Saturday's multi-sport college and local roundup: No. 18 Virginia sweeps doubleheader at Notre Dame

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COLLEGES:

Baseball:

No. 18 Virginia, which has endured a recent tailspin with a younger-than-usual team, got back on track Saturday by winning 9-1 and 4-2 at Notre Dame.

The Cavaliers (17-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) got quality pitching and defense as well as some timely hitting in their first trip to Notre Dame in program history. Adam Haseley finished with four hits in the doubleheader, and fellow freshman Christian Lowry of Chesapeake hit the go-ahead single in the second game. ...

Florida State evened its series against Virginia Tech in Tallahassee, pulling away for a 19-9 victory.

The Hokies (15-13, 6-5 ACC) led 3-1 until the bottom of the sixth, when the Seminoles (21-7, 8-3) answered for two runs.

Tech scored in its final three innings, but it wasn't close to enough to overcome FSU's five-run seventh or 11-run eighth.

Tech's Brendon Hayden had three hits and scored three times, while Alex Perez also scored three runs. Erik Payne was the only Hokie with two RBI.

FSU's John Sansone was 3-for-3 and scored three runs. ...

After being hammered 13-1 in Game 1, William and Mary bounced back to beat Elon 9-5 and split their doubleheader at Plumeri Park.

Elon's Harris got the win with 11 strikeouts in seven innings, yielding just three hits. King batted 4-for-5 for the Phoenix.

In Game 2, the Tribe (11-11) trailed 5-2 but erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the seventh. Tim Hoehn and Charley Gould each drove in two runs in that contest, and Ryan Hissey doubled twice. ...

Middle Tennessee State won 8-2 over Old Dominion, the second win in a row for the host Blue Raiders (15-10, 7-1) in their Conference USA series.

The Monarchs lost though sophomore outfielder Joseph Guaragna, who batted 4-for-4. ODU (13-10, 3-5) stranded 10 runners for the second game in a row, including seven in Saturday's first three innings.

Ronnie Jebavy led MTSU with three hits. ...

Host Norfolk State beat Coppin State 12-7 to start their series. Matt Outman picked up his second straight win with eight strikeouts in six innings, and the Spartans posted season highs in hits (14) and runs.

Robbie Hiser, a Grafton High graduate, drove in three runs and was one of six players with two hits for NSU (7-10, 4-3 MEAC North). ...

Wesley swept Christopher Newport 6-1 and 7-4 in Dover, Del., dropping the Captains to 10-9, 4-7 in the Capital Athletic Conference.

In Game 1, the Wolverines' Connor Springsteen limited CNU to three hits in eight innings.

In Game 2, Wesley broke the tie in the fourth with an RBI single from Tyler Hunter, then extended the lead with three in the bottom of the sixth.

CNU's Brandon Ginch and Craig Johnson each had three hits for the day. ...

Kyle Clark and Stephen Conley pitched a three-hit shutout as Apprentice (11-9) dominated Central Penn 17-0 at War Memorial Stadium. Mark Labrador doubled twice and drove in four runs, while Brock Harris had two hits and three RBI. ...

Richmond (12-8, 4-1 Atlantic 10) routed Fordham 15-1 in Game 1 of a doubleheader on CNU’s field, then swept the Rams with a three-run rally in the ninth for a 9-8 win. Jansen Fraser's walk-off RBI double to left-center field ended the contest.

In Game 1, winner Ryan Cook, pitching not far from where he excelled with the Peninsula Pilots, limited the Rams to one hit in 6 2/3 innings.

For the day, third baseman Matt Dacey was 4-for-9 with three home runs, six RBI and four runs.

Softball:

Norfolk State (3-14, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) pounded out 18 hits and gave Heidi Cavallo her 100th coaching victory in a 9-1, 7-2 home sweep of Howard.

Junior third baseman Whitney Williams drove in four runs for the day, while senior outfielder Alina Moriarty and freshman second baseman Seana Moriarty each had four hits. ...

Allyson Babinsack provided a huge spark as Hampton (10-16, 2-0) swept visiting Delaware State 9-0 and 11-1 to start MEAC play, winning each game in five innings. The Pirates boosted their winning streak to five.

In Game 1, Babinsack, a freshman from Kecoughtan High, improved her pitching record to 7-6 and provided two hits and two RBI.

In Game 2, Babinsack hit an RBI double and a three-run homer to support winning pitcher Jailynn Jackson. ...

CNU (13-6), ranked 24th in Division III, breezed past winless Southern Virginia 20-2 and 15-2 in Buena Vista in the Capital Athletic Conference openers for both teams. Both games were shortened to five innings because of the eight-run rule.

Junior second baseman Tori Clarke scored six times on the day, posted three hits and drove in five runs. Freshman shortstop Brittney Walters recorded three hits in the opener, including two doubles, and knocked in three runs while scoring twice.

Women’s lacrosse:

Erin Callahan scored four goals as host CNU (5-5, 2-1 Capital Athletic Conference) beat Frostburg State 14-8, giving eighth-year coach Carolyn (Raveia) Query her 100th victory.

Men’s lacrosse:

No. 8 Virginia (8-2) beat Richmond 14-7 at Klockner Stadium, the Cavaliers’ fifth win in six games. Fifth-year senior Owen Van Arsdale tied his career high with five goals. ...

Frostburg State handled CNU 14-8.

Men’s golf:

William and Mary persisted through wintry conditions to claim the clubhouse lead at the Whiting Turner Invitational in Maryland, leading the 23-team event at the halfway point. 

The Tribe carded a 16-over-par 300, two strokes in front of No. 36-ranked Arkansas and a dozen ahead of host Towson. 

Individually, the Razorbacks' Nicholas Echavarria and Long Island's Stewart Gray both turned in an even-par 71 for a two-stroke lead over the field. Charlie Kern (73), tied for third overall, paced the Tribe. ...

Apprentice struggled to a 361 for a two-round total of 660 entering the final 18 holes of the Marine Federal Credit Union Intercollegiate tournament at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Perry Barber’s first-round 3-over-par 75 has been the Builders’ best round of the event.

Men’s tennis:

Old Dominion (12-1) advanced to the Middle Tennessee Shootout final by beating the host Blue Raiders 4-0 in Murfreesboro. The Monarchs will face Southern Miss or Alabama.

ODU's Carlos Lopez Villa, ranked 102nd nationally, beat MTSU's Ettore Zito 6-3, 6-4, moving the senior from Madrid, Spain to 12-0 in singles this year. Lopez Villa is 50-2 throughout the past three seasons, dating back to his sophomore year. ...

Host Christopher Newport (11-5, 4-0 Capital Athletic Conference) shut out Penn State-Harrisburg and York (Pa.), each by 9-0 scores.

David Reed, who is ranked 13th in Atlantic South Region singles and is 12th in doubles with fellow freshman Justin Cerny, sparked CNU with a quartet of wins at the No. 1 positions. The Captains are ranked 39th nationally in Division III. ...

Norfolk State (5-12) blanked Coppin State 6-0, winning two singles matches by default and being threatened in none of the other matches.

Women’s tennis:

No. 50 William and Mary beat Brown 6-1 at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center.

Junior Julia Casselbury and freshman Cecily Wuenscher won seven of the last nine points to give W&M the doubles point with a 7-6 (8-6) tiebreak triumph on line 3. W&M then controlled the singles on wins by Leeza Nemchinov -- ranked 51st nationally -- Jeltje Loomans, Olivia Thaler, Mélanie Roy and Maria Groener. ...

Old Dominion ran its winning streak to six by defeating St. John’s 5-2.

Marijana Novakovic and Ivana Vukovic won in doubles and singles for the Monarchs (12-4). Borislava Botusharova, ranked 116th nationally, shut out Anastasia Polyakova 6-0, 6-0 on the top line. ...

CNU (11-3, 4-0) rolled past CAC foes Penn State-Harrisburg 9-0 and York (Pa.) 8-1. Sophomore Logan Eldridge and freshman Kate Huck each went 4-0 for the day for the Captains. ...

Norfolk State (6-10) blanked Coppin State 6-0. Like the Coppin men, the Eagles’ women sent just four players onto the courts.

Men’s gymnastics:

Four competitors for No. 14 William and Mary gained all-conference honors in the individual event finals of the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships in West Point, N.Y.

Senior Michael Deitz and sophomore Rob Meyer highlighted W&M’s performances by placing second on high bar and parallel bars, respectively.

Deitz recorded a 14.25 on high bar to tie for second, while Meyer earned a 14.2 on parallel bars.

W&M juniors Keaton Ackerman and Nick Van Dyke also garnered All-ECAC distinction in one event apiece, as Ackerman placed fifth on pommel horse (14.1) while Van Dyke finished tied for fifth on vault (14.3).

Track and field:

In the Fred Hardy Invitational at Richmond's Robins Stadium, CNU's Logan Harrington beat a field of mainly Division I runners to win the women's 800-meter run in 2:13.42.

On the men's side, CNU's Daulton Teaford placed second in the 200 and fourth in the 100.

PRO HOCKEY:

The Norfolk Admirals suffered their 13th loss in 14 AHL games, falling 3-1 to Albany before 6,661 at Scope Arena.

Paul Thompson sparked the Devils with a hat trick, including two power-play goals. Albany was outshot 38-19, but Scott Clemmensen made 37 saves for the victory. Goalie prospect Ryan Faragher took the loss.

The Admirals fell to 23-36-6-3 and are mired in last place in the 15-team Eastern Conference. Their goal came from Louis Leblanc.

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