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Tuesday's multi-sport college roundup: W&M walks off with baseball win in 13th; Poquoson's Tyler beats Florida State in softball for Hokies

Baseball:

Nick Thompson belted a solo home run to left field with one out in the 13th inning to give William and Mary a 7-6 win over Radford at Plumeri Park, the Tribe’s third walk-off win of the year.

Earlier in the day, Thompson was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for the second time this season, and Nick Brown — Tuesday’s Tribe starting pitcher — was named the CAA Rookie of the Week. ...

Host Old Dominion (10-6) scored four runs in the third inning and held on to beat VMI 5-4. P.J. Higgins, Ben Slaton and Taylor Ostrich had two hits apiece for the Monarchs.

The Keydets scored twice in the top of the ninth, but Brad Gero induced a game-ending groundout with runners on second and third. ...

Virginia Tech (6-7-1) and host Richmond played to a 10-10 tie that was stopped because of darkness after 10 innings at Pitt Field, which doesn't have lights.

Sean Keselica had five RBIs and three hits, including his 100th as a Hokie, as Tech played its first tie in 14 years. Tech's Mark Zagunis had four hits, drove in two runs and scored twice.

Tanner Stanley and Kurtis Brown each hit a three-run homer for hte Spiders (4-9-1). ...

No. 3 Virginia (12-3) breezed past James Madison 13-2 before 3,112 in Charlottesville, thanks largely to an eight-run third inning. Branden Cogswell and Daniel Pinero each batted 3-for-4, and Mike Papi homered twice and drove in five runs.

Connor Jones, a former Great Bridge High star in his first college start, yielded one run and three hits in four innings for his first U.Va. victory. JMU fell to 7-9. ...

Senior Chris Perry pitched six innings of three-hit ball, and junior Sam Massie pitched an inning of hitless relief for his fifth save of the year as Apprentice School (15-6) topped Southern Maine Community College 4-1 at War Memorial Stadium.

Chris Aldridge hit a two-run single in the bottom of the third. ...

Also at War Memorial Stadium, Thomas Nelson Community College beat Southern Maine Community College 9-6.

Hunter Triplett had three hits and Michael Liburd had two hits and two RBIs for TNCC's Gators. Keith Mays got the win, striking out eight in seven innings. ...

Eastern Mennonite beat Christopher Newport 9-7 in Harrisonburg, though Curtis Pittman and Tommy Kane each had three hits for CNU (7-8).

A four-run fifth gave the Royals (12-5) an 8-4 lead. ...

CNU shortstop Billy Steel was named to the d3baseball.com National Team of the Week for the second time this season. In a three-game span, he batted 5-for-9 (.556) with three walks and twice was hit by pitches. ...

Cody Moore, a Grafton High graduate, batted 6-for-7 as Averett (6-9) dominated Virginia Wesleyan 19-5.

The Marlins fell to 3-11 despite two hits apiece by Brett Sutryk and Zach Bach.

Softball:

Poquoson's Maggie Tyler (6-3) earned the victory by pitching an eight-hitter as Virginia Tech gained a split against No. 11 Florida State in Fort Myers, Fla., recovering after a 12-0, five-inning loss to win 5-4 in Game 2.Tyler kept the Seminoles (21-4, 3-2 ACC) under control in the seventh inning, when they scored twice. But left fielder Vanessa Gonzalez caught a fly ball and doubled off a Seminoles pinch-runner to end Game 2 for the Hokies (11-10, 2-3). ...

CNU (11-3), ranked 21st in NCAA Division III, boosted its winning streak to 10 games, sweeping visiting Shenandoah 7-3 and 3-2. The Hornets fell to 1-6.

In the opener, Krista Lewis (7-1) pitched a complete game and the Captains scored four times in the bottom of the sixth. In Game 2, when the Captains overcame a two-run deficit, Sabrina Hill belted a home run in the fourth and Kristina McLaughlin hit a walk-off RBI double in the seventh.

Meagan Jones walked to start the rally, then went to second when Candice Zollars was hit by a pitch.

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