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W&M, ODU have tough paths in baseball conference tournaments

Old Dominion and William and Mary must come from off the pace to make noise in their upcoming conference baseball tournaments. The Tribe finished sixth in the Colonial Athletic Association and took the last spot in the tournament, beginning Wednesday in Mount Pleasant, S.C. A late push landed ODU in a tie for seventh in Conference USA and the No. 7 seed in the tournament, which also begins Wednesday in Hattiesburg, Miss. “We have to play well. Obviously, that’s the first thing,” Tribe coach Brian Murphy said. “But I think we’ve got a shot.” The Tribe (24-28) opens against No. 3 seed Northeastern (28-24) at 3:30 p.m., with both optimism and concern....