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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
LYNCHBURG — Tyler Costello pitched a five-hitter to help Radford beat host Liberty 6-3 on the first day of the Big South baseball tournament Tuesday.
Fourth-seeded Radford (30-24) will face top-seeded Campbell (46-9) in a winners bracket game today.
Fifth-seeded Liberty (29-27) faces Charleston Southern in an elimination game.
Radford took a 3-0 lead in the first. Jeff Kemp had an RBI single in the inning.
Ryan Burgess had a two-RBI double in the third to extend the lead to 5-1.
Hokies, Cav honored
Virginia Tech’s Mikey Moyers and Scott Vincent have been named to the All-ACC team, as was Virginia’s Denny McCarthy.
Moyers, a senior, tied for second at the ACC tournament and ranked 11th in the ACC in scoring average.
Vincent, a sophomore from Zimbabwe, finished sixth at the ACC tournament and ranked seventh in the ACC in scoring average.
McCarthy, a sophomore, earned All-ACC honors for the second time. He tied for second at the NCAA Columbus Regional to earn an individual berth in the NCAA national championships.
Duke in 3rd at NCAAs
ATHENS, Ga. — Southern California and San Jose State share the lead at 4-under 284 after the first round of the NCAA championships.
USC, which won titles in 2003 and ’08 and was runner-up to Alabama last year, came in as the top-ranked team in the country, while San Jose State — seeking its first team title in 21 years — was 48th.
Duke, which won back-to-back-to-back titles from 2005-2007, was in third after a 2-under 286 on the University of Georgia Golf Course.
San Jose State freshman Regan De Guzman leads the field at 5-under 67, with the Blue Devils’ Celine Boutier and Alabama’s Stephanie Meadow two shots back.
Blacksburg graduate Courtney Ellenbogen of Duke is tied for 46th with a 2-over 74.
Hidden Valley graduate Meredith Swanson of South Carolina is tied for 108th with a 7-over 79.
South Carolina is 23rd in the team battle with a 16-over 304.
Virginia freshman Julia Elbaba has been named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rookie of the year.
Elbaba, who is 34-11 in singles, will begin play in the NCAA singles championships today.
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