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Roundup: WVU routs Maryland 14-2, hosts Marshall tonight

LAWRENCE PIERCE | Gazette
The University of Charleston’s Andrea Hayes is safe at second with a stolen base, beating the throw to West Virginia State’s Dee Dee Loftis.

Michael Constantini went 3 for 4 including a pair of doubles and an RBI as the West Virginia University baseball team routed Maryland 14-2 Tuesday at Hawley Field in Morgantown.

Ross Vance (2-0) earned the win, allowing one run on three hits in six innings while striking out six for the Mountaineers (20-16). Tayler Stiles (2-2) picked up the loss for the Terrapins (24-15).

WVU returns to the diamond today, hosting Marshall at 6 p.m.

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SENIOR GOLF: Marty Creed of Scott Depot took home the low round of the day along with top honors in the senior division of the West Virginia Senior Series at Homestead Resort in Hot Spring, Va., Monday with an even-par 72. Huntington’s Steve Fox took home second place with a 73.

Rich Tetrick won the net division in the senior flight by shooting a 66. In the silver division, Roger Keaton of Beckley came in first with a 2-over-par 74, defeating Ron Ray of Huntington in a scorecard tiebreaker. Harry Griffin of Kenna won the net side with a 61.

Charlie Stone of Huntington won the gross in the gold division with a 3-over 75, while Ed Porturica of Martinsburg took home top honors on the net side by shooting a 63.

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WVU TENNIS: The West Virginia University tennis team had four members named to the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 first team, the conference announced Tuesday.

Sophomores Hailey Barrett, Irinka Toidze and Vivian Tsui and junior Ikttesh Chahal were named to the team. Last season, Chahal, an exercise physiology major, was one of two Mountaineers named to the first team. First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better grade point average, while second-team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher, either cumulative or the two previous semesters, and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

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UC SIGNS COOK: Herbert Hoover sprinter Nate Cook signed a national letter of intent to run track at the University of Charleston Tuesday. Cook, a 100- and 200-meter sprinter, is a two-time All-Cardinal Conference award winner and a three-time state meet qualifier.

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ESTEP TO STATE: Hurricane senior Ace Estep will sign to play baseball at West Virginia State at 11:30 a.m. today at the high school. Estep is hitting .286 with five doubles, a triple, eight RBIs and 10 runs for the Redskins, who are No. 2 in the Class AAA state poll.

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YMCA GOLF: YOUTH BASKETBALL: Parkersburg and Parkersburg South high schools will host the 11th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Invitational OYB boys basketball tournament May 16-18 in Parkersburg.

The tournament is for boys teams in grades 5-11. Each team is guaranteed three games for $275. For most divisions, the format will be pool play followed by a single-elimination tournament. To register, visit www.ohioyouthbasketball.com or call Gary Lecrone at 1-740-808-0380. For local information, call Bill Camp (304-483-8922) or Don Kesterson (304-482-8080).


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