Hokies softball beats Syracuse, advance to ACC semifinal
Championship quarterfinals over seven innings of work to help the Virginia Tech Hokies over the Orange 2-1. With the win, Tech advances to the semifinals of the ACC Championship In addition to her 10 strikeouts, Rochard (23-2) tossed seven innings, giving up one run on seven hits and walking four for Virginia Tech (41-6). Freshman Bre Peck led the way offensively for the Hokies, going 1-for-3 in the ballgame with a home run and an RBI. Junior Morgan Overaitis also helped out, going 1-for-2 for Virginia Tech with an RBI. Sophomore Emma Ritter provided some offense as well, going 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.
Devoe, Georgia Tech beat No. 15 FSU 80-75 for ACC title
The Yellow Jackets have their first Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title in nearly two decades after beating No. AdACC player of the year Moses Wright and Jordan Usher each had 11 of their 15 points after halftime for Georgia Tech, which got off to an 0-2 start this season with home losses to Georgia State and Mercer. The Yellow Jackets stood 9-8 after a loss at Clemson on a last-second shot Feb. 12 to find themselves facing bubble uncertainty. That led to a technical foul and two free throws for FSU, though the outcome was decided and the Georgia Tech party had begun. BIG PICTUREGeorgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets had won seven straight, including Thursday against Miami in the quarterfinals.
Virginia high schools sports get OK to start in December
High school sports in Virginia are a go! The Championship + 1 schedule, which the VHSL approved in September, now have governmental approval to begin as scheduled, in December. Ralph Northam signed the fourth amended Executive Order 67 which includes changes to Section 12 related to recreational sports. That change will allow high school sport to begin in December as scheduled. In boys lacrosse, the game will start with a coin toss to determine which team is awarded the ball at midfield to begin the game.
Roanoke Women fall in ODAC tournament semifinal
SALEM, Va. – Saturday’s ODAC tournament semifinals proved to be competitive matchups. On the women’s side, Roanoke College and Guilford College were back and forth in the final quarter before the Quakers could pull away for the 66-61 victory. On the men’s side, Roanoke College had a chance to take the lead with just seconds remaining. But a missed shot led to a 60-59 Randolph-Macon victory. The Yellow Jackets will play Virginia Wesleyan in the championship, after the Marlins defeated the Hornets of Lynchburg.
Louisiana team wins Little League World Series
Members of the Southwest Region team from River Ridge Louisiana celebrate after getting the last out to defeat the Caribbean Region team from Willemstad, Curacao to win the Championship Game of the Little League World Series at Lamade StadiumSOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania (CNN) - A Louisiana team won the Little League World Series Sunday. The Eastbank Little League defeated Curacao 8-0 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The team from River Ridge, a suburb of New Orleans, is also the first team from Louisiana to win the title. John Bel Edwards, and colleges including Louisiana State University and Tulane University tweeted their congrats to the little league team. Tulane University tweeted.
Louisiana wins 1st Little League title, beating Curacao 8-0
Egan shut down a powerful Curacao lineup, throwing 88 pitches over six innings. The offensive breakthrough came in the fifth inning for Louisiana as the club representing the Southwest region scored four runs on four hits to seize control. Reece Roussel smacked an RBI double that was followed by Marshall's RBI single, his third hit of the day. With Louisiana's victory, U.S. teams have won back-to-back Little League crowns for the first time since 2009, when a team from Chula Vista, California, capped off a streak of five straight championships for the United States. Louisiana won six games in eight days, becoming the first team to win the LLWS after losing its first game since the tournament expanded in 2001.