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Virginia Tech Hokies Slump Continues: Highlanders Get Revenge

More offense this time, but five errors and shelled pitching equals a disappointing 8-12 loss to the Radford Highlanders in Radford.

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The Virginia Tech Hokie defense and pitching just don't seem to be able to keep our opponents off of the bags and crossing the plate.  This particular 8 to 12 loss is painful because Tech's offense put up a very respectable, normally winning 8 runs; but you can't give up 15 hits and mix that with 5 critical errors and win a baseball game.

Tech's slump is threatening to go from depressing, to disaster.  Radford scored in every inning but the 8th.  Nic Enright takes his first loss, and Virginia Tech, who a week and a half ago was sitting on a winning record, has ridden a rail down to a sub .500 10-12 with a 1-5 ACC record.

The pitching is just not there.  The struggles with fielding consistency don't help.  There is still a whole lot of baseball to be played.  Here is hoping that Tech spells it with a "W"; because without it we are digging a deep one.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Radford Highlanders - Game 2 of the extended series

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Virginia Tech (10-12)

0

4

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

8

13

5

Radford (5-16)

1

2

3

1

0

3

1

1

X

12

15

3

W: SWARMER,Tyler (1-2)    L: Nic Enright (0-1)

Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score for March 22:

Name

Pos

Bat

Avg

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

18

Saige Jenco

CF

L

.329

3

0

1

1

2

0

3

0

0

14

Ryan Tufts

SS

R

.240

5

1

2

1

0

0

2

1

1

15

Phil Sciretta

1B

R

.363

4

1

1

1

1

2

8

1

0

26

Nick Anderson

DH

R

.302

5

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

3

34

Max Ponzurick

RF

R

.250

3

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

4

Grant Maiorana

PH

R

.273

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

24

Mac Caples

LF

R

.263

4

0

0

0

0

3

1

0

0

30

Andrew Mogg

C

R

.288

5

2

2

1

0

2

7

0

4

5

Matt Dauby

2B

R

.312

4

1

3

1

0

0

2

4

0

21

Sam Fragale

3B

R

.239

5

2

2

2

0

0

0

1

2

Totals

38

8

13

7

4

8

24

9

10

Doubles: Anderson, Dauby, Fragale (2)
Home Runs: Sciretta, Mogg
RBI: Jenco, Tufts,  Sciretta, Mogg, Dauby,  Fragale (2)
Errors: Tufts  (2), Ponzurick, Caples,  Dauby
LOB: 10

The next team up is a visit to English Field (at Union Park) by the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame University.  How South Bend is in the Atlantic (or even Costal region is beyond me); but Tech needs to buckle down and stop this slide into conference and NCAA irrelevance.

GO HOKIES!!!!

Source: http://www.hokiesports.com/baseball/   (Box Score Link Not Available at the time of this publication.)