News With Commentary by TSL Staff

Sunday, May 20, 2001
by Will Stewart,

Golf Team Advances to NCAA Championships

The Virginia Tech golf team finished tied for fifth in the 27-team East Regional in Williamsburg and will advance to the NCAA Championships at Duke University May 31-June 3. The Hokies turned in their best-ever 54 hole performance with an 843, crushing the previous school record 868 by 25 strokes.

The top ten teams from each of three regionals advance to the NCAA Championships. Tech tied with top-ranked Georgia. East Tennessee State, a #4 seed, won the East Regional tournament.

Tech finished strong. Four Hokies shot under par in the final round, led by Johnson Wagner's 4-under 68. Brian Krusoe and Brendan de Jonge each shot 70, and Chris McKeel shot a 71. Wagner tied for seventh overall with a three-day total of 209, while McKeel finished tied for 17th place with a 211. de Jonge and Stinnett tied in 33rd place at 213, and Krusoe was tied for 97th place at 225.

The NCAA Championships will be played at the Duke University Golf Club. For more details on the Hokies' great performance in the East Regional, visit the golf page.

Baseball Team Eliminated by Seton Hall

The Hokie baseball team knocked Notre Dame out of the Big East Tournament, going 2-0 against the Fighting Irish, but the Hokies couldn't deal with the Seton Hall Pirates. Seton Hall downed Tech 5-2 in the championship game to knock the Hokies out.

After starting the tournament with a 4-3 victory over top-seeded and third-ranked Notre Dame, the Hokies fell to third-seeded Seton Hall 5-0, knocking Tech down into the loser's bracket of the double-elimination tournament. Tech met up with Notre Dame again and beat them again, 5-2, eliminating the Irish. The win made Tech 4-0 this season against Notre Dame (46-11-1).

This advanced the Hokies to the championship, where they lost to Seton Hall 5-2. It would have taken two straight Hokie victories to win the championship.

Tech finishes the season 29-28-1. For more details, see the baseball page and the Big East web site's baseball page.

TSL on Vacation Next Week

I'm taking the week of May 21st - May 27th off for vacation. I'll be checking the message board and emails, but no new articles will be posted. Have a great week, and we'll see you on May 28th.


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