Virginia (23-2), ranked as high as No. 5 nationally in baseball, beat visiting Towson 7-1 Wednesday.
Brandon Downes, who scored twice, joined Derek Fisher and Mike Papi in collecting two hits for the Cavaliers. They broke the game open with five runs in the third inning. ...
J.T. Castner pitched a two-hit shutout as William and Mary boosted its winning streak to eight by winning 4-0 at Norfolk State, scoring all of its runs in the sixth.
Jackson Shaver, a Jamestown High graduate like Castner, and Ryan Lindemuth each batted 2-for-4 for the Tribe. ...
Christopher Newport (20-7-1), ranked eighth in Division III, overcame a six-run deficit to edge Mary Washington 8-7, scoring six runs in the seventh inning.
Justin Weaver was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs for the Captains, and Christopher McDougal had two hits and two RBIs. ...
Thomas Nelson Community College (3-2) defeated the College of the Albemarle 2-1, the Gators' first victory against a National Junior College Athletic Association opponent.
Patrick Adams, a former player for Menchville High and Apprentice School, was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, bringing home the winning run.
York High graduate Julian White doubled home Woodside product Justin Carter to tie the score at 1 in the fifth inning against Albemarle, based in Elizabeth City, N.C.
TNCC's Matthew Perez, a Bruton High graduate, struck out eight in nine innings. Catcher Tim Newman, from Phoebus High, threw out two runners attempting to steal second base.
Salisbury (18-2), No. 10 in Division III, swept No. 24 CNU 12-2 and 11-4 in Newport News.
Rachel Johnson gained the victory in both games, though Chelsea Mitchell batted 3-for-4 in Game 2 for CNU (17-10).
No. 9 Virginia won 16-12 at Old Dominion behind three goals and two assists apiece from the Cavaliers' Ashlee Warner and Casey Bocklet.
U.Va. (6-5) scored the first six goals of the second half to go ahead 14-7.
Christina Rea paced ODU (3-7) with five goals.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times