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Virginia Tech Hokies Run Away with Opening Game of the Quinnipiac Double Header

Hokies grab Game 1 of today's double header from Quinnipiac, 13-4. With lots of big hitting and solid pitching.

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The first pitch happened at 1:00 instead of noon.  Starting Hokie pitcher Kit Sheets got a ground out, a fly out, and a throw out at second as Bobcat Louis Iannotti tried to stretch a single into a double. Tech got on the scoreboard early, with two runs by Saige Jenco (on base due to a leadoff HBP) and Tom Stoffel (who also got credit for the RBI double that scored Jenco).  Ending the 1st inning at 2-0 is never a bad thing.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Quinnipiac Bobcats - Game 2 (DH opener)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Quinnipiac (3-3)

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

4

5

1

Virginia Tech (7-3)

2

0

3

2

0

1

5

0

X

13

17

1

The Virginia Tech Box Score for Game 1:

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Saige Jenco CF

3

1

0

1

1

0

4

0

0

Logan Bible PH/CF

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

Ryan Tufts SS

3

1

1

1

0

1

1

0

1

Mac Caples PH/LF

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tom Stoffel LF

4

4

3

2

1

0

0

1

2

Rahiem Cooper PH/RF

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

Phil Sciretta 1B

5

1

2

2

0

0

5

0

0

Stevie Mangrum PH/1B

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Max Ponzurick RF

3

2

2

1

2

1

3

1

0

Grant Maiorana 2B

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nick Anderson DH

5

0

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

Andrew Mogg C

4

1

1

0

1

0

7

0

5

Matt Dauby 2B

4

2

2

2

0

0

3

0

2

Chris Meador SS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sam Fragale 3B

3

0

0

0

0

2

0

3

0

Garrett Hudson PH/3B

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kit Scheetz P

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

Joey Sullivan P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

39

13

17

13

6

4

27

6

12

Doubles: Tufts, Stoffel (2), Anderson

Home Runs: Stoffel, Dauby

RBI: Jenco, Tufts, Stoffel (2), Sciretta (2), Ponzurick, Anderson (4), Dauby (2)

2-out RBI: Stoffel, Ponzurick, Anderson (3), Dauby (2)

Stolen Bases: Sciretta, Ponzurick

Quinnipiac would make it interesting for a few innings by plating 2 to tie it up in the top of the 3rd.  Kit Sheetz lost control of one and hit Matthew Payero, which started a messy inning of walks, fielding errors, and fielders' choices.  The damage was done, but limited, and Kit Sheetz regained his control and the Hokies regained the driver's seat in the game.

Tech would regain the lead in the bottom of the 3rd.  MaxP walked, and then stole second, and Nick Anderson singled to get Max to the plate.  Andrew Mogg singled, but Anderson was thrown out trying to grab an extra base.  There's nothing bad about aggressive base running, but I am sure that Matt Dauby would have liked the extra RBI on the stat sheet if Anderson had stuck to 2nd.  Dauby nailed a two run homer to put the Hokies up 5 to 2, and there was no looking back from there.

The Hokies would score in six out of eight and a half innings, and the five run bottom of the seventh just seemed to take all of the wind out of Quinnipiac's sails.  Tech would finish with 13 runs.  Quinnipiac fought through, threatening several times, but never successfully getting off of their 2 run total until the top of the 9th.  With a huge lineup change for Tech, Quinnipiac figured to try to put a dent in the margin. By scoring a couple of late runs on some solid offense.  It was way too little too late.  Kit Sheetz gets a convincing win, and Sullivan gets the close out.  It's a good thing when a team can use a minimum number of arms for the opening game of a DH.

Hokies take the opening game of the double header:  13 - 4

GO HOKIES!!!!!