Monday, May 21, 2018

History! Randolph-Macon Baseball Sweeps South Region, Heads To College World Series

In the end, there was never a doubt.

Randolph-Macon swept every game, every opponent, claiming the 2018 NCAA Division III South Regional Championship Sunday afternoon in Holly Springs, North Carolina with an 11-2 romp over Christopher Newport, the same team the Yellow Jackets defeated 4-3 the night before to claim a berth in the final round, clinching the team's first-ever trip to the Division III College World Series.

The Yellow Jackets scored six first inning runs and never looked back, moving to 35-7-1 on the season, winning all four regional games, and defeated the Captains for the third time this month and fourth time this season.

Randolph-Macon's 35 victories ties the single-season program record for wins set two years ago.

For more coverage of the championship game, CLICK HERE.

For the postgame press conferences, CLICK HERE.

(Thanks to R-MC Athletics for the photo)


Thursday, May 17, 2018

RVA Locals Only: Interview with Atlee Lacrosse's Christina Dobson on ESPN Richmond

Friday morning on ESPN Richmond, The RVA Sports Network's Rob Witham joins Bob Black for "RVA Locals Only Presented By Farm Bureau Insurance" and we'll shine the spotlight on undefeated Atlee girls lacrosse, talking live with head coach Christina Dobson! We'll discuss the Raiders' season, the contributions of two key freshmen, and the growth of high school lacrosse this decade.

Plus, we'll have the latest high school playoff information, from VISAA State Baseball to all the VHSL spring sports getting underway.

Listen on 99.5 or 102.7 FM, 950 AM, online by CLICKING HERE, or on the ESPN Richmond app for iPhone or Android!

Plus, Rob with sit in with Bob for the entire 9am hour, talking sports, The Preakness and more! Hope you'll tune in and join us!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Honors: Three Yellow Jackets Named To All-Region Softball Team

While the 2018 season did not end the way Randolph-Macon softball had hoped, the magnitude of the season's accomplishments cannot be overstated.

The Yellow Jackets finished with a 40-7 record, smashing their all-time single season wins record. On Wednesday, three members of the team were honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association when All-Atlantic Region teams were unveiled.

Junior pitcher Candace Whittemore (Patrick Henry) earned First Team All-Region honors. Whittemore finished 2018 with 142 strikeouts, a 1.30 ERA and a 15-4 record. She was earlier named to the NFCA/Schutt Sports Division III National Player Of The Year watch list.


Sophomore Sami Davidson earned First Team All-Region honors as well, as the catcher batted .417, driving in 29 runs with three home runs and eight doubles. While Davidson was five for six in stolen base attempts, she gunned down opposing runners with regularity, throwing out 15 of 21 players trying to steal on her.

Freshman Madie Rhoads finished a magical debut season for the Yellow Jackets with Second Team All-Atlantic Region accolades. Rhoads, who won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Rooke of the Year award, finished with a 13-3 record, not losing a game during regular season play, including the complete game win at defending national champion Virginia Wesleyan. Rhoads struck out 147 batters and led the team in ERA at 0.80, a mark good enough for tops overall in the ODAC.


Monday, May 14, 2018

Special Game Of The Week With Patriot Talk Live!

Softball: Dinwiddie at #5 Patrick Henry with Region 4B playoff seeding on the line!

Listen live to Kelly Hughes and Rob Witham starting at 6pm Monday at the link below. Tonight's game is not available on our YouTube Channel.

CLICK HERE to listen!


Monday, May 07, 2018

Game Of The Week Listen Live Player: Softball: Midlothian at #9 Hanover

The action starts Monday at 6pm only on The RVA Sports Network, listen to the Hawks battle Midlothian on the YouTube player below!


Thursday, May 03, 2018

CHANGE: ODAC Baseball First Round Now Begins With Doubleheader Friday

Mother Nature strikes again.

The new format of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Baseball Championship begins this weekend as the top four seeds host the bottom four seeds in best-of-three series. Winners advance to next weekend's championship rounds.

#1 Randolph-Macon, in an attempt to at least get two games in before anticipated rain moving in this weekend, will now face #8 Bridgewater in a doubleheader on Friday. Game 1 is slated to begin at 1pm at Hugh Stephens Field at Estes Park, with Game 2 beginning 30 minutes following the conclusion of Game 1. If the teams split Friday's twinbill, Sunday's deciding Game 3 would begin at 1pm.

Tickets for the Championship First Round are $5 for adults, while Randolph-Macon students and children under 12 will be admitted free. Additional information can be obtained by clicking here.


Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Game Of The Week Listen Live Player: #6 Hanover at #2 Benedictine

First pitch is at a special time of 5pm, so join us live as the Hawks battle the Cadets only on The RVA Sports Network on the YouTube player below!