Zach Mackey will be the voice of the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team after being named director of broadcasting for Virginia Tech Athletics and Learfield.
Mackey will also serve as a sideline reporter for Virginia Tech football broadcasts.
“We are so fortunate to have Zach join our Virginia Tech family,” said Bill Roth, the voice of Virginia Tech football. “He’s an incredibly talented play-by-play broadcaster and host who has excelled on the air for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Montana State Bobcats and Big Ten Network.”
Mackey spent the past three years at Montana State, where he did radio broadcasts for the football and men’s basketball programs.
Old Dominion’s football team is partnering with Uplifting Athletes to hold a Lift For Life event at 10 a.m. Saturday at S.B. Ballard Stadium.
Uplifting Athletes works with student-athletes to educate them about the platform sports provide and empowers them to use it to inspire the Rare Disease Community.
ODU’s event will be a medicine ball-tossing competition between the offense and defense.
The event is open to the public, and pledges are encouraged by visiting pledgeit.org/odulift22.
Garrett McGowan slugged a three-run homer to right field to break a tie in the ninth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Morehead City Marlins to a 5-2 victory over the Peninsula Pilots in a Coastal Plain League game at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton.
The Marlins (13-6) went ahead 2-0 in the second inning.
McGowan’s sacrifice fly brought in Ben Miller before Gino D’Alessio walked and scored on Colton Becker’s fielder’s-choice grounder.
The Pilots (8-11) answered back in the sixth as Chris Sparber singled, stole second and third bases and scored on Kaleb Hannahs’ sacrifice fly.
In the seventh, Peninsula pulled even at 2 as Travis Reifsnider doubled and scored on Cole Ragone’s single.
In the ninth, Sean Johnson drew a walk from Leif Bigelow, McGwire Tuffy hit into a fielder’s choice and Mason Maners singled, putting runners on first and third. Ben Miller popped up for the second out, but McGowan’s blast proved decisive.
The Pilots will be back at War Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. Wednesday to meet the Tri-City Chili Peppers.
Poquoson won the District 7 age 8-10 softball championship without losing a game, culminating with a 16-1 triumph Tuesday night against York County. Poquoson outscored its opposition 44-2 in three games at the Phoebus Little League complex, earning a spot in the state tournament in Coeburn in mid-July.
Kevin Macmillan of Brandermill Country Club in Midlothian defeated defending champion David Partridge of Manakin-Sabot and Dave Pulk of Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg in a playoff to capture the VSGA Super Senior Stroke Play Championship on Tuesday at Lake Chesdin Golf Club in Chesterfield.
All three golfers finished the two-round event in regulation play at 1-under 143. Macmillan birdied the first playoff hole.
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In the 70-74 age group, Roanoke’s Van McCarter shot a 75 to finish on top at 3-over 147.
Mike Brown of the Country Club of Fairfax shot a 72 to finish at 3-over 145 and claim the 75-and-over division.
* Alexandra Austin of Springfield Golf & Country Club shot a 3-under 68 to take the first-round lead in the VSGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Mount Vernon Country Club in Alexandria.
* David Zhang of Blacksburg shot a 6-under 66 to take the lead in stroke-play qualifying for the VSGA Junior Match Play Championship at Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond.
* Christopher Newport sprinter Adrianna DeSantis has earned Academic All-America honors by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The senior from Mohegan Lake, New York, made the third team. She became just the third member of CNU’s track and field program to earn the honor.
* Virginia Tech softball pitcher Emma Lemley struck out seven batters in three innings to help the U.S. Women’s National Team rout Korea 11-1 in its first game of the Canada Cup. Lemley went 16-6 with a 2.12 ERA for the Hokies this season.
* Six Virginia men’s lacrosse players have made the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Scholar All-American list: Jeff Conner, Payton Cormier, Petey LaSalla, Jack Peele, Grayson Sallade and Cade Saustad. It was the most players the Cavaliers have placed on the team in a season.