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Virginia Tech Hokies Get Flamed: 22 - 7 by Liberty

Virginia Tech pitched batting practice for the Liberty Flames, today. Liberty's pitching staff gave up 7, but we handed them 22. A football score for a baseball game on the Ides of March.

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This is going to be a much shorter summary than the length game would indicate.  Suffice it to say, Tech's third loss in a row (now looking like an official ‘skid' on the books) was an extended agony that looked more like a football score that got out of hand, than a baseball score.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Liberty University Flames

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Liberty (12-6)

3

3

7

0

0

0

4

0

5

22

24

2

Virginia Tech (10-8)

0

0

1

6

0

0

0

0

0

7

8

0

Virginia Tech Box Score for March 15th::

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Saige Jenco CF

3

2

1

1

1

0

3

0

0

Grant Maiorana DH

3

1

1

1

2

0

0

0

1

Tom Stoffel RF

4

1

2

2

0

0

1

1

2

Max Ponzurick RF

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Phil Sciretta 1B

3

0

0

0

2

0

7

1

1

Nick Anderson LF

3

0

0

1

2

0

2

0

0

Ryan Tufts SS

4

0

1

2

0

0

1

1

3

Mac Caples PH

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Joe Freiday, Jr. C

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Andrew Mogg C

3

1

1

0

0

1

9

0

2

Stevie Mangrum PH

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Matt Dauby 2B

4

1

1

0

0

0

2

1

1

Rahiem Cooper PH

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Sam Fragale 3B

4

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

Garrett Hudson PH

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Andrew McDonald P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nic Enright P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ryan Lauria P

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Paul Hall, Jr. P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Culver Hughes P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

36

7

8

7

8

5

27

5

11

Doubles: Stoffel, T.

RBI: Jenco,  Maiorana, Stoffel  (2), Anderson,  Tufts  (2)

2-out RBI: Anderson, Tufts (2)

Men Left on Base: 11

This was the tale of two baseball games.  Virginia Tech's offense scored a respectable 7 runs; 1 in the 4th, and a 6 run tear in the 5th.  That would normally win a baseball game.  HOWEVER, by the time the 7th run had crossed the plate for the Hokies, we were still 6 runs behind because Liberty opened with a 3 run 1st, a 3 run 2nd and a monster 7 run 3rd innings that just put Tech in the rearview mirror and a trail of dust up I-81 and out to I-64 back to Lynchburg.

Tech's Andrew McDonald lost control of the 1st inning, and by the time Coach Mason pulled him in the middle of the 2nd, the game was pretty much laid out for the remainder.  The Hokie defense didn't play badly when they got the chance; but those chances were too often between critical hit after hit.  Liberty's scoring chart looked like:

Doubles: ARTIS, SHEPHERD (2, YACYK, GRABOWSKI (2), SCARBROUGH

Home Runs: YACYK, BRITT, SCARBROUGH

RBI: ARTIS  (2), SHEPHERD  (5),  YACYK  (4),  BRITT (4),  KOWALO, GRABOWSKI (2), SCARBROUGH (3)

Tech's pitching just didn't make it for this game.  Coach Mason has some serious work to do, too many guys melted down on the mound today.  The Team heads to Georgia Tech for Friday, and a ranked Yellow Jackets team.

It'd be nice to stop this three game skid.  It's the worst set of games that Tech has put up this season.  Maybe it's time to change the socks, or wear the lucky Maroon Effect T-Shirt from 2005, something to break the funk.

GO HOKIES!!!!