Sports in Brief: April 10

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April 9, 2009

11:28 PM

Baseball: Norton’s stellar outing leads Tribe over Liberty

Led by sophomore righthander Tim Norton, the Tribe (12-17, 3-6 CAA) made up for an early-season loss to Liberty University (21-9) with a 2-1 victory over the Flames Tuesday night. Norton lasted seven innings, allowing one run on four hits. In what became his best start of the season, the sophomore did not allow a hit until the fourth inning, striking out two and walking three. Fellow sophomore righthander Logan Billbrough held off Liberty in the final two innings for his second save of the year. At the plate, seniors designated hitter Rob Nickle and third baseman Tyler Stampone each had an RBI, with Stampone driving in the game-winning score in the fifth inning. The Flames notched their only run of the game off of an eighth inning single from Curran Redel. For full coverage including a game story, check out the Flat Hat sports blog, The Pressbox, at Flathatnews.com.

Track and Field: Three athletes collect CAA hardware after Colonial Relays

Freshman Brandon Heroux, sophomore Betsy Graney and junior Nicole Kazuba all earned CAA Athlete of the Week awards for their performances last weekend at the Colonial Relays. Competing in the javelin throw, Heroux secured the honor in the men’s field category with a mark of 220’6”, over 11 feet farther than the runner-up. Graney, who won the award in the women’s track category, triumphed for the second consecutive year in the 3,000-m steeplechase with a time of 10:47.46. With a jump of 12’7.5”, Kazuba set a meet-record and took home a second consecutive gold medal at the Colonial Relays in the pole vault, Her performance earned her the award in the women’s field category.

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