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Saturday, March 30, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Virginia Tech and Virginia closed out day two of the 2013 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the IU Natatorium with Tech's Ryan Hawkins' finish in the 3-meter dive highlighting the day.
Hawkins finished sixth in the 3-meter dive with a score of 397.70 and earned 13 points for the Hokies. Hawkins was named an All-American with his performance.
Tech's 200 medley relay team of Zach McGinnis, Nathan Hoisington, Greg Mahon and Joe Bonk finished 15th with a time of 1 minute, 25.80 seconds earning four points and honorable mention All-American honors.
McGinnis (100 backstroke) and Mahon (100 butterfly) both earned 15th place finishes with times of 46.82 and 46.94 seconds, respectively. McGinnish and Mahon each earned two points and honorable mention All-American honors.
Virginia's J.B. Kolod finished in 12th in the 3-meter dive with a score of 357.25. The 12th-place finish was the highest in school history at a NCAA final.
Virginia's 800 freestyle relay team of Nick Alexiou, Parker Camp, Tom Barrett and Jonathan Buerger placed 13th with a time of 6:23.79. Kolod and the relay team both earned honorable mention All-American honors.
Michigan leads the team standings with 336 points, followed by California at 301 1/2. Arizona is in third with 234 1/2 points. Virginia Tech sits 22nd with 32 points and Virginia is in 27th with 13 points.
The final round of competition begins today with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m. and finals beginning at 7 p.m.
Virginia Tech 3, Florida State 2
BLACKSBURG - Casey Smit lined into a double play with the tying runner on third to end the game and seal Virginia Tech's upset win over No. 4 Florida State on Friday at English Field.
Mark Zagunis put the Hokies (19-8, 6-4) on the board first as he singled to bring in Gary Schneider in the bottom of the third inning. Tech tacked on two more with two outs in the fourth inning as Sean Keselica doubled in Kyle Wernicki from first and then scored on a single from Schneider.
After a lead-off single in the sixth inning by Marcus Davis, D.J. Stewart hit a two-run homer to put Florida State (23-3, 7-3) within one run of tying the game.
FSU's Jose Brizuela doubled to start the ninth inning and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt. Tech starting pitcher Brad Markey escaped the jam as Smit lined out to third baseman Chad Pinder for an unassisted doubleplay to end the game.
Markey pitched the full nine innings, striking out four and allowing two runs on 11 hits in the win. Brandon Leibrandt allowed three runs on five hits and five walks in four innings in the loss.
Virginia 15, Miami 4
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Brandon Downes hit a three-run home run as Virginia broke open a 6-4 game with nine runs in the bottom of the eighth to down Miami.
Downes finished the day with five RBIs on two hits and Reed Gragnani added four RBIs on two hits for the Cavaliers (24-2, 8-2). Jared King (Pulaski County) and Joe McCarthy drove in two runs each in the win.
Brad Fieger, Alex Hernandez and Tyler Palmer had an RBI each for Miami (19-10, 4-5).
Austin Young struck out two and allowed two hits over 3 2/3 innings for the win. Chris Diaz allowed five runs on 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings in the loss.
Campbell 11, Radford 3
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Campbell registered six runs in the first inning to jump out to an early lead in a win over Radford.
Nick Ray, David Olson and Trevor Lane tallied two RBIs each for Campbell (23-3, 6-1). Blake Sipe led Radford (12-11, 2-2) with a 3 for 4 day, scoring one run.
Campbell out-hit Radford 14-12 and Radford stranded 11 on base.
Ryan Mattes earned the win with seven strikeouts and 10 hits allowed over seven innings. Tyler Costello allowed nine runs on eight hits over 2 1/3 innings.
Coastal Carolina 3, VMI 2 (12 inn.)
LEXINGTON - Ted Blackman scored on a bases-loaded walk to Jake Kane to give Coastal Carolina a win over VMI in 12 innings.
VMI's Jordan Tarsovich tripled in the bottom of the first and scored on a sacrifice fly by Rob Dickinson. Will Connerley scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Dwyer in the fourth to give VMI (12-16, 3-4) a 2-0 lead.
Coastal Carolina (14-11, 3-1) answered with two-run home run from Jacob May in the top of the fifth inning. Coastal Carolina loaded the bases on a single, a hit batter and a walk before Kane walked to plate the winning run.
Ryan Connolly pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief and walked just one for the win. Reed Garrett pitched five innings in relief, allowing one run on two hits and three walks in the loss.
NC Wesleyan takes two from Ferrum
FERRUM - The Battling Bishops defeated the Panthers in two different ways during their doubleheader Friday. In the opener, they pounded out 18 runs on 20 hits in an 11-inning victory while in the nightcap, they received a strong pitching performance from Jake Swartout and timely hitting to win.
In game one, Brad Guengrich hit into a fielder's choice that ended up plating two go-ahead runs in the top of the 11th inning to propel NC Wesleyan (16-18) to victory. Guengrich was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI's while J.J. Rodriguez was 4-for-6 with a double and five RBI's. Ciro Norzagaray earned the victory, pitching the last three innings giving up two runs and striking out four.
Hank Parsley led Ferrum (11-18) by going 3-for-5 with a double, triple and home run and driving in three.
Game two saw both teams' bats simmer down considerably as Bishops' pitcher Jake Swartout and Panthers' counterpart Chris Walker both turned in excellent performances. The Bishops, would however, prevail as James Lovett and Macon Hammond each recorded two hits and an RBI to give NC Wesleyan (17-18) the run support needed. Swartout pitched eight innings allowing eight hits and one run while striking out three and walking two.
Taryn Haden paced the Ferrum (11-19) attack by going 4-for-4 with a double and the Panthers' lone RBI. Walker pitched a complete game surrendering seven hits and only one earned run while walking two and striking out three.
North Carolina 3, Virginia Tech 2
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Haleigh Dickey hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth to break a 2-2 tie and give North Carolina a win over No. 24 Virginia Tech.
Amanda Ake hit a solo homer in each of the third and fifth innings for Tech (18-7, 0-3) and tied a school record in the process.
Jenna Kelly provided the first two runs for the Tar Heels (24-12, 5-2) with a two-run homer in the fourth inning.
Lori Spingola struck out six and allowed four hits and three walks over seven innings for the win. Kelly Heinz struck out three, walked three and allowed three runs on five hits over five innings in the loss.
Virginia, Boston College split
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Virginia (13-16, 2-6) and Boston College (9-16, 2-4) split a doubleheader, with Virginia taking the first game 3-2 and Boston College winning 3-2 in nine innings in game two.
In the first game, Virginia's Marcy Bowdren singled in two runs and scored on a bases-loaded walk in the first inning. Chelsea Dimon hit a solo homer for the Eagles.
Melanie Mitchell struck out 10 and allowed seven hits over seven innings in the win.
In game two, Megan Cooley scored two runs and Boston College scored twice in the ninth inning. Virginia scored one in the bottom of the ninth inning, but was unable to tie it.
Dimon earned the win with nine innings of work, allowing two runs on nine hits and six walks. Aimee Chapdelaine struck out three and allowed one earned run on eight hits in nine innings.
Radford takes double header
RADFORD - Morgan Eye hit a home run in each game to highlight Radford's (10-18, 3-1) doubleheader sweep of Charleston Southern (6-28, 0-8) with wins of 12-4 and 8-1.
Radford scored three in the first inning and Jessica Hutchens doubled in two in the third before Eye hit a two-run homer. Radford added five more in the third inning. Hutchens finished the first game with four RBIs on three hits. Jackie Jenkins allowed two runs on seven hits in the win.
Hutchens hit a two run homer in the first inning of the second game and Eye hit a grand slam in the second inning to put Radford out in front early. Rachel Walters struck out four and allowed four hits over seven innings for the win.
Ferrum, Meredith split doubleheader
FERRUM - Ferrum (21-7, 10-2) and Meredith (8-8, 6-4) split Friday's doubleheader with Ferrum winning game one 6-5 in 10 innings and falling 6-2 in game two.
Rachel Shumaker scored on a bunt by Chloe Brzycki in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Ferrum the win. Ferrum and Meredith were tied at three after nine innings of play before Meredith scored two in the top of the 10th inning. Shelbie Hall delivered a two-run double to tie the game and set the stage for the winning run. Shumaker picked up the win with three innings of relief work.
Leah Friedman drove in two runs and Amanda White hit a solo homer for Meredith in game two. Karly Thompson drove in two runs for Ferrum. Amanda Bierne struck out six and allowed four hits over seven innings for the win.
Ferrum 22, Agnes Scott 1
FERRUM - Senior, and reigning USA South Player of the Week, Brooke Hewartson celebrated Ferrum's Senior Day with five goals and four assists as the Panthers (12-3, 6-1) coasted by Agnes Scott (3-5, 2-5).
Caila Cummings scored six goals and Shannon Brown and Sydney Hewartson added three goals each for Ferrum.
Alicia Logan scored for Agnes Scott.
Amanda Cheney made three saves in net for Ferrum and Ashley Holder stopped 11 for Agnes Scott.
Virginia posts record-best round
BROWN SUMMIT, N.C. - No. 15 Virginia carded a seven-under-par 281 in the first round of the Bryan National Collegiate at Bryan Park Champions Course to finish the day in first place.
The 281 is a program record for a single round and the Cavaliers placed three in the top-four of the individual scoreboard. Elizabeth Brightwell posted a four-under 68 to top the leaderboard and Brittany Altomare and Briana Mao finished at 70 on the day for a third-place tie. Brightwell recorded an eagle and five birdies in the round and scored the lowest round in her career.
Vanderbilt sits five strokes back in second with 286 and North Carolina and Arkansas are tied for third at 294. South Carolina rounds out the top-five with a score of 296.
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Radford's Farnan takes first in 10k
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Ryan Farnan's first-place finish in the 10,000 meter highlighted the first day of competition for Radford at the Winthrop Invitational.
Farnan finished with a time of 31 minutes, 55.26 seconds and set a personal record in the process.
Brian Gorwitz came in second in the 5,000 meter with a time of 15:22.15 and Garrett Knudson finished second in the shot put with a distance of 14.86 meters. Phillip Hovatter finished second in the decathlon with 5,857 points.
Vincent Wyatt came in second place in qualifications for the 110-meter hurdle final today with a time of 14.14 seconds. Victor Brew also qualified for the event with an eighth-place finish.
For the women's team, Jazmine Banks finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 11.95 meters. Amber Church qualified for the 100-meter hurdles and Lakei Crews qualified for the 100-meter dash finals. Michelle Speede qualified for the 400-meter dash.
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