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Monday, February 25, 2013
BLACKSBURG — Sean Keselica, Tyler Horan and Chad Pinder drove in three runs each as No. 24 Virginia Tech overpowered Delaware 13-4 on Sunday night at English Field.
Horan started the scoring for Virginia Tech (6-1) with a solo home run in the second inning and added an RBI-single in the third inning. Chad Pinder and Mark Zagunis contributed two-run hits and Sean Keselica had an RBI-single in a five-run fourth inning for the Hokies. Keselica had three RBIs.
Horan led the Hokies with three runs scored. Keselica, Alex Perez and Brendon Hayden scored two runs each.
Joe Giacchino scored the opening run of the game and hit a solo home run in the fifth inning for Delaware (3-2).
Brad Markey struck out 10 Blue Hens and allowed nine hits over 6.0 innings of work for the win.
Virginia 6, Toledo 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Derek Fisher blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to put Virginia (7-0) past Toledo (1-4) at Davenport Field.
Brandon Downes scored on a ground out by Kenny Towns to give the Cavaliers the first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. Toledo struck back in the top of the fifth inning with a solo home run from James Miglin.
Brandon Cogswell and Jared King reached for the Cavaliers to set up Fisher’s home run.
Toledo scored twice pulled to within one in the seventh inning, but the Cavaliers added two runs of their own to pad the lead.
Nathan Kirby pitched 2.1 innings and struck out four in the win.
Radford 3, Kennesaw State 2
KENNESAW, Ga. — John Reavis scored on a throwing error to give Radford (5-1) a win and a series sweep of Kennesaw State (4-3).
Jeff Kemp doubled in Josh Gardiner and Blake Sipe in the top of the first to put Radford on the board right out of the gate. Kennesaw scored a run in each the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game.
Daniel Bridgeman allowed one hit over one inning of work in the win. Justin McCalvin allowed two hits and struck out four over two innings of work in the loss.
VMI splits doubleheader
LEXINGTON — VMI (2-5) dropped the first game of the day to Buffalo by a score of 10-3, but finished the day strongly with a 10-1 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore in the VMI Tournament.
In the first game, Jason Kanzler drove in four runs and Jon Mestas drove in three for Buffalo (3-3). Kanzler hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning and doubled in a run in the ninth inning. Mestas singled in a pair of runs in the fifth. Matt Winn, Sheldon Shifflett and Nick Dwyer all crossed the plate for the Keydets.
In the second game, VMI’s Rob Dickinson drove in four runs with a two-run single in each of the second and third innings. Red Dowdell drove in a pair of runs for the Keydets and Jeremy Brown earned the win with three innings of work on the mound. Mike Escanilla scored the lone run for Maryland-Eastern Shore (1-3).
Ferrum drops two to Methodist
FERRUM — Ferrum (5-7, 2-6) dropped both games of a doubleheader to Methodist (6-4, 4-4), falling 5-3 in the first game and 11-8 in the second.
In the first game, Methodist got on the board early with an RBI-single by Ray Lanners and a two-run home run from Brandon Thig. Ferrum scored all three of its runs on RBI singles, two from Teddy Turner. David Lutz singled in two runs in the top of the ninth to give Methodist the edge.
Chris Walker struck out nine in a complete game effort in the loss for Ferrum. Mikie Morrison allowed one hit over 1.1 innings in the win.
In the second game, Methodist used 11 runs on 13 hits to earn a win despite a six-RBI, two-home run performance from Ferrum’s Wes Walker. Walker doubled in a run in the third inning, hit a three-run home run in the seventh and a two-run home run in the ninth inning. Tyler Younger crossed the plate three times for Methodist and Chris Power, Stephen Nalls, Will Sutton and Lutz all drove in two runs each.
Josh Ayers struck out four over 6.2 in the win, Jake Perkins struck out seven over six innings in the loss.
W&L splits with Alvernia
LEXINGTON — Washington and Lee (5-3) split Sunday’s doubleheader with Alvernia (1-1), falling 5-4 in the first game and winning 6-1 in the second game.
In the first game, Jeremy Lewis hit a three-run home run in the top of the fourth to give Alvernia the edge. W&L scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning to take an early lead, but Crusaders’ Cody Younker hit a two-run home run to tie it in the top of the second inning. The Generals regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning with a RBI-single by Keegan Dolan.
In the second game, Dolan drove in three runs to lead the Generals’ attack. Jonathan Stutts hit a solo homer in the bottom of the first to start the scoring and Dolan doubled in two more runs in the bottom of the second inning. W&L added two more in the fifth and Dolan singled in Nick Biumi in the sixth to cap the scoring.
Virginia Tech 4, Kennesaw State 3
KENNESAW, Ga. — Bkaye Smith scored on a ground out by Kat Banks in the eighth inning to give Virginia Tech (11-1) a win over Kennesaw State (10-2).
The Hokies fell behind after three innings of play as the Owls struck for three runs, two of which came on a throwing error.
Amanda Ake drove in Dani Anderson in the fifth inning to give the Hokies their first run and Courtney Liddle hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to tie the game.
Kelly Heinz earned her fourth win of the year, pitching 2.2 innings with no hits. Abbey Mixon was handed the loss for Kennesaw State.
Radford splits games in Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Radford (1-3) earned an 8-1 win over Wagner (0-3) in the opening game of the day, but fell to South Carolina (7-3) by a score of 9-0 in the College of Charleston Tournament.
In the first game, Morgan Eye’s two-run single highlighted a seven-run first inning for Radford. Whitney Davis drove in her second run of the game in the third inning to plate Jessica Agee and give Radford an 8-0 lead.
Rachel Walters struck allowed just two hits in 4.0 innings of work for the win, while Judy Betz gave up 7 runs in 0.1 innings in the loss.
In the second game, Dana Hathorn and Chelsea Hawkins drove in three runs each as South Carolina powered past Radford in five innings. Hathorn doubled in a run in the first and plated two runs with a single in the fifth inning. Hawkins singled in a run in the third and hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning.
Audrey Broyles struck out two and allowed just three hits in the win for South Carolina. Jackie Jenkins allowed four runs on four hits in the loss for Radford.
Roanoke takes doubleheader
RALEIGH, N.C. — No. 6 Roanoke College defeated Messiah College 6-0 in the opening game of the day and downed host William Peace 8-0 to improve to 4-0.
In the first game, Roanoke and Messiah (0-2) waited out an hour and a half rain delay before finally getting under way.
In the second game, Roanoke struck for five runs off of three doubles and two wild pitches in the second inning. Morgan Wood (Liberty High School) doubled twice and drove in two runs for Roanoke. Stephanie Clark held William Peace (1-8) to just three hits in five innings of work in the win.
Washington & Lee 8, Denison 7
GRANVILLE, Ohio — Garrett Paglia scored with 2:04 to play to give Washington and Lee (4-0) a win over No. 10 Denison (1-1).
W&L scored the first three goals of the game, but Denison scored three of their own to tie the game early in the second period. The two teams swapped goals until Teddy Powell scored early in the fourth period to give Denison the edge.
Cameron Dabir scored with just under six minutes to play to tie the game and set the stage for Paglia’s winner.
Dabir and Mac Means scored two goals each for the Generals and Warren Berenis made 13 saves in the win.
Syracuse 10, Virginia 9
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Kayla Treanor scored with just under five minutes to play to give No. 2 Syracuse (2-1) a tight win over No. 8 Virginia (2-1).
Virginia scored the first four goals of the game, but Syracuse’s Alyssa Murray scored two of her game-high four goals to cut the lead in half. Morgan Stephens scored a goal late in the first half to put the Cavaliers back up by three.
The Cavaliers led 8-5 before the Orange scored four straight goals to take the lead. Stephens would tie the game for the Cavaliers, but Treanor’s goal gave Syracuse the edge.
Kelsey Richardson picked up the win with two saves, while Kim Kolarik stopped 10 shots in the loss for the Cavaliers.
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