Senators close regular season by winning series at KWC

OWENSBORO, Ky. – Davis & Elkins concluded regular-season action by taking three of four games against G-MAC foe Kentucky Wesleyan over the weekend.

The Senators won the first three games of the series before falling 5-1 in the finale on Saturday.

D&E took a 5-0 win in Saturday’s opener, as Michael Paratore tossed a complete-game three-hitter. He struck out six and walked two.

Lance Vannoy knocked in a pair of runs to lead the Senator offense.

The Panthers avoided the series sweep by taking the nightcap, 5-1.

Houston Darling had an RBI single in the sixth for D&E.

Marcus Warner was saddled with the loss, allowing five runs on 11 hits in seven innings. Jake Smith finished in relief.

In Friday’s action, Zach Bradfield tied a conference record with 14 strikeouts to lead the Senators to a 5-0 in the series opener.

Bradfield scattered five hits and surrendered just one walk.

Ryan Dodson laced a two-run triple, while Treavor Dubiel added a pair of RBIs and Matt Moceri a run-producing triple for D&E.

The Senators claimed a 4-1 win in the second game behind the pitching effort of Tyler Honeycutt, who twirled a one-hitter, striking out three and walking two.

Ryan Butts had a two-run single and Vannoy and Warner RBIs for D&E.

The Senators (23-23) will begin G-MAC tournament action at noon Wednesday against Cedarville in Cincinnati.

TNU sweeps Battlers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Alderson Broaddus dropped a G-MAC doubleheader to Trevecca Nazarene on Saturday.

TNU took the opener, 10-0, and completed the sweep with a 13-10 win in the nightcap.

John Bolton tossed a three-hitter in the lidlifter for the Trojans, with seven strikeouts.

Jeff Conley’s four hits and four RBIs were not enough for AB in the second game, as TNU broke open a 9-9 deadlock by scoring four runs in the seventh inning. Luke Fennell had a two-run single to lead the uprising.

Travis Hurley added a three-run homer in the fourth for the Battlers, who also lost Friday’s doubleheader by the scores of 7-6 and 3-0.

Jeffrey Scarritt’s RBI single in the eighth inning lifted the Trojans to the win in the opening game.

Bobby Colton took the loss for AB, allowing two runs in one inning of action.

Austin Sisk worked three innings to earn the win.

Conley took the loss in the nightcap, allowing three runs on six hits in six innings.

The Battlers (26-17) will host Salem International at 5:30 p.m. today. They will be the third seed in the G-MAC tourney.