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In the region: Hokies baseball team rallies past Radford
Thursday, February 28, 2013
BLACKSBURG -- After falling behind early Wednesday, Virginia Tech sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the second, scoring nine times en route to a 14-10 non-conference baseball victory over Radford at English Field.
Andrew Rash led the way for the Hokies (8-1), going 4-5 with a solo home run and three runs batted in, while Matt Dauby had three hits and three RBIs and Mark Zagunis added two doubles and two RBIs.
Kyle Fairbanks and Ryan Burgess each knocked in two runs apiece for Radford (5-2).
Sean Keselica picked up the win for Tech, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out three while Dylan Nelson took the loss on the mound for Radford.
Old Dominion 11, VMI 5
LEXINGTON -- The Monarchs broke open a 1-1 tie in the third inning by scoring 10 runs en route to an easy victory over the Keydets.
P.J. Higgins led Old Dominion (3-3) by going 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBIs, while Austin McGowan added two doubles and an RBI and Josh Eldridge chipped in a double and RBI.
Nick Dwyer paced the VMI (3-6) attack with two doubles and an RBI, while Rob Dickinson and Drew Bryan each had a triple and an RBI.
Averett 7, Roanoke 3
Bradley Mattox doubled in a run and scored on a wild pitch to stake the Maroons (4-5) to an early 2-0 lead they couldn't hold.
Jimbo Newcomb's two hits and three RBIs tied the game and Jason Carter's RBI single in the top of the sixth inning off Roanoke starter Mark Wimmer proved to be the game-winner as the Cougars upended the Maroons.
Tyler Long worked three scoreless innings of middle relief to get the victory on the mound for Averett (11-3).
Virginia 11, George Washington 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Brandon Downes had a solo home run and two RBIs and Trey Oest and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Cavaliers remained unbeaten on the season by blanking the Colonials (0-6).
Oest pitched five shutout innings allowing only two hits while striking out two. Nick Howard also added a double and three RBIs for Virginia (8-0).
Southern Virginia 14, Washington and Lee 8
BUENA VISTA -- Dale Brown smacked a home run and four RBIs while Josh Linn went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs as the Knights out-slugged the Generals.
Mitch Stevenson also added three hits for Southern Virginia (7-4), including a double and two RBIs.
Keegan Dolan and Luke Deary each had a solo home run and two RBIs for Washington and Lee (5-4).
Panthers take pair in Florida tournament
CLERMONT, Fla. -- Ferrum picked up a pair of wins at the NTC Spring Games, defeating Hanover (Ind.) College 10-1 and Johnson & Wales (R.I.) University 4-2 on Wednesday.
Against Hanover, Karly Thompson led the Ferrum attack by going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBIs.
Heather Mayberry went 3-for-3 with a solo homer, a triple, three runs and an RBI while Rachel Shumaker went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs and two RBI.
In the win over Johnson & Wales, Kaitlyn Culler earned the victory, striking out four over five innings. Emily Taylor earned the save, with four strikeouts in the final two innings.
Ferrum (4-3) will play three games today. The Panthers take on Augustana (Ill.) College at 9 a.m., Rochester Institute of Technology at 1 p.m., and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at 3 p.m.
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