ODAC student-athletes increased their representation by one from the national indoor championships as eight standouts from conference member programs are set to compete at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex in La Crosse, Wis., this week. Action begins on Thursday, May 24, and continues thru Saturday, May 26.
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.