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Virginia Tech Hokies Lose Game 1 to the Tarheels: 6-0

Even with a very good quality start for Kit Sheetz, the offense never showed, and the Hokies hang a skunk on the fence. This loss is painful because the game was winnable. We are not outclassed by Carolina. Hopefully someone shows up with bats Saturday.

OOPS! Tripped up again....
OOPS! Tripped up again....
Picture Courtesy of Dave Knachel - Virginia Tech Athletics

Kit Sheetz took the mound and pitched a 7 hit 3 run game.  His relief, Nick Enright, unfortunately gave up 3 in the bottom of the 8th, but that all didn't matter much.  The Tech bats never made the trip to Chapel Hill, and a skunk remained hung up on the scoreboard by the middle of the 9th inning.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs the University of North Carolina Tarheels  - Game 1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Virginia Tech (10-21, 1-12)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

1

(11) North Carolina (22-8, 7-6)

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

3

X

6

9

0

W: Zac Gallen (4-2)    L: Kit Scheetz (3-4)

Virginia Tech Hokie Box Score for April 8th:

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Saige Jenco CF

3

0

0

0

1

3

3

0

1

Ryan Tufts SS

3

0

0

0

1

1

2

1

0

Tom Stoffel RF

4

0

0

0

0

3

1

0

1

Phil Sciretta 1B

3

0

1

0

0

1

3

2

0

Nick Anderson DH

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Sam Fragale 3B

3

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

Grant Maiorana LF

3

0

0

0

0

1

3

0

0

Matt Dauby 2B

3

0

0

0

0

2

5

3

1

Joe Freiday, Jr. C

3

0

2

0

0

0

6

0

0

Kit Scheetz P

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Nic Enright P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

28

0

4

0

2

13

24

7

3

Double: Fragale

There isn't much to say about the offense.  It just didn't show up.  Tech scattered 4 hits over the game and never managed to get more than 4 players to the batter's box.   Most innings were 3 up 3 down.  It's doubly disappointing because Kit Sheetz pitched a very good game.  He did live a couple of pitches hanging which resulted in a double, and a home run.  Even when Carolina added a manufactured run in the bottom of the 6th, the team was still in great shape to put up an offensive rally and gets some runs across.

It's so frustrating that absolutely nothing substantive happened on offense.  Nic Enright's disappointing 8th, didn't ultimately matter since the offense couldn't generate the runs.

The good news was the pitching quality was 3ish ERA level for Kit Sheetz; and that is about the only bright spot for today.   Game two is on ESPN3, again, tomorrow, 6:00 PM.

GO HOKIES!!!