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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
NINETY SIX, S.C. — Radford sophomore Alexandra Austin tied for eighth place at the Big South tournament Tuesday and broke a school record with an 8-over 224.
Coastal Carolina won the three-day event with an 880, with Radford finishing seventh out of nine teams with a 941.
Austin shot a 1-over 73 on Tuesday, her second 73 of the tournament.
Austin was named to the All-Big South team, while Radford’s Paige Reese made the all-academic team.
Tennessee 5, Virginia Tech 4
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Jeff Moberg stole home and Taylor Smith hit a two-run double in the first inning, as the Volunteers (17-18) got out to a 4-0 lead after two innings and hung on to beat Virginia Tech (22-16 ) in the Hokie-Smokey Classic at Pioneer Park.
The Hokies got back to within 4-3 in the top of the third with an RBI single by Gary Schneider and a two-run home run by Sean Keselica. Schneider also hit an RBI double in the seventh to make the score 5-4, but Tennessee reliever Andy Cox retired the last seven Tech batters in order to earn a save and end the game.
Shenandoah sweeps W&L
WINCHESTER — The Generals (15-15, 8-9) scored 28 runs on 34 hits, smacked nine home runs, four doubles and a triple during the course of their doubleheader with Shenandoah. They lost both games by scores of 28-14 and 15-14.
The Hornets (25-9, 13-7) feasted on General pitching in the first game to the tune of a 28-14 win. However, it took a 12-run comeback over the final four innings of the nightcap to earn the walk-off win and the doubleheader sweep.
Leading 11-3 in the sixth inning, Shenandoah scored eight times in the bottom of the inning to tie the score at 11. After trading the lead back and forth, the score was tied at 14 in the bottom of the ninth. The winning run scored on a fielder’s choice and two throwing errors.
Highlanders finish 3rd at Wofford tournament
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Tanner Carbaugh (Giles) shot a career-best 2-under-par 214 over three rounds to lead Radford to a third-place finish at the Coca-Cola Invitational at the par-72 Country Club of Spartanburg.
Carbaugh, who shot a 4-under 68 in the second round, finished with a 73 and ended up in a tie for ninth.
Weston Eklund and Callum Tarren tied for 20th at 2 over. Conner Hayden (Chilhowie) was 34th at 220, and Matt Harman (Cave Spring) finished 40th at 221.
East Tennessee State was the tournament winner, finished eight shots ahead of the Highlanders.
W&L gets sixth at Berry tourney
ROME, Ga. — Patrick Clossin and Teddy Corcoran finished in a tie for 21st with two-round scores of 150 on the par-71 Stonebridge Golf Club.
Cumberlands won the team title with a score of 611 — 33 strokes ahead of W&L.
TRACK AND FIELD
Virginia Tech’s Alexander Ziegler, who was the NCAA champ in the weight throw, has been named the ACC men’s indoor track and field scholar-athlete of the year.
Florida State 2, UVa 0
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Lacey Waldrop pitched a two-hitter and struck out 10 batters to lead the No. 25 Seminoles (34-14, 13-2) to a nationally televised win over the Cavaliers (18-22, 3-12) on Monday night.
Randolph-Macon 3, Southern Virginia 1
ASHLAND, Va. — The Yellow Jackets (30-6) scored twice in the bottom of the fifth inning, and held on to beat the Knights (10-20). Randolph-Macon, playing at home for the last time this season, finished the regular season 23-0 in home games.
Laura Tome had an RBI single in the top of the fourth to put SVU up 1-0. But the Jackets answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game.
Roanoke sweeps Ferrum
FERRUM — Roanoke defeated host Ferrum by scores of 10-5 and 1-0
Alea Bier and Alexis Roop each smacked homers in the opener for Roanoke (27-6), and Rhea Schleicher scored on an error in the nightcap against Ferrum (34-12). Maroons’ starter Kelly Higbie took wins in both games on the mound, tossing 6 1⁄3 innings in Game 1 with four strikeouts, and a complete game with two strikeouts in Game 2. Bier and Leona Rainey each went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Maroons.
Kaitlyn Culler took the hard-luck loss in the second game for Ferrum pitching a complete game five-hitter with five strikeouts.
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