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Friday, April 12, 2013
ATLANTA, Ga. - Kyle Wren scored on an RBI-single by Zane Evans in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and give No. 17 Georgia Tech a 2-1 win over No. 4 Virginia.
The Yellow Jackets (25-9, 10-6) got on the board first as Wren tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Sam Dove in the bottom of the first inning.
The Cavaliers (30-5, 12-4) tied the game as Reed Gragnani crossed the plate on a ground-out by Branden Cogswell in the third inning.
Wren reached in the sixth on an infield bunt and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Dove.
Wren threw Derek Fisher out at the plate in the top of the seventh inning to preserve the 2-1 Yellow Jacket lead.
Buck Farmer tossed a complete game, striking out 10 and allowing one run on 10 hits for Yellow Jackets.
Brandon Waddell pitched 5 2⁄ 3 innings, striking out three and gave up six hits in the loss for the Cavaliers.
The two teams play game two of the three-game series today at 1 p.m.
High Point 11, Radford 5 (10 inn.)
RADFORD - Bret Gemmell's RBI single in the top of the 10th inning opened the flood gates for the Panthers as they plated six runs en route to a victory over the Highlanders.
Willie Medina had three hits and two RBIs, and Ryan Retz also added three hits and two runs scored for High Point (16-19).
Jeff Kemp had a home run and two RBIs for Radford (20-12) in the loss.
Joe Goodman struck out five and gave up only two hits in 2 1⁄ 3 innings of relief for the win. Daniel Bridgeman was tagged with the loss, giving up six runs on four hits and two walks over 1 1⁄ 3 innings.
USA South Tournament postponed
Play at the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament in Rocky Mount, N.C., was postponed Friday due to rain. Top seed Ferrum will resume play against eight-seed LaGrange today at 9 a.m.
Southern Virginia drops doubleheader
WISE - Virginia-Wise earned a pair of wins over Southern Virginia in Friday's doubleheader, downing the Knights 8-0 in six innings and 9-2 in game two.
Kristina Romualdo and Sarah Wiltshire drove in three runs each in the opening game of the day. Rachel Hawks struck out seven and allowed just three hits over six innings for the win. Malia Falevai gave up five runs on seven hits over four innings in the loss.
Christina Ziemba had three RBIs and Wiltshire and Megan Dillion drove in two each in game two for the Cavaliers. Chance Hegsted and Katie Evans scored one run each for the Knights. Kellie Waycaster gave up two runs on five hits and struck out four in seven innings for the win. Annie Biggs gave up eight runs on eight hits over three innings in the loss.
Duke 19, Virginia 16
DURHAM, N.C. - No. 6 Duke tallied seven straight goals to complete the come-back effort and take a win from Virginia.
Virginia (5-7, 0-3) led 13-9 with just under 10 minutes to play in the third quarter, but Duke (10-4, 2-1) scored 10 of the next 11 goals to take a commanding lead.
Josh Dionne led Duke with five goals, while three Blue Devils added three goals each. Mark Cockerton led Virginia with six goals and Matt White added four.
Duke out-shot Virginia 55-40 and held a 44-37 edge in ground balls.
Kyle Turri made eight saves for Duke. Rhody Heller made 16 saves for the Cavaliers.
Virginia will be the fourth seed in the ACC tournament that begins on Friday. The Cavaliers will face top seed Maryland at 5 p.m.
Greensboro 13, Ferrum 12 (OT)
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Brittany Ziobro's goal with 2 minutes and 40 seconds to play in the overtime period gave third-seed Greensboro the edge over second-seed Ferrum in the USA South Conference Tournament.
Ferrum opened the game with five straight goals, but Greensboro was able to tie the game at 6-6 on a goal by Ziobro 16 seconds before the half.
Ziobro scored out of the gate in the second half, but the Panthers answered with five straight to take an 11-7 lead with under 19 minutes to play in the game. The Pride scored four straight, including the game-tying goal by Ziobro at the 1:48 mark.
Nadya Fedun scored first in overtime for Greensboro, but Ferrum's Brooke Hewartson tied the game back up.
Ziobro tallied six goals on the day and Fedun registered five goals for Greensboro. Hewartson led the Panthers with six goals and Sydney Hewartson added three goals.
Kaleigh Hemstock made 12 saves for Greensboro. Amanda Cheney made seven saves for Ferrum, who out-shot Greensboro 32-23.
Ferrum closes the season at 13-4. Greensboro is now 9-9 and will advance to play top seed Christopher Newport today at 1 p.m.
Methodist 5, Ferrum 1
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Third-seed Methodist downed sixth-seed Ferrum 5-1 in the USA South tournament.
Methodist earned wins of 8-6, 8-1 and 8-1 in the doubles portion. Methodist's Greg Patterson defeated Ferrum's Connor Moncure 6-2, 6-0 and Teal Howard (Methodist) defeated Michael Marsh (Ferrum) 6-0, 6-0. Chris Miller earned the lone point for the Panthers, defeating Duncan Miller 7-6, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles.
OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
Hokies compete in Sea Ray Relays
KNOXVILLLE, Tenn. - Leigh Allin placed seventh in the pole fault at the Sea Ray Relays at Tom Black Track.
Allin cleared 11 feet, 11 ¾ inches in the event. Lyndsey Saunders and Erinn Schaal tied for 18th with a height of 10-6.
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