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In the region: Virginia's Mitchell takes strikeouts lead
Sunday, March 10, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Melanie Mitchell struck out three batters in Sunday's 4-2 win over Georgia Tech to move into first place all-time at Virginia with 934 career strikeouts.
Mitchell pitched a complete game for Virginia (9-10, 1-2) and held Georgia Tech (13-12, 2-1) to two runs on eight hits and one walk. Mitchell passed Michelle Collins, who previously held the record at 932 strikeouts.
Marcy Bowdren and Karli Johnson each hit a home run in the fourth inning to give Virginia a 3-2 lead.
Hope Rush drove in both of Georgia Tech's runs.
Iowa 10, Radford 0
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Three players drove in three runs each for Iowa in its win over Radford in the Miken Maryland Invitational.
Megan Blank started the attack for Iowa (16-6) in the first inning with a two-run double, and Kayla Massey followed it with a two-run homer. The Hawkeyes tacked on four more runs in the second and a run each in the fourth and fifth innings.
Chelsea Lyon held Radford (3-12) to just three hits and no walks with two strikeouts in the win.
Radford fell to Ohio State 5-2 and Binghamton 4-3 in a late doubleheader on Saturday.
Ferrum sweeps doubleheader
FERRUM - Ferrum (11-5, 2-0) won a pair of games over USA South foe LaGrange College (4-4, 0-2) by scores of 1-0 and 6-3.
Suzanne Plasters hit a solo home run in the second inning to score the only run of the first game. Kaitlyn Culler struck out seven and allowed seven hits in the win, and LaGrange's Kayla Folds held the Panthers to just two hits in the loss.
In the second game, LaGrange took the early lead with three in the top of the first, but Ferrum answered with three of its own in the bottom half of the inning. The Panthers added a pair of runs in the second inning and another in the sixth inning to earn the win.
Emily Taylor (Salem) earned the win with three runs on seven hits and eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings.
Virginia Tech 6, Georgia Tech 2
BLACKSBURG - No. 14 Georgia Tech scored a combined 25 runs on 27 hits in the first two games of the series, but No. 24 Virginia Tech's starting pitcher Devin Burke held the Yellow Jackets to six hits and a pair of runs on Sunday at English Field.
The Yellow Jackets (14-2, 2-1) picked up right where they left off and strung together three straight singles to start the game and score the first run. However, Burke retired 20 of the next 21 batters in order and kept Georgia Tech off the board until the ninth inning.
On offense for the Hokies (12-4, 1-2), Alex Perez singled in Tyler Horan to tie the game in the fourth inning, and Brendon Hayden hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning. Virginia Tech tacked on another run in the sixth and one in the eighth to lead 6-1.
Burke finished the day with one strikeout, a pair of walks and six hits allowed over eight innings for the win.
Maryland 4, Virginia 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Maryland's LaMonte Wade tripled to bring in Kyle Convissar in the sixth inning for the eventual winning run that ended No. 17 Virginia's perfect start to the season.
Virginia (14-1, 2-1) spotted Maryland (10-5, 1-2) with a pair of unearned runs in the first inning, but pulled to within one in the bottom of the second as Nate Irving grounded out to plate Nick Howard.
Maryland added a run in the seventh, and Virginia scored a run in the ninth before a groundout with two runners on ended the game.
Kevin Mooney pitched 2 1⁄3 innings, allowing just one hit in relief for the win. Howard struck out eight and allowed six hits over 6 1⁄3 in the loss.
Virginia swept both games of Saturday's doubleheader, including a 5-0 win in the second game which finished late. Jared King (Pulaski County) tripled and drove in three runs for the Cavaliers.
St. John's 12, Radford 9
RADFORD - Frank Schwindel and Martin Kelly drove in three runs each to give St. John's a win over Radford in the rubber match of the series.
Kyle Lombardo and Sean O'Hare added two RBIs each for the Red Storm (3-11), and Pat Talbut crossed the plate three times. Josh Gardiner hit a two-run home run and drove in another run to lead Radford (6-7) offensively.
Western Kentucky 7, VMI 2
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Western Kentucky completed a sweep of VMI on the strength of back-to-back three-run innings.
Ryan Huck led the Hilltoppers (7-7) with a 3-for-4, four-RBI performance. Rob Dickinson and Cody Holder crossed the plate for the Keydets (5-11), which were held to six hits by starting pitcher Tim Bado.
Bado struck out four and walked four over six innings in the win.
W&L drops doubleheader
ASHLAND - Washington and Lee (7-6, 2-2) fell 5-0 and 3-2 in 13 innings in a doubleheader with Randolph-Macon (6-6, 2-2).
In the first game, Randolph-Macon scored four runs on four hits in the bottom of the fourth inning to take control of the game. The Yellow Jackets would add another run in the seventh inning.
Michael Helbig struck out nine and walked three with four hits over seven innings in the win.
In the second game, Nate Meiners singled to bring in Nicholas Williamson in the bottom of the 13th inning to give Randolph-Macon the win. The Yellow Jackets tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with two runs on one hit and four walks.
Maryville 6, Ferrum 4
MARYVILLE, Tenn. - Zack Blonder doubled in three runs to help Maryville to a series sweep of Ferrum.
Travis Scates drove in two runs, and Nick Dean finished the day 4-for-5 with a run scored for Maryville (8-9). Justin Cox scored a pair of runs, and Wes Walker drove in a run and scored a run for Ferrum (7-13).
Salisbury 20, Roanoke 10
Four players scored three goals for No. 2 Salisbury to down host Roanoke on Sunday afternoon.
The Seagulls (4-0) out-shot the Maroons (0-3) 34-16 on the day and led 15-5 at the half. Darragh Evarts scored four goals and Allison Bonanno scored two and added five assists for Roanoke.
Ferrum 19, Hood 4
FREDERICK, Md. - Brooke Hewartson scored six goals and had five assists to lead Ferrum to a win over host Hood.
Shannon Brown added five goals and an assist, and Sydney Hewartson added three goals and four assists for Ferrum (6-1). Hood (2-3) had four different scorers.
Radford atop the leaderboard
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Radford finished the first round at the top of the leaderboard of the Bash at the Beach held at The Surf Golf and Beach Club.
Radford finished the day with a team score of 281, three under par on the day. Jacksonville sits in second with a 284, and James Madison is in third with a score of 286.
Radford's Callum Tarren finished the day with a three-under 68 and sits in third place behind McKay Tye (High Point, 65) and Rich Leeper (James Madison, 67). Conner Hayden is tied for fifth with a first-round 69.
Virginia finishes in seventh place
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - No. 19 Virginia moved from ninth place up to seventh place in the final round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Long Cove Club.
The Cavaliers held their best round for last with a six-over-par 290 on the final day to finish with a three-round total of 894. Alabama finished in first with a score of 876, followed by Louisiana State and Vanderbilt with 880.
Briana Mao finished the tournament with a six-over-par 219 and a ninth-place finish. Arizona State's Noemi Jimenez topped the leaderboard at 209.
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