Sunday's regional sports roundup: W&M completes baseball sweep of Charleston with shutout

Compiled by Daily Press

COLLEGES:

Baseball:

Daniel Powers pitched 7 2/3 innings Sunday as William and Mary (28-21, 12-6 Colonial Athletic Association) completed a three-game sweep of the College of Charleston with a 2-0 shutout at Plumeri Park. Cullen Large hit a two-run homer in the fifth. ...

Old Dominion (32-14, 16-8 Conference USA) won its fourth consecutive road series, beating Alabama Birmingham 8-3 for its second victory in three games against the Blazers.

Kyle Battle, Jared Young and Zach Rutherford all collected three hits for ODU, and Craig Lopez pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief for the win. ...

A day after clinching its division title, Norfolk State (24-19, 16-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) lost 6-5, 3-2 at Maryland Eastern Shore as the Hawks took both victories in walk-off fashion.

The Hawks (12-36, 9-15) secured the final berth in this month's MEAC tournament.

In Game 1, NSU scored three runs in the top of the ninth to take the lead, but the Hawks scored a pair in the bottom of the ninth, winning on Justin Somerville's one-out RBI single. In game 2, a bases-loaded wild pitch was the difference.

In the nightcap, Alex Mauricio allowed two runs and five hits over six innings in a no-decision for NSU. His older brother, Jonathan, took the loss after allowing one run in one-third of an inning.

ODAC tournament: In the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament at Lynchburg's City Stadium, Washington and Lee -- unbeaten in the event -- and Roanoke are the two teams left for Monday's championship round.

Shenandoah ousted Virginia Wesleyan 4-1, but Washington and Lee then beat the Hornets, who are ranked third nationally, 10-6. Shenandoah is all but certain to qualify for the NCAA Division III tournament at-large.

In between those two games, Roanoke eliminated Randolph-Macon 11-9 in 11 innings. So Roanoke will face W&L at noon Monday, needing to beat the Generals twice to claim the title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

VWC fell victim to Shenandoah's four-run sixth. Junior Michael Bugonowicz (6-1) pitched 8 2/3 innings for the win, striking out nine allowing only an unearned run on four hits.

W&L advanced to the championship game by scoring five runs in the sixth inning against Shenandoah. W&L's Kyle Ruedisili finished 2 for 5 with four RBI and two runs.

Randolph-Macon scored two in the ninth to force extra innings against Roanoke, but the Maroons replied with a pair in the 11th.

Women's lacrosse:

Virginia (11-8) received an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament and will face Elon (13-6) in the first round Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The winner of the Cavaliers-Phoenix game will meet No. 2 seed North Carolina in the round of 16 next Sunday.

James Madison (13-6) booked its place in the 26-team field by beating Elon 15-7 for the Colonial Athletic Association tournament title Sunday at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland.

The Dukes will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania, to face Louisville (11-7) -- an ACC at-large selection -- in Friday's first round. The victor between the Dukes and Cardinals will challenge No. 4 seed Penn State (15-3) next Sunday.

Towson was paired against High Point on Friday in College Park, Maryland. JMU, Elon and Towson gave the CAA three NCAA tournament teams for the first time since 2001.

Men's lacrosse:

Maryland, Syracuse, Ohio State and Notre Dame gained the top four seeds, in that order, for the NCAA tournament.

No teams from Virginia are among the field of 17.

Women's tennis:

Randolph-Macon, half of whose top six are from the Bay Rivers District, placed second in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament.

R-MC (17-3), which won its first two matches in the eight-team event, fell 5-0 Sunday to Washington and Lee, the overwhelming favorite, which won the crown for the 15th consecutive season.

The Yellow Jackets, who completed the year with a singles lineup including Gaby Tersigni on line 2, her fellow York High alumna Kristin Dantzler on line 4 and senior Molly Jesseman from Warhill High on line 5, are ranked 18th in Division III's Atlantic South Region.

W&L (20-5), ranked third in the region and 13th nationally, will find out its NCAA pairing Monday.

MINOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL: 

International League:

Mike Yastrzemski’s two-run double at Harbor Park gave the Norfolk Tides a 4-3, 12-inning walk-off win over IL-leading Durham.

Richard Bleier pitched three scoreless innings for the Tides, and Richard Rodriguez got the win. 

Logan Schafer ignited the winning rally with a one-out single off of Andrew Kittredge (0-1) before Johnny Giavotella worked a walk to put runners on first and second. Yastrzemski then lined a shot into the right-center-field gap, plating a hustling Giavotella from first base just ahead of the relay throw.

Eastern League:

Bowie beat Richmond 8-4 at The Diamond as Garabez Rosa had four hits for the Baysox, including a home run. ...

Major-league all-star shortstop Brandon Crawford will join the Flying Squirrels for a rehabilitation assignment from San Francisco, starting Monday.

Crawford, part of three World Series-winning Giants teams, was the opening-day shortstop in 2010 for Richmond's first-ever game.

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