Old Dominion stayed competitive for most of Tuesday afternoon and night in Charlottesville, but No. 1 Virginia scored all of its runs in the sixth inning to beat the Monarchs 7-1.
The Cavaliers (24-4) won their seventh game in a row as freshman Alec Bettinger pitched six shutout innings. Brandon Downes' two-run single broke a scoreless tie, and Joe McCarthy hit a two-run double for a 4-0 edge.
Greg Tomchick (1-1) took the loss in relief for the Monarchs (16-12).
ODU's only run came home in the eighth when Gloucester's Josiah Burney hit into a double play with runners on the corners to bring home Jordan Negrini. ...
Host Richmond overcame William and Mary 10-3 as UR starter Peter Bayer held one of the nation’s best offenses to two runs in six innings for the victory.
Adam Forrer was 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs, Doug Kraeger was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI and Tyler Beckwith was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI for the Spiders (12-12-1).
Nick Thompson and Tim Hoehn had two hits apiece for the Tribe (18-8). ...
Virginia Tech beat James Madison 11-5 in a game that was stopped in the bottom of the sixth because the lights went out in Blacksburg.
Tom Stoffel and Saige Jenco had three hits apiece to lead the Hokies (13-12-1). JMU, which took a 3-0 lead in the first inning but fell behind 7-3 in the second, fell to 9-16. ...
Christopher Newport smashed Mary Washington 16-2 by collecting 21 hits, the Captains’ most in one game since 2010.
Billy Steel batted 3-for-5 and moved into CNU's all-time top five with 195 hits. He also was hit by a pitch for the 47th time as a Captain, making him No. 1 all-time in that category.
CNU went to 13-10, 7-2 in the Capital Athletic Conference. UMW fell to 12-12, 2-6. ...
Left fielder Taylor Erby threw out the potential tying runner at the plate to end the game, preserving Virginia Wesleyan's 9-8 home victory over Randolph-Macon.
Virginia Wesleyan (10-16, 4-7 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) scored eight unanswered runs through the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings top take a 9-5 lead into the top of the ninth inning, eventually handing reliever Matt Fischgrund of Gloucester the pitching loss.
But R-MC scored three runs and looked like it would tie the game on Mitchell Keller's single before Erby's big play.
The Norfolk Tides, who start their International League season Thursday, won 1-0 in their annual exhibition against Norfolk State, which benefits the Spartans’ baseball program.
Seven Tides combined to pitch a one-hitter at Harbor Park, and Brett Wallace had an RBI single.
W&M freshman Damon Niquet was named a Colonial Athletic Association Singles Co-Player of the Week.
Track and field:
Tribe sophomore Derek O’Connell was named the CAA Field Athlete of the Week after breaking a 42-year-old school record by clearing 16 feet, 8 3/4 inches.