Hurricane’s Sam O’Dell eliminated top seed Pat Carter in 19 holes to advance to today’s semifinal round of the West Virginia Mid-Amateur at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown. O’Dell, the defending champion, will face Tad Tomblin, who scored a 2 and 1 victory over Ian Patrick in the quarterfinals.
The other semifinal will feature two Morgantown golfers, No. 7 seed Mike Marrara and No. 14 Tyler Boulware. Marrara knocked off Hurricane’s Brandon Tinney 2 and 1, while Boulware bounced Philip Reale II 5 and 4.
Today’s semifinal matches begin at 7:30 a.m. with the championship match to follow. (Complete results, see Page 2D.)
POWER LOSE: Kendrick Perkins went 3 for 4 with a double and a home run as Greenville posted a 6-5 win Saturday over visiting West Virginia at Flour Field in Greenville, S.C. Reliver Jacob Dahlstrand (2-1) earned the win for the Drive (18-14), allowing one run (unearned) on three hits over four innings. Yhonathan Barrios blew his second save of the season and took the loss for the Power, who have lost five in a row. Barrios gave up three runs on three hits over 1 2/3 innings of relief. Danny Collins paced West Virginia (11-24) with a pair of hits. The Power continues their four game series with Greenville today at 4:05 p.m.
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HERD SPORTS: The Marshall softball team fell to No. 1 Tulsa 8-0 Saturday in the Conference USA Championship game in Boca Raton, Fla. The Golden Hurricane took an early 1-0 lead on the Herd and struck again in the bottom of the fourth with five runs off four hits and a pair of walks. With two runners on and in scoring position for Tulsa, back-to-back wild pitches allowed the runners to cross the plate and put an end to the championship game in mercy-rule fashion. Jordan Dixon (20-21) was credited with the loss for Marshall, pitching a total of 3 2/3 innings.
WVU BASEBALL: The West Virginia baseball team was never able to overcome an early three-run deficit and fell 5-2 to Kansas on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark in Lawrence, Kan.
The Mountaineers (27-19, 9-10 Big 12) dropped the season series, registering just six hits and no errors Saturday. The Jayhawks (32-21, 14-9 Big 12) won their third-straight conference series and ninth Big 12 game in a row, rapping out nine hits and committing just one error.
WVU sophomore left-hander Ross Vance (3-2) took his second-straight loss, giving up five runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings with five strikeouts and four walks.
Robert Kahana (4-5) picked up the win for the Jayhawks, allowing two runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings with one strikeout. Dakota Smith finished 3 for 3 with a double and three RBIs to lead Kansas.
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PREP TENNIS: The Williamstown boys edged Charleston Catholic to earn a Class AA-A Region 4 championship Friday with two individual and one doubles champions for a total of 18 points, while the Irish managed 14 points.
Winning individual titles for Williamstown were Aaron and Ryan Leo, defeating Catholic’s Andrew Jones and Tyler Zubiak. In doubles competition, Luke Flanagan and Aaron Leo cruised to the No. 1 title, defeating a team from Scott. Last year, Williamstown was the runner-up to Charleston Catholic in both the regionals and the state tournament.