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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
RADFORD — Kylie McGoldrick hammered a pair of two-run home runs as Virginia Tech’s softball team earned an 8-1 win over Radford.
Bailey Liddle hit a two-run single in the first inning and McGoldrick hit her first home run in the third inning for the Hokies (28-15).
In the sixth inning Courtney Liddle hit an RBI-double and scored on McGoldrick’s second homer. Jessica McNamara added a solo home run for Tech.
Ryndee Ruch scored in the bottom of the sixth for Radford (16-29).
Courtney and Bailey Liddle had three hits each for the Hokies. Becky Mantel led Radford with two hits.
Maggie Tyler gave up four hits over six innings for the win.
Virginia 6, Richmond 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Nick Howard’s three RBIs led Virginia to a mid-week win over Richmond.
Brandon Downes added two RBIs and scored once for the Cavaliers (36-6).
Tanner Stanley and Mike Small drove in a run each for Richmond (24-15).
David Rosenberger gave up four hits over three innings for the win.
Radford 14, East Tennessee State 10
RADFORD — Four players drove in two runs each and the Highlanders downed the visiting Pirates.
Ryan Burgess scored three runs and had two hits for Radford (23-16).
Three players scored two runs each for the Pirates (22-16).
Dylan Nelson pitched 5 1/3 innings in the win. Nygael Andrews was credited with the save after three innings of work.
Regionals, Super Regionals tickets go on sale
Tickets for a potential NCAA Division I Regional and Super Regional at University of Virginia’s Davenport Field go on sale today at 9 a.m.
Regional all-session ticket books are $45 for general admission and $60 for reserved seating. Super Regional ticket books are $36 for reserved seating and $24 for general admission.
The tickets can be purchased through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office.
If Virginia is not selected to host a Regional or Super Regional, ticket purchases will be refunded.
Radford finishes 4th
NINETY SIX, S.C. — Radford finished fourth in the Big South tournament at the par-72 Patriot Golf Club at Grand Harbor, its best showing at the event in five years.
Coastal Carolina won the three-day event by two strokes over Liberty. Coastal had an 881. Radford had a 906.
Liberty’s Mathieu Fenasse won the title with a 5-under 211.
Also Tuesday, Radford’s Conner Hayden (Chilhowie) was named the league freshman of the year. Radford’s Weston Eklund made the all-conference team.
W&L takes 4th
CAPE CHARLES, Va. — W&L finished fourth out of 10 teams in the ODAC tournament at the Bay Creek Resort & Club.
Guilford won the three-day event with a 914, claiming an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. W&L had a 958. Roanoke was last with a 1,026.
Guilford’s Noah Ratner won the title with an 8-over 224. W&L’s Patrick Clossin was sixth with a 233.
Also, W&L’s Teddy Corcoran made the All-ODAC first team, with Clossin making the third team.
Hollins finishes 2nd at ODAC tourney
CAPE CHARLES, Va. — Randolph-Macon won the inaugural ODAC women’s golf championship Tuesday, with first-round leader Hollins finishing second and W&L taking third.
Hollins was the leader Monday with a 369, one stroke better than the Yellow Jackets, but Randolph-Macon rallied to win the three-team tournament by 10 strokes. Randolph-Macon finished the two-day event at the par-73 Palmer Course at Bay Creek Resort & Club with a 719 to Hollins’ 729 and W&L’s 779.
Randolph-Macon’s Olivia Bowling won the individual crown with a 20-over 166. Shelby Estes of Hollins was the first-round leader, but Bowling shot a 79 on Tuesday to Estes’ 85. Estes and Hollins’ Elizabeth Cheng tied for second at 170.
W&L’s Rachael Wright (North Cross) tied for seventh with a 184. W&L’s Sara Moir (Hidden Valley) was 11th with a 189.
Also Tuesday, Cheng was named the ODAC player of the year and the scholar-athlete of the year. The junior led the ODAC with a 79.4 stroke average and has a 3.89 GPA.
Estes and Wright made the All-ODAC second team and Moir made the third team.
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