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Thursday, April 4, 2013
FAIRFAX -Melanie Mitchell earned her 75th career victory to pass Lisa Palmer on the all-time wins list at Virginia with an 8-0 win over George Mason in the first game of a softball doubleheader Wednesday.
Mitchell now holds Virginia pitching records in career wins, strikeouts, starts, complete games, appearances and innings pitched.
Megan Harris opened the scoring in the first game with a two-run single and the Cavaliers tacked on two more in the first inning. Virginia scored three more in the third inning, including a double by Lauren Didlake, her second RBI of the game. Harris singled in Heidi Velk in the fourth inning to cap the scoring.
Mitchell struck out four and allowed four hits and walked two over five innings for the win. Casey Herring allowed four runs on one hit and five walks over one-third of an inning in the loss.
Virginia followed a strong performance in the first game with a 15-3 win in the second. Marcy Bowdren, Alex Skinkis and Kristen Hawkins all drove in one run each as the Cavaliers used back-to-back six-run innings to pull away. The Cavaliers out-hit the Patriots 13-7 over the five-inning game.
Aimee Chapdelaine struck out three and allowed three runs on seven hits to earn the win. Sarah Kleinfelter gave up 13 runs on eight hits and a walk over 2 1⁄3 innings in the loss.
Virginia improves to 16-16 on the season and George Mason falls to 9-23.
Radford, Liberty split doubleheader
LYNCHBURG - Radford (12-19, 5-2) and Liberty (15-16, 4-5) split a doubleheader, with Liberty winning 7-0 in the first game and Radford winning 12-4 in the second game.
Liberty scored three in the first inning and Katie Zavodny drove in two runs as part of a three-run sixth inning for the Flames in game one.
Chandler Ball allowed five hits and one walk over seven innings in the win. Jackie Jenkins allowed three earned runs on five hits over 5 1⁄3 innings in the loss.
Radford hit five home runs in the second game, including three-run blasts from Ryndee Ruch and Whitney Davis. Davis added a solo homer and Emily Naegele and Becky Mantel each hit a solo homer. Jessie Hutchens drove in three runs on two hits for Radford.
Kelby Allen hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning for Liberty.
Rachael Walters allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out four over six innings. Alyssa DiMartino allowed four runs on four hits over 1 1⁄3 innings in the loss.
Roanoke sweeps doubleheader
Roanoke improved to 18-5 overall and 6-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with a pair of wins over visiting Emory & Henry (10-13, 2-5) with wins of 11-2 and 8-1.
Stephanie Clark and Alexis Roop each hit a two-run homer in the first game as Roanoke downed the Wasps in five innings. Meghan Weingard added two RBIs for the Maroons.
Clark also pitched five innings, struck out six and allowed six hits in the win. Taylor Banner gave up six runs on five hits and two walks over 2 2⁄3 innings in the loss.
In the second game, Weingard hit a two-run home run as part of a six-run fourth inning. Clark drove in two runs, including a solo homer in the fourth inning for the Maroons.
Kelly Higbie struck out eight over seven innings and scattered six hits.
Radford 13, North Carolina A&T 3
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Alexander Lee drove in three runs, including belting a two-run home run in the third inning, as the Highlanders rolled by North Carolina A&T.
Blake Sipe and Brad Keen drove in two runs for Radford (16-11), which scored four runs in the second and eighth innings.
North Carolina A&T (9-20) scored a run in each of the first three innings.
Dylan Nelson held the Aggies to four hits and three runs over six innings in the win. Dustin Myers gave up six runs on four hits and a walk over three innings in the loss.
Ferrum 12, Guilford 1
FERRUM - Teddy Turner drove in four runs on three hits as Ferrum downed Guilford.
Jeffery Swoope and Trey Laney drove in two runs and four players scored twice each for Ferrum (12-20). Ferrum scored five runs on five hits and an error in the first inning.
Herc Ingels drove in a run for Guilford (13-16).
Chris Walker struck out six, allowed five hits and walked one over nine innings for the win. Will Henschel allowed five runs on five hits over two-thirds of an inning.
Virginia 8, VMI 6
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Mike Papi and Brandon Downes drove in two runs each as Virginia downed VMI in nonconference play.
Virginia (27-3) scored three runs in the first and the third innings to take a 6-3 lead. VMI (14-18) added two runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull within one. Virginia pulled away with a run in the sixth and one in the eighth.
Rob Dickinson hit a solo home run and Thomas Stallings drove in two runs for the Keydets.
Trey Oest struck out seven and allowed five runs on seven hits over 5 1⁄3 innings in the win. Kyle Crockett struck out two over one inning to notch a save. Andrew Woods allowed three runs on four hits over two innings in the loss.
Washington and Lee 18, Averett 2
LEXINGTON - Will Salley drove in five runs on four hits as the Generals cruised to a win over Averett.
Drew Weprinsky, Alex Maragos and Luke Myer had three RBIs each, including a three-run triple by Myer in the eighth inning. Washington and Lee (15-11) broke open a 3-0 game with seven runs in the third inning off five hits, three errors and a walk.
Jeffrey Younkins and Cody Moore drove in a run each for Averett (22-12).
Ian Shaw improved to 5-1 on the year with two runs allowed on four hits over five innings in the win. Tyler Long was handed the loss with eight runs on eight hits over 2 1⁄3 innings.
So. Virginia 13, Eastern Mennonite 6
HARRISONBURG - Dale Brown scored three times to help lead Southern Virginia to a win over Eastern Mennonite.
Mitch Stevenson, Trager Hintze and Barrett Price drove in two runs each for the Knights (13-14).
Justin Rodriguez drove in two runs for Eastern Mennonite (13-11).
Tyler King allowed four runs on 11 hits over five innings in the win. Chris DeWald allowed five runs on five hits over 1 2⁄3 innings in the loss.
Roanoke 22, Shenandoah 5
Tyler McWilliams and Nick Wolf led host Roanoke with three goals each and 14 players scored a goal for the Maroons.
Spencer Parsons, Richard Lachlan, Will Pilat (Hidden Valley) and Colin Rossano scored two goals each for Roanoke (7-3, 4-0).
Colin Fowler and Sean Ohlhaver led Shenandoah (5-5, 0-4) with two goals each.
Roanoke outshot Shenandoah 70-17 and led 11-3 at the half.
Tyler Quinn stopped 14 shots in the loss.
Roanoke used five goalies.
Marymount 11, Ferrum 7
ARLINGTON - Ian Gordon tallied four goals and an assist and Connor Kellog added two goals and four assists as Marymount earned a win.
Nic Burns added two goals for Marymount (6-3), which edged Ferrum (8-7) 42-37 in shots.
Nick Smith and Ethan Wakefield led the Panthers with two goals each. Will Walter, Daniel Baton and Andrew Senft added a goal each for Ferrum.
Derek DiGiovanni stopped 18 shots in net for Marymount. Damian Pulos made 16 saves for Ferrum.
Washington and Lee 27, Bridgewater 1
LEXINGTON - Garrett Paglia, Cameron Dabir and Mac Means registered three goals each as Washington and Lee cruised to a conference win.
W&L (10-2, 4-1) outshot Bridgewater (3-6, 0-4) by a 61-11 margin and took a 56-26 advantage in ground balls. The Generals led 13-1 after two quarters of play.
Six players scored two goals for the Generals and six players scored one each in the win.
Thomas Maher scored for Bridgewater.
Shane Trost made 13 saves for Bridgewater. W&L used three goalies.
Virginia Tech 15, Liberty 6
LYNCHBURG - Megan Will scored five goals and added an assist as Virginia Tech earned a road win over Liberty.
Libby Rosebro scored three goals and Brooke Martin and Julia Heaps added two each for the Hokies (7-5). Christina Patten earned four ground balls for Tech, which outshot Liberty 35-6 in the game.
Nina Dunay led Liberty (5-7) with three goals and an assist.
Kristen Masullo stopped 14 shots in net for Liberty.
Roanoke 19, Sweet Briar 4
Jamie Golden's seven goals led host Roanoke to its third straight win.
Darragh Evarts added five goals and two assists and Kathleen Wager chipped in three goals and two assists for the Maroons (6-5, 5-1). Rosie Knisley and Allison Bonanno scored two goals each, with Bonanno tallying an impressive nine assists. Roanoke outshot Sweet Briar 38-15 and led 14-2 at the half.
Four players scored goals for Sweet Briar (6-6, 0-5).
Lauren Curtin stopped five shots for Roanoke, and Caroline Baker made 14 saves for Sweet Briar.
Ferrum 9, Greensboro 6
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Caila Cummings and Brooke Hewartson scored three goals each to lead Ferrum to a win in the final conference game of the regular season.
Sydney Hewartson, Lauren Blankenship and Julianne Bove scored a goal each for Ferrum (13-3, 7-1).
Brittany Ziobro and Nadya Fedun scored two goals each for Greensboro (7-9, 6-2).
Amanda Cheney made four saves for Ferrum, and Kaleigh Hemstock stopped 13 for Greensboro.
Shenandoah 11, Washington and Lee 7
WINCHESTER - Mary Kogler scored three goals to lead Shenandoah past Washington and Lee for a win in conference play.
Shenandoah (8-2, 5-0) used a five-goal run to take a 6-3 lead at the half. W&L (5-7, 5-2) trailed 10-4 before scoring three of the last four goals in the game.
Meade Brewster led W&L with four goals and three players had one goal each.
Ashley Cross stopped 13 shots in net for Shenandoah. Cara Mulligan made seven saves in the loss.
Randolph 22, Hollins 4
Danielle Haney scored six goals and Taylor Klevenz added five as Randolph rolled to a win over host Hollins.
Ashley Edwards and Jessica Andersen scored four goals each for Randolph (4-7, 1-5). Haney added four assists and Klevenz had three assists.
Chanci Wright, Jessie Deese, Meg O'Brien and Brandi Chesne scored goals for Hollins (1-8, 0-6).
Samantha Fagone stopped four shots for Randolph, and Corrine Nicholson made 10 saves for Hollins.
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