02/25/04 — Trojans rip Shaw on baseball diamond

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Trojans rip Shaw on baseball diamond

Published in Sports on February 25, 2004 1:56 PM

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MOUNT OLIVE -- Zach Nichols' three-run homer capped an eight-run first inning as host Mount Olive defeated Shaw 11-1 Tuesday in an NCAA Division II non-conference baseball game at Scarborough Field.

Mount Olive scored all of its first-inning runs with two outs.

The Trojans (10-4) trailed 1-0 going into the bottom of the first as Shaw used two walks, a single and a sacrifice fly to score the game's first run.

After Mount Olive's first two batters were retired in the bottom of the inning, Craig Hurba reached on an error and the floodgates opened as Shaw committed five errors and two passed balls in the inning. With Sam Martin on first and Matt Johnson on second, Nichols homered over the fence in right center field for his second home run of the year.

The Trojans led 7-0.

Lead-off hitter Alan Thomas followed with a double in his second at-bat of the inning and scored on Stephen Nordan's single.

Mount Olive starter Ryan Barham allowed only two more hits and one more walk over the next four innings as the freshman picked up a win in his first collegiate appearance.

Blake Montgomery and Jason Sharp combined to pitch four shutout innings, allowing only one hit. Montgomery struck out the last four batters he faced, all looking. Sharp struck out the side in his first inning on the mound.

Mount Olive struck for two more runs in the bottom of the sixth on Shawn Warner's two-run double and added its final run in the eighth on a wild pitch.

Shaw starter LeTrinca Radcliffe allowed three more hits over the next six innings. All of the runs were unearned. Jermaine Rogers hit the sacrifice fly in the first inning to plate Brandon Smith for Shaw's run.

The Trojans return to action Thursday at Elizabeth City State University. Game time is 2 p.m.

Tennis --

Trojans swept

at Barton

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WILSON -- Mount Olive fell to Barton in NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's and women's tennis Tuesday at the Barton College Tennis Complex.

The Bulldogs won the men's match 7-2 and the women's match 6-3. The matches were a make-up date from last Tuesday's rainout.

In the men's match, Mount Olive (2-2, 1-2 CVAC) won two of the six singles matches, as Rafael Bustos won in straight sets at No. 1 and Renato Varella won a three-set match at the No. 5 flight.

In the women's match, Mount Olive (1-2, 1-2) won two of six singles matches and one of three doubles matches. Lucia Henkle improved to 3-0 at No. 1 singles with a three-set victory and combined with Mariana Shimoda to remain unbeaten at No. 1 doubles. Samanthi Wijesekera also improved to 3-0 at No. 3 singles with a straight set victory.

The Trojans' tennis teams will play home matches Thursday and Friday.

The men's team plays host to N.C. Wesleyan at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The women's team plays host to Peace Friday at 2 p.m. Both matches will take place at the Walker Tennis Center on the campus of Mount Olive College.


Barton 7, Mount Olive 2

Singles -- No. 1 Rafael Bustos (MOC) d. John Marte 6-4, 6-2; No. 2 Robert Jenner (B) d. Fernando Crisosto 4-6, 6-2, 7-5; No. 3 Brent Ching (B) d. Camilo Sabogal 6-1, 6-4; No. 4 Chad Faulk (B) d. Ibrahim Bouaabdalli 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; No. 5 Renato Varella (MOC) d. Jamie Rushton 7-5, 1-6, 10-8; No. 6 Nikola Andjelic (B) d. Juane Schutte 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles -- No. 1 Marte-Ching (B) d. Bustos/Crisosto 9-8; No. 2 Jenner-Faulk (B) d. Schutte/Christof Franzsen 8-4; No. 3 Rushton-Andjelic (B) d. Sabogal/Bouaabdalli 8-4.


Barton 7, Mount Olive 2

Singles -- No. 1 Lucia Henkle (MOC) d. Jane Lewis 6-0, 2-6, 7-6 (3) ; No. 2 Melissa Faulk (B) d. Mariana Shimoda 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Samanthi Wijesekera (MOC) d. Barb Oakes 6-3, 7-5; No. 4 Allison Cobb (B) d. Amanda Aycock 7-5, 6-4; No. 5 Heather Lewis (B) d. Ashley Westbrook 7-5, 6-0; No. 6 Leigh Best (B) d. Lauren Harris 6-1, 1-6, 7-5.

Doubles -- No. 1 Henkle-Shimoda (MOC) d. J. Lewis-Faulk 8-2; No. 2 Cobb-H. Lewis (Bar) d. Wijesekera/Aycock 8-3; No. 3 Best-Oakes (B) d. Westbrook-Harris 8-1.