Christopher Newport placed first and Apprentice School third in overall winning percentage in the 2013-14 school year’s Virginia Sports Information Directors College Division all-sports survey.
The Captains were 229-100-4 (69.4 percent) as they transitioned from the USA South to the Capital Athletic Conference.
Apprentice won the women’s survey at 81.5 percent (22-5 in its only women’s sport, basketball). CNU’s women (142-52-2) were third at 72.96 percent.
Mary Washington won the men's survey.
Emily Wylam, a Grafton High graduate, was named the head coach of men’s and women’s swimming at the University of Rochester (N.Y.).
She had been the associate head coach for men’s and women’s swimming at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio — which, like Rochester, is in the University Athletic Association, a collection of Division III research universities.
Before getting into coaching, she was a four-time Mid-American Conference champion for Division I Ohio.
Apprentice School senior Ben Hunter of Suffolk and Christopher Newport senior Jonathan Howard made the Virginia Sports Information Directors College Division (non-D-I) all-state first team.
Captains sophomore Matt DiSalvo and junior Sam Robinson were on the second team.
Hunter holds the top three individual season averages in school history and ended his career as the low-average record-holder at 75.73 for 89 rounds.
Steve Clevenger had four hits -- including the go-ahead double in the ninth -- and five RBI as the Norfolk Tides (24-35) boosted their winning streak to a season-long four games by defeating the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 7-6 in Pennsylvania.
Clevenger, who entered the contest 0-for-11 in three games since being optioned to Norfolk from Baltimore on May 30, singled and doubled three times. Norfolk trailed 6-5 with two outs in the ninth, but Clevenger plated two runs with a double off of Robert Coello (1-1).
The five RBI tied a Norfolk season-high, previously set by Buck Britton.
Veteran reliever Heath Bell (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless eighth inning, while Evan Meek picked up his third save in four days with a perfect ninth.
Julio Borbon homered as part of a three-hit night, while Chris Marrero added three hits to extend his season-long hitting streak to eight games.
The RailRiders, the New York Yankees’ top farm club, fell to 29-28.
Trenton ended the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ six-game winning streak with an 8-3 trumph at The Diamond, keeping the hosts from tying their franchise-record streak of seven (set in 2010).
The Thunder (32-27), the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate, scored five runs in the second inning off left-hander Adalberto Mejia (2-5), who was removed during that frame.
Richmond, a San Francisco Giants affiliate, fell to 30-25 -- 2-6 against Trenton -- despite Myles Schroder's 3-for-3, two-RBI game.
Coastal Plain League:
The Peninsula Pilots, who were off Tuesday, improved to 4-2 Monday night with a 7-3 win over Petersburg at War Memorial Stadium.
Ball State’s Sam Tidaback and Georgia’s Brandon Stephens had three hits apiece for the Pilots, while Purdue’s Kyle Johnson and Longwood’s CJ Roth, from Yorktown and Grafton High, had two apiece.
Johnson slugged a two-run homer over the left-field wall that extended the lead to 7-0 in the seventh inning.
Newberry’s Cole Cromer got the win by striking out three Generals and yielding just two hits in 5 2/3 innings.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun