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College notebook: Marshall shines in Duke’s spring game
BY STEVE DeSHAZO
After a year’s worth of watching and learning, Sam Marshall was ready for his first taste of college football.
The redshirt freshman defensive end from Chancellor made a strong showing in Duke’s spring game Saturday. He was credited with 10 tackles, including a quarterback sack, in the Blue team’s 38–24 loss to the White.
Rising senior linebacker Jabrel Mines (Caroline) had an interception in William & Mary’s spring game Saturday and was named a 2012 co-captain. Sophomore cornerback DeAndre Houston-Carson (Massaponax) also had an inteception.
Freshman Megan Baltzell (Mountain View) went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs in Longwood’s 9–1 win over Norfolk State Wednesday. She leads the Lancers with a .355 average, nine homers, 30 RBIs, 41 runs, 12 stolen bases, and a .674 slugging percentage.
Christopher Newport freshman Sabrina Hill (Mountain View) was named to the USA South all-tournament team after going 5 for 13 in four games.
Mary Washington senior first baseman Morgan Lamon (.545, 11 RBIs in six games) and freshman Hannah Otterman (three complete-game wins) were named Capital Athletic Conference player and pitcher of the week, respectively.
TRACK AND FIELD
Senior Brittany Wilhelm (Brooke Point) is one of four finalists for James Madison University’s female student athlete of the year award. She has a 3.9 grade-point average and is a two-time all-East honoree in the relays. The winner will be announced Sunday.
Christopher Newport senior Dira Hansen (Culpeper) won four events at Saturday’s Johns Hopkins Invitational in Baltimore: the women’s 400 (58.54), 400 hurdles (1:03.01) long jump (16–9) and triple jump (36–10).
Tennessee State freshman Ashontae Jackson (Orange) placed second in the women’s long jump (18–2½) and 200 (24.53) and third in the 100 (12.05) at Saturday’s Boston-Moon Classic in Nashville.
VCU junior Alex Hinton (Chancellor) qualified for the IC4A championships with his 16th-place finish in the men’s 800 (1:51.45) at Saturday’s Patriot Open in Fairfax. Rams freshman Amethyst Polk (King George) was ninth in the women’s 400 (57.21).
Junior Robert Gallet (North Stafford) pitched a complete-game nine-hitter, striking out eight with one walk, in Bridgewater’s 5–1 win over Guilford Saturday. He’s 5–0 with a 2.88 ERA.
Freshman Derek Gallello (Riverbend) went 2 for 3 with two RBIs in Charlotte’s 10–1 win over Temple Friday.
Junior Casey Harlow (Louisa) struck out 10 in 7 innings but took the loss in Eastern Mennonite’s 6–1 loss to Roanoke Saturday.
Randolph-Macon junior Hunter Weaver (Orange) tied for first place (74–71–145) at the weekend Roanoke Invitational to help the Yellow Jackets finish third as a team.
UMW junior Keller Torrey was named CAC women’s co-player of the week after scoring six goals and 14 assists in three wins.
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