Because of poor field conditions in Charlottesville, William and Mary’s game against Virginia — the nation’s No. 1 team in some polls — was moved to Williamsburg’s Plumeri Park and was rescheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday. ...
Junior Nick Thompson of Chesapeake, in his first year playing for William and Mary after transferring from East Carolina, was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after batting .615 (8-for-13) in a weekend series against Army. ...Apprentice (4-0) swept a doubleheader from Danville Community College, winning 5-4 and then 7-3 at War Memorial Stadium.
Builders senior Chris Aldridge was 4-for-7 for the day, scoring two runs. Sophomores Taylor Gomer and Kyle Clark pitched five innings apiece to gain the victories.
Old Dominion junior Jamison Randall won the Rice Intercollegiate tournament in Houston, shooting a 3-under-par 69 in the final round to finish at 5-under 211 and beat Rice’s Alex Levy by two strokes.
The Monarchs placed fifth at 880, shooting 6-over 294 in the final round. Texas-San Antonio, a Conference USA rival of ODU and Rice, repeated as the team champion with an 975. ODU sophomore Ashton Newsom of Chesapeake was seventh at 1-over 217.
This was Randall’s first outright individual college crown, though he shared the ODU-Outer Banks title in the fall. ...
In the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate at Hilton Head, S.C., VCU sophomore Adam Ball fired a course-record 66 in the final round to earn his first collegiate victory at 4-under 212, edging Presbyterian’s Davis Parker by one stroke.
South Carolina-Aiken won the team title, while VCU was fourth.
Virginia senior Alex Domijan was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week after going 3-0 at the No. 2 position during the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championships, though the defending champion Cavaliers lost a 4-3 semifinal thriller Sunday to Ohio State to end their school-record 36-match winning streak.
U.Va. fell to No. 3 in the ITA rankings, with tournament victor Ohio State first and runner-up Southern California second.
W&M’s start time for its home game Sunday against Louisville at Albert-Daly Field was moved to noon.
The host Charlotte Checkers beat Norfolk 4-3 despite a hat trick by the Admirals’ Devante Smith-Pelly. The Admirals fell to 27-16-1-7.
Smith-Pelly, one of the Anaheim Ducks' top prospects, scored twice in the third period after the Admirals trailed 4-1, but Charlotte (24-24-1-1), the top affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes, held on.
Zach Boychuk led the Checkers with a goal and two assists. But in a state often known for basketball, Charlotte got one of its goals from Michal Jordan -- a defenseman from the Czech Republic who is in his fourth season with the Checkers.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun