Tribe baseball eliminated in extra innings at CAAs

William and Mary's season was ended by College of Charleston Friday in the Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Championship in Wilmington, N.C.

Junior Joey Mundy doubled and scored on Dupree Hart's sacrifice fly in the 11th inning as fifth-seeded Charleston rallied for a 7-6 victory over No. 3 William and Mary to stay alive in the CAAs.

The Cougars (28-30) returned later Friday to play top-seeded Northeastern in another elimination game while the Tribe ended their season with a 32-25 mark after winning last season's CAA title to clinch an NCAA tourney berth.

Charleston junior pitcher Carter Love (3-4) threw a career-long 7.2 innings out of the bullpen and allowed only one run on seven hits while striking out eight.

Reliever Nick Brown (4-5) took the loss for William and Mary despite giving only one hit and one run over four frames.

The Tribe collected 16 hits, with seven of their nine starters having at least two. Left fielder Ryan Hall was 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, while Brandon Raquet was 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

William and Mary went 1-1 on its first day of play in the double-elimination tourney on Thursday.

In the first game of the day, Daniel Powers pitched seven innings for the win as William and Mary posted a 5-2 victory over Elon.

CAA All-Rookie pick Raquet was 3-for-5 with three RBI, a double and a triple for W&M. Freshman Matthew Trehub posted two hits and drove in a run, while Patrick Ryan notched a pair of hits.

In a late finale that didn't end until past 12:30 a.m., though, UNC Wilmington beat the Tribe 6-2.

The Seahawks' Alex Royalty, voted the CAA's top pitcher this season, went 7 2/3 innings for the win, holding the Tribe to three hits and striking out eight.

Losing pitcher Bodie Sheehan gave up five runs (four earned) and six hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out seven and walking two.

An error allowed the first UNCW run to score. Nick Feight and Robbie Thorburn homered for a 3-0 margin, and Casey Golden's three-run homer gave the hosts a 6-0 lead in the sixth inning.

Owen Socher homered and Trehub singled in a run for W&M, which will face the College of Charleston in an elimination game at 11 a.m. The Tribe could play as many as three games Friday.

After the Phoenix lost to W&M, Elon's pitchers threw a no-hitter -- and their team was eliminated anyway. The Phoenix lost 1-0 to Charleston, ending Elon's season at 24-32.

Elon pitchers Jordan Barrett (4-5) and George Kirby combined on the first no-hitter in the 32-year history of the CAA tournament, but Charleston took advantage of two walks, a hit batter and a groundout to break a scoreless tie in the fifth.

Junior Bailey Ober and sophomore Nathan Ocker combined on the shutout for the Cougars.

Fourth-seeded Delaware then beat top-seeded Northeastern 5-3, dumping the Huskies into the losers' bracket.

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