Apprentice School, ranked No. 1 in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association baseball poll, swept No. 4 Southern Virginia 3-0 and 4-2 Saturday at War Memorial Stadium.
The Builders improved to 24-4.
Chris Scarola's two-run single and Taylor Gomer's pitching paced the Builders in Game 1. Devorn Lake's two-run triple in the third inning gave Apprentice the lead to stay in Game 2 at 3-1. Ryland Edwwards -- like Gomer, a left-hander -- earned the victory. ...
No. 9 Virginia hammered Miami for the second straight day, winning 8-1 in Charlottesville as Scott Silverstein pitched 6 2/3 innings for the win, and Poquoson left-hander Kyle Crockett pitched two innings for the save. ...
William and Mary (19-8) won for the ninth time in 10 games, beating High Point 5-4 on Ryan Hissey’s game-ending RBI single to center with two out in the ninth.
Winner John Farrell (6-0) pitched his fourth complete game of the year. ...
Virginia Tech (20-9, 7-5 ACC) achieved a split of a doubleheader with No. 4 Florida State (24-4, 8-4) and thus won two of three in the series in Blacksburg.
In Saturday's opener, FSU earned an 11-10 win, though the Hokies had pulled even after trailing 8-0.
In the nightcap, the Hokies won 8-1 behind yet another big game from thirrd baseman Chad Pinder of Poquoson. He was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run. ...
Winner Jordan Ramsey pitched seven innings, lowering his earned-run average to 1.46 for the season, as UNC Wilmington won 6-3 at Old Dominion to take a two-game lead in their series. Ben Verlander and P.J. Higgins each knocked in a run for the Monarchs (13-12, 4-7 Colonial Athletic Association). ...
Christopher Newport (23-8-1), ranked eighth in Division III, split a doubleheader with Bridgewater, winning 12-4 at Captains Park but then losing 18-6.
Austin Chrismon got the win in Game 1, when the Captains had 17 hits. Christopher McDougal, Billy Steel, Jacob Houston and Tommy Kane each had two hits and two RBIs.
In Game 2, Jonathan Mason was 4-for-7 with four RBIs and three runs for the Eagles (16-6).
No. 27 Virginia upended No. 1 North Carolina 4-3 in Chapel Hill, U.Va.'s first-ever victory over a top-ranked opponent. The Cavaliers bounced back well after falling 4-3 at No. 7 Duke the previous day in a match that was decided by a third-set tiebreaker.
Against UNC, the Cavaliers' Erin Vierra came from behind to beat freshman Kate Vialle 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5. Vialle was subbing for usual starter Lauren McHale. ...
CNU boosted its winning streak to 12 with shutouts at Bridgewater and Mary Baldwin.
The Captains beat the Eagles 5-0 in a competitive match, thanks in large part to a sweep of three doubles pro-sets in the morning. The 9-0 match at Mary Baldwin was anything but competitive, with the Squirrels winning just one game. ...
Old Dominion (10-7) scored a 4-0 home triumph against Delaware, thanks to dominant singles victories by Diana Ivanova, Juliana Pires and Melissa Esnal Olguin. ...
No. 7 Duke beat No. 60 Virginia Tech 4-1, with Tea Ivanovic registering the Hokies’ point via a singles victory.
Peter Daub gained his 500th victory as a head coach when William and Mary beat James Madison 4-3 at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. He coached Redlands (Calif.) and Temple before coming to the Tribe, with which he has 290 victories.
W&M broke a 3-3 tie when Adrian Vodislav won a 6-1 third set against Florent Sentenac at No. 5.
Daub's record improved to 501-371 later in the day when the Tribe beat Delaware 5-2 to improve to 3-0 in the CAA. ...
No. 30 VCU won the doubles point and the top three singles matches to beat No. 54 Virginia Tech 4-3 in Richmond. ...
CNU ran its winning streak to 10 by rallying for a 6-3 win at Bridgewater, which led 2-1 after doubles. Joey Manilla’s 6-4, 6-4 victory at No. 3 gave the Captains their clinching fifth point.
W&M junior Landon Funiciello and freshman Neal Courter each won a pair of events in the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championship at Kaplan Arena.
Five Tribe gymnasts won 11 All-America honors, and W&M’s Cliff Gauthier was named a Co-Coach of the Year in the Varsity Division.
Funiciello won on the rings (15.35) and parallel bars (14.75). Courter won on the floor (14.95) and vault (career-high 15.2).
No. 21 CNU (21-10, 13-2 USA South) swept Mary Baldwin in Staunton with 13-0 and 16-0 victories.
In Game 1, Meagan Jones had three hits, three RBIs and two runs, and Sabrina Hill smacked a three-run homer.
In Game 2, Taylor Dillow, Alexis Pope and Kristin Olsen slugged home runs. ...
No. 24 Virginia Tech (19-8, 1-4 ACC) split two games at North Carolina (25-13, 6-3), winning 7-6 before losing 5-1.
In Game 1, the Hokies' Kylie McGoldrick hit two home runs, singled, scored three runs and drove in three. Tech freshman pitcher Maggie Tyler from Poquoson got one out but yielded three hits, a walk and a run.
Elena Obregon and Grace Valentine scored three goals each to lead CNU (12-1), 17th in Division III, to a 19-1 win over Piedmont. The Captains (12-1) won their 12th straight game. ...
Jamie Brentlinger scored five goals to lead Longwood past William and Mary 12-10 in Farmville. Taelor Salmon led the Tribe with three goals. ...
Ashmore Standing led ODU with four goals, but the host Lady Monarchs lost 10-9 to Oregon.
Alex Barber scored twice for CNU, but the Captains lost 17-5 at York (Pa.).
Old Dominion's Sidni Hoxha tied for 29th place in the 100-yard freestyle preliminaries at the NCAA championships in Indianapolis.
Hoxha finished in 43.48 seconds, a fingertip shy of his personal and CAA record that he set on Nov. 19, 2012 (43.43).
Friday night, Hoxha swam the 50 free and finished the preliminaries in 18th in 19.67.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times