Horne (5-5), a Windsor High graduate, allowed seven hits and three runs, just one earned, in seven-plus innings. He walked none and struck out two. Spartans closer Ray Morton worked around three hits in the ninthas NSU held on.
NCCU’s Carter Williamson and Eric Kimber led off with singles, and Dylan Drayton loaded the bases with a one-out infield hit. Cory Williamson knocked in pinch runner Kory Wood with a sacrifice fly, but Morton induced a groundout from Akeem Hood to end things.
Later, N.C. A&T outlasted Delaware State 16-11 in 13 innings, though the Hornets scored in seven of the first nine innings in a game that took and 4 hours, 43 minutes.
Coppin sophomore David Hamlett went 2-for-3 and drove in four runs, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. ...
Mike Perez slugged a winning home run off Denbigh High graduate Aaron Myers to start the bottom of the ninth inning as Old Dominion edged Longwood 9-8 in Norfolk.
Kyri Washington, a Grafton High graduate, led the Lancers with five RBI and batted 3-for-5. Scott Burkett, a Jamestown High product, was 2-for-5 with a run and two RBI for Longwood.
Christopher Newport senior Brian Jaeger made the 36-hole cut in the 72-hole NCAA Division III championship, tying for 30th at 6-over-par 149 in Destin, Fla.
The cut was to the top 15 teams and six individuals not on those squads. Jaeger improved from tied for 48th after one round. Transylvania (Ky.) and Texas-Tyler share the team lead at 7-over 579, six strokes ahead of Methodist.
Jaeger recently was named an All-American Scholar by Cleveland Golf/Srixon.
Track and field:
The CNU men earned the No. 2 spot in the latest regional rankings, trailing only Lynchburg, while the women secured the fourth spot in the South/Southeast. Those marks were guided by the Captains' performances during the last few weeks.
CNU's Sabrina Hill and Kelly Foate were named to the all-regional team from last weekend's tournament in Salisbury, Md.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun