In baseball Wednesday, Sam Roberts drove in four runs as VMI (27-5) gained one of its biggest victories in school history, rolling past top-ranked Virginia 12-3 in Lexington. ...

The College of Albemarle held off Apprentice 3-2 in Elizabeth City, N.C., despite Jonathan Dehoux's 11th homer of the season for the Builders. ...

Thomas Nelson swept Southside 11-6 and 13-0 in a clash of community colleges.

In Game 2, former Warwick High player Aaron Merrick and Bethel graduate Travis Franklin combined to pitch a one-hit shutout. Isle of Wight's Jeremy Davenport went 2-for-3 in Game 2.

SOFTBALL

Gloucester High alumna Stephanie Coates pitched nine innings for her first victory of the season as Virginia won Game 2 5-3, completing a doubleheader sweep at Hampton.

U.Va. won the opener 5-0.

MEN'S TENNIS

William and Mary is seeded No. 1 for the first time in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, which begins Thursday morning at Old Dominion. The Tribe and host Monarchs don't play until Friday, though.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

W&M is seeded second, VCU first in the CAA tournament at ODU, which begins Thursday.

COLLEGE EVENTS

ODU will honor retiring athletic director Jim Jarrett with an evening of entertainment April 30.

Tickets are $75 and include a social outside the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center at 6 p.m., dinner and a program beginning at 7 at the Constant Center and desserts and a video-board presentation at Foreman Field.

For tickets, call 683-3359; the deadline is April 23. ...

Virginia Tech's annual Orange & Maroon dinner, sponsored by the Peninsula Hokie Club and open to the public, is May 3 at Point Plaza Suites at City Center in Newport News.

Speakers are assistant football coach Curt Newsome and assistant men's basketball coach James Johnson.

Contact Frank Seamster at 930-1271 or go to peninsulahokieclub.com for more.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

U.Va.'s Monica Wright was named the state Player of the Year and James Madison's Kenny Brooks Coach of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors.

W&M's Taysha Pye and Hampton's Quanneisha Perry made the second team.


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