Los Angeles Dodgers pitching great, Atlanta Braves broadcaster and Hall of Famer Don Sutton will be the keynote speaker for the 37th annual ODU Baseball Banquet at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel on Jan. 31.
He won 324 major-league games in 23 seasons for the Dodgers, Astros, Brewers, Athletics and Angels, pitched 58 shutouts and struck out 3,574 batters while never missing his turn in the rotation. ...
Brian Murphy, W&M’s new coach, announced the signing of nine players. Seven are from Virginia, including one from Hampton Roads -- 6-foot-4, 195-pound pitcher Robert White from Indian River High.
As a senior, he was named the Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year and led the Tribe to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2010. He finished his W&M career with two goals and three assists in 75 matches.
CNU’s Briana Sutton, a Jamestown High graduate, was named the Virginia Sports Information Directors College Division Rookie of the Year, and Lindsay Birch was named Coach of the Year for the seventh straight season.
CNU’s Chastity Lacy joined Sutton on the first team, and Rachel Conway earned second-team honors.
Christopher Newport senior Marlene Lichty was named the Division III field hockey Woman of the Year by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards. Lichty is one of 11 finalists for the Woman Athlete of the Year award, which will be presented in June.
CNU junior defensive lineman Shaun Copening was named to the All-South Region second team by d3football.com, and sophomore cornerback Cameron Barlow and junior kicker/punter Mason Studer were third-team selections.
CNU (6-1) received 53 votes and is just outside the latest d3hoops.com Top 25. Hampden-Sydney (4-3) fell out of the poll after being ranked 20th last week.
CNU fell eight spots to 23rd in the latest d3hoops.com Top 25.