Washington and Lee Hands Ferrum Baseball 9-5 Loss

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in Sports


FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College dropped a non-conference baseball game tonight at home to Washington and Lee University, falling 9-5 at Panther Field. Prior to the game, the Panthers honored seven graduating players with a special Senior Night ceremony.

Washington and Lee (11-18)
Ferrum (15-23)

Washington and Lee exploded for seven runs in the second inning and held on for the win. The Panthers chipped away at the lead with two runs in the bottom of the second, one in the third and two in the seventh. Paul Diven added a pinch-hit solo homer in the eighth inning for the Generals. Mason Shuffler (1-4) pitched an inning in relief to get the win, allowing two hits and an earned run. Jake Martin went 3-4 with an RBI for the Panthers, while Garrett Dorton and Nathaniel Anthony each had a pair of base hits. Starter Sam Suite (1-2) absorbed the loss after allowing seven hits and five earned runs over two innings.

Tonight's pre-game Senior Night ceremony honored Tucker BrownMichael DorsainvilJacob HollandChristian MosierSam SuiteBrandon Turner and Brandon West. The Panthers and coaching staff wish these seven players well as they graduate in May and begin their careers.

Coach Ryan Brittle's squad will be back in action Wednesday and Thursday, April 18-19, with a pair of non-conference games. The Panthers take on Lynchburg College Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m., then host Hampden-Sydney College Thursday at 6:00 p.m.



Ferrum College Softball Sweeps Mary Baldwin on the Road

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in Sports


STAUNTON, Va. -- Ferrum College closed out the 2018 softball season with a pair of non-conference wins over Mary Baldwin University Saturday, April 14, on the road. The Panthers finished 4-0 against the Fighting Squirrels this year, including a USA South doubleheader sweep March 3 in Ferrum.

Ferrum (23-13)
Mary Baldwin (1-29)

In the opener, Ferrum led 2-1 after one inning, then exploded for seven runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and a pair in the sixth. Keri Hamlett went 3-4 with three runs and two stolen bases, and Cheyenne Strickland had a three-run homer in the fourth inning. Starter Courtney Rudd (9-3) pitched four full innings to get the win, allowing three hits, two earned runs and a walk, while striking out nine batters. Rudd closed out the season with 98 strikeouts, and her four-year career with 478 striekeouts. In the nightcap, Strickland launched another ball out of the park, this time a two-run shot in the first inning. It was Strickland's fourth home run of the season and gave her a team-high 36 RBI. Starter Jasmine Agee (8-3) pitched 6.2 innings to get the win, allowing three hits, an earned run and a walk with 10 strikeouts. Hamlett went 1-2 in game two, and was a combined 4-6 at the plate in two games with five runs and four stolen bases.

Third-year Head Coach Gerald Culler and the Panthers bid farewell and good luck to three graduating seniors; Rudd, Marieka Peirce and Kali Setzer. Ferrum has 16 players eligible to return for the 2019 season.