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Sunday, February 17, 2013
TROY, Ala. — Virginia Tech (8-1) finished day two of the Troy Subway Invitational with a pair of wins, defeating host Troy 10-3 in game one and Evansville 10-2 in game two.
In the first game, the Hokies took advantage of errors by the Trojans and scored three runs on four errors in the second inning. Lauren Gaskill crossed the plate four times for Virginia Tech and Kelly Heinz struck out six batters in the win.
In the second game, Gaskill drove in three runs and finished 4-for-4 on the day with two runs scored as the Hokies defeated Evansville in five innings. Gaskill hit a two-run homerun in the second innning to put the Hokies up 5-1. Jasmin Harrell struck out four in the win on the mound.
Hokies take 2
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Virginia Tech (3-0) earned a pair of wins Saturday, defeating Kent State (0-3) by a score of 8-1 in the first game and North Carolina-Wilmington (1-1) by a 9-0 score in the second game during day two of the UNC Wilmington Tournament.
In the first game, Chad Pinder’s three-run homerun highlighted a five-run sixth inning for the Hokies. Tyler Horan doubled twice and drove in two runs for Virginia Tech and Brad Markey held Kent State to one run in the win.
In the second game, Gary Schneider and Sean Keselica each hit two-run homeruns in the sixth and seventh innings, respectively, as the Hokies powered past the host team in eight innings. Andrew Rash had a two-run double in the fifth for the Hokies and Keselica and Devin Burke combined to hold the Seahawks to just three hits.
No. 25 Virginia 13, ECU 9
GREENVILLE, N.C. — Derek Fisher hit a three-run homerun as part of his five-RBI performance and Joe McCarthy’s added four RBIs to pace No. 25 Virginia (2-0) past East Carolina (0-2).
East Carolina jumped out to a 4-0 lead after four innings of play, but Virginia responded with 13 unanswered runs. The Pirates tacked on five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to cut the lead to four, but the Cavaliers were able to close the game out.
Whit Mayberry earned the win for the Cavaliers on the mound.
Alabama 10, VMI 5
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama (2-0) scored three runs in the second, fourth and eighth innings to power past VMI (0-2).
Ben Moore hit a two-run homerun in the third inning, and Brett Booth and Cary Baxter both drove in two runs for the Crimson Tide. Brandon Angus and Ray Lopez had two RBI each for the Keydets.
Radford 7, Jacksonville 4
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Radford (1-1) scored five runs in the sixth inning to defeat Jacksonville (1-1).
Ryan Burgess led the Highlanders with two RBIs and Chris Coia finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Dylan Nelson earned the win with 4.1 innings of work.
Frostburg 11, Roanoke 5
Rob Jennings and Danny Morris drove in three runs each as Frostburg State (2-1) defeated host Roanoke College (2-4).
Nick Sburlati had an RBI-double and Bradley Mattox had a double and scored two runs for the Maroons.
W&L splits DH
LEXINGTON — Washington and Lee (3-1) split Saturday’s doubleheader at Dick Smith Field against New Jersey City (1-1), winning the first game 5-4 and dropping the second 8-4.
In the first game, Alex Mait singled in Mike Savas to open the scoring for the Generals in the third inning and Alex Maragos added a three-run. Mait singled in Will Salley in the bottom of the seventh to break a 4-4 tie. Cory Smith (Hidden Valley) earned the win with four strikeouts in 2.2 innings of work.
In the second game, New Jersey City struck for five runs in the fourth inning and added two more in the eighth to take a commanding 7-1 lead. The Generals would add three runs in the bottom of the eighth, thanks in part to a two-run homerun by Jonathan Stutts, but could not complete the comeback effort.
Greensboro 10, Ferrum 8 (10 inn.)
FERRUM — Greensboro (4-3) scored a pair of runs in the 10th inning to defeat host Ferrum (3-5).
Ferrum scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, but Greensboro answered with four in the fourth innning. The Panthers responded with one in the bottom of the fourth and both teams added three in the fifth inning. Ferrum took the lead in the bottom of the seventh, but Greensboro answered right backin the top of the eighth.
Seth Caison doubled in the winning run for Greensboro and later scored to give the Pride a two-run edge. Jeffery Swoope led the Panthers with a 3-for-5, three-RBI performance.
Southern Virginia drops doubleheader
VIRGINIA BEACH — Southern Virginia (5-2) dropped both games of a doubleheader against Virginia Wesleyan (2-3), 8-6 in game one and 5-1 in game two.
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — Washington and Lee (2-13, 2-6) split Saturday’s matches by defeating Muhlenberg 43-6, but falling to host Ursinus 51-0.
W&L earned five wins by forfeit against Muhlenberg, but also received wins via pin and major decision. W&L’s Adam Davis pinned Patrick Fruehling in 2 minutes, 42 seconds in the 133-pound match. Tyler Kaelin earned an 11-2 major decision over Che Chengsupanimit in the 141-pound match. The Generals’ Matt Howell earned a 5-3 decision over Matthew Goldstein in the 149-pound match.
Ursinus dominated W&L in the second match, earning five pins, a major decision and a technical fall en route to the shutout.
Hokies place 11 in top-five VT Challenge
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech’s men and women’s distance medley teams both finished in second place at the VT Challenge at Rector Field House.
The Hokies had 11 top-five results on the day and 30 on the weekend. Sammy Dow finished in second place in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:52.17 and the relay team Shannon Morton, Frances Dowd, Britani Myers and Amanda Smith came in second in the 1,600.
Radford’s Jamiecka Baker placed second in the triple jump with a 11.63-meter finish in the event.
VMI shines in relays
LEXINGTON — VMI swept the high jump and Renee Reives placed first in shot put at the VMI Winter Relays.
Reives posted a distance of 47 feet, 0 1/4 inches to finish in first. Avion Jones 6 feet, 8 3/4 inch jump placed first in the high jump.
W&Lee places sixth
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Washington and Lee’s men’s swimming team finished sixth place in the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships with a total of 251 points.
Wingate finished in first with 789 points, followed by Queens University of Charlotte with 643 points and Johns Hopkins rounding out the top-three with 481 points.
Wayde Marshall’s fifth-place finish in the 200 backstroke was the best individual result for the Generals.
Cavaliers fall twice at LSU tournament
BATON ROUGE, La. — Virginia (3-4) fell to North Dakota State 5-2 and host Lousiana State 4-0 on day two of the LSU Tournament.
In the first game, Alyssa Reina hit a solo homer in the second inning and scored a run in the sixth as the Bison struck for two in the second and three in the sixth. Heidi Velk scored for the Cavaliers in the third inning. Aimee Chapdelaine was handed the loss for Virginia.
In game two, Sandra Simmons hit a two-run single in the bottom of the first inning to give LSU an early lead. the Tigers would tack on a run each in the third and sixth innings. The Cavaliers were held to just four hits by Rachele Fico, who struck out 11.
Ferrum splits at Emory
ATLANTA, Ga. — Ferrum (1-1) dropped the opening game of the day to host Emory by a score of 5-2, but earned a 9-2 win over York in the second game.
Against Emory (5-0), Ferrum scored two runs out of the gate, but Emory (5-0) responded with five unanswered en route to the victory. Karly Thompson tripled and scored a run for the Panthers, which were held hitless after the first inning.
Against York (0-1), the Panthers struck for seven runs in the second inning, thanks in part to a two-run double by Kaitlyn Culler. Alicia Eichenlaub also had two RBI and Emily Taylor (Salem) struck out six for the win.
Southern Virginia drops openers
BRISTOL — Southern Virginia (0-2) opened its season with a pair of losses to Virginia Intermont (6-0) with scores of 8-0 and 14-13.
The Knights were held to just three hits in the first game and a three-run triple by Krystale Brennaman and a homerun each from Micalah Sacre and Hannah McCloud highlighted the scoring for Virginia Intermont.
The bats were warm for both teams in the second game as the two teams totaled 13 hits each. Southern Virginia scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 13-8 lead, but Virginia Intermont answered with six in the bottom half of the inning to earn the tight win. Cheyenne Hegsted drove in four runs and Annie Biggs drove in three for Southern Virginia.
No. 8 Virginia 10, No. 6 Loyola (Md.) 9
BALTIMORE, Md. — Dana Boyle’s second goal of the game gave No. 8 Virginia a season-opening victory over No. 6 Loyola.
Casey Bocklet scored three goals and added an assist for the Cavaliers and Ashlee Warner added a two-goal, two-assist performance. Kim Kolarik stopped six shots in the win for Virginia. Taryn VanThof led Loyola with three goals.
No. 7 Virginia 13, Drexel 12 (OT)
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Matt White’s overtime goal gave No. 7 Virginia (1-0) a season opening win over Drexel (0-1).
White finished the game with four goals and Nick O’Reilly added two goals and six assists for the Cavaliers. Ben McIntosh led the Dragons with three goals. Dan Marino stopped 15 shots in the win for Virginia.
Army 14, VMI 8
WEST POINT, N.Y. — Garrett Thul scored seven goals on 19 shots to lead Army (2-1) past VMI (0-2) on Saturday.
Alex Newsome added four goals and two assists for Army, while Russell East led VMI with three goals and an assist.
W&L 12, CNU 9
LEXINGTON — Cooper Brown and Mac Means scored a goal each late in the game to push a one-goal lead to three as Washington and Lee (2-0) defeated Christopher Newport (0-1).
Means, Joe Wood, Jack Switala, and Tyler Goldman all scored two goals each for the Generals. John Thompson and Aaron Chrzaszcz scored two goals each for Christopher Newport.
Va. Wesleyan 17, Ferrum 5
VIRGINIA BEACH — Nick Pappas scored five goals and had four assists to guide Virginia Wesleyan (1-0) past Ferrum (0-2).
Josh Currier added three goals and three assists for the Marlins. Dylan Burdick, Tyler Poage, Alex Rice, Daniel Batong, and Nick Smith all scored a goal each for the Panthers.
Randolph 22, SoVa 5
BUENA VISTA — Bobby Crosby scored five goals as Randolph (1-0) coasted past Southern Virginia (0-2).
Andrew Gleitz added four goals and assist and the Wildcats scored 10 goals in the first quarter alone.
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