Jailynn Jackson pitched a three-hitter for her third victory in two days as Hampton beat
Taylor McCoy and Kerissa Burruel each batted 2-for-3, and each of McCoy's hits drove in Diamond Ponds. The Pirates have won 14 of their last 16 games. ...
Norfolk State (29-21) improved to 3-1 in the tournament with a pair of victories Friday, setting up its de-facto semifinal against Savannah State.
First, the Spartans defeated Florida A&M 8-7 on Kathy Cortez's two-run walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh. Heather Dunning and Cortez each went 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Haley Ward also had a pair of hits.
Then NSU handled
In a winners' bracket game at the Salem regional, fourth-seeded Christopher Newport and top-seeded Salisbury were locked in a 3-3 tie in the top of the eighth inning when bad weather delayed play.
CNU trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the seventh, but capitalized on three walks to pull even. Salisbury will have the bases loaded when play resumes.
Ace pitcher Olivia Galati and
The Pride (43-11) gained an automatic NCAA bid with Galati's three-hitter and second baseman Tori Rocha's two-run double in the third inning. The Dukes (41-15), who were victimized by Galati's perfect game the previous day, hope for an at-large berth when the field is released at 10 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU.
Hannah Hayes doubled and scored in the sixth for JMU.
Freshman Maggie Tyler (3-2) of Poquoson, making her sixth start of the season for the Hokies (35-19), pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on eight hits with two strikeouts in the loss. She earned a save the previous day.
The Wolfpack will face top-seeded
Gloucester's Josiah Burney hit a home run and Michael Perez was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI as host
Casey Bocklet scored four goals as Virginia beat Penn 12-6 in Charlottesville in the NCAA tournament's first round.
The Cavaliers (10-9) will play at No. 6 Georgetown at 1 p.m. Sunday in the round of 16.
No. 41 Virginia Tech scored perhaps its biggest victory of the season, bouncing No. 23 Michigan 4-2 in an
The Rams won the doubles point and got singles victories at 3 from Alejandro Argente and at 5 from Jaime Vazquez, but the Gophers prevailed by taking four singles matches.
Minnesota's Rok Bonin broke the 3-all tie by edging Max Wennakoski 7-6, 0-6, 6-4 at No. 1.
Minnesota will, as expected, take on second-seeded
Mary Washington freshman Shelby Harris of Newport News won at No. 1 doubles and at No. 2 singles to help the Eagles defeat St. Vincent 5-0 in an NCAA Division III first-round match in Pittsburgh.
Harris, a former
Also in the D-III tournament, freshman Claire Spencer of Newport News won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 5 singles to help Carleton (Minn.) wrap up a 5-1 win over Grinnell.