland at 3 p.m. and Coming at 4 p.m. to complete pool play.

Sunday's games begin at 9 a.m. and the championship game is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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