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In the region: Roanoke wins pair in Rebel Games
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. - Roanoke headed south to participate in the Rebel Games and earned a pair of wins by defeating Muskingum 7-5 and Beloit College 10-0 in five innings.
In the first game, Roanoke trailed Muskingum (3-3) by a run in the sixth inning, but Leona Rainey drove in Caitlin Manuel to tie it.
In the seventh inning, Roanoke took the lead on RBI-singles by Alexis Roop (Floyd County) and Meghan Weingard. Weingard also added a solo home run for the Maroons in the fourth inning.
Kelly Higbie struck out four and allowed 11 hits over seven innings.
In the second game, Roop led the Roanoke (8-2) attack with five RBI.
Roop hit an RBI-single in the first, a two-run homer in the second and a two-run single in the fifth inning and finished the day 3-for-3.
Stephanie Clark (Halifax County) held Beloit (0-5) to just two hits while striking out seven and walking two over five innings.
The Maroons take on another pair of teams today with games against Bluffton University (Ohio) and Aurora University (Ill.).
Ferrum and Lynchburg split twinbill
LYNCHBURG - Ferrum (9-5) and Lynchburg (5-3) split Tuesday's doubleheader with Lynchburg winning the opening game 5-4 in 10 innings and Ferrum winning the second 7-2.
In the first game, Nicole Riley (Rustburg) singled in Nicole Shipp in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Lynchburg the win. Shelbie Hall hit an RBI-double in the third inning and a two-run home run in the fifth to give Ferrum a 3-0 lead. The Hornets struck back with three in the seventh inning and the two teams traded a run to force extra innings.
Elizabeth Fioretti earned the win with five innings of no-hit relief work and striking out five Panthers. Rachel Shumaker was handed the loss in 4 1⁄ 3 innings of work.
In the second game, the Panthers scored four runs in the fifth inning to break open a 1-0 game. Hall's two-run double highlighted the fifth and Lindsey Slover added two RBIs for the game.
Kaitlyn Culler (Patrick County) earned the win with seven innings of work, striking out three and allowing seven hits.
Southern Virginia splits doubleheader
HARRISONBURG - Southern Virginia and Eastern Mennonite split Tuesday's doubleheader with the Royals hammering the Knights 11-0 in the first game and the Knights bouncing back with an 8-4 win in game two.
In the first game, Eastern Mennonite powered past Ferrum on the strength of four home runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, capped by a three-run shot from Casey Racer. Courtney Allman added three RBIs on the day with an RBI-double in the third and a two-run homer in the fourth.
Jordan Aylor held the Knights to just two hits and struck out five over five innings of work for the win.
In the second game, Southern Virginia started with a strong three-run first inning, thanks to a pair of RBI-singles and an error. The Knights would add a run in the second inning, two in the third and one in the fourth to build a 7-1 lead. Sarah Harmon (Parry McCluer) and Dinah Rogers led the Knights with two RBIs each, and Brooke Sigrist scored a pair of runs for the Royals.
McKenzy Mackay allowed nine hits over seven innings, but struck out eight to earn the win.
Virginia 12, Vermont 10
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Owen Van Arsdale had two goals and three assists to lead the No. 8 Cavaliers (5-1) past the visiting Catamounts (1-4).
Matt White and Ryan Tucker each tallied two goals, and a total of nine Cavaliers scored during the matinee performance.
Tim Yager led Vermont with four goals.
Dan Marino made three saves in net for the win and split time with Rhody Heller-who stopped eight shots.
Washington and Lee 21, Hollins 1
LEXINGTON - Carly Taglienti scored five goals and had one assist as the Generals (2-3, 2-0) trounced Hollins (1-2, 0-1).
Emily Conway scored four goals and had one assist, and Kirby Taylor added three goals. Katie Hagan had a game high six assists for Washington & Lee.
Brandi Chesne scored the lone goal for Hollins.
The Generals out-shot Hollins 31-8.
Virginia takes fifth at USF
DADE CITY, Fla. - Virginia wrapped up play at the University of South Florida Invitational with a fifth-place score of 881 at the Lake Jovita Golf and County Club.
N.C. State finished in first place with a three-round total of 860, one ahead of South Carolina in second place. Florida State placed fourth with a score of 863, followed by the hosting Bulls with 873.
Ji Soo Park finished in 14th place with an individual score of 217 with a final round one-under-par 71. Denny McCarthy placed 19th with a three-round 219.
N.C. State's Albin Choi took top honors with a 208, and three golfers finished tied for second with a score of 211.
Radford finishes play at Edwin Watts
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -Radford finished play at the Edwin Watts Kiawah Island Intercollegiate with a three-round score of 956 and moved up two spots to 21st place.
Host College of Charleston squandered a four-stroke lead after two rounds of play as Campbell finished in first place with a three-round total of 899. College of Charleston finished in second with a 902, followed by Troy in third with a 906.
Radford's Alexandra Austin vaulted from a tie for 26th after two rounds to a tie for eighth place with a final-round 71. Austin finished the tournament with a 224, five strokes back of College of Charleston's Julia Neumann for first overall.
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