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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Hunter Higgerson delivered a two-run double to give Radford it's fifth and sixth runs of the second inning as the Highlanders earned a 9-8 win over No. 4 Virginia in college baseball action Wednesday.
The Highlanders (20-11) scored three runs in the first inning on two hits, an error and a walk. The Cavaliers (30-4) answered with one in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Downes.
In the second inning, Brandon Sipe walked, Josh Gardiner singled and Josh Reavis singled to bring Sipe in. Jeff Kemp then blasted a three-run homer off reliever Trey Oest over the left-field wall to put Radford up 7-1. After back-to-back singles by Zach Woolcock and Ryan Burgess, Higgerson doubled down the left field line to push the lead to 9-1.
Virginia's Mike Papi hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth and Derek Fisher hit a two-run shot in the sixth inning.
Virginia scored four more in the bottom of the ninth, but Downes popped up to short with runners on first and second to end the game.
Dylan Nelson earned the win for Radford, striking out two and allowing four hits over six innings. Artie Lewicki gave up three runs on two hits for Virginia in the loss. Michael Costello earned the save for Radford.
The win is Radford's first over a top-five team and second over a top-10 team after a win over No. 6 South Carolina in 2003.
With the win, the Highlanders extend their win streak to eight, which ties a school record from 1989.
Roanoke 6, Lynchburg 3
LYNCHBURG - Roanoke College scored four runs in the fourth inning to overcome a 3-1 deficit and earn a win over Lynchburg.
Brian Kluge (Cave Spring) scored in the first inning to put the Maroons (13-18, 6-9) up 1-0, but the Hornets (17-14-1, 7-7-1) answered with three in the second inning.
Andrew Peterson (Cave Spring), Reece Kingery (Cave Spring) and Kluge all drove in one run each and Kingery scored on a balk. Mark Manthe (Blacksburg) added an RBI-single in the seventh inning.
Jacob McMillan (William Byrd) earned the win for the Maroons, scattering six hits over four innings and striking out two. Austin Gregory (Hidden Valley) earned the save with two innings of two-hit ball. Charlie Thieringer was tagged with the loss after surrendering four runs on four hits over 3 2⁄ 3 innings.
Ford key in JMU win
HARRISONBURG - Virginia Tech and James Madison split Wednesday's doubleheader, with Bath County's Jailyn Ford scoring the winning run and earning a 2-1 victory for the Dukes in game two.
In the first game, Logan Spaw hit a three-run double in the fifth inning to break open a 2-1 game. JMU scored first on an RBI-double by Erica Field in the second inning. Dani Anderson scored on an error and Bkaye Smith scored on a single by Kylie McGoldrick to put Tech up 2-1. Hannah Hayes drove in a run in the bottom of the fifth, but the Dukes eventually fell 5-2.
Kelly Heinz earned the win on the mound for the Hokies, striking out 11 and allowing seven hits over seven innings. Heather Keifer scattered six hits over 4 2⁄3 innings in the loss.
In the second game, Spaw singled for Virginia Tech to score Nina Compton and tie the game in the sixth inning. Ford singled to start the seventh inning and advanced on a sacrifice bunt. Megan Shinaberry grounded out to third, but a throwing error allowed Ford to score the winning run.
Ford pitched seven innings for the win, striking out seven and scattering five hits and three runs. Ford retired 15 of the first 17 batters faced and got out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth inning. Ford improves to 15-2 on the season for the Dukes.
Jasmin Harrell gave up two runs over 6 2⁄ 3 innings in the loss.
Virginia Tech moves to 24-10 and James Madison goes to 27-11.
Virginia sweeps Delaware State
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Virginia earned a midweek doubleheader sweep of Delaware State with wins of 9-1 and 10-1.
Marcy Bowdren hit a three-run double to highlight a five-run second inning for Virginia in the first game. Melanie Mitchell struck out eight and allowed only three hits over five innings for the win. Mitchell is the first Virginia pitcher to record four seasons with 200 or more strikeouts.
Virginia (18-19) scored seven runs on four hits in the third inning to jump out in front in game two. Megan Harris led the Cavaliers with two RBIs. Aimee Chapdelaine gave up five hits over five innings in the win.
Radford drops two to Longwood
RADFORD - Radford dropped a pair of Big South games to Longwood on Wednesday, falling 9-1 and 12-3 after surrendering six home runs in the two games.
Megan Baltzell and Jordan Cox each hit a three-run home run and Brooke Short added a solo shot in the first game. Carly Adams added a two-run double for the Lancers. Casey Burns hit a solo home run for Radford.
Libby Morris allowed two hits and one run over five innings in the win. Rachael Walters gave up four runs in two innings for the loss.
Longwood led 4-0 after the first inning of game two and Emily Murphy hit a two-run home run to increase that lead. Kori Nishitomi hit a solo home run and Short hit her second homer of the day, a two-run shot, as Longwood added five in the seventh. Jessica Hutchens hit a two-run home run for Radford.
Ashley Cornell earned the win for the Lancers (29-11, 11-5) with 3 2⁄ 3 innings of one-hit work. Jackie Jenkins was tagged with the loss for Radford (14-22, 7-5), giving up seven runs on seven hits and four walks over 2 2⁄ 3 innings.
Roanoke 22, Bridgewater 3
BRIDGEWATER - Richard Lachlan, Will Pilat (Hidden Valley) and Colin Rossano scored three goals each to pace No. 16 Roanoke to a road win over Bridgewater.
Lachlan scored off the opening face-off to put the Maroons (10-3, 6-0) up early. Bridgewater (3-8, 0-6) took a 2-1 lead, but Roanoke scored 15 unanswered to take control of the game.
Seth Fortmann, Charlie Shugrue and Mike Hayden scored two goals each for Roanoke.
Andrew Buss stopped 15 shots for Bridgewater. Roanoke used five goalies that combined for nine saves.
Roanoke 14, Stevenson 13
Richard Lachlan scored the tying goal and the game-winning goal in overtime as No. 16 Roanoke edged visiting No. 3 Stevenson in overtime on Tuesday.
Roanoke (9-3) trailed 7-5 at the half, but battled back to take a 12-10 lead in the fourth quarter. Stevenson (11-2) then scored three straight to take the lead with under four minutes left in the game. Lachlan scored the tying goal with 1:20 to play and the winner with 2:20 to play in the extra period.
Lachlan led the Maroons with four goals, Conner DuBois added three, and Will Pilat (Hidden Valley) and Joey Dishaw (Salem) had two each.
Chris Dashiell, Mark Pannenton and Tyler Reid scored three goals for Stevenson.
Charles Pease made 17 saves for Roanoke. Dimitri Pecunes and Kevin Cain combined for 14 saves for Stevenson.
Virginia Tech 14, Longwood 8
BLACKSBURG - Megan Will set a new career high in points scored as her six goals and two assists led Virginia Tech to a win.
Brooke Martin added three goals and Meg Bartley added two for the Hokies (8-5), which led 7-2 at the half.
Mary Barondess and Katie McHugh scored three goals each to lead Longwood (8-6). Virginia Tech outshot Longwood 31-12 and held a 21-15 edge in ground balls.
Alex Gale, Alexis Carey and Hannah Sieger combined to stop two shots for Virginia Tech. Mollie Zimmerman made nine saves for Longwood.
Roanoke 13, Lynchburg 11
LYNCHBURG - Darragh Evarts scored five goals to lead Roanoke to a win over Lynchburg in ODAC play.
Lynchburg (7-6, 4-4) led 10-7 before Roanoke (7-6, 6-1) scored six goals over the last eight minutes of the game to take the lead.
Nicole Zelnik and Allison Bonanno added three goals each for the Maroons. Bonanno added an assist, which moved her into first place all-time at Roanoke with 133 career helpers. Bonanno also is now third in ODAC career assists, just three shy of Washington and Lee's Leslie Bogart.
Lauren Curtin made six saves for Roanoke in net. Hailey Bossert stopped eight for Lynchburg.
Guilford 15, Hollins 1
Lily Colley scored four goals and added two assists as Guilford downed host Hollins in ODAC play.
E'leyna Garcia added three goals and five assists for the Quakers (11-1, 7-0) and Eleanora Keene and Becca Colley added two goals each.
Meg O'Brien scored an unassisted goal for Hollins (1-10, 0-8).
Liza Mettler stopped four shots for Guilford. Corrine Nicholson made nine saves for Hollins.
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