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The W&M Tribe Beats the Virginia Tech Hokies 12-8

Hokie pitching and defensive collapse leaves 8 runs on the board to count as a loss. The spiral continues.

Feeling a bit lonely out here...
Feeling a bit lonely out here...
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How do you fix something so broken that a team scores 8 runs and still loses?  The Hokie pitching staff and defense loses an embarrassing match up with William and Mary.  Like I have said before, baseball isn't football, and the differences between the physical performance characteristics of smaller schools' teams are less pronounced.

There was nothing in the cards that would say that we would lose to William and Mary.  We should have won this one.  Eight runs is normally more than enough crossing the plate to end up an 8 ½ inning home outing.  Except this time it wasn't.

Military Appreciation Day: William and Mary vs Virginia Tech Hokies

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

William & Mary (15-12)

0

0

1

0

1

3

3

4

0

12

13

2

Virginia Tech (10-20)

0

2

0

0

0

4

1

0

1

8

13

2

W: Fletcher, Charlie (2-1)    L: Chris Monaco (0-1)

Virginia Tech Hokie Box Score April 5th:

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Saige Jenco CF

5

0

4

3

0

0

2

0

0

Ryan Tufts SS

5

0

1

0

0

1

0

5

2

Phil Sciretta 1B

3

1

0

0

2

0

8

0

2

Nick Anderson DH/P

4

2

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

Mac Caples RF

5

0

1

0

0

0

4

0

2

Sam Fragale 3B

5

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

Grant Maiorana LF

4

1

1

1

0

0

2

0

1

Matt Dauby 2B

5

1

1

1

0

3

5

6

2

Joe Freiday, Jr. C

4

2

2

1

0

1

5

1

0

Connor Coward P

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Chris Monaco P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ryan Lauria P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

40

8

13

7

2

7

27

12

9

RBI: Jenco (3), Fragale, Maiorana, Dauby, Freiday

2-out RBI: Jenco  (3), Dauby,  Freiday

There isn't much to say when the closing pitcher is Nick Anderson, normally a position player and DH.  The cure for this team's complete collapse is ...  is... [crickets chirping]

The agony continues but hope springs eternal, if only for a fleeting moment before the first pitch of the next game.  There are pieces there.  Some good hitting can come to the plate, today was an example.  This team can win, even though they seem to have forgotten how, now.

Just one win guys... just one...

GO HOKIES!!!