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Virginia Tech Hokies Put Up Big Numbers vs ODU for a Win

The Hokies put up 22 runs with an 11 run 4th and 6 run 8th to put away the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday. We're back to .500

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The Monarchs played two baseball games, today; the first was 3 innings of a pitching duel, and the second a 22 run 6 inning softball type meltdown.  The Hokies lit up the scoreboard for an 11 run 4th, but Kit Sheetz also had a great day with a one hit seven inning masterpiece from the mound.  The Hokies get back to .500 at 3-3, while ending the ODU Monarch's unbeaten streak.

Hokie Scoreboard for February 27th vs. ODU:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Virginia Tech (3-3)

0

0

0

11

0

3

2

6

0

22

14

1

Old Dominion (5-1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

5

1

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Saige Jenco CF

2

2

0

0

2

1

2

0

0

Logan Bible PH/CF

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

Grant Maiorana DH

2

3

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

Stephen Polansky PH/DH

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Tom Stoffel LF

3

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

Mac Caples PH/LF

1

1

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

Phil Sciretta 1B

6

2

5

7

0

0

12

0

0

Sam Fragale 3B/2B

6

2

2

3

0

2

2

3

2

Max Ponzurick RF

4

2

2

4

0

0

1

0

0

Rahiem Cooper RF

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

Joe Freiday, Jr. C

5

2

1

1

0

1

5

0

2

Matt Dauby 2B

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

4

0

Garrett Hudson PH/3B

2

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Ryan Tufts SS

3

2

0

0

2

0

1

4

0

Chris Meador PH/2B

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Kit Scheetz P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Ryan Lauria P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Joey Sullivan P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nick Anderson P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

40

22

14

18

9

7

27

12

5

2B: Sciretta, P. (2); Ponzurick, M; Dauby, M.

HR: Ponzurick, M

RBI: Maiorana, G. (2); Caples, M.; Sciretta, P. (7); Fragale, S. (3); Ponzurick, M (4); Freiday, Jr.

2-out RBI: Caples, M.; Sciretta, P. (4); Fragale, S. (3); Ponzurick, M (2)

SF: Freiday, Jr.

What the charts really don't do justice to is the amazing game that Kit Sheetz put in from the mound; 10 batters retired in a row, only interrupted by a solo double by ODU's Nick Walker.  We see the numbers for Phil Sciretta's monster five hit, two run, SEVEN (yes that's 7!) RBI effort at the plate.  The fourth, the Hokies batted around nearly twice with Saige Jenco walking twice and scoring twice.  Most of the lineup scored that inning, at least once.

The Hokies didn't give up after the fourth, even while Coach Mason started pulling starters and getting some playing time for the bench.  Max Ponzurick's second knock for the day was a 2 out 2 run shot to left field that added two more to the two runs already added by some small ball hustle.  The Hokies put up six more in the top of the 8th.

We can't let this one go without mentioning Sam Fragale with a two hit, two run, three RBI effort.  Grant Maiorana scored three runs with 2 RBI.  It was just a "career" day for a long list of players.  It makes you cringe for the ‘batting karma' in the next few games, though.  We will see, since Sunday the Hokies are up against the Manhattan Jaspers, at 11:00 in the morning!

See you all after the game!   GO HOKIES!!!