On Campus 3/19/13
Keeley Wood (SLHS) is picking up right where she left off last season for the Wingate track team, rewriting the Bulldogs' women’s track long distance school records.
In her first outing of the season, Wood shattered Wingate’s 5000-meter school record turning in a time of 18:22.31 while competing in the Charlotte 49er Classic. Wood finished the race in 19th place out of 72 runners. Last season, Wood set new Wingate school records in the mile at 5:23.63 and the 3000-meter run at 11:03.05.
The Bulldogs travel this weekend to the University of South Carolina to participate in the Weems Baskin Invitational.
Akeem Richmond (SLHS) and East Carolina University (18-12, 9-7) had an early exit from the Conference USA tournament as they were ousted by Tulsa, 79-72. Richmond came off of the bench to finish as the Pirates' second leading scorer with 16 points, while adding three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 36 minutes of play. The Pirates will close out the 2013 season by participating in the fifth annual CollegeInsider.com Post Season Tournament. The tournament will open today with ECU hosting Savannah State University in the first meeting between the two schools. Second-round CIT games will be played March 22-24, quarterfinal games March 26-27 and semifinal games March 29-30. The championship game will be played on April 2 and televised by the CBS Sports Network. All games will be played at on-campus sites.
Dennis Godfrey (LCHS) and the Saint Ouen l'Aumône Cougars evened their season record at 2-2 by pounding the Grenoble Centaures, 28-0. In observance of the Easter break, the Cougars will take several weeks off and will not be back in action until April 14 when they face the Asnières Hounds.
Nick Durazo (LCHS) and East Carolina (11-8) started the week slow with loses to Old Dominion 5-3, Campbell 8-6 and Jacksonville 3-2, before coming alive to defeat Jacksonville in the last two games of the series, 16-9 and 6-4. Durazo picked up his first loss of the season, pitching six innings, giving up six hits and two runs while striking out three in the Pirates' loss to Old Dominion. He would see action again, pitching one inning in ECU’s 16-9 victory over Jacksonville, facing six batters and giving up three hits and three runs. East Carolina will play five games this week, traveling to UNC Wilmington today before hosting High Point on Wednesday. Thursday will provide the only day of rest as the Pirates head to Houston, Texas, on Friday for a three-game weekend series with Houston.
Justin Cox (SLHS) and Ferrum College (10-14, 4-13) opened the week defeating Hampden-Sydney College 8-7. Cox finished 2-6 from the plate, scoring one run and led the team in RBI with three. His two RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning produced the game-winning run. He accounted for five outs from centerfield. Later in the week, the Panthers faced LaGrange College losing game one 6-3, but then rebounded to win Saturday’s doubleheader, 7-1 and 3-1. Cox finished the series going 4-13 from the plate, hitting an RBI double and stealing a base. Defensively, he accounted for five outs. After 10 games, Cox is batting .293, going 12-41 with one double, one triple and four RBI. Ferrum will host Southern Virginia University on Wednesday before traveling to Demorest, Ga., this weekend for a three-game series with Piedmont College.
Josh Kelly (LCHS) and the 16th-ranked Appalachian State Club Baseball team competed this weekend in the 2013 Spring Training Showcase in Plant, Fla. The Mountaineers finished 2-2 in the tournament, collecting wins over Ohio State’s B team 11-1 and Illinois State 4-3. Kelly notched his first loss of the season while pitching five innings in Appalachian State’s 8-2 loss to Pittsburgh, collecting seven strike outs and giving up three earned runs. The Mountaineers' other loss would come to Ohio State’s A team, 6-5.
Dillon Frye (LCHS) and 17th-ranked NC State (16-5, 3-3) went 3-1 this week, blanking Old Dominion 5-0 before playing a three-game series with Wake Forest. The Wolfpack won game one 12-6, lost in game two 13-4, but rebounded to win game three 5-2. The Wolfpack will host UNC Greensboro today before traveling to Charlottesville, Va., this weekend for a three-game series with the University of Virginia.
Russell Clark (LCHS) and Campbell University (16-3, 2-1) went 3-1, defeating East Carolina 8-6 before playing a three-game series with Gardner-Webb. The Camels won game one 7-1, fell in game two 4-0, but then bounced back to take game three 11-10. The Camels will play five games this week, hosting Rider College today and Wednesday for a two-game series, and then traveling to Asheville this weekend for a three-game series with UNC Asheville.
Carson Wilson (LCHS) and Pitt CC (10-2) will play College of Albemarle Wednesday before facing Spartanburg Methodist for a four-game series this weekend.
Garrett Verrelli (LCHS) and the UNC Chapel Hill club baseball team (7-0) will host Elon on Wednesday, and then welcome Methodist University this weekend for a three-game series.
Bkaye Smith (SLHS) and Virginia Tech finished 3-2 in the Judi Garmin Classic, their final tune up before opening conference play this week. The 21st-ranked Lady Hokies (18-4) opened tournament play upsetting No. 19 Arizona 9-2 and 14th-ranked Michigan 3-2, before losing to No. 2 Arizona State 11-0. They rebounded with a win over Pacific 5-1, but would close out the tournament with a loss to Cal State Fullerton 7-3. Smith finished the tournament 3-14, scoring one run and one RBI. Defensively, she would split time between shortstop and second base and accounted for seven outs and 13 assists. Tech will open ACC play by hosting N.C. State in a three-game series this weekend.
Karli Heimbecker (SLHS) and the University of South Florida continued the spring portion of their season, finishing 14th out of 15 teams in the Sun Trust Gator Women’s Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida. Heimbecker shot a 79-81-83-243 to finish 75th. The Lady Bulls will travel to Charleston, S.C., next Monday to compete in the two-day Briar’s Creek Intercollegiate.
Micah Lawrence (LCHS) and the 25th-ranked Barton College Bulldogs hosted the Barton Intercollegiate at the Wilson Country Club that started Monday and will conclude today.