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Virginia Tech Hokies Wind up 2 Runs Short, Lose to Quinnipiac: 2 - 4

Hokies bats fall silent for most of the game, fall to Quinnipiac 2-4; but come away with a solid series win 3-1. ACC starts Friday, but first two games against the Fighting Camels of Campbell University are next.

Virginia Tech Hokie Baseball
Virginia Tech Hokie Baseball
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Well, darn.  The whisk broom for yesterday's DH sweep will have to do, and the big broom will stay in the clubhouse equipment closet.  Virginia Tech's offense just didn't seem to be able to find the ball in the key times that it needed to earn a win.  Quinnipiac, as noted several times, is not a pushover.  Their pitching and defense were more than enough to hold the Hokies to two runs and too many critical baserunners left onboard.  Hokies come up short 2-4, but win the series 3-1.

Game 4 of the March home series with the Qunnipiac Bobcats.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Quinnipiac (4-4)

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

4

6

0

Virginia Tech (8-4)

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

7

4

Hokies Box Score for March 6th:

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Logan Bible CF

4

0

0

0

0

2

3

0

0

Ryan Tufts SS

3

1

1

0

1

1

2

3

0

Tom Stoffel LF

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Phil Sciretta 1B

3

0

0

0

1

0

11

1

0

Max Ponzurick RF

4

0

1

2

0

2

1

0

1

Nick Anderson DH/P

3

0

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

Andrew Mogg C

2

0

0

0

0

1

6

2

1

Saige Jenco PH

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Rahiem Cooper PR

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Matt Dauby 2B

4

0

0

0

0

1

3

4

3

Sam Fragale 3B

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

2

Jon Woodcock P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Ryan Lauria P

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Totals

31

2

7

2

4

7

27

15

7

Doubles: Anderson

RBI: Ponzurick (2)

Critical Struggles

Double Plays: Sciretta, Fragale

Errors: Tufts, Dauby, Fragale, Woodcock

Men Left on Base: 7

The bottom of the first was just about the entire offensive game for the Hokies.  Tufts and Stoffel each singled, Sciretta walked, and MaxP hammered a single that scored Tufts and Stoffel.  That just about ended Tech's offense for the day.

Jon Woodcock pitched a good game, but between their one run 1st, and their 2 run 4th, neither inning was big power baseball, just good solid base running small ball, the Bobcats built up just enough cushion with an insurance run in the 8th on some small ball and a throwing error.

Tech made a game attempt at getting even in the bottom of the 9th with an Anderson single, a passed ball and a walk.  With runners on the corners a Dauby strikeout, Sam Fragale's bat ran out of magic and he grounded into a game ending double play.

But that's baseball folks.  It's a long game and a long season and as the old adage says, "you can't win ‘em all".  With a 3-1 series win, the Hokies are almost ready to start the ACC season.  But, first there they are going to have to face the Campbell University Fighting Camels.  Now there's a sight!  An angry Camel vs. a furry Maroon Turkey face off for two games before the big show starts.

On to the next game guys!   GO HOKIES!!!