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Friday, April 26, 2013
LYNCHBURG - Jonathan Stutts and Taylor Rowe had a pair of RBIs each as fourth-seed Washington and Lee earned a 7-4 upset over third-seed Shenandoah in the first round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament at City Stadium.
The Generals (19-15) blew open a scoreless game with four runs in the fifth inning. W&L added two more in the top of the sixth inning and another in the seventh.
The Hornets (27-11) scored three in the seventh and one more in the eighth inning.
Ian Shaw pitched 6 1⁄3 innings and struck out four in the win.
Phillip Morse gave up six runs on 10 hits in 5 2⁄3 innings in the loss.
The win was the 400th of W&L head coach Jeff Stickley's career.
W&L faces five-seed Randolph-Macon today at 6 p.m.
Bridgewater 3, Roanoke 1
LYNCHBURG - Zach Hynes hammered a double to center field to score two runs and lead top-seeded Bridgewater over sixth-seed Roanoke in the ODAC Tournament.
Roanoke (18-20) scored first as Brian Kluge (Cave Spring) doubled to open the game. Kluge moved to third on a ground out and Bradley Mattox (William Byrd) singled to give the Maroons first-and-third with one out. Mattox and Kluge executed a double steal to bring Kluge home.
Bridgewater (29-9) tied the score in the bottom of the sixth as Andrew Hacker scored on a passed ball. After a pair of walks, Hynes took a 2-2 pitch from Roanoke reliever Austin Gregory (Hidden Valley) to center to put the Eagles ahead.
Roanoke mustered two hits over the final three frames as Bridgewater's Corey Armentrout went the full nine innings. Armentrout scattered five hits and gave up only one walk while striking out nine.
Roanoke's Jacob McMillan (William Byrd) was tagged with the loss despite giving up only three hits and striking out six in 5 1⁄3 innings.
Kluge and Clark Crutchfield led the Maroons with two hits each. Christian Armstrong had two for the Eagles.
Roanoke faces second-seed Hampden-Sydney today at 11 a.m.
Virginia 10, Duke 7
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Liza Blue and Casey Bocklet scored three goals each in the first half to help Virginia to an upset win over No. 8 Duke in the first round of the ACC tournament.
Blue finished with four goals on the day for the Cavaliers (9-8), which led 6-3 at the half.
Makenzie Hommel and Kelci Smesko led Duke (11-5) with three goals each.
Virginia's Kim Kolarik stopped six shots. Kelsey Duryea made six saves for Duke.
Boston College 10, Virginia Tech 8
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - No. 14 Boston College scored four consecutive goals to surge past Virginia Tech in the ACC tournament in a game that saw five ties and six lead changes.
The Eagles (12-6) trailed 7-6 with under 18 minutes to play. Mikaela Rix started the rally and Covie Stanwick's back-to-back goals proved to be the difference.
Brooke Martin scored the second of her two goals with 3:34 remaining, but the Hokies could get no closer. Jack Boissonneault and Libby Rosebro also scored two goals each for the Hokies (8-8).
Stanwick led the Eagles with five goals, while Rix and Sarah Mannelly added two goals and two assists each.
Emily Mata made six saves for Boston College. Alex Gale made three stops for Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech 4, Boston College 3
CARY, N.C. - Sixth-seed Virginia Tech downed 11th-seed Boston College 4-0 in the opening round of the ACC tournament.
Virginia Tech (15-8) took the doubles point and Amerigo Contini, Hunter Koontz and Joao Monteiro won their respective singles matches.
The Hokies advance to face third-seed Wake Forest, which defeated Tech 4-3 in the regular season.
Virginia Tech 4, Duke 3
CARY, N.C. - The No. 69 Virginia Tech women's tennis team upset the No. 14 Blue Devils in the opening round of the ACC tournament.
The Hokies, the 11th-seed, earned the doubles point and Kelly Williford, Carol Kahoun and Tea Ivanovic earned wins in the singles portion.
The Hokies advance to play three-seed Virginia today at 3 p.m.
TRACK AND FIELD
Tech's Nugent eighth at Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA - Virginia Tech's Leah Nugent finished in eighth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 59.61 in the opening day of the 119th Penn Relays.
Washington and Lee's Janey Fugate finished third among Division III athletes in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:03.53. Fugate placed 46th of 54 in the event.
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