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Sunday, April 21, 2013
TROUTVILLE - With both Roanoke and Randolph-Macon even at 14-4 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Sunday's softball doubleheader between the two teams was poised to solve a lot of issues regarding seeding for the tournament.
However, the two teams split the contests with Randolph-Macon (33-7, 15-5) winning the first game 5-3 in nine innings and Roanoke (29-10, 15-5) taking game two 4-0.
Complicating matters further, Lynchburg College (30-9) also finished with a 15-5 conference mark. Lynchburg held the 3-1 head-to-head advantage to take the second seed. Roanoke then claimed the third seed and Randolph-Macon is the fourth seed.
Michalan Camp and Carolyn Gilbertson scored on an error in the top of the ninth inning to give the Yellow Jackets the edge in the first game.
Katie Woody hit a two-out double in the top of the fifth inning to give Randolph-Macon a 3-1 lead. Roanoke's Rhea Schleicher hit a solo homer in the fifth inning and Meghan Weingard forced extras with a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Heather Lewis scattered seven hits over nine innings for the win. Stephanie Clark (Halifax) gave up eight hits over nine innings in the loss.
Alea Bier (Cave Spring) delivered a two-run double as part of a three-run fifth inning for Roanoke in the second game.
Leona Rainey opened the scoring with an RBI-double in the fifth inning and Kelly Higbie capped it with a run-scoring single in the sixth.
Higbie and Clark combined for a three-hitter, with Higbie getting the win in five innings of work. Kristen Dize gave up seven hits over six innings in the loss.
Roanoke is scheduled to open tournament play Friday against six-seed Shenandoah at 2 p.m. at the James I. Moyer Complex in Salem.
The Maroons will then face either two-seed Lynchburg or seven-seed Randolph later in the afternoon.
Virginia Tech 3, Maryland 2
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Chad Pinder's RBI-single in the seventh inning plated Alex Perez for the go-ahead run in Virginia Tech's win over Maryland in the rubber game of the three game series.
Andrew Rash and Sean Keselica both knocked in RBI-doubles for the Hokies (24-17, 9-12) and starting pitcher Devin Burke gave up five hits in a complete game win.
Jake Stinnett gave up nine hits over seven innings for Maryland (21-20, 6-15) and Blake Schmit scored twice.
Radford 5, Coastal Carolina 2
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Ryan Burgess drove in three runs to help Radford to a big series win over Coastal Carolina in Big South action.
Burgess drove in Patrick Marshall in the fifth and then hit a two-run single in the seventh to widen the Highlander (22-16, 9-6) lead.
Anthony Marks led Coastal Carolina (25-15, 11-4) with three hits and an RBI.
Keith Fritz scattered seven hits over six innings for the win and Jeff Maxwell pitched one inning of perfect relief for the save.
Campbell 8, VMI 1
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Brent Graham had three hits and scored four times as Campbell completed the three-game sweep of VMI on Sunday.
David Olson and Elijah Trail had two RBIs each for Campbell (35-8, 14-4), which jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one inning.
Brandon Diamond scored for VMI (18-25, 5-10).
Hector Cedano held the Keydets to just four hits and struck out nine over eight innings for the win. Reed Garrett gave up six runs on seven hits in the loss.
Florida State 4, Virginia Tech 3
BLACKSBURG - Maddie O'Brien scored the eventual game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by Kelly Hensley in the fifth inning to give No. 23 Florida State the series sweep.
Florida State (37-15, 16-2) stole home for the opening run of the game and then added three unearned runs in the fifth inning.
Lauren Gaskill led the Hokies (27-15, 6-8) with an RBI, three hits and two runs scored. Kelly Heinz allowed only two hits to the Seminoles, but her throwing error in the fifth inning was costly and she was tagged with the loss.
Lacey Waldrop scattered six hits over seven innings for the win.
N.C. State 2, Virginia 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Renada Davis and Scout Albertson drove in a run each to help North Carolina State complete the three-game sweep of Virginia.
N.C. State's (26-18-1, 10-7) Emily Weiman held Virginia (18-25, 3-15) to three hits, while striking out nine over seven innings for the win. Virginia's Melanie Mitchell struck out seven and scattered four hits over seven innings in the loss.
Campbell 11, Radford 4
RADFORD - Raven Lee's three RBIs and three hits led Campbell to a series sweep of host Radford.
Three other players added two RBIs each for Campbell (33-16, 17-4), who had four runs in each of the fourth and seventh innings. Morgan Eye belted a two-run homer for Radford (16-28, 9-9) in the first inning.
Brittany Arnn pitched 2 1⁄3 innings in relief for the win. Rachael Walters gave up seven runs on 10 hits in three innings in the loss.
Washington & Lee 12, Sweet Briar 3
SWEET BRIAR - Katie Hagen scored four goals and Margaret Klein added three as W&L downed Sweet Briar and secured the fourth seed in the ODAC tournament.
Carly Taglienti and Margaret Pascale added two goals each for the Generals (7-9, 7-3), which led 11-0 before Torrey Schwartz put Sweet Briar (8-9, 2-8) on the board.
Cara Mulligan made four saves for the Generals.
Washington and Lee 9, Guilford 0
LEXINGTON - Top-seed Washington and Lee blanked eight-seed 9-0 in the quarterfinals of the ODAC tournament. W&L dominated play, dropping just five points spanning doubles and singles play.
W&L will face Virginia Wesleyan, the hosts of the final two rounds of the tournament on Saturday.
Hollins 5, Randolph-Macon 2
Hollins downed visiting Randolph-Macon 5-2 in the quarterfinals of the ODAC tournament and will advance to play Roanoke College in the semifinals Saturday at Virginia Wesleyan.
Roanoke 5, Randolph 0
Roanoke blanked visiting Randolph 5-0 to advance to the semifinals of the ODAC tournament Saturday against Hollins.
Virginia 6, Miami 1
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - With a 6-1 win over No. 55 Miami, No. 1 Virginia capped its seventh consecutive undefeated regular season in ACC play.
Virginia (21-0, 10-0) has won 77 straight against ACC foes.
Cavaliers tie for win, Hokies tie for third
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Virginia tied with Pennsylvania for first place with a score of 599 in the two-round Navy Spring Invitational at the par-71 Naval Academy Golf Club.
Virginia and Pennsylvania edged Virginia Tech and Wake Forest for the team win by two strokes.
Tech's Trevor Cone carded a two-under-par 69 on Sunday to finish in second at 145, one stroke behind Towson's Joe Gunerman
W&L in 5th, Roanoke in 9th at ODAC
CAPE CHARLES - Washington and Lee and Roanoke College sit in fifth and ninth place, respectively, after the opening round of the ODAC Championship at the par-72 Bay Creek Resort.
W&L posted a first-round 320, while Roanoke carded a 348. Guilford leads the team scores at 305.
Guilford's Noah Ratner leads the individual leaderboard with a 73, two stroke ahead of W&L's Teddy Corcoran. Roanoke's Robert Scott and William Brown are tied for 27th with a score of 85.
Radford tied for 4th at Big South
NINETY SIX, S.C. - Radford opened play at the Big South Championships at The Patriot with a 16-over-par 304, tied with Campbell for fourth place.
Radford's Conner Hayden is tied for eighth after shooting a two-over 74. Liberty leads the team scoring with a 294 and the individual scoring with Max McKay's 70.
UVa's Altomare claims individual title
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia junior Brittany Altomare posted a three-day total of four-over-par 217 to claim the ACC individual title, the first such title for the Cavalier program.
Altomare shot a 71 in the first round, followed by scores of 70 and 76 to finish with a two-stroke edge over Duke's Laetitia Beck.
Duke claimed the team title with a three-day total of 882, followed by N.C. State at 906 and Virginia in third with 909.
Blacksburg graduate Courtney Ellenbogen of Duke tied for 25th with a three-round score of 234.
TRACK & FIELD
W&L's Hoey, Madison honored
W&L's Nate Hoey has been named the ODAC women's coach of the year, while W&L's Annelise Madison was named the female scholar-athlete of the year.
Hoey steered the W&L women to a runner-up finish and a school-record 155 points at Saturday's ODAC championships.
The W&L women won three events Saturday, with Janey Fugate taking the 400 meters for the second straight year, Jillian Katterhagen winning the pole vault for the second straight year and Marissa Thompson winning the 100 hurdles. On the men's side, Zander Tallman of W&L won the 400 and Eddie Barnes won the javelin.
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