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Thursday, March 21, 2013
SHENANDOAH, Texas -- Washington and Lee's men's swimming team opened the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at the Conroe ISD Natatorium with a pair of All-America performances.
The highlight of the day for W&L came in a fourth-place finish by senior Rick Sykes in the 50-meter freestyle. Sykes touched the wall in 20.06 seconds. Wyatt Ubellacker of MIT placed first in the event with a time of 19.81 seconds. Sykes earned All-America honors in the event.
Sykes, Wayde Marsh, David Ireland and Brennan Haley came in 12th place in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 31.82 seconds. The relay finish set a new school record in the event and the four were named to Honorable Mention All-America list.
Kenyon leads the overall men's team rankings through six events with a score of 110. Denison is in second with 89 points, one point ahead of third-placed MIT. The Generals currently sit in 11th place with 25 points.
Day two of competition continues today with preliminaries beginning at 10 a.m.
Virginia 10, Yale 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Joe McCarthy and Reed Gragnani drove in two runs each as Virginia improved to 19-2 with a win over Yale (1-9).
Virginia scored two in the second inning and tacked on four more in the third as Gragnani hit a two-run double. The Cavaliers tacked on one in the sixth inning and three in the seventh to cap the scoring.
Josh Sborz struck out four and allowed four of Yale's seven hits over three innings in the win.
VMI 9, Richmond 5
LEXINGTON - Rob Dickinson and Jordan Tarsovich drove in three runs each to pace VMI to a win over Richmond at Grey-Minor Stadium.
The Spiders (14-6) led 4-0 after two innings, but the Keydets (9-14) got on the board with three in the third, highlighted by a two-run double from Dickinson. VMI added four more in the fourth inning, including a two-run double from Tarsovich.
T.J. Lighton earned the win with five strikeouts and four hits allowed over five innings. Peter Bayer was credited with the loss after four runs on four hits over 2/3 of an inning.
Roanoke 4, Milligan 1
Roanoke scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and earn a win over visiting Milligan at Kiwanis Field.
Roanoke (9-12) scored first as Bradley Mattox (William Byrd) crossed the plate on a passed ball. Milligan (11-14) tied the game with a bases-loaded walk to Brandon Malone.
In the eighth inning, Cam Cassady singled in Cody Craft (Alleghany) and then Mark Manthe (Blacksburg) doubled to score Mattox and Cassady.
Tyler Grouten earned the win with an inning of scoreless relief work.
Southern Virginia 5, Ferrum 0
FERRUM - Trager Hintze drove in three runs on two hits as Southern Virginia (12-7) blanked Ferrum (10-15) at Panther Field.
The Knights scored a run in each of the first three innings and Hintze hit a two-run single in the fifth to extend the lead.
Ed Greenhalgh held the Panthers to just four hits over seven innings of work in the win and struck out eight. Chris Walker pitched one inning and gave up one run in the loss.
Bridgewater 9, Washington and Lee 4
LEXINGTON - Andrew Hacker doubled in two runs as part of a five-run eighth inning as Bridgewater erased a 4-2 deficit.
Hacker finished the day with four RBIs and Bryan Sanderson (Jefferson Forest) contributed three RBIs in the win for Bridgewater (11-5, 5-0). Jonathan Stutts drove in two runs, including a solo home run in the fifth inning to lead the offense for W&L (10-9, 4-3).
Justin Petock earned the win with two innings of relief work. Eric Wisostsky was credited with the loss with five runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings.
Virginia 2, George Washington 1 (10 innings)
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Megan Harris singled to bring in Taylor Williams and give Virginia back-to-back wins in extra innings with a win over George Washington.
Samantha Dos Santos hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning to give George Washington (11-12) a 1-0 lead. Virginia countered with a sacrifice fly by Marcy Bowdren that scored pinchrunner Taylor Sarcone in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game.
Aimee Chapdelaine earned the win with two innings of relief of Melanie Mitchell, who struck out 16 batters and allowed only four hits over eight innings.
Radford 6, Liberty 3
RADFORD - Jessica Agee hit a two-run home run as part of a three-run fifth inning that lifted Radford to a win over Liberty as the two teams opened play in the Big South Conference.
Liberty (11-12, 0-1) led 3-0 after the second inning, but Jessica Hutchens hit a two-run shot for Radford (8-14, 1-0) to pull within one. Ryndee Ruch scored on an error in the fourth to tie the game and Emily Naegele scored the eventual winning run on a single by Morgan Eye.
Rachel Walters earned the win with five innings of scoreless relief work of starter Jackie Jenkins.
Chandler Ball was credited with the loss with three runs on four hits.
Ferrum sweeps doubleheader
MARYVILLE, Tenn. - Ferrum improved to 16-6 overall and 5-1 in the USA South conference with a pair of wins over Maryville (0-24, 0-10) by scores of 18-3 and 12-0.
In the first game, Aiyana Lew drove in three runs and six other Panthers drove in two runs each. Ferrum struck for four runs in the first inning and tacked on two in the second and seven in the third to pull away from Maryville. Kaitlyn Culler (Patrick County) held Maryville to four hits and one walk over five innings in the win.
In the second game, Ferrum had five players drive in two runs each as the offense exploded for 10 runs in the sixth inning. Lew held the Scots to five hits over six innings in the win.
Virginia Intermont sweeps doubleheader
BUENA VISTA - Virginia Intermont improved to 19-5 with a sweep of Wednesday's doubleheader with Southern Virginia (5-12), winning 6-1 and 10-1.
In the first game, Hannah McCloud hit a two-run homer in the first inning to put Virginia Intermont on top quickly. The Cobras added three more in the seventh to extend the lead. Micalah Sacre limited the Knights to four hits, while striking out 14.
In the second game, Rachel Cook and Katie Smith drove in three runs each for the Cobras, which struck for seven runs in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach. Rachel Watts held the Knights to just one hit and walked two while striking out eightin the win.
Washington and Lee 9, Mary Washington 4
LEXINGTON - Washington and Lee scored six straight goals spanning the thrid and fourth periods to take control and earn a win over Mary Washington.
Jack Reuter and Cameron Dabir scored two goals each and Will Douthat (Patrick Henry) added a goal for the Generals (7-1).
Paul Tunick scored a pair of goals for the Eagles (5-2).
Warren Berenis made 12 saves in net for the win and Zack Del Grosso made 10 saves in the loss.
Virginia 10, James Madison 3
HARRISONBURG - Morgan Stephens scored three goals and added an assist as Virginia (5-4) surged past James Madison (5-2) in the second half.
Virginia led 3-0 at the end of the first half and used a 7-3 second half performance to earn the win.
Ashlee Warner and Courtney Swan each delivered two-goal, three-assist performances for the Cavaliers. Casey Ancarrow scored twice for the Dukes, which were out-shot 30-12 in the game.
Liz Colgan stopped seven shots for Virginia and Schylar Healy made 11 saves in net for James Madison.
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