Due to the weather, some customers may experience late delivery of The Roanoke Times. We apologize for the delay.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
BLACKSBURG - Bailey Liddle hit a bases-loaded single with no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Virginia Tech completed a two-game home-and-home sweep of Radford with a 2-1 softball victory at Tech Softball Park on Wednesday.
The Highlanders (16-30) got a solo home run from Casey Burns in the fourth inning to take a 1-0 lead.
The Hokies (29-15) evened the score in the sixth when Bailey Liddle singled in her sister Courtney Liddle after Courtney reached first on a bunt single, then got to second on an errant throw to first.
Tech had runners in scoring position in the bottom of the seventh, and Radford had a scoring opportunity in the top of the eighth.
Virginia sweeps Liberty
LYNCHBURG - The Cavaliers (20-25) won their last pair of nonconference regular-season games by topping the Flames (19-30) by scores of 7-3 and 7-6.
In the first game, Megan Harris hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning for UVa. Taylor Williams stole her 50th career base during the game as well.
Marcy Bowdren and Lauren Didlake hit home runs for UVa in the second game.
Liberty's Sammi Shivock homered in the first game.
N.C. A&T 11, Radford 6
RADFORD - The Aggies (14-28) scored three runs in both the first and third innings, and 8-0 after 4 1⁄2 innings on the way to topping the Highlanders (23-17).
Kelvin Freeman hit two home runs for A&T. Phil Bondi homered for Radford, which got as close as 8-5 after a four-run sixth inning.
Virginia 16, James Madison 8
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Cavaliers (37-7) scored four runs in the fourth inning and five more in the eighth to win its sixth straight game.
UVa pitcher Austin Young improved to 5-0 after throwing 2 1⁄3 innings one-run baseball in relief. Kyle Crockett pitched the last two innings to earn his 10th save.
Brandon Downes had a triple, home run and three RBIs for the Cavs.
VMI 9, Norfolk State 4
NORFOLK - The Keydets (19-26) took the lead for good with a three-run fifth inning and snapped a seven-game losing streak.
Brandon Angus had three hits for VMI. Rian Ellis got his first college win after allowing three hits and no runs over 1 2⁄3 innings.
W&L 14, Shenandoah 3
WINCHESTER - The 12th-ranked Generals (12-3, 6-2 ODAC) led 8-0 at the half and went on to top Shenandoah (5-10, 0-8).
Cameron Dabir scored four goals for W&L. Jack Reuter added two goals and an assists. Mac Means and Jack Switala also scored twice apiece.
W&L 13, Lynchburg 9
LEXINGTON - The fourth-seeded Generals (9-8) outscored Lynchburg (8-9) 4-1 in the last 16 minutes to advance to the ODAC tournament semifinals.
Catherine Klinedinst scored four goals and had an assist for W&L, which will play at top-seeded Guilford on Saturday.
Randolph-Macon 17, Roanoke 11
The sixth-seeded Yellow Jackets (12-5) went on an 8-1 run during the latter minutes of the first half and the early portion of the second half, and went on to upset third-seeded and host Roanoke in the quarterfinals of the ODAC women's lacrosse tournament.
Darragh Evarts scored six goals for the Maroons (9-8). Kathleen Wager finishes her Roanoke career ranked seventh in goals (139) and ninth in total points (181).
Cavs, Hokie honored
Virginia's Julia Elbaba, who is 31-9 in singles and 14-3 in doubles, has been named the ACC freshman of the year.
She was joined on the All-ACC team by UVa freshman Stephanie Nauta and Virginia Tech freshman Ilinca Stoica.
Weather JournalMidday update: More ice likely later