Randolph-Macon moves to 3-0 on Saturday

James Walsh was in midseason form in a 6-0 win for the Yellow Jackets over Southwestern.
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Senior James Walsh struck out a career-high 14 in six scoreless innings as Randolph-Macon shut out Southwestern 6-0 in the Huntingdon Firehouse Classic. Walsh allowed two hits and walked one for the Yellow Jackets. Freshman Patrick Solomita recorded his first collegiate save. Rando-Macon added a second win in a 9-3 triumph over Huntingdon as freshman Jeffrey Butler went 4 for 5 with two runs and three RBI.

Rhodes picked up in 2016 where the left 2015 - with excellent starting pitching. Senior Blake Glauben pitched 7.0 innings and struck out eight to earn a combined shutout while Preseason All-American Daniel Morris pitched a complete game shutout with four strikeouts as No. 11 Rhodes opened the season with a 4-0 and 2-0 win over Maryville.

Chapman split a pair of games with East Texas Baptist dropping the three game series 1-2 at Hart Park. The Panthers opened the first game of the doubleheader with a 4-3 win, but ultimately fell short to the Tigers 15-12 in game two.

Cason Adams struck out seven and earned the win in a one-run game and Tyler Stallings fanned eight in a blow-out victory as Texas-Tyler opened thel season with a doubleheader sweep of Dallas at Irwin Field. Adams earned a 2-1 complete-game win over the Crusaders in the season-opener by limiting UD to four hits and not walking a single batter. Stallings earned his win in drastically different fashion with the Patriots exploding for a 16-3 win in the second game of the doubleheader with freshman Kelly Dorsett highlighting the offensive production by going 3-for-3 with four RBI.

Covenant started the 2016 season on a positive note as the Scots swept a doubleheader from Greensboro with a 10-4 victory in seven innings in game one followed by a 9-4 win in the nightcap. Covenant got plenty of offense on the day with 19 runs on 20 hits. The Scots also stole 11 bases between the two games.

Alex Hendra-Brown went 3-for-6 with three doubles and drove in three runs on the day.
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Cal Neely turned in a 10-strikeout performance in just his second career start, Riley Newman and Dylan Peters combined for a five-hit shutout in the nightcap and the Linfield offense spit out 19 hits as the 14th-ranked Wildcats opened the 2016 season with back-to-back wins.  Linfield downed Puget Sound 6-1 in the second game of the Oregon NWC Invitational Tournament before shutting out previously unbeaten Willamette 8-0 to wrap up action on an unseasonably warm Saturday at Roy Helser Field. Senior pitcher Eli Gallego threw a complete game victory while striking out 11 Schreiner batters as Sul Ross claimed a 2-0 win over the Mountaineers in the first of a twin bill. The Lobos pounded out a 16-hit attack to claim a 12-6 win in game two which gave Sully the three-game sweep to improve to 4-2 on the season.

Four pitchers combined to limit Pacific to one run and then Lutes offense scored two in the eighth inning to help seal the game as 17th-ranked Pacific Lutheran defeated the Boxers 3-1 at Ron Tonkin Field. The win marks the first for PLU this season and the first for the Lutes under head coach Nolan Soete.

Sophomore Josh Shepherd went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and two RBI in Guilford's 11-7 baseball win at Piedmont in the opener for both teams. Six different Quakers had at least two hits in a prolific 19-hit performance at Lowdermilk Field.

Berry swept their season-opening doubleheader against visiting Emory & Henry. The Vikings took the first game, 8-4, and finished the nightcap by a score of 1-0, in eight innings.

LaGrange was expecting to open at home on Saturday. They changed the games to a home contest for Sewanee and took both on the road 3-2 and 12-4. The Panthers had to come back late in both taking the lead in game one with two ninth inning runs and scored all 12 runs in the final three innings of game two.

N.C. Wesleyan opened the 2016 season with a two-game sweep of Lynchburg at Bauer Field. In the opener, Wesleyan got a complete-game, four-hit shutout from junior Ryan Grant for the 8-0 victory. Game two proved to more of a pitcher's dual as the Bishops prevailed 2-1.