FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Joe Johnson and Sam Zayicek each had two hits and one RBI to help sixth-seeded High Point beat second-seeded Radford 6-4 on Friday in an elimination game of the Big South baseball tournament.
The Highlanders (30-27) went 1-2 in the tournament, including an 8-1 win over seventh-seeded Charleston Southern in an elimination game Thursday night.
In Friday’s game, Radford’s Matt Roth had an RBI single and J.D. Mundy (Northside) had an RBI double. Spencer Horwitz belted a solo homer.
Down 5-3 in the eighth, Radford had the bases loaded with no outs. But the Highlanders scored just once, on a Kyle Butler sacrifice fly.
In Thursday night’s game, Radford’s Andrew Nardi pitched a three-hitter. He struck out eight and walked none.
Colby Higgerson and Straton Podaras each had a two-RBI single for Radford in that game. Mundy and Andrew Szamski each had an RBI single.
Maury RB picks Tech
Virginia Tech landed a verbal commitment from three-star running back C.J. Beasley of Maury High School. He made the announcement at a ceremony at his school in Norfolk.
“I think he’s going to the spot that’s the best fit for him,” Maury coach Dyrri McCain said in a phone interview. “It’s somewhere where he feels like home and has the opportunity to compete.”
According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Beasley is the No. 93 running back in the 2020 signing class and the No. 28 recruit in Virginia.
Beasley had 2,409 all-purpose yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior to help Maury reach the Class 5 state semifinals. He will compete in the upcoming state track meet in both hurdles events.
TRACK AND FIELD
GENEVA, Ohio — Salem High School graduate Davonta Womack of Bridgewater College won his heat in the prelims of the men’s 100 meters at the NCAA Division III outdoor national championships.
He advanced to Saturday’s nine-man final with a school-record time of 10.50 seconds. Womack, who tied the ODAC record, was third overall in the prelims.
Cavs, Hokies get bids
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Virginia’s Bridget Guy tied for first in the pole vault on the second day of the NCAA East meet, earning a bid to next month’s NCAA Division I national championships.
She had a vault of 13 feet, 8 1/4 inches.
Also earning bids from UVa on Friday were Ethan Dabbs, who was fourth in the men’s javelin (227-11), and Andrenette Knight, who took sixth in the women’s 400 hurdles (57.05).
Four Hokies earned bids Friday.
Virginia Tech’s Jacory Patterson took third in the men’s 400 meters with a school-record time of 45.46 seconds. Bashir Mosavel-Lo took third in the men’s 800 (1:48.77). Miles Green was fifth in the men’s 400 hurdles (50.25). Fitsum Seyoum was sixth in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:40.86).
UVa’s Brent Demarest took third in the 10,000 (28:54.69) on Thursday night to also earn a bid.
Johns Hopkins 6, Shenandoah 3
BALTIMORE — Mike Eberle had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Blue Jays (34-11) past the Hornets (35-14) in Game 1 of their NCAA Division III Super Regional series.
The Hornets will need to beat the Blue Jays twice on Saturday to make the World Series.
Illinois Wesleyan 5, Randolph-Macon 3
TYLER, Texas — Jillian Runyon had three hits and scored twice to lead the Titans (39-9) past the Yellow Jackets (30-17) in an elimination game of the Division III World Series.
UVa’s Ryan Conrad has been named the winner of the Senior CLASS Award for men’s lacrosse in recognition of his athletic and academic excellence, community work and character.