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In the region: Virginia men widen lead in ACC swimming and diving championships
Saturday, March 2, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia increased its lead Friday on the third day of the 2013 ACC men's swimming and diving championship at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Virginia finished the day with 528 points, a 128-point lead over in-state rival Virginia Tech in second place with 400. North Carolina sits in third place with 374 points.
Virginia's David Ingraham and Bradley Phillips placed second and third, respectively, behind North Carolina's Tom Luchsinger in the 400 individual medley. The Cavaliers' Tom Barrett placed first and Nick Alexiou came in third in the 200 freestyle.
The Hokies' team of Zach McGinnis, Emmett Dignan, Greg Mahon and Joseph Bonk earned a win in the 400-yard medley relay with a conference record time of 3 minutes, 7.17 seconds.
Mahon also placed second in the 100 butterfly, falling to NC State's Barrett Miesfield by .02 seconds.
McGinnis placed second in the 100 backstroke behind N.C. State's Ian Bishop.
In the 3-meter diving, Virginia Tech's Logan Shinholser placed second and Virginia's J.B. Kolod came in third.
Today's final day of competition begins with preliminaries at 11 a.m. and finals beginning at 7 p.m.
TRACK AND FIELD
Hokies, 'Hoos finish 10th and 12th
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Virginia Tech placed 10th and Virginia finished in 12th in the 4,000 Meter Distance Medley Relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational hosted by Notre Dame.
Virginia Tech's team of Ryan Hagen, Jeff Artis-Gray, Tihut Degfae and Michael Hammond finished with a time of 9 minutes, 30.83 seconds.
Virginia's Anthony Kostelac, Payton Hazzard, Brandon Burton and Taylor Gilland finished with a time of 9:31.23.
This was the lone event of day one for the two schools. Day two of the meet begins today at 11 a.m.
VMI's Wood third in Heptathlon at IC4As
BOSTON, Mass. - VMI's Antonio Wood rests in third place in the heptathlon after day one of the IC4A Championships at Boston University.
Wood's score of 2,964 points leave him only 14 points behind Felix Siljeback-Larsen of Manhattan and 66 points behind leader Kris Horn of the University of Connecticut.
Wood and other Keydets will take to the track again today starting at 10 a.m.
Hokies win 2 in Irish Baseball Classic
CARY, N.C. - No. 25 Virginia Tech opened the Irish Baseball Classic with a pair of wins, defeating Rhode Island 7-3 in the first game and Ohio 8-2 in the second to improve to 10-1 on the season.
In the first game, the Hokies broke a 3-3 tie wide open with four runs in the seventh inning with RBI-doubles by Chad Pinder and Andrew Rash sandwiching a two-run single by Tyler Horan. Rhode Island (0-9) opened the scoring with two runs off an error in the top of the third, but the Hokies answered in the bottom with two of their own with RBI-singles by Pinder and Sean Keselica. The Rams and the Hokies would add a run each in the fourth and sixth innings.
Jake Joyce earned the win with two scoreless innings and allowing only two hits.
In the second game, the Hokies bats were warm early against the Bobcats (1-5) as Mark Zagunis hit a two-run double in the first inning to set the tone for the game.
Ohio answered with two in the top of the second off walks by Virginia Tech's Eddie Campbell, but the Hokies countered with a solo homerun by Brendon Hayden and an RBI-triple by Keselica.
Rash added a two-run double and Chad Morgan drove in a run on a single in the third inning to give the Hokies a 7-2 lead.
Zagunis drove in his third run of the game in the sixth inning to push the total to eight.
Campbell earned the win with 7.0 innings of work, striking out 10 and allowing only two hits.
Virginia 3, Harvard 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Brandon Waddell allowed only three hits and struck out seven over six innings as No. 19 Virginia blanked Harvard (1-1) at Davenport Field to improve to 9-0.
Virginia opened the scoring on a RBI single by Joe McCarthy in the first inning and the Cavs added two more in the fourth off a RBI-triple by Nick Howard and a sacrifice fly by Reed Gragnani.
Josh Sborz earned the save with one inning of work for the Cavaliers, which have not allowed a run in 40.1 consecutive innings.
Rider 13, Radford 0
BLACKSBURG - Jerry Mulderig's three-RBI performance led Rider to a big win over Radford at English Field.
Rider (3-1) scored eight runs in the top of the fourth inning, including two on a double by Mike Parsons, to take a commanding lead over Radford (5-3). The Broncs would add two more runs in the seventh and three in the eighth to cap the scoring. Parsons, Ian Lindsay and Nick Crescenzo all drove in two runs each.
Tyler Smith earned the win with 7.0 scoreless innings, including eight strikeouts and no walks. Tyler Costello was handed the loss in 3.0 innings of work for the Highlanders.
VMI 3, Binghamton 2
LEXINGTON - Cody Holder hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to give VMI the edge over Binghamton.
Binghamton (2-3) struck first with a run in the third inning, but VMI (4-6) would answer as Drew Bryan singled in Brandon Angus in the bottom of the fifth. The two teams traded a run in the sixth inning, including a sacrifice bunt by Holder to score Rob Dickinson.
John Garrett earned the win for the Keydets with 1.2 innings of relief work, allowing just one hit and no runs.
Averett 1, Ferrum 0
DANVILLE - Taylor Davis hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the fourth inning to give Averett (12-3) a win over Ferrum (7-8).
Ben Florence allowed three hits over 6.1 innings and struck out four in the win, while Chris Walker (Rustburg) allowed just four hits over 8.0 innings and struck out six in the loss.
Cavaliers take two in Winthrop
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Virginia softball team picked up two wins on the first day of the Winthrop Combat Invitational with a 4-2 win over Rhode Island (0-5) and a 5-0 shutout of Winthrop (0-5).
In the first game, Marcy Bowdren and Megan Harris hit back-to-back home runs to break a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning and give the Cavaliers a 4-2 lead and the win.
The second game of the day was highlighted by Melanie Mitchell striking out 13 batters and only allowing one hit. It was Mitchell's 22nd career shutout and 98th complete game of her career. Mitchell became the second Cavalier to reach 900 career strikeouts and now has 911, only 21 behind Michelle Collins (932). Marcy Bowdren hit her second home run of the day. Karli Johnson hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning for the Cavaliers.
Radford splits at Bulldog Invitational
ATHENS, Ga. - Radford split Friday's games at the Bulldog Invitational by defeating Indiana State 9-8 in the first game but falling to host Georgia 11-0 in the second game.
Radford outhit Indiana State (9-7) 14-8 and rallied from a 6-1 deficit, but the Sycamores, after a two-out seventh inning comeback, scored a run in the eighth and got out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom half to defeat the Highlanders, 9-8, at the Bulldog Invitational.
Freshman Casey Burns went 4-for-5 with a double and RBI and freshman Whitney Davis doubled, homered and knocked in three runs for the Highlanders.
Georgia (9-6) scored three runs in the first inning and added eight more in the third, with Paige Wilson's grand slam accounting for four runs.
Wilson had five RBIs for the Bulldogs.
Radford moves to 1-5 on the season.
So. Va. hammers Washington Adventist
BUENA VISTA - Southern Virginia (3-3) swept both games of Friday's doubleheader against Washington Adventist (0-2) by wide margins with scores of 14-1 and 13-1.
In the first game, the Knights jumped out to a six run first inning and tacked on five more runs in the second en route to a lop-sided victory against the Shock. Dinah Rogers had four RBI for Southern Virginia.
In the second game, Southern Virginia jumped out to a 7-1 lead at the end of the second inning, and the Knights added four more runs in the third to cruise past the visiting Shock. Sarah Edwards had four RBI to lead Southern Virginia.
Syracuse 9, Virginia 8 (OT)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Kevin Rice scored with a minute to play in overtime as No. 18 Syracuse handed No. 6 Virginia its first loss of the season.
Syracuse (2-1) was led by JoJo Marasco's two goals and Bobby Wardell made nine saves in net.
Mark Cockerton and Rob Emery each had two goals for Virginia (4-1). Dan Marino made seven stops in net for the Cavaliers.
Maryland 18, Virginia 10
Alex Aust had five goals and five assists as No. 1 Maryland defeated No. 6 Virginia.
Kristin Lamon added four goals for Maryland (4-0, 1-0) and Kasey Howard made five saves in net for the win.
Casey Bocklet led Virginia (2-2, 0-1) with four goals and Ashlee Warner added three goals.
Trinity 5, Washington and Lee 4
GREENCASTLE, Ind. - No. 7. Washington and Lee fell to No. 11 Trinity University at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championship at the DePauw Indoor Tennis and Track Center.
W&L (1-0) opened strongly with doubles teams of Sonja Meighan and Patricia Kirkland and Chelsea Mixson and Cameron Dorsey winning. Trinity (2-5) rallied by winning four of the six singles matches. Meighan and Mixson won in the singles portion for W&L.
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