William and Mary junior outfielder Michael Katz was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year at a pre-tournament banquet in Wilmington, N.C., and the Tribe's Brian Murphy was named Coach of the Year in his first year as W&M's head coach.
UNC Wilmington senior left-hander Mat Batts was chosen as the Pitcher of the Year.
Other top honors went to Hofstra senior shortstop Matt Ford as the Defensive Player of the Year and College of Charleston freshman pitcher Bailey Ober as the Rookie of the Year.
W&M catcher Ryan Hissey, outfielder Nick Thompson, designated hitter Charley Gould and relief pitcher Joseph Gaouette joined Katz on the first team.
The second team include Tribe second baseman Ryan Lindemuth, utility player Kevin Casey and starting pitcher Jason Inghram. Also gaining awards from W&M were outfielder Derek Lowe (third team), shortstop Tim Hoehn (All-Rookie) and Kevin Nutter (All-Academic).
Old Dominion freshman outfielder Nick Walker and senior first baseman Josiah Burney, a Gloucester High graduate, gained All-Conference USA honors: Walker on the first team and the All-Rookie squad, and Burney on the second team.
Walker leads the Monarchs in hitting at .329 with four homers, 24 RBI and a team best 42 runs. Burney is hitting .303 with a team-best six homers and 41 RBI.
Burney ranks third in C-USA in slugging at .526, fourth in on base percentage at .414, fifth in RBI and homers. Burney has 12 multiple RBI games and 14 multiple hit games. During the season, Burney had three homers and 10 RBI in a three-game series at Louisiana Tech, which earned him C-USA Player of the Week honors.
North Carolina advanced to one of the two four-team round-robin pools in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament by edging N.C. State 4-3 in Greensboro.
Trent Thornton retired the final six batters in his first relief outing of the season, and the Tar Heels' Michael Russell had a double and triple for the Tar Heels (33-23).
N.C. State fell to 32-23. ...
In the second preliminary game, Daniel Spingola was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, a run and two RBI, and Sam Clay pitched three innings of scoreless relief to get the win as Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 5-3.
Big South Pitcher of the Year Trey Lambert fired a four-hitter over 7 2/3 innings to lead No. 1 seed Liberty (40-14) to a 3-0 win over No. 8 seed Gardner-Webb on the first day of the double-elimination conference tournament in Rock Hill, S.C. ...
No. 4 High Point scored twice in the sixth and once in the seventh, capitalizing on Radford fielding mistakes, to edge the No. 5 Highlanders 3-2 in another first-rounder.
Kickoff times were announced for several games involving ACC teams.
Old Dominion’s game at N.C. State will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 on ESPN3 online.
Virginia’s season opener against UCLA at Scott Stadium will kick at noon Aug. 30 on ESPN.
The Cavaliers’ home game against Richmond on Sept. 6 will start at 3:30 on ESPN3.
The Cavaliers welcome ACC newcomer Louisville to Scott Stadium on Sept. 13. The game will be carried by the ACC Network and start at 12:30.
UCLA outlasted North Carolina 4-3 Tuesday afternoon in the national team final in Athens, Ga., as Kyle McPhillips won a 6-3 third set against Caroline Price at No. 3 to break a 3-3 tie in a 4-hour, 15-minute thriller.
It was the first NCAA title since 2008 for UCLA, whose coach is Pete Sampras' older sister, Stella Sampras Webster. It was the first appearance in the national championship match for the Tar Heels, who are directed by former William and Mary coach Brian Kalbas.
McPhillips won the last three games, breaking serve to go up 5-3 and saving several break points in the final game against Price, a left-hander whose father is former Georgia Tech and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star Mark Price.
The NCAA individual tournament starts Wednesday in Athens, with U.Va. represented by in singles No. 4 Julia Elbaba, Stephanie Nauta and Danielle Collins. Elbaba and Rachel Pierson are seeded in the 5-through-8 group in doubles. ...
U.Va. associate head coach Troy Porco was named the ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year,
Five players from state universities will compete in the NCAA singles tournament, which starts Wednesday in Athens, Ga. Three are from Virginia, which lost 5-1 Monday in a team semifinal to Southern California: No. 4 seed Mitchell Frank, No. 6 Alex Domijan and Ryan Shane.
Also in the draw are Amerigo Contini of Virginia Tech and Alexis Heugas of VCU. Heugas and Nick Jones are awaiting doubles play.
Virginia had four players earn Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America honors, with senior goalkeeper Liz Colgan being named to the first team.
Junior defender Morgan Stephens and senior attacker Courtney Swan earned second-team honors, while senior attacker Liza Blue was named to the third team.
International League:Norfolk starter Kevin Gausman only yielded runs in the last inning he pitched, but those four runs were enough to lift host Charlotte past the Tides 4-3 before 9,510 at the Knights' new downtown park. That ended Norfolk's winning streak at two.
Gausman gave up six hits, struck out six and walked one against the Knights (15-29), the Triple-A club of the Chicago White Sox. Josh Phegley's two-run homer to left field capped an uprising in which all four runs scored with two out.
Eric Surkamp, who once pitched for the Richmond Flying Squirrels as part of the Giants' organization, struck out eight in six innings for the win, yielding three earned runs and seven hits.
For the Tides (16-28), Brian Ward hit a solo home run, Steve Lombardozzi drove in two runs, and Ivan De Jesus and Francisco Peguero -- who is on a major-league rehabilitation assignment from Baltimore -- had two hits apiece.
Left-hander Sean Gilmartin (4-2), a former Florida State star, retired 21 of the final 22 batters he faced in an eight-inning stint that led New Britain past Richmond 7-2, the Rock Cats' second victory over the Flying Squirrrels (22-21) to start a four-game series in Connecticut.
Losing pitcher Adalberto Mejia (1-4) yielded three first-inning runs to the Rock Cats (20-23), Minnesota's Double-A affiliate.Copyright © 2015, CT Now