April 13, 2011

Lyndon still in the hunt for post-season berth

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. - The Hornets are currently 3-13 overall and 1-5 in the North Atlantic Conference. With two four-game sets with UMaine-Farmington and Castleton left to go, Lyndon has its sights set on a second-straight NAC playoff berth.

Freshman Michael Cartularo (Lyndonville, Vt.) leads the team in hitting with a batting average of .310and doubles with three. He is also tops in slugging and on-base percentage with marks of .414 and .417, respectively. Fellow frosh Kyle Whitworth (Brattleboro, Vt.) is second in batting with an average of .308 while sophomore Corey Lescault (Bristol, R.I.) leads the squad in at-bats (46), hits (11), doubles (tied w/ 3) and runs-batted-in (8).

Leading the Hornet pitching staff for a third straight season is junior Shane O'Donnell-Leach (Groton, Vt.). The crafty left-hander leads the team with two wins, five appearances, five starts and 27 innings pitched. He is also leading the team in earned run average with a mark of 4.33 and strikeouts with 34.