In college baseball Friday, Ben Verlander and Gloucester High graduate Joey Burney belted home runs to help
Verlander, batting .398 this season, is showing he's much more than just "Justin's younger brother" this year. He had three hits, including his
Burney, ODU's starting first baseman, hit a sacrifice fly in the third inning and a two-run homer in the eighth to make the score 6-2.
JMU was led by Casey Goss, who knocked in two runs, and Cole McInturff, who had two hits and scored twice.
The Tribe's usually reliable starting pitching was ineffective as the Tigers pounded Brett Koehler for seven runs -- five earned -- and nine hits in 2 1/3 innings.
With one out in the 14th for the
Rash was 3-for-7 with three RBIs and a run. Poquoson's Chad Pinder had a rare tough offensive night for Tech, batting 1-for-6 with three strikeouts.
Santa Clara rallied to win 80-77 at
George Mason freshman guard Patrick Holloway's 3-point attempt to send the game into overtime clanked off the back rim as time expired.
The Patriots' Sherrod Wright had 24 points and 10 rebounds. But George Mason shot 6-of-25 from 3-point range and 15-of-22 from the free-throw line. Mason finished 22-16 in its final CAA season before heading to the
Kevin Foster had 24 points, Marc Trasolini had 20 points and Evan Roquemore added 19 for Santa Clara (26-12), which bounced back after going winless in the
Tournament MVP Foster hit a 3-pointer with 1:11 remaining to put the
W&M, with a 410.45 score, placed second to
The Tribe is ranked 12th nationally and will compete in Saturday's ECAC individual finals.
He became the third ODU wrestler to win the award and first since 2008.
Monarchs coach Steve Martin said, “Chris had an outstanding year both on and off the mat. He has a 3.25 GPA and performed at a high level throughout the year. He has a strong work ethic and is determined to win
Track and field:
At the Colonial Relays at Zable Stadium, William and Mary's Elaina Balouris ran a time of 16 minutes, 3.43 seconds to take second place in the fastest heat of the 5,000 meters. It was the first school record for the All-American junior.
Host W&M overcame
No. 55 Virginia Tech (11-6, 3-2 ACC) edged No. 36 N.C. State 4-3 in Raleigh, winning the doubles point and three singles matches.
With the score tied at 3, Hokies No. 6 player Joao Monteiro, a freshman, outlasted Beck Bond 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. The Hokies' two nationally ranked players -- Andreas Bjerrehus (81st) and Amerigo Contini (55th) -- won at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.
Two-time All-CAA strong safety
The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year program is in its 34th year and recognizes student-athletes' dedication to strength training and conditioning.
Thompson finished his career with 225 tackles (14 for a loss), five interceptions and 16 pass breakups.