Hokieball plows North Carolina Central

I'm not sure if I just watched Virginia Tech's baseball team play North Carolina Central or a Central High School from North Carolina. 

The Hokies sleepwalked through Tuesday evening's game against the Eagles, winning 13-0. 

Glenn Frye got the start on the hill for NC Central, and he allowed more runs than batters retired. After allowing Buddy Sosnoskie to take home on a wild pitch in the first inning, Frye retired the side.

The second inning didn't go quite so smoothly for Frye. He allowed seven runs, six of them earned before he was replaced. 

With an 8-0 lead two innings into the game, Tech coach Pete Hughes decided to clear the bench already. 

Backups Andrew Rash and Mike Kaminski both went 2-2.

Reserve first baseman Matt Blow hit a deep three-run home run to right center field in the fifth inning, which put the Hokies ahead 12-0. 

Tech pitchers didn't allow a hit in the first four innings. 

Hughes used five different hurlers to complete the two-hit shutout. 

Patrick Scoggin and Joe Mantiply both pitched two innings.

Starting pitcher Joe Parsons got his first win of the season (1-0).

Meanwhile, North Carolina Central pretty much embarrassed itself by taking the field. 

Several Eagles infielders misplayed routine grounders. They even allowed an infield hit on a ball lined right at the first baseman, which he fielded cleanly, then proceeded to lazily toss it to a jogging pitcher.

They also made some unique attempts to catch pop-ups. There were several awkward catches on pop flies by Eagles' fielders.

The Hokies host Miami in a three-game series this weekend in Blacksburg. 

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