In a 23-inning duel, the second-longest game in NCAA history, William and Mary lost 3-2 at the College of Charleston on a walk-off single by Morgan Phillips. It came off Kevin Casey, who started the game at second base and rarely pitches for W&M.
The Tribe, which scored in the first inning and the 20th, retains two more chances to beat the Cougars and win its first CAA regular-season title.
Because the game went so long, the teams decided to play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday instead of Friday, as planned.
W&M's Ryan Hissey hit an RBI single in the first inning, but Charleston evened the game at 1 in the seventh.
In the 20th, Kevin Nutter hit an RBI single for the Tribe, but Nick Thompson grounded into a double play to keep the Cougars within 2-1. Two Charleston singles sandwiched around a sacrifice bunt made it 2-2 in the bottom of that inning.
Thompson was 3-for-8 for the Tribe. W&M starter Jason Inghram struck out 10 in 8 1/3 innings on a day when W&M pitchers set a school record by striking out 24. ...
W&M junior Michael Katz, who was 3-for-9 Friday, was a named a Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association of America. Katz is one of 35 semifinalists and the only player from the Colonial Athletic Association tabbed.
He leads the country in RBI overall (71) and per game (1.48). He also ranks in the top 10 nationally in home runs (14), doubles (23), doubles per game (0.48), runs (61), home runs per game (0.29), slugging percentage (.711), total bases (143), and runs per game (1.27).
The finalists will be announced June 5 and the winner revealed June 14. ...
Old Dominion boosted its NCAA at-large hopes with a series-opening 7-3 home victory over Long Island University Brooklyn.
Freshman Nick Walker, sophomore PJ Higgins and senior Josiah Burney, a Gloucester High graduate, each knocked in two runs for the Monarchs (32-21). In a pregame presentation, Burney was named the Chesapeake Athletic Club's Player of the Year.
ODU will honor its 11 seniors before Saturday's 1 p.m. doubleheader against LIU. ...
No. 2 Virginia (43-10, 22-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) squandered a three-run lead in the ninth inning and lost 6-5 Friday at Wake Forest in the first game of a series-opening doubleheader, but bounced back to win 7-2 in the nightcap.
In Game 1, the Demon Deacons used the long ball to come back. Connor Keniry hit a solo home run in the ninth to cut the margin to 5-3, and Nate Mondou slugged a two-run homer with two out off closer Nick Howard to force extra innings.
Then in the 10th, Keniry hit a walk-off RBI single.
In Game 2, winner Artie Lewicki (5-1) pitched seven shutout innings, yielding three hits and two walks.
Catcher Robbie Coman was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run for U.Va. Mike Papi also drove in two runs for the Cavaliers, and he, Daniel Pinero, Branden Cogswell, John La Prise and Matt Thaiss had each had two of the Cavaliers' 17 hits. ...
N.C. State swept a pair from Virginia Tech, 9-4 and 6-5 in Blacksburg, ending Tech's chances of qualifying for the ACC tournament.
Ryan Tufts paced the Hokies (20-31-1, 8-21 ACC), collecting three RBI and two runs for the day. Paul Sciretta had five hits. ...
Richmond (24-26-1, 13-12) won 12-4 at Rhode Island to clinch the last spot in the Atlantic 10 tournament.
Spiders sophomore Tyler Beckwith homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and Matt Dacey socked a grand slam.
The Hokies will play Saturday in the winners' bracket against regional host Tennessee, the No. 10 seed. Tennessee defeated Charleston Southern, the surprise Big South tournament champion, 12-3.
With th Hokies tied at 3 and one out in the top of the seventh, Tech's Vanessa Gonzalez doubled down the left-field line, scoring Lauren Gaskill, who had led off the inning with a single.
Kelly Heinz pitched a five-hitter for the victory, leaving Poquoson's Maggie Tyler rested for subsquent games.
Lipscomb scored on an error in the bottom of the first, but the Hokies went ahead 3-1 when Amanda Ake hit a three-run triple to right-center in the third inning. Lipscomb pulled even with two runs in the sixth.
After the Hokies went ahead, Lipscomb threatened to tie or win in the bottom of the seventh, putting runners at second and third with one out, but Heinz got a called third strike and a grounder to short for the victory.
Also in the D-I tournament, Colonial Athletic Association regular-season and tournament champ James Madison defeated DePaul 6-1 in Lexington, Ky., as Jailyn Ford (24-6) tied her own JMU record for pitching wins in a season.
Caitlin Sandy doubled twice for JMU, and Taylor Newton homered.
The Dukes (45-13) won their 16th consecutive game and earned the right to face the regional host, No. 14 Kentucky, which won 6-1 versus Ohio. ...
Host Salisbury (39-3) held on to beat Christopher Newport 6-4 in Game 1 of a best-of-three NCAA Division III Super Regional, ending the Captains’ 17-game winning streak.
The Captains (38-7), 2-3 against the Sea Gulls this season, scored three runs in the top of the seventh. Freshman Makayla Jenkins of Gloucester took the loss -- she has handed Salisbury its only three defeats.
The Gulls are 37-0 this season against teams other than the Captains, who will need to beat Salisbury twice in a row to make the Elite Eight.
CNU had 11 hits, 10 of them off Salisbury ace Rachel Johnson, who was taken from the pitching rubber with one out to get. At that stage, the Gulls were ahead 6-2 and the bases were loaded, and Kathryn Larson went in to pitch.
After the Captains' Karlee Holzbach walked and Taylor Dillow hit an infield single, each driving in a run, Johnson came back in with the bases loaded and induced Tori Clarke to fly out to center field, ending the game.
Retired Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver was named an AD of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Director. He was one of four FBS administrators so honored.
Virginia earned its 10th consecutive berth in the NCAA quarterfinals, ousting Notre Dame 4-1 in Athens, Ga. It was the fourth time this season U.Va. defeated the Irish.
The fourth-seeded Cavaliers (26-2) next will face No. 5 Baylor at noon Sunday. U.Va., the defending NCAA champion, has won 122 consecutive matches against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents -- the longest ACC streak ever in any sport -- and will be seeking its seventh semifinal appearance in the last eight years.
After winning the doubles point when Mac Styslinger and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski overcame a service-break deficit on line 2 for an 8-6 triumph, the Cavaliers advanced on straight-sets wins by No. 6 Justin Shane, No. 5 Kwiatkowski and Mitchell Frank, who is ranked fourth nationally and playing No. 2.
Swimming and diving:
Richard Long, a Kecoughtan High graduate, resigned as James Madison's women's coach after one season to pursue other opportunities.
Assistant Dane Pedersen was named JMU's interim coach for next season.
In Long's only season with the Dukes, JMU finished second in the Colonial Athletic Association championships. Before that, he had spent seven years with the men's and women's programs at his alma mater, Auburn, including five as an assistant coach.