Gloucester High alum Josiah Burney was 3-for-4 with two runs and the go-ahead two-run double in the eighth as host Old Dominion (21-14, 9-7 Conference USA) beat East Carolina 7-3 to start a three-game series.
The Pirates fell to 20-14, 8-5. ...
No. 1 Virginia (29-5, 13-3 ACC) held off No. 13 Clemson 3-2 in a series opener in Charlottesville.
Nathan Kirby, coming off a no-hitter last weekend, pitched six innings for the win. U.Va. broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning when Nate Irving's double scored Nick Howard from first base. Howard got the save. ...
Virginia State (23-15) edged Apprentice School 4-3 with a walk-off RBI single by pinch hitter Colton Gunn in the 11th inning in Ettrick.
The Builders (22-11), who got two hits apiece from Chris Aldridge and Mark Labrador, had tied the score in the ninth with two runs. ...
VCU (24-7, 6-2 Atlantic 10) routed host Richmond 19-4 as Bill Cullen batted 5-for-5 and scored twice. He and Vimael Machin each drove in four runs, and Chris Ayers and Joey Cujas had four hits apiece for the Rams.
Mike Small had two RBI and Kurtis Brown had two hits for the Spiders (14-17-1, 5-5). ...
William and Mary’s Colonial Athletic Association game at James Madison was postponed due to inclement weather. The teams will play a doubleheader starting at 4 Saturday.
By posting the second-best score on rings during the second day of competition at the NCAA championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., William and Mary senior Landon Funiciello earned a spot in Saturday’s individual event finals and will vie for his third NCAA All-America honor in the event.
Funiciello posted a 15.6 on rings, beaten only by the 15.7 of Oklahoma's Michael Squires. In addition to placing second on the NCAA rings to Squires last season, Funiciello finished sixth in the event as a freshman.
Sophomore Neal Courter nearly joined Funiciello in the finals as he placed 11th on vault at 15.0. Courter, looking to earn NCAA All-America honors in the event for the second consecutive season, finished 0.05 short of the finals.
W&M's Sam Patterson (14.7) and Funiciello (14.5) also competed on parallel bars and placed tied for 22nd and 27th, respectively. Patterson’s score matched his career high.
Senior Morgan Boyd hit an inside-the-park home run, and junior Robyn Mitchell hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to lead Norfolk State (14-16, 8-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to an 11-2 home win over Howard (1-26, 0-9).
Host Towson beat William and Mary 16-11.
Old Dominion completed an 11-6 regular season with a 4-2 win over Georgetown in Washington.
The match began with singles instead of doubles, due to a threat of rain. Nikol Hristova, Marijana Novakovic, Ivana Vukovic and Melissa Esnal Olguin won their matches on lines 1, 3, 4 and 5, respectively.
The Monarchs are hosts for the Conference USA tournament April 16-20.
Virginia Wesleyan earned a 9-0 shutout at Lynchburg as Newport News’ Graham Wilson, a former Menchville High standout, won at No. 1 singles and doubles.
The Norfolk Tides spoiled a night of uptown ballpark opening-night festivities in Charlotte, beating the Knights 8-6 in 12 innings.
A crowd of 10,231 came to BB&T Ballpark, which replaces Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, S.C., as the home park of the Chicago White Sox's top affiliate. The Knights' last home opener truly in Charlotte was in 1988.
The Tides' Caleb Joseph hit a two-run double to break a tie with two out in the 12th, scoring Jemile Weeks and Julio Borbon.
Borbon was 3-for-4 with three runs, an RBI and two walks. Weeks had two RBI, and Xavier Paul socked a two-run homer for the Tides.
Preston Guilmet, in his first appearance with Norfolk, struck out four in two hitless innings for the win.
Jared Mitchell was 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI for the Knights.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels (5-4) rallied for four runs with two out in the bottom of the ninth to upend Altoona 5-4 on a walk-off error at The Diamond.
The Curve scored three runs in the eighth to go ahead 4-1, and the Squirrels were down to their final out with one man on base.
Skyler Stromsmoe singled, prompting A.J. Morris' exit from the mound. Ricky Oropesa was hit by a pitch from new reliever Matt Benedict, loading the bases.
Tyler Graham then lined a double to right field, scoring two runners and putting men at second and third.
Matt Duffy then came up and grounded a ball to shortstop Alen Hanson, whose fielding mistake allowed both runners to score, giving Richmond the victory.
Zack Trotman scored 3:16 into overtime to give Providence a 2-1 victory over Norfolk, which began a crucial AHL trip of three games in three nights.
The Admirals (36-25-3-7) took the lead in the second period with William Karlsson’s first Norfolk goal, off a pass from Emerson Etem, but the Bruins’ Chris Casto tied the game at 10:07 of the third.
Norfolk, with five games left, stayed a point behind the Hershey Bears for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot. The Admirals’ final two home games are against Hershey.
WXTG/1490AM, a Hampton Roads station known as The Game since Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s Red Zebra Group purchased it, has joined its Local Voice Media sister stations at 92.3FM and 102.1FM in carrying alternative music and de-emphasizing sports.
WXTG had been using an all-sports format, even after 102.1FM switched from sports to music following last year’s sale of the stations, but that has changed.
However, WXTG is continuing to carry Norfolk Admirals games, which also are available on WHKT/1650AM.Copyright © 2015, CT Now