In the region: Horan powers Virginia Tech baseball past Tennessee
Sunday, March 3, 2013
CARY, N.C. - Tyler Horan's three-run triple in the top of the third inning set the tone as No. 25 Virginia Tech wrapped up play at the Irish Baseball Classic with a 7-3 win over Tennessee.
The Hokies (11-2) and the Volunteers (4-7) remained scoreless until Horan tripled in Chad Pinder, Alex Perez and Matt Dauby. Andrew Rash then drove in Horan for the eventual winning run.
The Vols scored a run in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings.
Alex Perez earned a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning to plate Rash and Sean Keselica drove in two runs to push the Tech lead to four.
Devin Burke pitched 5 2⁄3 innings and struck out three while allowing six hits in the win. Jake Joyce pitched 2 1⁄3 innings in relief for the save and struck out Taylor Smart with runners on second and third to close out the game.
Virginia 9, Bucknell 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Nick Howard struck out 11 batters as No. 19 Virginia stayed perfect with a win over Bucknell.
Bucknell (1-9) opened the scoring with an RBI-double by Rob Krentzman in the first inning, but Virginia (12-0) shut the Bison out through the final eight frames.
The Cavaliers took the lead in the second inning off of four runs on five hits and two walks. Virginia added one in the third, three more in the fifth, and one in the seventh to cap the scoring.
Brandon Cogswell and Jared King (Pulaski County) drove in two runs each for the Cavaliers.
VMI and Binghamton split doubleheader
LEXINGTON - VMI and Binghamton University split Sunday afternoon's doubleheader with the Bearcats winning the first game 11-2 and the Keydets taking a 6-4 win in the second game.
In the first game, Binghamton trailed 6-1 until exploding for a 10-run seventh inning. Jake Thomas drove in three runs on two singles in the seventh inning as the Bearcats batted through the order on seven hits and three VMI errors. Jordan Tarsovich led the Keydets with a 3-for-4, two-RBI performance.
In the second game, the Keydets (5-8) scored three runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to take the lead over the Bearcats (4-4). Rob Dickinson's two-run double highlighted the sixth inning, while Cody Holder (Tunstall) hit a two-run single in the seventh.
Andrew Woods earned the win with 2 1⁄3 innings of scoreless relief work, allowing just one hit.
Roanoke splits twin bill
Roanoke College opened play in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference by splitting a doubleheader with Shenandoah University with a 18-9 win in the first game and a 7-3 loss in the second game at Kiwanis Field.
In the first game, the Maroons struck for seven runs in the third inning and six more in the fourth to take a commanding 15-2 lead. Bradley Mattox (William Byrd) led the Roanoke attack, finishing 5-for-6 with three RBI, a pair of doubles and a two-run home run. Roanoke's Brian Kluge (Cave Spring), Mark Manthe (Blacksburg), Aaron Burton (Patrick Henry) and Cam Cassady also drove in three runs each.
Cameron Holshouser (Glenvar) pitched 6.0 innings and struck out five and allowed five runs on five hits for the win.
In the second game, Shenandoah (6-2, 1-1) scored four runs over the final two frames to down Roanoke (5-7, 1-1). The Hornets led 3-0 before Roanoke's Clark Crutchfield hit a solo homer in the seventh. Shenandoah responded with three runs in the top of the eighth to put the game out of reach.
Phillip Morse pitched six innings, allowing two hits and striking out seven for the win. Tyler Grouten pitched seven innings for the Maroons, striking out four and allowing six hits in the loss.
Averett 4, Ferrum 3
DANVILLE - Kevin Alvarez hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to lift Averett to a series sweep of Ferrum.
Ferrum (7-10) opened the scoring on a sacrifice fly by Eddie McGrath to score Clay Massie and an RBI-single by Hank Parsley to plate Wes Walker in the top of the first inning. Jordan Kidd had an RBI-single in the first and third innings for Averett (14-3) to tie the game. Massie gave the Panthers the lead in the top of the sixth with a single to score Brennen Iley, but Alvarez's homerun sealed the series sweep for the Cougars.
Chris Moyer earned the win with 5.1 innings of work, allowing six hits, but only one run. Tyler Easterly pitched 7.0 innings, striking out four but surrendering seven hits in the loss.
UNC Greensboro 2, Virginia 1
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Eileen Horsmon's seventh inning double scored Kiah Ruffin to give the Spartans a walk-off win over the Cavaliers.
Virginia (8-8) scored first as Shannon McGinley singled in Kristen Hawkins in the fourth inning, but UNC-Greensboro (15-2) answered with a solo home run by Lindsay Thomas in the bottom half of the inning.
Raeanne Hanks pitched 3 1⁄3 innings of two-hit ball in relief of starter Nicole Thomas to earn the win. Melanie Mitchell went 6 2⁄3 innings for the Cavaliers, striking out 10 and allowing just three hits.
Radford drops two to Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Radford wrapped up play at the Bulldog Invitational with a pair of losses to host No. 23 Georgia, falling 10-2 in the first game and 12-0 in the second game.
In the first game, Tina Iosefa hit a three-run home run in the first inning to start the scoring for the Bulldogs. Georgia added four more in the third inning, including a two-run homer by Kaylee Puailoa. Emily Naegele drove in Jessie Hutchens and Morgan Eye to score Radford's only runs in the three-game series against the Bulldogs.
In the second game, Georgia (12-7) hammered Radford (2-8) for nine runs in the opening frame and held the Highlanders hitless in a five-inning game. Anna Swofford hit a solo home run Paige Wilson hit a grand slam to highlight the first inning. The Bulldogs would add two in the second inning and another run in the fourth inning.
Georgia's Chelsea Wilkinson struck out six batters, walked four and allowed no hits in the win.
Roanoke splits again in Atlanta
ATLANTA, Ga. - No. 5 Roanoke defeated Birmingham-Southern and fell to No. 13 Emory on Saturday. Not much changed on Sunday as the Maroons repeated the results, beating the Panthers 12-10, but falling to the Eagles 8-0 in five innings.
In the first game, Roanoke rallied from a 7-2 hole to defeat Birmingham-Southern (5-4). Roanoke's Hollee Wartliner (Alleghany) hit a three-run triple in the fourth to tie the game. The Maroons added five more runs in the top of the sixth inning, highlighted by an RBI triple by Leona Rainey.
Stephanie Clark (Halifax) earned the win on the mound with three strikeouts and three runs on seven hits and helped her own cause with a game-high four RBI. Wartliner finished the game with three RBI and two triples.
In the second game, Megan Light and Meaghan Schultz drove in two runs each as Emory (16-0) opened with three runs in the first and closed the game out with four runs in the fifth. Caitlin Manuel led Roanoke (6-2) with two hits.
Emory's Amanda Kardys improved to 12-0 with five innings on the mound with four strikeouts and five hits allowed.
Ferrum 9, Wesley 7
FERRUM - Ferrum scored a pair of fourth-quarter goals to edge by Wesley at W.B. Adams Stadium.
Tyler Poage led Ferrum (4-2) with three goals and Will Walter added two goals and two assists. Ethan Wakefield added three assists for the Panthers, which scored four straight spanning two quarters to take an 8-3 lead.
James Moss and Mike Brandenburg added a goal each for Wesley (2-1) late in the game, but the Wolverines were unable to tie it. Seven different Wolverines registered a goal.
Damian Pulos made 18 saves to preserve the win for Ferrum, while Matt Ryan made 16 stops in the loss.
Penn. State 15, Virginia 14
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Kelly Lechner scored three goals and added two assists as No. 10 Penn State earned an upset of No. 6 Virginia.
Virginia (2-3) took an 8-5 lead into the second half, but Penn State (3-1) scored six goals to take the lead. The Cavaliers responded with four straight to regain the lead with 10:18 to play, but the Nittany Lions answered with four straight of their own to take the final lead.
Tatum Coffey and Mackenzie Cyr also scored three goals for the Nittany Lions and Maggie McCormick had three assists.
Ashlee Warner and Dana Boyle led the Cavaliers with three goals each and Casey Bocklet and Caroline McTiernan added two apiece.
Emi Smith stopped seven shots in the win, while Kim Kolarik stopped eight shots in the loss.
Hollins 8, N.C. Wesleyan 6
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Lindley Taylor and Chanci Wright scored a goal each in the second half to give Hollins a win over N.C. Wesleyan.
Meg O'Brien scored three goals to lead Hollins (1-1) and Yasmeen Latore and Brandi Chesne scored a goal each. N.C. Wesleyan (0-3) was led by Haley Hopkins with three goals and Ashley Marks scored a pair.
Corrine Nicholson stopped 10 shots in the win and Marissa Santos made 10 saves in the loss.
Cavs sit in third in USF Invitational
DADE CITY, Fla. - Virginia finished in third place after the first day of the University of South Florida Invitational, held at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club.
After a one-over-par round of 289, the Cavaliers trail co-leaders South Carolina and N.C. State by just two strokes.
Denny McCarthy's first-round 71 puts him three strokes back of the lead and Ji Soo Park and Alex Lloyd sit tied in 11th with a 72-stroke score.
Radford 20th in Kiawah Classic
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - Radford finished the first day of the Edwin Watts Kiawah Island Classic in 20th place with a score of 317.
College of Charleston sits in first place with a four-over-par 292, followed by Campbell with 301 in second and Troy and Daytona State both in third with a score of 302.
Radford's Hayley Hammond turned in a five-over-par 77 to lead the Highlanders.
TRACK and FIELD
VMI's Moye competes in IC4As
BOSTON, Ma. - Jenna Moye finished the 1-mile event at the IC4A Championships in a time of 4 minutes, 57.57 seconds to give VMI its sole point on the day.
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