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The Roanoke Times | File 2011
Blacksburg graduate Jake Mondy, playing for Auburn, carded a four-over 75 and is tied for 32nd in the Columbus Regional of the NCAA golf championship.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Scoring runs in six different innings, the seventh-ranked Cavaliers surgically picked apart the second-ranked Tar Heels 10-4 at Boshamer Field.
Mike Papi went 3 for 6 with two RBIs, while Derek Fisher added a hit and two RBIs for Virginia (44-8, 21-7).
Nate Irving chipped in three hits and an RBI for the Cavaliers.
Brandon Waddell pitched seven strong innings, allowing four earned runs on eight hits. Waddell struck out two and walked three, while pushing his record to 5-1 on the season.
The 10 runs and 17 hits were the most allowed in both categories by North Carolina (46-7, 20-6) all season.
Virginia Tech 13, Wake Forest 2
BLACKSBURG - Tyler Horan homered for the fifth time in three games and Chad Morgan also cracked a three-run home run as the Hokies used a six-run sixth inning to power the 22nd-ranked Hokies to victory at English Field.
Horan was perfect at the plate, going 4 for 4 with four RBIs while Morgan added an RBI sacrifice fly to his home run to also give him four RBIs.
Joe Mantiply (5-0) pitched six solid innings for Tech (34-19, 14-14) allowing only one run.
Wake Forest (28-26, 9-19) opened the scoring in the top of the first with back-to-back doubles by Mark Rhine and Pat Blair. The Demon Deacons added another run in the top of the fourth before Tech responded with three runs in bottom of the fourth, setting up the six-run sixth.
The Hokies and Deacons will face off again at 5:30 p.m. tonight at English Field.
Radford 6, Liberty 3
LYNCHBURG - Zach Woolcock drove in two of the Highlanders' six runs in the top of the second inning en route to a win over the Flames.
Radford (29-22, 14-8) strung together four hits, a walk and a hit by pitch as part of the six-run second inning.
Liberty (27-26, 11-11) scored twice in the bottom of the ninth, but the game ended on a strikeout with runners on second and third.
Josh Gardiner, Josh Reavis and Blake Sipe tallied two hits each for the Highlanders. Trey Wimmer and Ryan Cordell led Liberty with three hits each.
Tyler Costello picked up the win with three innings of work, striking out three and giving up four hits.
Virginia advances to NCAA quarterfinals
URBANA, Ill. - The No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers blanked California 4-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Tournament for the ninth consecutive season.
The Cavaliers (27-0) picked up the doubles point, with Mitchell Frank and Alex Domijan winning the decisive match 8-5. Julen Uriguen picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win at the No. 6 singles, Domijan advanced with a 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 2 and Mac Styslinger clinched the win with a 6-4, 6-1 win in the No. 4 singles.
Virginia advances to play No. 7 Tennessee (25-7) on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Hokies in 8th in NCAA regional
PULLMAN, Wash. - Virginia Tech golf team shot an opening round 11-under-par 277 to finish tied for eighth after the first round of the Pullman Regional of the NCAA Tournament at the par-72 Palouse Ridge Golf Course.
Mikey Moyers birdied six holes and led the Hokies with a four-under 68. Moyers is tied for 18th on the individual leaderboard. Southern California's Sam Smith tops the individual leaderboard with a 10-under 62.
The top five teams from each region advance to the NCAA Championship. The Hokies sit three strokes back of fifth-place Pacific. California carded a 23-under 265 to top the leaderboard
Virginia in 11th at Columbus Regional
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Virginia opened the NCAA Regional by carding a 19-over-par 303 on the par-71 Scarlet Course at the Ohio State Golf Club.
The Cavaliers are in 11th place after the first round, with Charlotte in first place at 287.
David Pastore led Virginia with a two-over 73. The top five teams from the region advance to the NCAA Championships.
Blacksburg graduate Jake Mondy (Auburn University) carded a four-over 75 and is tied for 32nd.
Hollins' Cheng moves up to 11th
BAYTOWNE, Fla. - Hollins University's Elizabeth Cheng carded a five-over-par 77 to finish in 11th place after three rounds of the NCAA Division III golf championship at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Cheng posted an 81 in the first round and a 77 in round two, giving her a total of 235. Cheng opened the day in 18th place, but used three birdies to climb the leaderboard.
Laura Lindsey of the University of Texas at Tyler is first with 221.
Cheng was also named a second-team All-American by the Women's Golf Coaches Association and named to the All East Region team. The junior from Virginia Beach notched three wins and seven finishes in the top-five and was named the ODAC Women's Golfer of the Week six times. Cheng also won the conference's first ever Player of the Year award.
ACC-Big Ten Challenge pairings announced
Virginia Tech will visit Indiana on Dec. 4 as part of this year's ACC-Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge.
It will be the first meeting between the schools in women's basketball. Indiana was 11-19 this year.
Virginia will visit Michigan on Dec. 5. It will be their first meeting in 11 years.
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