The top-seeded Randolph-Macon baseball team topped fourth-seeded Christopher Newport 11-2 Sunday afternoon at Ting Stadium to win its first NCAA Regional title and earn its first trip to the Division III College World Series. This marks the second straight year that an ODAC team will make an appearance in the tournament finals following the run by Roanoke College in 2017.
Virginia Wesleyan University softball is headed back to Oklahoma City after topping Berry College, 7-6 in 8 innings, in the second game of the 2018 NCAA Division III Softball Championship Super Regionals in Virginia Beach, Va. The Marlins have the opportunity to defend their 2017 national title at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex on May 24-29. Check the NCAA website for further details. More to come from Virginia Wesleyan's website later.
The Virginia Wesleyan University baseball team finished out is year Sunday afternoon, defeating No. 2 Rowan University before being eliminated by Misericordia University. The squad knocked out the Owls 9-6 in game one of the day before falling to the Cougars 14-4. With the results, the Marlins cap their season with a record of 31-16, finishing with a program record three wins in the NCAA Division III Championship.
The Virginia Wesleyan University baseball team survived another day the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional as the squad downed Union College, 10-4, Saturday evening at People's Bank Park. The win puts the Marlins at 30-15 on the year, reaching the 30-win mark for the first time since 2004. The squad will now face off with the top-seeded Rowan at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday in another win-or-go-home match up.
Sophomore Reece Yeargain (Richmond, Va./Benedictine) ripped a two-run homer in the sixth as the top-seeded Randolph-Macon baseball team went ahead to stay in a 4-3 win over No. 4 Christopher Newport Saturday on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament's South Regional at Ting Stadium.
There are three reasons to celebrate ODAC men's golf as a pair of conference teams earned top five honors and a conference student-athlete is a national individual golf champion for the third straight year.
Junior Nick Roth (Henrico, Va./Benedictine) hurled a one-hitter and senior Rick Spiers (South Chesterfield, Va./Matoaca) smacked a three-run homer off the scoreboard as the top-seeded Randolph-Macon baseball team defeated No. 3 Denison 6-1 Friday afternoon at Ting Stadium on Day 2 of the South Regional of the NCAA Tournament.
The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team shut out Berry College, 4-0, in the first game of the NCAA Division III Super Regional Friday afternoon at Marlin Park. With the loss, the Marlins improve to 49-2 on the year and clip Berry's win streak at 15.
The Virginia Wesleyan University baseball team survived another day at the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional Friday afternoon as it defeated Castleton University, 4-3, at People's Bank Park. With the win, the Marlins move to 29-15 on the season.
The Virginia Wesleyan University baseball team fell, 4-1, to Misericordia University Thursday afternoon in the team's first game of the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional. With the loss, the squad moves to 28-15 on the season and will square off against the loser of the Castleton and Rowan on at 10 a.m. Friday.
Junior Colin Selby (Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch) hurled a complete game with 10 strikeouts as the top-seeded Randolph-Macon baseball team edged sixth-seeded LaGrange 2-1 Thursday afternoon in Game 1 of the Holly Springs Regional.
Washington and Lee University swept the ODAC Commissioners Cups for a third straight season, but it didn't come without competition in a top-heavy final standings for the league's three end-of-season trophies. Both runner-up Randolph-Macon College and third place Lynchburg College set school records in the overall standings and formed a trio with W&L that finished exceptionally close in the women's competition.
For the third time in the last five years, Guilford College will perform double-duty at the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships. This season, however, the Quakers have some extra ODAC support.
Guilford College and Washington and Lee University both open play on Tuesday as full teams in the national championship event at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. Guilford, in association with the Greensboro Sports Commission, will also serve as hosts for the four-day event. The pair combined efforts for the same championship in 2014 and 2015.
Randolph-Macon softball bowed out of the NCAA Tournament Monday afternoon after Rowan scored two wins against the Yellow Jackets, winning 7-1 and 2-1. Earlier in the day, Rowan forced a second game in the championship round of the Glassboro Regional, winning the first game 7-1. The game had been scoreless heading into the bottom of the fourth inning when it was suspended Sunday afternoon due to rain and lightning.