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College roundup: Zagunis leads Virginia Tech baseball over UNC-W
Sunday, February 17, 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Mark Zagunis drove in three runs as Virginia Tech (4-0) beat UNC-Wilmington 7-2 on Sunday to complete a sweep in the UNC Wilmington Tournament.
Zagunis singled in a run in the first, doubled in two in the second, and finished the day 4-for-5.
Tanner McIntyre struck out eight batters in six innings for the win, and Jake Joyce earned the save with four strikeouts over three innings.
Alabama 7, VMI 4
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Cary Baxter drove in two runs as Alabama (3-0) finished the sweep of VMI (0-3) at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
Alabama opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the second inning and added another run in the fourth. VMI answered with three runs in the fourth inning to tie the game with two runs coming on a double by Rob Dickinson. Alabama struck for four runs on four hits in the bottom of the sixth inning to take control of the game.
Tucker Hawley earned the win for Alabama, while Connor Bach was handed the loss despite seven strikeouts.
Radford 11, Jacksonville 5
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jeff Kemp’s two-run homer was part of an eight-run fourth inning as Radford (2-1) wrapped up its series against Jacksonville (1-2) with an emphatic win.
Josh Reavis led the Highlanders with four RBIs and finished the day 2-for-3. Josh Gardiner, Blake Sipe and Chris Coia each drove in a run.
Keith Fritz struck out seven and allowed four hits in the win for Radford.
Ferrum 17, Greensboro 2
FERRUM — Eddie McGrath’s four-RBI, 4-for-4 performance helped to lead Ferrum (4-5) to a lopsided victory over Greensboro (4-4).
Wes Walker drove in three runs on three hits for the Panthers and Teddy Turner drove in two on a double.
Jake Perkins struck out 10 batters in a complete game win.
Va. Tech 5, North Florida 3
TROY, Ala. — Jessica McNamara’s two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning proved to be the difference as Virginia Tech (9-1) defeated North Florida (7-3) and completed the sweep of the games in the Troy Subway Invitational.
Dani Anderson singled in Kelsey Mericka in the fifth and walked in the sixth to plate Lauren Gaskill.
Kelly Heinz and Jasmin Harrell split pitching duties, but Harrell was credited with the win.
Virginia 4, Nicholls State 3 (8 inn.)
BATON ROUGE, La. — Shannon McGinley drove in three runs, including the clincher, as Virginia (4-4) downed Nicholls State (4-4) on the final day of the Purple and Gold Challenge, hosted by Louisiana State University.
Nicholls State started the game off strongly with three runs in the top of the first inning on two errors by Virginia.
McGinley helped to get the Cavaliers back in the game with a two-run double in the second inning and later scored. In the eighth inning, McGinley doubled in Megan Harris for the win.
Virginia Senior Melanie Mitchell struck out nine in an eight-inning performance.
Ferrum 6, York (Pa.) 0
ATLANTA, Ga. — Sadie Wallace led Ferrum (2-1) with two RBIs as the Panthers struck for three runs each in the first and second innings to defeat York (0-3) at the Emory University Invitational.
Suzanne Plasters, Courtney Burner and Karly Thompson each drove in a run for the Panthers. Kaitlyn Culler struck out four over five innings for the win, while Terra Diehl was handed the loss for York.
Emory 2, Ferrum 1
ATLANTA, Ga. — Karly Thompson singled in the lone run for Ferrum (2-2) in the loss to host Emory (8-0) in the Emory University Invitational.
Emory scored two unearned runs in the fifth inning to take the lead. Sydney Carpenter earned the win for Emory, Emily Taylor was handed the loss for Ferrum.
St. Mary’s 13, Roanoke 12
ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. — Conor Jordan scored three goals, including the game-winner, as St. Mary’s (1-0) held off Roanoke (0-1) in the season-opener for both programs.
Conner DuBois scored three goals, while Tyler McWilliams, Richard Lachlan and Mike Hayden scored two goals apiece for the Maroons.
Nate Babcock scored three goals, and Taylor Cook, Gordy Long and Will Lerch all scored a pair of goals for the Seahawks.
Joey Casey stopped 15 in the win for St. Mary’s, while Charles Pease stopped 12 shots in the loss.
Virginia Tech 8th in Puerto Rico
San Juan, P.R. — Virginia Tech finished the opening round of the Puerto Rico Classic with a four-over-par 292, tied for eighth place with Augusta State.
Mikey Moyers finished the day tied for 10th place with a two-under-par 70 and Scott Vincent shot a 73 to finish tied for 28th place.
No. 6 Alabama closed round one in first place with a nine-under-par score of 279, followed by Oklahoma with 280 and Clemson with 281.
Hokies top Oklahoma, Oregon State
CORVALLIS, Ore. — No. 7 Virginia Tech downed No. 25 Oklahoma and No. 9 Oregon State at the NWCA National Duals, hosted by Oregon State.
The Hokies earned three major decisions en route to defeating Oklahoma 33-6 in the opener. Virginia Tech then earned wins in six of the 10 events to defeat Oregon State 20-15. Jarrod Garnett (125-pound), Erik Spjut (133), Jesse Dong (157), Peter Yates (165), Austin Gabel (174) and Nick Vetterlein (184) all earned wins in both bouts.
Virginia Tech advances to the finals of the NWCA National Duals at the University of Minnesota on Friday.
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