Eric Nelson homered three times to give Howard a 10-5 baseball victory at American in the opening game for both schools. David White of Howard pitched the entire game and struck out 11. Paul Grzyb hit a three-run homer and drove in four of AU's runs. . . .

At Blacksburg, Va., Mike Conte tripled home two runs during a three-run fourth that gave Virginia Tech a 9-4 victory over George Mason (1-4). . . .

Georgia Tech scored 12 runs in the sixth inning and beat Virginia, 18-4, in an ACC baseball game at Georgia Tech. The winners are 6-8 overall and 4-0 in the ACC. Virginia is 6-2 and 0-2. . . .

In Richmond, Cliff Garrett of Virginia Commonwealth allowed one run and struck out four in three innings of relief as Maryland lost its opener, 12-8. Maryland catcher Pete McHugh went three for five with five RBI. VCU improved to 6-2. . . .

Maryland lacrosse team took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and went on to beat Boston College, 14-4, in College Park. Brendan Hanley had two goals and two assists, and Matt McGeady had a goal and three assists for Maryland (2-0). Boston College is 0-2. . . .

Don DeVoe, basketball coach at the University of Tennessee, said he has told Ohio State he's not interested in succeeding Eldon Miller.