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Sunday, April 14, 2013
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Top-seed Ferrum fell 7-0 to third-seed Christopher Newport in the USA South Tournament final, the sixth game in just over two days for the Panthers.
Ferrum fell to eighth-seed LaGrange 4-1 in the first round of play, a game that was finished Saturday morning after weather halted play on Friday. The Panthers then defeated fourth-seed Meredith 2-1 in 10 innings and second-seed Piedmont 3-2 in nine innings on Saturday to stay alive in the tournament.
In the first game of Sunday’s play, Ferrum defeated fifth-seed Methodist 4-1. All five runs in the game were unearned and Methodist committed six errors on the day.
Rachel Shumaker and Karly Thompson led Ferrum with two hits each, while also scoring one.
Kaitlyn Culler (Patrick County) struck out three and gave up only three hits over four innings for the win.
Shumaker doubled to bring in Kylene Culler (Patrick County) in the top of the fifth to give Ferrum a 1-0 win over LaGrange in the second game of the day. Shumaker earned the only two hits for the Panthers, while pitching a no hitter and striking out five over seven innings on the mound.
Ferrum advanced to the final game with a Christopher Newport team that was unbeaten in the double-elimination tournament.
Sabrina Hill drove in two runs for the Captains, and Candice Zollars and Chelsea Mitchell scored twice. Mitchell scored the eventual winning run in the top of the second on a double by Alexis Pope.
Christopher Newport starting pitcher Krista Townsend pitched a complete game two-hitter for the win. Kaitlyn Culler was tagged with the loss, giving up five runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Christopher Newport defeated sixth-seed N.C. Wesleyan, Piedmont and LaGrange en route to the championship game.
Shumaker and Thompson were named to the All-Tournament team.
Virginia Tech 11, Boston College 3 (5 inn.)
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Kylie McGoldrick’s three-run home run and four RBIs were more than enough for Virginia Tech to complete the weekend sweep.
Dani Anderson drove in three runs for the Hokies (27-10, 6-5), including a solo homer in the third inning. Kat Banks scored three times and added a two-run double in the fifth inning for Tech.
Boston College (10-26, 1-11) scored two runs in the fourth inning.
Jasmin Harrell gave up only two hits over four innings for the win. Chelsea Dimon gave up six runs on nine hits in the loss.
Seminoles double up Cavaliers
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — No. 25 Florida State had wins of 3-2 in eight innings and 10-2 in five innings in a doubleheader with Virginia.
Courtney Adams scored a run on an error in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Florida State the win in game one. Marcy Bowdren and Heidi Velk scored a run each for Virginia.
Monica Perry gave up one hit over 1 2/3 innings for the win. Melanie Mitchell struck out 10 and gave up 10 hits over seven innings in the loss.
Maddie O’Brien hit a two-run home run, scored three times and drove in three runs to lead the Seminoles (33-14, 12-2) in game two. Lauren Didlake and Peyton Larus scored a run each for the Cavaliers (18-21, 3-11).
Perry earned the win in game two, giving up only two hits in five innings. Aimee Chapdelaine gave up 10 runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings in the loss.
The two teams close out the series today at 7 p.m.
Radford 6, Presbyterian 1
CLINTON, S.C. — Rachael Walters retired 17 straight batters and Radford scored four times in the second inning to earn the series win.
The freshman pitcher gave up one run on two hits in the first inning, but held Presbyterian (19-23, 5-10) hitless through the remainder.
Morgan Eye hit a solo homer to tie the game, Ryndee Ruch doubled in two runs and Becky Mantel plated Ruch for Radford (16-23, 9-6) in the second inning.
Walters struck out four over six innings and improved to 12-7 on the season. Kensley Loudermelk gave up five runs on five hits and three walks over three innings in the loss.
Roanoke, Lynchburg split games
LYNCHBURG — Roanoke and Lynchburg split Sunday’s doubleheader, with the Maroons winning 4-0 in the first game before falling 4-1 in game two, their first loss in ODAC play.
Meghan Weingard’s grand slam in the second inning was all that Roanoke need in the first game. Stephanie Clark (Halifax) scattered seven hits over seven innings for the win.
Cassie Phillips drove in three runs, including a two-run double in the sixth inning to key the win for Lynchburg (26-7, 11-3) in game two. Clark singled to plate Alea Bier (Cave Spring) in the top of the sixth for the Maroons (25-6, 13-1).
Hope Johnson (Brookville) gave up one run on four hits and two walks over seven innings for the win. Ashley Crouch was handed the loss with three runs on one hit over one inning in relief of starter Kelly Higbie.
Georgia Tech 3, Virginia 2 (6 inn., rain)
ATLANTA — No. 4 Virginia fell 3-2 to No. 17 Georgia Tech after steady rainfall created poor field conditions and the game was called with one out in the bottom of the sixth.
Reed Gragnani scored in the third inning to put Virginia (31-6, 13-5) up 1-0. Georgia Tech (26-10, 11-7) answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning. The Yellow Jackets then took the lead with an RBI-double by A.J. Murray and a single by Thomas Smith.
Jared King (Pulaski County) hit a solo home run in the sixth inning for the Cavaliers.
Cole Pitts struck out six and allowed only two hits over 5 1/3 innings for the win. Jonathan King earned the save with 2/3 of hitless relief.
Nick Howard was tagged with the loss after giving up three runs on five hits and two walks over 3 1/3 innings.
High Point 8, Radford 5
RADFORD — Josh Spano’s three-run home run capped a five-run ninth inning that led High Point to a series sweep of Radford.
Willie Medina broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run double to give High Point (18-19, 6-6) a 5-3 lead.
Jeff Kemp scored twice and had a solo home run for Radford (20-14, 7-5).
Jared Avidon pitched one inning in relief for the win. Jeff Maxwell gave up three runs on four hits over 1 2/3 innings for the loss.
Charleston Southern 7, VMI 4
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Kevin Hickey, Jaren Sustar and Chase Shelton each drove in two runs as Charleston Southern earned a win in the rubber match of the series.
Sustar and Shelton had three hits each to lead the Buccaneers (14-22, 5-7), which scored three runs in each of the fourth and sixth innings.
Rob Dickins led the Keydets (18-21, 5-7) with two RBIs.
Kevin Buran struck out nine and scattered five hits over 7 2/3 innings in the win. Reed Garrett was tagged with the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Mercer 16, VMI 8
LEXINGTON — Zack Ward and Chris Baxa tallied four goals each to lead Mercer to a win over VMI.
Cole Branch added three goals for Mercer (4-7), which out-shot VMI (0-11) by a 53-39 margin.
Russell East, Gage Snowbarger and Bernie Mowbray scored two goals each to lead the Keydets.
Mike Nugent made 14 saves for Mercer. Matt Lindemann stopped 14 shots for VMI.
Mary Washington 14, Washington & Lee 7
FREDERICKSBURG — Jenna Petrucelli’s seven goals and one assist led Mary Washington to a win over Washington and Lee.
Megan Gersbeck added three goals and Keller Torrey scored twice and added three assists for the Eagles (8-6). Katie Hagen and Meade Brewster scored twice for the Generals (5-8).
Kathryn Stiltz made six saves for the Eagles. Cara Mulligan made 10 saves for W&L.
Ferrum places seventh in USA South
ROCK MOUNT, N.C. — Ferrum placed seventh in the 2013 USA South Men’s Golf tournament at Benvenue Country Club with a three-day score of 975.
Methodist University earned the team title, finishing at 897. Christopher Newport finished second with a score of 908, followed in third by Greensboro at 916.
Averett’s Brandon Grogan earned medalist honors with a three-day score of 217. Scott Obenshain (Glenvar) led Ferrum individually with a 235 after a third-round score of 74. Obenshain finished 19th.
Radford tied for fifth
NINETY SIX, S.C. — Radford finished first-round play at the 2013 Big South Women’s Championships at The Patriot Club in a tie for fifth place.
The Highlanders shot 315 on the day and are tied with Longwood and Winthrop for fifth. Coastal Carolina leads the pack at 292, followed by Campbell in second with a score of 297. Gardner-Webb finished at 306 in third and Presbyterian carded a 313 for fourth place.
Radford’s Alexandra Austin is tied for fourth after opening play with a one-over-par 73. Austin is two strokes back of Coastal Carolina’s Lena Schaeffner for first place.
Hollins places fifth at Methodist Invitational
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Hollins carded a two-day total of 721 to finish in fifth place at the Methodist Spring Invitational.
Host Methodist shot a 309 on each day to finish in first with a score of 618. Piedmont placed second at 664, State University of New York at Cortland placed third at 704. Randolph-Macon finished in fourth above last-place Hollins at 709.
Elizabeth Cheng led Hollins individually and tied for 11th place. Cheng had rounds of 88 and 77 to finish with a 165. Methodist’s Kelsie Carralero finished in first with a score of 152.
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