WINCHESTER, Va. – No. 21 Shenandoah returned to the baseball diamond for the first time in eight days on Wednesday afternoon with a 4-2 non-league victory against Frostburg State.
Shenandoah (28-10) scored one run in the first and two more in the second to provide Cory Nelson with enough offense to top the Bobcats (20-17). Nelson (5-4) allowed two runs on nine hits and three walks in five innings to earn the victory.
Frostburg scored both of its runs in the fifth with a two-out rally.
Jeff Stanek gave up just one hit in pitching the sixth, seventh and eighth before Kyle Scallion worked a scoreless ninth to post the save.
Scallion induced three groundballs to second base to end the contest.
Mike Minch, who fielded those three ninth-inning groundballs, had what proved to be the game-winning RBI on a sacrifice fly to right.
In the eighth, Chris Ferry — on as a pinch-hitter — drove home Jake Pendergraft with the final run of the contest.
Pendergraft led off with a single to right and was sacrificed to second to reach scoring position.
Joey Donofrio, Corbin Lucas and Tucker Brown all had two hits apiece for the Hornets. Seven of nine position players had at least one hit.