SU’s Green earns South Region honors

Posted: March 18, 2014

From Star staff reports

MINNEAPOLIS — Shenandoah University senior guard Avery Green has been named third team All-South Region by D3hoops.com in selections announced Monday morning.

Green, the leading scorer in the ODAC this season, adds his first All-Region accolade to his first team All-ODAC selection from last month.

Green averaged 24.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game this past season for the Hornets and became the program's 17th player to crack the 1000-point barrier with a second half free throw in a Jan. 11 victory at Roanoke.

The Fredericksburg native was named the ODAC Player of the Week twice this season, to the BB&T Classic and Daytona Shootout All-Tournament teams (earning MVP honors at the former tournament) and to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week once.

The guard completed his career as the No. 6 scorer in program history with 1,343 points.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

SU’s Paul named ODAC Player of Week

FOREST — Shenandoah University junior third baseman Michael Paul has been named ODAC Player of the Week for baseball in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.

Paul helped SU to five wins in six games, including a doubleheader sweep of Hampden-Sydney on Saturday and a Sunday victory over No. 8 Cortland (N.Y.) State, by hitting .423 with six doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI.

Paul hit .375 in the three league wins over Eastern Mennonite and Hampden-Sydney while posting four hits in six at-bats in non-league contests against No. 7 Salisbury and No. 8 Cortland State.

In Sunday’s win over the Red Dragons, Paul was 3 for 3 with a home run and a two-run double.

This is his first league honor.

Shenandoah is back in action with an ODAC game against Eastern Mennonite this week. Depending on the weather, this game could be played either Wednesday or Thursday.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Sherando grad Lutz pitches perfect game

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Bridgewater College junior and Sherando High School graduate Amanda Lutz pitched a perfect game Thursday on the final day of the Snowbird Tournament to help the Eagles complete an 8-0 record at the four-day event.

Lutz — The Winchester Star Softball Player of the Year in 2011 — put down 15 batters in order to record her first career perfect game as the Eagles easily beat Delaware Valley 8-0 in five innings.

Lutz fanned the first six batters of the game while the Eagles (8-2) put runs on the board in each of the first three innings to take a 6-0 lead after three complete.

Delaware Valley got the bat on the ball in the third, but Lutz sandwiched a strikeout between a pair of groundouts to remain perfect through three innings in the circle.

Lutz struck out two more batters in the fourth and kept everything in the infield in the fifth to remain perfect after five innings of work.

Bridgewater put the game in the books with a two-RBI single from Lauren Jenkins to end the game in the bottom of the fifth inning, giving Bridgewater an 8-0 win.

Lutz’s perfect game is just the third in program history, matching the feat previously accomplished by Bridgewater all-region selections Lisa Rhodes and Heather Jenkins. Jenkins last tossed the perfect game for the Eagles on March 23, 2013 against Randolph College. Rhodes’ perfect game came in a 6-0 victory in 2004 against Randolph-Macon.

Lutz is 3-0 this season with 1.84 ERA, 14 strikeouts and three walks in 19 innings.