W&M freshman Wrighte nabs top weekley CAA honor; Tribe clinches spot in CAAs

The Virginia Gazette

William and Mary freshman infielder Kyle Wrighte was named Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week after going 6-for-12 with a pair of doubles and five runs scored to help the Tribe take two of three games from Towson.

Wrighte was 3-for-5 and had a walk-off RBI double in William and Mary's 8-7 win in the series opener.

On Sunday, Wrighte's run-scoring single in the bottom of the seventh put the Tribe ahead 2-1 before it added seven more runs in the series-clinching win.

Charles Ameer was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs and Zach Pearson also drove in three runs on Sunday. Ryan Hall was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and Charley Gould hit his fifth homer in Saturday's victory. Junior Daniel Powers (7-3) turned in another impressive start on Sunday, limiting Towson to one run on five hits over 8.0 innings

William and Mary (24-23, 13-7) is second in the conference standings, four games behind UNC Wilmington with one league series left, away at College of Charleston.

The Tribe has now assured itself a spot in the upcoming CAA tourney.

On Friday, William and Mary starts a nonconference series at West Virginia.

Women's golf

Senior Alessandra Liu wrapped up play at the NCAA women's golf regional on Saturday in Bryan, Texas, finishing in a tie for 29th overall at 221 (+5).

Six teams and three individuals advanced. The teams included Georgia, Arizona, UCLA, Furman, Miami, and Texas. Individually, Laura Lonardi of Baylor, Olivia Cason of Louisville, and Bianca Pagdanganan of Gonzaga earned spots in the national championships field.

Georgia claimed the regional team title by six strokes at 858 (-6), while individually, the Bulldogs' Bailey Tardy and UCLA's Bronte Law tied for medalist honors at 209 (-7).

Track and field

William and Mary's men finished second behind Northeastern in the CAA championships. The Tribe finished with 262 points and Northeastern 307.

William and Mary's Brian Waterfield of Chesapeake was named Most Outstanding Field Performer after setting a conference record in the hammer in addition to a second-place finish in the shot put and fourth in the discus.

The Tribe's women tied Northeastern for third with 118 points. Elon defended its title with 193 points and James Madison was second with 163.

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