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Virginia Tech Hokies Lose Game 1 to Louisville, 8-4

Tech comes up short, and the bats fall silent after a productive 3rd inning, to drop Game 1 to the Cardinals.

At Bats - Hits are what we need about now
At Bats - Hits are what we need about now
Picture Courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics

Kit Sheetz started off the game with a modest but reasonable effort that had the Hokies up by two in the as the Hokies took their at bats in the top of the 4th inning.  A solid at bat in the bottom of the 3rd resulted in a 4 run rally containing 2 Hokie ‘taters.  Matt Dauby hit a solo shot to lead off the inning, and Phil Sciretta smacked an inside the park three run shot to center field.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Louisville Cardinals - Game 1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Virginia Tech (10-17)

0

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

9

2

(4) Louisville (21-5)

0

1

1

2

2

0

2

0

X

8

9

0

W: Brendan McKay (6-1)    L: Kit Scheetz (3-3)

Unfortunately that pretty much ended any meaningful  offense from the Hokies, and Louisville would begin slicing away at the lead with a 2 run 4th, a 2 run 5th, and a 2 run 7th to add insurmountable insurance.

Tech's offense rarely made it beyond first base.  There was a glimmer of hope in the top of the sixth with a little 1 out rally and men on 2nd and 3rd.  That died of a strike out and a ground out and was not revisited for the remainder of the game.

The Hokes Box scores for April 2:

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Saige Jenco CF

4

1

1

0

1

0

1

0

5

Ryan Tufts SS

4

1

1

0

1

1

3

5

0

Tom Stoffel RF

5

0

0

0

0

3

3

0

0

Phil Sciretta 1B

4

1

2

3

1

1

11

0

1

Nick Anderson DH

4

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Mac Caples LF

3

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

Sam Fragale 3B

3

0

1

0

1

1

1

1

1

Matt Dauby 2B

4

1

2

1

0

2

1

2

0

Joe Freiday, Jr. C

3

0

1

0

0

2

2

3

0

Max Ponzurick PH

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Andrew Mogg C

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Kit Scheetz P

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

Cole Kragel P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Paul Hall, Jr. P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Chris Monaco P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

35

4

9

4

5

12

24

12

9

Home Runs: Sciretta, Dauby

RBI: Sciretta (3), Dauby

2-out RBI: Sciretta (3)

Game 2 is to be played on ESPN3 again if you want to catch it at 1:00 PM.  The Hokies are just going to have to find their offense, and bring it to the stadium on Sunday.  Even with a loss, the Hokies proved that if they had kept scoring pace, they had a chance to challenge the Cardinals.  Maybe someone will notice for Game 2.

GO HOKIES!!!!