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Saturday, April 27, 2013
The third-seeded Roanoke College softball team defeated sixth-seeded Shenandoah 7-6 in eight innings in the first game of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Softball Tournament, but dropped a 2-1 decision to No. 19 Lynchburg College later in the day.
Trailing 6-5 going to the bottom of the eighth inning, Roanoke's Alea Bier (Cave Spring) drove home Rhea Schleicher on a fielder's choice to tie the game. Stephanie Clark 's (Halifax) RBI single, brought home Leona Rainey with the winning run.
Against second -seeded Lynchburg (32-9), Caitlin Manuel laced an RBI single to score Hollee Warlitner (Alleghany) to tie the game at one after two innings.
However, Michaela Munday drove home Danielle Powell with an RBI single in the fourth to give the Hornets the lead for good.
The Maroons will start the second day of action with a must-win game against fifth -seeded Bridgewater at 11 a.m. today on field one of the Moyer Complex.
The winner of that game will play the winner of the Shenandoah-Randolph-Macon match at 5 p.m. today.
Liberty 4, VMI 0
LYNCHBURG - Liberty defeated VMI 4-0 in Big South action.
The Flames (24-20, 9-7 Big South) held the Keydets (19-27, 5-11 Big South) to just three hits. Jordan Tarsovich had two hits, and Matt Winn had one hit.
Liberty's Josh Richardson struck out eight and gave up just three hits in nine innings for the win.
VMI's Connor Bach pitched seven innings, allowing eight hits, four earned runs and walking three.
Hampden-Sydney 3, Roanoke 1
LYNCHBURG - Second-seed Hampden-Sydney eliminated sixth-seed Roanoke from the 2013 ODAC Tournament on the strength of a three-run seventh inning at City Stadium.
Brian Kluge (Cave Spring) singled and scored on a wild pitch to put Roanoke (18-21) up 1-0 in the first inning.
Roanoke starting pitcher Tyler Grouten gave up four hits over the first six innings, but gave up four straight singles to start the seventh inning, and the Tigers (22-16-1) took the lead. Hampden-Sydney added another run after Grouten left the game and held the Maroons to just two hits over the final two frames.
Hunter Lewis pitched 8 1⁄ 3 innings for the win, striking out five and holding Roanoke to just four hits. Luke Rabiej earned the save, retiring the final two batters with Roanoke's Mark Manthe (Blacksburg) on second base.
Roanoke's 18 wins are a program record.
Randolph-Macon 5, Washington & Lee 1
LYNCHBURG - Fifth-seed Randolph-Macon notched a pair of runs in each of the first and second innings to jump out to an early lead against fourth-seed Washington and Lee in the ODAC tournament.
The Yellow Jackets (19-15-1) were led at the plate by Michael Trenthams' four hits and one RBI, and Jeb Weymouth had three hits and scored twice.
W&L (19-16) was led by Joe Scalzo's RBI and Jonathan Stutts' two hits.
Randolph-Macon starter Michael Helbig pitched a complete game, striking out seven and allowing six hits in the win.
W&L faces second-seed Hampden-Sydney at 2:30 p.m. today in an elimination game.
Henderlite among ODAC honorees
Lord Botetourt graduate Martin Henderlite of Lynchburg College has been named the ODAC pitcher of the year.
Henderlite, a sophomore, was 8-2 with a 1.12 ERA, 55 strikeouts and 22 walks in 72 innings.
He was joined on the All-ODAC first team by W&L catcher Alex Mait (.323), W&L first baseman Alex Maragos (.354) and W&L shortstop Jonathan Stutts (.408, eight homers).
The second team included Roanoke reliever Austin Gregory, a Hidden Valley graduate who went 3-1, and W&L outfielder Drew Weprinsky.
The third team included Roanoke outfielder Mark Manthe, a Blacksburg graduate who hit .326, and W&L pitcher Ian Shaw.
Emory & Henry outfielder Eric Houff, a Blacksburg graduate who hit. 363, also made the second team.
Gardner-Webb sweeps Radford
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Radford was shut out in both games of its doubleheader against Gardner-Webb, falling 1-0 and 5-0.
Megan Honaker had three hits for Radford in game one. Honaker accounted for 60 percent of the Highlanders' hits during the first game. Rachel Walters pitched a complete game for Radford, striking out eight, walking two, gave up seven hits and allowing one earned run.
In game two, the Highlanders (16-32, 9-11 Big South) were held to just two hits, while giving up 12 hits to the Runnin' Bulldogs (13-28, 8-15 Big South). Honaker and Becky Mantel each had a hit for Radford.
Virginia 13, Maryland 6
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Mark Cockerton scored four goals, and Matt White added three as Virginia downed top-seed Maryland to advance to the championship game of the ACC Men's Lacrosse tournament.
Virginia (7-7) led held a tenuous 6-5 lead late in the third quarter before scoring seven straight to widen the gap.
Nick O'Reilly and Rob Emery added two goals each for the Cavaliers. Owen Blye led Maryland (9-3) with three goals.
Virginia will play North Carolina in the final at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Maryland 13, Virginia 9
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Kelly McPartland, Katie Schwarzmann, Alex Aust and Brooke Griffin scored three goals each as No. 1 Maryland advanced to the 2013 ACC Championship Game.
Virginia (9-9) trailed 7-6 at the half, but Maryland (18-0) scored four of the first five goals in the second half to widen the gap.
Ashlee Warner and Casey Bocklet led the Cavaliers with two goals each. Kasey Howard made two saves for Maryland and Kim Kolarik stopped five shots for Virginia.
Maryland will face No. 3 North Carolina in the final at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Virginia 4, UNC 0
CARY, N.C. - No. 2 Virginia handled No. 54 North Carolina quickly at the quarterfinals of the ACC Men's Tennis Tournament.
The top-seed Cavaliers (22-0) earned the doubles point, and Alex Domijan, Mitchell Frank and Justin Shane took victories in the singles portion from eighth-seed North Carolina.
Virginia advances to face fifth-seed Clemson at 10 a.m. today.
Wake Forest 4, Virginia Tech 2
CARY, N.C.- No. 24 Wake Forest took a 4-2 decision from No. 42 Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Men's Tennis Tournament.
The Hokies earned the doubles point and Andreas Bjerrehus earned a win in the singles portion, but the Demon Deacons clinched the win with Adam Lee's victory in the No. 4 singles.
Wake Forest advances to play second-seed Duke at 1 p.m. today.
Virginia 4, Virginia Tech 3
CARY, N.C. - No. 13 Virginia felled No. 69 Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Women's Tennis Tournament.
Erin Vierra and Hana Tomljanovic earned wins, and Julia Elbaba clinched the win for the Cavaliers. Raluca Mita, Kelly Williford and Tea Ivanovic won their respective matches for Virginia Tech.
The three-seed Cavaliers will face seven-seed Florida State at 1 p.m. today in the semifinals.
Hokies in second at ACC
NEW LONDON, N.C. - Virginia Tech finished with a six-under-par 282 on the first day of the ACC Men's Golf Championships at the Par 72 Old North State Country Club.
The Hokies sit tied for second with Duke, but 11 strokes behind first-place Florida State. Virginia finished sixth on the day with a one-under-par 287.
Virginia Tech's Mikey Moyers is tied for third on the individual leaderboard with a four-under 68, three strokes back of the Seminoles' Daniel Berger. Virginia's David Pastore is tied for fifth at 69.
TRACK & FIELD
Tech's Schultze sets new school record
RADFORD - Virginia Tech's Martina Schultze broke her own school record in the pole vault by clearing 14 feet, 2 ½ inches during the first day of the Highlander Invitational.
Tech's Leigh Allin finished second behind Schultze and Erinn Schaal finished fifth. Sabine Kopplin, competing unattached, finished first in the women's javelin with a throw of 163-10, and Sarah Kadelka finished third in the event.
For the Tech men, Chris Uhle finished first in the men's pole vault, clearing 16-2 ¾, and Brad Johnson (competing unattached) finished third.
For Radford, Jamiecka Baker placed fifth in the women's long jump at 18-1 3⁄4, while George Henry and Phillip Hovatter finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the men's event.
For VMI, Renee Reives finished fourth in the discus throw with a throw of 143-0, and Mary Grace Lemon (E.C. Glass) finished sixth in the discus. Kate Collins finished fourth in the pole vault at 11-9. Rachel Sing placed fifth in the javelin at 116-3.
Tech's Artis-Gray qualifies at Penn Relays
Virginia Tech's Jeff-Artis Gray qualified for a spot in the 110-meter hurdle final at the Penn Relays with a time of 14.08 seconds.