College Notebook

Elon baseball doubles up NC State 24-12

From news releasesMarch 6, 2013 

— Sebastian Gomez tied his career high with six RBIs and Antonio Alvarez and Alex Swim added five apiece as Elon topped N.C. State 24-12 Tuesday.

The Phoenix (6-5) built an 18-3 lead on the Wolfpack (10-2) after four innings. Trea Turner was 4-for-5 with two home runs, a triple and five RBIs for N.C. State.

The Wolfpack used 8 pitchers and none lasted longer than 1 2/3 innings.

• The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named Carlos Rodon its National co-pitcher of the week along with Stanford’s Mark Appel.

North Carolina 10, Davidson 2: Cody Stubbs drove in three runs and four pitchers combined to keep the Wildcats’ (5-6) bats in check, as the host Tar Heels (11-0) won the nonconference baseball game at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill.

North Carolina scored five runs in the bottom of the third to take command of the game.

Tar Heel’s starter Trent Thorton held Davidson hitless until the fifth inning.

East Carolina 11, UNC Greensboro 9: The Pirates (7-4) scored three runs in the seventh inning to top the Spartans (6-4) in a see-saw game at Greenville that saw each team use a combined 13 pitchers. Phillip Clark and Chase McDonald each had three RBIs for the Pirates.

Penn 6, Duke 0: Quakers (2-3) starter Pat Bet held the Blue Devils (5-6) to two hits over six shutout innings at Jack Coombs Field in Durham.


All-ACC Freshman: The conference has named North Carolina’s Xylina McDaniel its unanimous women’s Rookie of the Year, highlighting the two conference All-Freshman teams that the ACC named. Six players occupy the 10 slots that make up the coaches team and the Blue Ribbon Panel team, decided by votes from the media and school representatives.

Duke’s Alexis Jones, Boston College’s Nicole Boudreau and Georgia Tech’s Brittany Jackson were named to both teams.

Maryland’s Malina Howard was named to just the coaches team. Her teammate Chloe Pavlech was named to just the panel team.

Elon: Kelsey Evans, a Raleigh native, has been named the Southern Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced..


N.C. State: Junior Albin Choi won his third-straight individual title to lead the Wolfpack to the team title at the men’s USF Invitational Tuesday at Dade City, Fla.

Choi shot an even-par 72 to finish 8-under for the tournament. As a team Tuesday, the Wolfpack was 5-over, good enough to hold off South Carolina for a one-shot victory with a 4-under 860.

• Brittany Marchand shot a 2-over 74 in the third round of the Juli Inkster Spartan Invite at San Jose, Calif. to finish fifth individually and lead the Wolfpack women to a tie for third.

Campbell: The Camels shot a final round 299 to come from behind to win the women’s Kiawah Island Intercollegiate by three strokes over College of Charleston, which lead by four shots entering the day. Lisbeth Brooks was 7-over for the tournament to lead the team.


North Carolina: Senior goalkeeper Lauren Maksym has been named ACC women’s Defensive Players of the Week.


ACC: North Carolina’s Constance Orr and N.C. State pitcher Emily Weiman have been named the conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.


Duke 7, VCU 0: Chris Mengel captured a doubles victory and clinched the team win in singles to help the Blue Devils (12-2) men’s team sweep the Rams (11-4) in Durham.

East Carolina 4, UNC Asheville 0: Joran Vliegen, Nicolas Soriano and John Schmitt each earned singles wins after the host Pirates took the doubles point, and East Carolina won its sixth straight.

Track and Field

Duke: Cydney Ross earned ACC women’s performer of the week honors after a strong showing in the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame, the conference announced.

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