Virginia Tech, ranked 24th nationally in baseball, split a pair of games Saturday in Blacksburg behind junior Chad Pinder, a Poquoson High alumnus.
In a 7-3 loss to Temple, Pinder had two hits and drove in a run. The Hokies (5-1) rebounded to beat Holy Cross 7-5 as Pinder went 1-for-4 and scored a run. ...
William and Mary beat Siena 9-3 in a rain-delayed game as Ryan Lindemuth was 2-for-2 with two runs. ...
Brandon Downes hit a three-run home run and Scott Silverstein and Whit Mayberry combined on a five-hitter to lead No. 25 Virginia (6-0) past visiting Toledo 5-0. ...
Old Dominion’s home game against Rutgers was postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday starting at noon. ...
All of Saturday’s games in the Builder Invitational at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton were washed away. The event resumes Sunday.
Hampton ended its season-opening slide by winning a pair of games in the Elon Phoenix Clash.
The Pirates (3-8) opened with a 10-0, five-inning win over Saint Peter’s -- curiously, the same non-conference opponent HU lost to Saturday in men's basketball -- before beating Temple 5-1.
Adrianna Scott and freshman Taylor McCoy homered against Saint Peter's, and reigning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week Bobbi Langlois pitched three innings of one-hit ball for her first college win.
Against Temple, Jailynn Jackson pitched a four-hitter and struck out nine. Nina Ferguson, Kerissa Burruel, Scott and McCoy each had two hits for HU.
Kylie Chaplin scored the tying goal with 1:58 left and Ashton Marshall scored the game-winner with 46 seconds left to lead host CNU past 15th-ranked Washington and Lee 9-8.
Marshall led the Captains with three goals and Chaplin scored twice. ...
Meredith Rogers scored two goals and Ashmore Standing also scored for ODU in its 21-3 loss at Louisville.
Aaron Chrzaszcz had two goals and an assist and Will Geise and Gregory Limon added two goals each to lead CNU past Randolph 12-1.
No. 37 William and Mary won a pair of matches at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center, beating Penn 6-1 and stopping James Madison 5-2.
Aginast the Quakers, Maria Belaya, Anik Cepeda and Hope Johnson won in singles and doubles. Against the Dukes, Belaya, Leeza Nemchinov and Cepeda were singles and doubles victors.
Norfolk State, a new contender for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference crown, shut out North Carolina Central 4-0 in Durham.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun