The Huntingdon Hawks jumped out the an early 3-0 lead and went to defeat the Bridgewater College Eagles, 6-2, Friday in NCAA Division III South Region tournament action at USA Stadium. The loss eliminated the Eagles from postseason play as they finished the season with a 34-13 record.
Fifth-seeded Randolph-Macon was eliminated by top-seeded Huntingdon 5-0 Thursday in the NCAA Division III South Regional at USA Stadium. The Yellow Jackets finish the 2013 season with a 23-19-1 record and an ODAC championship.
Bridgewater College jumped out to an early lead with a six-run third inning and then held off a late Methodist rally to stay alive in the South Region tournament with a 10-7 victory Thursday at USA Stadium. BC faces Huntingdon on Friday afternoon in an elimination game.
illsaps starter Will Edwards pitched a complete-game, five-hitter Wednesday evening to lead the Majors to a 7-0 victory over the Bridgewater College Eagles on the first day of the NCAA Division III South Region baseball tournament at USA Stadium. BC takes on Methodist on Thursday in an elimination game.
Fifth-seeded Randolph-Macon saw second-seeded Salisbury score three unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 3-2 win in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament South Regional at USA Stadium. The Yellow Jackets (23-18-1) will face top-seeded Huntingdon in an elimination game on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET.
Just two NCAA Division III championship events that will feature ODAC athletes have yet to begun, but one saw its field announced late Sunday evening. Bridgewater College and Randolph-Macon College will represent the ODAC in the 2013 NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament. Both squads will play out of the same regional in Millington, Tenn., hosted by Rhodes College.
Fresh off a tight 8-7 victory over Bridgewater in the originally scheduled ODAC Baseball Tournament championship game on Monday, Randolph-Macon carried its momentum into the second contest, completing a two-game run to the 2013 conference title with a 6-2 victory over the Eagles in Salem, Va. The Yellow Jackets earn the conference’s automatic entry into the NCAA Division III Tournament.
The 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Baseball tournament will resume play in Salem, Va. today. Top-seeded Bridgewater College and fifth-seeded Randolph-Macon College will face each other in game 10 at Lewis-Gale Field at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium. Game time is set for 5:00pm.
The 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Baseball tournament has been delayed due to weather. The scheduled 1:00pm start at Lynchburg City Stadium between top-seeded Bridgewater College and fifth-seeded Randolph-Macon College today will now be played Monday, April 29 at Lewis-Gale Field at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium in Salem, Va. The game is tentatively scheduled for 5:00pm.
Bridgewater outfielder Nick Fulk and Lynchburg righty Martin Henderlite highlight the 2013 ODAC Baseball All-Conference awards as the ODAC Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Eagles’ mentor Curt Kendall was tabbed the ODAC Coach of the Year, while Randolph-Macon designated hitter Mitchell Keeler earned ODAC Rookie of the Year laurels. Guilford outfielder John Macon Smith received the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award.
All but one sport will enter its postseason by the end of this week, which lent to some great performances as teams positioned themselves for their respective tournaments. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured l-r, t-b): J.J. McDaniel, SU (BSB); Courtney Allman, EMU (SB); Austin Gregory, RC (BSB); Heather Lewis, R-MC (SB); Colby Francis, LC (MGOLF); Lily Colley, GC (WLAX); Richard Lachlan, RC (MLAX); Briell Smith, RC (WTEN); Graham Wilson, VWC (MTEN).
Bridgewater owns the top seed in the 2013 ODAC Baseball Tournament as the Eagles lost just one time in 20 conference games to put them in driver's seat as they look to build upon an ODAC record 13 titles on the diamond. Two tiebreakers were needed to sift out the six-team field that will compete in the double-elimination tourney at Lynchburg's historic City Stadium.
Spring tournaments are right around the corner as ODAC athletes prepare for the final postseason of the year. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured l-r, t-b): Kimberly Brady, SU (SB); Nick Fulk, BC (BSB); Stephanie Clark, RC (SB); Robert Gallet, BC (BSB); Lily Colley, GC (WLAX); Richard Lachlan, RC (MLAX); Elizabeth Cheng, HU (WGOLF); Peter Hawkins, BC (MTEN); Katie Gordon, BC (WTEN); Zander Tallman, W&L (MTRK); Carmen Graves, RC (WTRK).
Just a few weeks remain in the spring regular season as the ODAC gears up for its final set of championships. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured l-r, t-b): Jake Fletcher, R-MC (BSB); Cassie Phillips, LC (SB); Corey Armentrout, BC (BSB); Hope Johnson, LC (SB); Noah Ratner, GC (MG); Andrea Walker, BC (WG); Liz Bereit, SU (WLAX); Spencer Parsons, RC (MLAX); Carmen Graves, RC (WTRK); David Cason, GC (MTRK); Alyssa Wingate, E&H (WTEN); James Lee, RC (MTEN).
Spring sports are closing in on the mid-points of their schedules with standings starting to take shape. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured l-r, t-b): Jonathan Mason, BC (BSB); Mackenzie Creech, VWC (SB); Derek Sweet, LC (MLAX); Sonja Meighan, W&L (WTEN); Rachad Davis, LC (MOTRK); Tori Higginbotham, VWC (SB); Alex Tucci, VWC (BSB); Allison Bonanno, RC (WLAX); Hayden White, W&L (MTEN); Alexis Janney, RC (WOTRK).
Eastern Mennonite University senior pitcher Daniel Stanley has won a pair of ODAC Pitcher of the Week awards this season, including the most recent honor. On 3/23, he tossed a five-hit shutout over nine innings to complete a doubleheader sweep of Hampden-Sydney, keeping EMU in the thick of the ODAC standings.
The weather tried to throw some curveballs over the past week, but ODAC student-athletes kept swinging away. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured l-r, t-b): Will Salley, W&L (BSB); Lindsey Inzana, VWC (SB); Daniel Stanley, EMU (BSB); Heather Jenkins, BC (SB); Drew Thompson, GC (MGOLF); Olivia Bowling, RMC (WGOLF); E'leyna Garcia, GC (WLAX); Richard Lachlan, RC (MLAX); Meghan Buell, W&L (WTEN); Hayden White, W&L (MTEN); Kristen Trice, BC (WOTRK); Greg Wilson, LC (MOTRK).
Women's golf opened its first spring campaign under the ODAC banner, bringing the season's sports to full participation. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured l-r, t-b): Mitchell Keeler, RMC (BSB); Madison Gilman, RMC (SB); Drew Crawford, GC (BSB); Stephanie Cameron, SU (SB); Patrick Clossin, W&L (MGOLF); Elizabeth Cheng, HU (WGOLF); Kathleen Wager, RC (WLAX); Pat Ohrem, LC (MLAX); Katie Gordon, BC (WTEN); Hayden White, W&L (MTEN); Janey Fugate, W&L (WOTRK); Tom Sippie, LC (MOTRK).
Some mid-week snow made scheduling interesting, but that didn't keep the ODAC's athletes from performing at a high level. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured l-r, t-b): Corbin Lucas, SU (BSB); Ashley Ebersole, E&H (SB); Darrell Thompson, SU (BSB); Jordan Aylor, EMU (SB); Noah Ratner, GC (MGOLF); Robert Fox, RMC (MLAX); Taylor Klevenz, RAND (WLAX); James Keighley, E&H (MTEN); Taylor Evans, E&H (WTEN); Dillon Myers, W&L (MOTRK).
Men's golf and outdoor track & field opened their spring campaigns, adding to the spring sports already into their schedules. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured l-r, t-b): E'leyna Garcia, GC (WLAX); Jess Hawthorne, HSC (MLAX); Sonja Meighan, W&L (WTEN); Taylor Shamshiri, W&L (MTEN); Amanda Theall, SU (WOTRK); Chad Norton, GC (MOTRK); Jonathan Mason, BC (BSB); Courtney Bogan, VWC (SB); Matthew McInaw, E&H (BSB); Stephanie Cameron, SU (SB); Teddy Corcoran, W&L (MG).
Basketball and indoor track have reached postseason play, but the spring sports continue to ramp up to their conference seasons. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured l-r, t-b); Martin Henderlite, LC (BSB), Olivia Hurt, SBC (WLAX); Garrett Paglia, W&L (MLAX); Jennifer Antoszyk, RC (WTEN); Sarah Cutright, GC (SBALL); Hayden White, W&L (MTEN); Casey Snead, GC (SBALL). Kyle Armstrong, EMU (BSB, not pictured).
Men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's tennis, and softball joined this week's list of honorees. Those earning weekly honors include Kelly Keys, VWC (SB); Logan Carter, RAND (SB); E'leyna Garcia, GC (WLAX); Paxton Gwin, RC (WBB); Amanda Theall, SU (WITRK), Amber Lake, SU (WTEN); Tim Benjamin, RMC (BSB); Brandon Miller, LC (BSB); Vin Curran, LC (MLAX); J.D. Ey, W&L (MBB); John Brvenik, GC (MTEN); Randy Lott, VWC (MITRK).
The first winter championship is in the books, with both basketball and indoor track just two weeks away from crowning their champions. Baseball also continued its early season play. Those earning weekly honors include (picture l-r): Zach Whitaker, H-SC (BASE); Keegan Dolan, W&L (BASE); Alexis Janney, RC (WITRK); Tom Sippie, LC (MITRK); Chris Astorga, VWC (MBB); Steph Rheinheimer, EMU (WBB).
As the winter sports continue to gear up for postseason tournaments and championships, spring sports got underway this weekend with several teams in action in baseball. Those earning weekly honors include (picture l-r): Khobi Williamson, H-SC (MBB); Jasmine Greene, HU (WBB); Daniel Stanley, EMU (BASE); John Macon Smith, GC (BASE); Jessica Mejia, RC (WITRK); Luke Sohl, BC (MITRK).
The top of the 2013 ODAC Baseball Preseason Poll is as tightly packed as any season as just two points separate three teams, all of which received first place consideration. Bridgewater College heads the poll after picking up 92 points and four top nods. Lynchburg College sits second, also with four first place tabs towards 91 points. New to the ODAC in 2013, Shenandoah University debuts at the #3 position with 90 points and the remaining three top billings.