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Sunday, April 28, 2013
LYNCHBURG - Spencer Wiles scored on a single by Beau Flinchum in the bottom of the 11th inning to give second-seed Hampden-Sydney a 6-5 win and eliminate fourth-seed Washington and Lee from the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball tournament at City Stadium.
The Tigers (23-16-1) nursed a 4-3 lead heading into the top of the ninth inning and were one out away from winning in regulation before W&L's (19-17) Joe Scalzo scored on a wild pitch to tie the game.
Neither team scored in the 10th inning, but Alex Mait singled in Keegan Dolan to put W&L up 5-4 in the top of the 11th inning.
John Lloyd led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a double and advanced to third on a single by Wiles. Wiles stole second and W&L intentionally walked Hunter Lewis to load the bases with no outs. Jeff Gray drew a four-pitch walk to bring in Lloyd to tie the game and Flinchum singled on the third pitch of the at bat to end the game.
Billy Nixon earned the win with a third of an inning of relief.
Cory Smith (Hidden Valley) was tagged with the loss in five innings of relief, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks. Smith's 19th appearance of the year is a school record.
Radford, College of Charleston split
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Radford split a pair of non-conference games with College of Charleston, winning 7-3 in game one and falling 5-3 in a seven-inning game two.
Radford trailed 2-1 heading into the sixth inning, but scored four runs to take the lead and tacked on two more in the seventh inning to pad it. Josh Gardiner led the Highlanders with three RBIs on three hits and Chris Coia scored twice.
Tyler Costello grabbed the win, striking out five and scattering five hits over 5 1⁄3 innings. James Woods earned the save with an inning of work.
Carl Wise hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to give College of Charleston (23-19) the edge in game two. Brandon Murray put the Cougars up 3-1 with a three-run home run in the third inning and Radford (24-18) tied it with in the top of the fifth with two runs on four hits.
Ryan West earned the win with six innings of work, striking out eight and giving up seven hits. Michael Boyle took the loss, giving up five runs on six hits over six innings.
Liberty takes two from VMI
LEXINGTON - VMI dropped a pair of games to Liberty in Big South action, falling 11-6 and 13-7.
Ryan Cordell and Alex Close led the Flames with four RBIs each in game one. Cordell hit a grand slam in the sixth inning and Close had a pair of two-RBI hits. Rob Dickinson hit a two-run homer for VMI in the sixth inning.
Roy Brooks earned the win in seven innings of work. T.J. Lighton was tagged with the loss after two innings of work.
In game two, Danny Grauer tallied six RBIs, four runs scored, three hits and a pair of home runs for Liberty (26-20, 11-7). Cody Holder, Brandon Angus and Rob Dickinson had two RBIs each for VMI (19-29, 5-13).
Jared Lyons earned the win, pitching 3 2⁄3 innings and striking out four and allowing four hits. Reed Garrett allowed seven runs over 4 1⁄3 innings in the loss.
Bridgewater 8, Roanoke 1
Melanie Lamb hit a pair of three-run home runs to lead the fifth-seeded Bridgewater Eagles to a win over third-seeded Roanoke College in an elimination game in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament at the James I. Moyer Complex.
Lamb hit her first homer in the bottom of the first inning and the Eagles (24-17) tacked on one more in the bottom of the second to lead 4-0. After an RBI single by Brooke Throckmorton in the bottom of the fourth, Lamb hit her second home run of the day to cap Bridgewater's scoring.
Leona Rainey drove in Morgan Wood with a single to score the lone run of the day for Roanoke (30-12).
Heather Jenkins went the full seven innings for the Eagles, striking out three and holding Roanoke to five hits in the win. Kelly Higbie pitched 3 1⁄3 innings in the loss, giving up six runs on seven hits. Bridgewater finished the day with 13 hits.
Radford 11, Gardner-Webb 8
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Emily Naegele's four RBIs and two runs scored helped Radford snap a nine-game winless streak and down Big South foe Gardner-Webb.
Naegele hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning and Jessica Agee added a three-run shot also in the fifth as part of a six-run fifth inning for the Highlanders (17-32, 10-11).
Radford led 11-2 heading into the bottom half of the sixth inning before Gardner-Webb (13-29, 8-16) struck for six runs, powered by a three-run homer from Elizabeth Williams.
Rachael Walters earned the win with five innings of work, giving up five hits and striking out three. Jackie Jenkins earned her first save of the year with 1 1⁄3 innings of relief.
Siena 16, VMI 10
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Richie Hurley's seven goals led Siena to a win over VMI in the final game of the season for the Keydets.
Clive Colin and Kieran Donohue added two goals each for Siena (6-8, 3-2), who was out-shot 42-32 by VMI (1-12, 1-5).
Gage Snowbarger led the Keydets with four goals, while Bernie Mowbray and Alex Henthorn added two each.
Matt Sharp made 11 saves in the win and Matt Lindemann stopped seven shots in the loss.
Washington & Lee 11, Hampden-Sydney 10
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY - Cooper Brown's goal with 7:25 to play in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference in No. 12 Washington and Lee's tight road win.
Cameron Dabir led the Generals (13-3, 7-2) with four goals and two assists and Garrett Paglia added a pair of goals. Mike Funk led the Tigers (11-5, 6-3) with three goals and three assists.
W&L led 8-4 before four straight goals by the Tigers tied the game. Mac Means broke the deadlock and Dabir put the Generals up by two late in the third quarter.
Warren Berenis made eight saves in the win. David Noftsinger stopped 10 shots in the loss.
Washington and Lee 14, Guilford 13
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Catherine Klinedinst's goal with just under 10 minutes to play proved to be the difference as fourth-seed Washington and Lee upset top-seed Guilford in the semifinals of the ODAC tournament.
The Generals (9-9) jumped out to a 5-2 lead thanks to three goals by Meade Brewster and W&L had an 8-5 lead at the half. W&L extended that lead to 11-6 early in the second half before Guilford (15-2) scored six of the next eight goals to pull within one.
Klinedinst put the Generals up 14-12 and the Quakers added another, but ultimately fell to their second loss of the year.
Katie Hagen led W&L with six goals and Brewster and Emily Conway added three each. Four players scored three each for Guilford in the loss.
Cara Mulligan made 11 saves for W&L and Liza Mettler made 15 stops for Guilford.
The Generals advance to play second-seed Shenandoah in the championship game on Saturday.
Virginia 4, Clemson 0
CARY, N.C. - Virginia blanked Clemson to reach its 10th consecutive ACC championship final.
Virginia (23-0) earned the doubles point ant Julen Urigen, Mitchell Frank and Ryan Shane earned wins in the singles portion to send the Cavaliers to the final against Wake Forest at 11 a.m.
Washington & Lee 5, Virginia Wesleyan 0
VIRGINIA BEACH - No. 23 Washington and Lee took all three doubles points and wasted no time in securing a spot in the championship game of the ODAC tournament.
Christopher Hu and Brian Krouskos locked up the win to send top-seed W&L (16-15) to the finals against two-seed Bridgewater today at 10 a.m.
Florida State 4, Virginia 3
CARY, N.C. - Seventh-seed Florida State's Amy Sargeant clinched the upset over third-seed Virginia in the ACC tournament by defeating Li Xi 7-6, 4-6, 7-5.
Virginia took the doubles point and Julia Elbaba and Stephanie Nauta earned wins in No. 1 and No. 2 singles. The Seminoles earned wins in the third through sixth singles to take the decision.
Washington & Lee 5, Virginia Wesleyan 0
VIRGINIA BEACH - Washington and Lee's 16th ranked women's tennis team advance to the finals of the ODAC tournament after blanking Virginia Wesleyan.
The Generals (17-5) swept the doubles points and Sallie Griffin and Laura Simmons earned wins to lock up W&L's spot in the finals against Roanoke today at 1 p.m.
Roanoke 5, Hollins 3
VIRGINIA BEACH - Second-seed Roanoke downed three-seed Hollins in the semifinals of the ODAC tournament.
Roanoke earned two of three points in the doubles portion of the match and received singles wins from Kristen McDowell, Haley Goodes (Glenvar) and Kaitlyn Diskerud.
Hokies cool off, Cavs surge at ACC
NEW LONDON, N.C. - In second place after the first round at the ACC tournament, Virginia Tech fell to fourth after day two of the event with a two-round score of 558.
Virginia moved up to fifth place and has a two day score of 566.
Tech's Mikey Moyers sits in third on the individual leaderboard at 136, three back of Georgia Tech's Anders Albertson for first. Denny McCarthy leads Virginia and is tied for 13th with a 141.
TRACK & FIELD
Tech hurdler finishes 3rd at Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Virginia Tech's Jeff-Artis Gray finished third in the 110-meter hurdle at the Penn Relays with a time of 13.92 seconds.
Highjumper Ronnie Black finished sixth in the event by clearing 6-11 1⁄2.
RADFORD - Radford's men's track and field team notched four event wins to highlight the final day of the Highlander Invitational.
Joseph Betts won the 200-meter event with a time of 21.36 seconds and Vincent Wyatt took the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.12 seconds. Brian Gorwitz nabbed the 1,500-meter event with a time of 3:52.92 while Justin Smith took first in the shot put with a distance of 52 feet, 4 1⁄2 inches.
Also for the Radford men, Kaise white placed second in the 400-meter dash at 47.68 seconds and Victor Brew placed third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.48 seconds. Radford had a pair of teams as the only competitors in the 1,600 relay.
Virginia Tech's Annjulie Vester claimed the women's hammer throw with a heave of 203-2, a personal best.
Tech's Tomas Kruzliak placed second in the men's hammer throw with a distance of 228-8. Kruzliak trailed former Virginia Tech national champion Marcel Lomnicky, who competed unattached and finished with a distance of 252-10. Kruzliak finished ahead of Alex Ziegler, who competed unattached after completing his collegiate career in the 2012-2013 indoor season.
For the Radford women, Emily Marshall placed second in the 1,500 at 5:04.82, Danyelle McDaniel placed third in the 400 with a time of 1:00.69, and Ashlen Veatch claimed third in the hammer throw with a heave of 172-9.
VMI's Kelsey Newcomb claimed the women's 800 in 2:14.25 and Hannah Dickinson took the 1,500 in 4:51.34. Avery Martin placed third in the men's 800 and Jason Thorpe placed third in the 1,500 with times of 1:54.57 and 4:00.08, respectively.
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