11:59 PM EDT, April 30, 2013
Devorn Lake drove in four runs as Apprentice School closed its baseball regular season Tuesday with an 8-2 Senior Day victory over Thomas Nelson Community College at War Memorial Stadium.
Trevin Wilson doubled and scored three runs for the Builders (32-8) in their final tune-up for the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association tournament, in which they are seeded No. 1. Chris Aldridge drove in three runs, and Chris Scarola was 2-for-3 with three runs.
TNCC fell to 8-11.
Mike Papi reached base in all six of his plate appearances and batted 3-for-3 as No. 7 Virginia (39-8) beat VCU 11-3 before 4,104 at The Diamond. He walked three times, scored two runs and drove in two.
Joe McCarthy, Nick Howard and Reed Gragnani joined Papi in the Cavaliers' two-RBI club.
Brett Harris pitched four innings for a win as Old Dominion beat VMI 7-3. Gloucester High graduate Josiah Burney had two hits for the Monarchs (24-21), as did Josh Eldridge, PJ Higgins, Jordan Negrini and Tyler Urps.
Red Dowdell and Nick Dwyer each had two hits and an RBI for the Keydets (19-30). ...
Virginia Tech edged Radford 4-3, the Hokies' 16th victory in the last 17 games of their New River Valley rivalry.
The Hokies led 4-0 entering the bottom of the second, then held on as Clark Labitan got his seventh save, the most by a Tech reliever in nine years.
Poquoson's Chad Pinder took a rare 0-for-4 for Tech, but Sean Keselica, starting pitcher Brendon Hayden, Chad Morgan and Ryan Burns all had two hits for Tech (28-18), while Alex Perez walked three times.
Zach Woolcock was 2-for-5 with an RBI for the Highlanders (24-20).
Virginia has done about everything possible in men's tennis, except for winning the NCAA championship.
With an excellent chance to break through with their first crown this season, the 24-0 Cavaliers received the No. 2 overall seed and another host role for the first two rounds. If they reach the round of 16, they will head to the University of Illinois.
U.Va. will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, against Fairleigh Dickinson (9-7). The winner will play May 11 against the victor of the other match in Charlottesville, which pits Atlantic 10 champion VCU (20-6) against Minnesota (14-10) at 10 a.m. May 10.
Virginia Tech received an at-large bid after earning the sixth seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The Hokies will travel to Lexington, Ky., to face Michigan at noon May 10.
The winner of that match will face eighth-seeded Kentucky (20-11) at 2 p.m. May 11 unless Western Michigan (19-9) stuns the Wildcats in the first round.
As with the men, Charlottesville will be a focal point for state teams in the 64-team NCAA women's field.
Virginia, an ACC tournament semifinalist, gained the No. 14 seed and, like its men, will play host to Fairleigh Dickinson. That match will be at noon May 11.
The first match on U.Va.'s courts will be at 9 a.m. May 11. It will feature CAA champion William and Mary (17-5) against Texas (17-10), which is coached by former pro Patty Fendick-McCain.
In rankings last week, W&M was 48th and Texas 25th.
As with the men's field, the winners of those two matches will square off for a berth in the round of 16 at Illinois. The women's round-of-32 match is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, May 12.
VCU's Atlantic 10 champion women were sent to Chapel Hill, where they will face Tennessee (12-11), an excellent but injury-plagued team.
North Carolina, guided by former W&M coach Brian Kalbas, is the No. 2 overall seed. Barring a whopping upset by South Carolina State in the first round, the Tar Heels will face the VCU-Tennessee victor in the round of 32.
Christopher Newport (17-2) rose to No. 13 in the national coaches’ poll, the highest ranking in program history.
The Captains will learn their NCAA Division III tournament assignment May 5 and could play May 8.
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