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Thursday, April 18, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - Northside graduate Catherine White won her second consecutive title in the 10,000-meter event as the 2013 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships opened at North Carolina State.
White finished the event in a time of 34:12.79 and earned 10 points for Virginia. Barbara Strehler finished sixth and added three more points for Virginia.
Virginia Tech's Martina Schultze earned her third total, second outdoor, pole vault title by clearing 13-5 1⁄4 feet.
Virginia's Abbey Karin placed second in the javelin with a distance of 159 feet, 6 inches. Tech's Sarah Kadelka placed fourth with at 146-4.
Virginia's Thomas Porter finished second in the men's 10,000 meters at 30:05.24.
In the women's events, N.C. State leads with 28 points. Virginia is in third place with 22 and Tech is in sixth with 15 points.
Florida State leads the men's events with 20 points. Virginia is in fourth place with 10 points and Tech is tied for sixth with four points.
Washington & Lee 11, Eastern Mennonite 5
HARRISONBURG - Keegan Dolan's three-run home run highlighted a six-run ninth inning for Washington and Lee that broke a 5-5 tie and sparked the Generals to a win.
Jonathan Stutts and Joe Scalzo drove in two runs for W&L (16-15, 9-9), and Dolan, Scalzo and Alex Mait scored twice each.
Adam Posey led the Royals (15-22, 9-9) with two RBIs.
Ian Shaw struck out six over nine innings for the win.
Roanoke 4, Lynchburg 3 (10 inn.)
Jacob Clifton (William Byrd) hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Roanoke a walk-off win.
Boone Hagy led Roanoke (16-19, 8-10) with two RBIs and three players scored one run each for Lynchburg (18-16-1, 8-9-1).
Austin Gregory (Hidden Valley) earned the win in relief, striking out two over two innings.
Roanoke splits doubleheader
BRIDGEWATER - Roanoke and Bridgewater split a pair of ODAC games, with Roanoke winning 1-0 in the and falling 5-2.
Stephanie Clark (Halifax) scored on a double by Alexis Roop (Floyd County) in the top of the seventh inning to give Roanoke the win in game one. Kelly Higbie allowed just one hit and walked two over seven innings for the win.
Kasey Anderson scored twice and had two hits to lead Bridgewater (19-15, 9-9) to an upset of Roanoke (28-7, 14-2) in game two. The Eagles scored three runs in the fourth inning to widen a 2-1 lead. Leona Rainey led Roanoke with a run, two hits and an RBI.
Brianna Cox struck out five and gave up seven hits over seven innings in the win. Higbie was tagged with the loss, giving up five runs on six hits over 3 2⁄3 innings.
TRACK & FIELD
Radford, VMI at Big South Outdoor Championships, day one
LYNCHBURG - Host Liberty's men's and women's track teams are both in first place after the first day of competition at the Big South Conference Championships at the Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex on Thursday afternoon.
After second-place finishes by Jocelyn Williams in the hammer throw, Melissa Rowher in the open long jump and Khristina Kanagy in the 10K, Liberty's women's squad have 33 total points. Coastal Carolina is in second place with 24, while Winthrop and High Point are tied for third with 11.
The men's squad rode the 1-2-3 sweep of the 10K by David Ricksecker, Caleb Edmonds and Josh MacDonald to a day-one lead of 50 points, followed by Coastal Carolina with 26 and Charleston Southern with 23.
Radford 4, Winthrop 1
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The fifth-seeded Highlanders (8-12) beat the fourth-seeded and host Eagles (9-13) in a Big South quarterfinal Thursday.
Mike Anderson earned his 250th win as Radford's coach.
Defending champ Radford will face top-seeded Coastal Carolina in today's semifinals.
Also, Radford's Stijn Meulemans was named to the All-Big South team, with Randall Carter making the all-academic team.
Charleston Southern 4, Radford 0
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The second-seeded Buccanners (13-6) beat the seventh-seeded Highlanders (7-16) in a Big South quarterfinal.
Also, Radford's Taylor Newman was named to the Big South all-academic team.
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