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Sunday, March 17, 2013
CHRISTIANSBURG - Virginia Tech's Kelli Stockton won the women's platform event Sunday at the NCAA Zone A championships at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center, with Tech's Logan Shinholser winning the men's platform event.
Stockton earned a bid to the NCAA national championships.
Shinholser swept all three men's diving events.
Because the top three finishers on the men's side Sunday had already earned national bids during the previous two days, the zone still had a bid to pass out. Tech's Kyle Butts reaped that bid Sunday on the basis of his fourth-place finish in the men's 1-meter event Friday.
Six Hokies earned national bids at the meet.
UVa's JB Kolod took second in the men's platform event Sunday. He had already earned a bid Saturday and will be the lone UVa diver in the national meet. Tech's Ryan Hawkins finished third.
Tech's Sara Mokhtari was third in the women's platform.
Virginia Tech 6, Duke 2
DURHAM, N.C. - Brendon Hayden drove in two runs to break at 2-2 tie in the sixth inning and give Virginia Tech a series sweep of Duke.
Kyle Wernicki drove in two runs in the second inning to give Virginia Tech (16-5, 4-2) the lead before Duke (10-10, 2-4) tied it in the bottom of the third. Tyler Horan and Andrew Rash each added a solo homer to extend the Tech lead to four.
Joe Mantiply (Tunstall) earned the win with two runs on six hits over five innings.
Virginia 8, Clemson 5
CLEMSON, S.C. - Jared King (Pulaski County) drove in three runs and scored three times to help Virginia to an ACC series win.
Following a dramatic loss to Saturday's contest, Virginia (17-2, 4-2) started on the right foot with five runs over the first two innings. The Cavaliers had five players with one RBI each.
Nick Howard struck out three and allowed seven hits over six innings in the win.
VMI 10, Radford 4
RADFORD - Three players drove in two runs each as VMI (7-14, 1-2) earned a win over Radford (10-8, 2-1) in game two of Saturday's doubleheader.
VMI broke a 3-3 tie with five runs in the top of the third inning. Jeff Kemp led Radford with a three-run home run.
Jeremy Brown earned the win with nine strikeouts and eight hits over six innings.
Roanoke 6, Earlham 5
Roanoke overcame a 5-3 deficit in the ninth inning to down visiting Earlham and earn a series victory.
Jacob Clifton (William Byrd) drove in a pair of runs to give Roanoke (8-11) a 2-1 lead over Earlham (4-9) after one inning. After swapping leads, Earlham took the lead with two runs in the eighth. The Maroons scored the final three run on two outs. An RBI double by Clark Crutchfield proved to be the difference.
Austin Gregory (Hidden Valley) earned the win with an inning of work and T.J. Plummer took the loss.
Cal State Fullerton 7, Virginia Tech 3
FULLERTON, Calif. - Melissa Sechrest drove in three runs, including a two-run homer in the fifth inning, to help Cal State Fullerton (13-15) to an upset victory over Virginia Tech (18-4) late Saturday night in the Judi Garman Classic.
The Hokies scored two in the first inning, but the Titans answered with three in the bottom half. Tech tied it up in the third, but Cal State Fullerton took the lead in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI single.
Desiree Ybarra earned the win with three strikeouts and seven hits over five innings of relief work. Jasmin Harrell allowed four runs on four hits and four walks over three innings in the loss.
Radford 5, Rhode Island 2
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Emily Naegele stole home in the bottom of the third inning, which proved to be the winning run for Radford over Rhode Island in the City of Clearwater Invitational.
Rhode Island (4-11) led 2-0 after the top of the first inning, but Becky Mantel scored in the first and third innings to tie the game. Radford (7-14) added two more in the fourth inning to lead 5-2.
Allie Reid struck out two and gave up six hits in the win.
Virginia wins Blue Gray Tennis Classic
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Erin Vierra sealed Virginia's win over Tulane in the championship match of the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic with a 7-5, 6-1 win in the No. 5 singles.
Virginia earned the doubles point and Julia Elbaba blanked Jenny Hois 6-0, 6-0 to start the singles portion in Virginia's favor. Stephanie Nauta followed with a 6-4, 6-1 win to set the stage for Vierra's clincher.
Salisbury 17, Roanoke 5
Rhett DePol and Stephen Norris scored four goals each as No. 7 Salisbury (7-2) downed host No. 20 Roanoke (3-3).
Mike Hayden scored a pair of goals to lead Roanoke and Will Pilat (Hidden Valley), Kyle Smith and Nick Wolf scored a goal each.
Alex Taylor stopped five shots in the win and Charles Pease made 14 saves in the loss.
Hokies place second in Mission Inn
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - Virginia Tech tied Purdue for second the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular at the Las Colinas Course.
The Hokies finished with a three-round total of 871, just two strokes back of first place Indiana. Tech followed scores of 294 and 293 with a final round of 284.
Scott Vincent finished third with a three-round score of 214. J.J. Grey of Georgia State took top honors with a score of 208.
Cavaliers 11th at Schenkel Invitational
STATESBORO, Ga. - Virginia wrapped up play at the Schenkel Invitational in 11th place at 891, 27 over par.
Alabama (848) placed first, followed by Texas (858) and North Florida (868).
Virginia's duo of Mac McLaughlin and Denny McCarthy tied for 16th at 219, 12 back of Alabama's Justin Thomas for first.
Roanoke, Ferrum finish at Jekyll Island
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Ferrum finished 27th with a three-round scored of 975 at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational. Roanoke (994) was 29th.
Illinois Wesleyan (882) won.
Scott Obenshain led local golfers with a score of 230.
Cavaliers 4th at SunTrust
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Virginia tied for fourth at the SunTrust Gator Invitational with a 877, powered by Portland Rosen's second-place finish at 211 and Brittany Altomare's third-place finish at 213.
Oklahoma's Chirapat Jao-Javanil won at 206.
Alabama (865) won.
Cheng places first at Jekyll Island
JEKYLL ISLE, Ga. - Hollins' Elizabeth Cheng won by three strokes at the Jekyll Island Women's Collegiate Invitational at Indian Mound Golf Course with a final score of 81-71-76-228.
Hollins (1044) tied for 15th. Mary Hardin-Baylor taking the top spot at 954.
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