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Virginia Tech Hokies Win 1st from Boston College then Drop Next 2

The Hokies Baseball Team wents to Chestnut Hill, won one game convincingly with a 5-0 Kit Sheetz shutout on Friday; but lost two close games on Saturday and Sunday; 2-0, and 4-1. In neither weekend game did Tech manage much offense. Packy Naughton and Nic Enright pitched well in both contests.

Have a meeting on another 1 and 2 series.
Have a meeting on another 1 and 2 series.
Picture Courtesy of Dave Knachel - Virginia Tech Athletics

This weekend's Virginia Tech Hokie Baseball Team trip to Chestnut Hill was not a completely a loss.  The Hokies won, behind Kit Sheetz outstanding effort, won a convincing 5-0 shutout on Friday night.  The Saturday and Sunday games were close but losses at 2-0 and 4-1. Packy Naughton had a quality start on Saturday.   Nic Enright actually pitched well, but four unearned runs crossed the plate early.  In neither weekend game did Tech generate enough offense to help their starters out.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Boston College Eagles Game 1:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Virginia Tech (15-28, 5-17)

0

0

1

3

1

0

0

0

0

5

9

0

Boston College (21-17, 7-13)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

3

W: Kit Scheetz (5-4)    L: Jacob Stevens (3-3)

Save: Jon Woodcock (1)

The game started out with some first inning excitement for the Hokies.  Saige Jenco made it all the way to third on some scrambling and a SAC Bunt that ended up being a reach for Tom Stoffel.  But with two out, Sciretta grounded into a double play, and then Nick Anderson hit a fly ball into a glove to end the inning.  It might have been a little disappointing but it was offense and it looked like Tech had made the trip to put some effort on the field.

Tech's scoring started in the top of the 3rd as Saige Jenco worked his way around the bases with a single and a stolen base.  Tom Stoffel reached on an error, which sent Jenco home for that first (and winning run).

The remainder of the Hokies' scoring came in the top of the 4th, where Catcher Joe Freiday, Jr. hit a 3 run homer that also plated Garrett Hudson and Ryan Tufts.  Tufts had been hit by a pitch and Hudson hit a double.  Garrett Hudson hit a two out single that scored Phil Sciretta; who was in scoring position because of his one out double.

Sheetz remained in good control of the game until the bottom of the 7th when Jon Woodcock relieved him.  Woodcock cleared the final out of the inning with a ground out Fielder's Choice, and Boston College never really challenged again.

Virginia Tech Box Score for April 29th:

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Saige Jenco CF

4

1

3

0

1

0

3

0

0

Tom Stoffel DH

4

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

Phil Sciretta 1B

5

1

2

0

0

1

11

0

1

Nick Anderson LF

4

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

3

Sam Fragale 3B

5

0

0

0

0

1

1

5

0

Ryan Tufts SS

2

1

0

0

2

1

3

4

1

Garrett Hudson 2B

4

1

2

1

0

0

2

3

1

Joe Freiday, Jr. C

4

1

2

3

0

1

3

0

2

Rahiem Cooper RF

3

0

0

0

0

2

4

0

0

Kit Scheetz P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Jon Woodcock P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

35

5

9

4

3

9

27

14

10

Doubles: Sciretta, Hudson

Home Run: Freiday

RBI: Hudson, Freiday (3)

Clutch RBI: Hudson

Stolen Bases: Jenco (2)

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Boston College Eagles Game 2:

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Virginia Tech (15-29, 5-18)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

Boston College (22-17, 8-13)

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

X

2

8

3

W: Justin Dunn (2-1)   L: Packy Naughton (2-7)

This game was marked by a total inability to get runners across the plate in clutch situation.  Leaving 13 runners on the bags is tough enough, but to generate a goose egg is worse.  It does happen in baseball.  It's just unfortunate that sometimes it happens when your pitcher, in this case Naughton, and his reliever, Cole Kragel, put up a gem.

Tech really should have won this game; they had all the chances but just couldn't get the runs across.

Virginia Tech Box Score for April 30th:

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Saige Jenco CF

4

0

0

0

1

1

3

0

0

Tom Stoffel RF

3

0

0

0

2

1

2

0

0

Logan Bible PR

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Phil Sciretta 1B

5

0

1

0

0

2

5

0

4

Nick Anderson DH

5

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

3

Sam Fragale 3B

4

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

Ryan Tufts SS

3

0

2

0

1

0

0

4

0

Garrett Hudson LF

4

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

Matt Dauby 2B

3

0

0

0

1

0

5

0

1

Joe Freiday, Jr. C

3

0

0

0

0

1

9

2

3

Andrew Mogg PH

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Packy Naughton P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Cole Kragel P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

35

0

6

0

5

8

24

9

13

Stolen Base: Jenco

Men Left on Base: 13

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Boston College Eagles Game 3:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Virginia Tech (15-30, 5-19)

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

5

2

Boston College (23-17, 9-13)

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

X

4

8

0

W: Mike King (5-3)    L: Nic Enright (1-3)

Sunday's game looked like a repetition of Saturday's contest.  Nic Enright pitched well, but two unfortunate errors in the 2nd and 3rd innings plated BC runs and Saige Jenco's scramble around the bags on a walk, a Stoffel double, and a Nick Anderson RBI ground out was the soul Hokie run for the game.

Tech just did not generate enough offense to overcome the errors, so the final game of the series went to the Eagles; 4-1.

Virginia Tech Box Score for April 29th:

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Saige Jenco CF

3

1

1

0

1

0

3

0

1

Tom Stoffel LF

4

0

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

Phil Sciretta 1B

4

0

0

0

0

0

6

1

0

Nick Anderson DH

4

0

2

1

0

1

0

0

0

Sam Fragale 3B

4

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

2

Ryan Tufts SS

3

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

1

Andrew Mogg C

2

0

1

0

1

0

7

1

0

Matt Dauby 2B

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

Garrett Hudson PH/2B

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

Logan Bible RF

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

Nic Enright P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jon Woodcock P

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

Totals

30

1

5

1

2

6

24

9

4

Doubles: Stoffel

RBI: Anderson

Errors: Sciretta, Tufts

Men Left on Base: 4

The last game of the regular season is May 21st at UVA.  Senior Night at Union Park is Tuesday, May 17th.  That is 10 games left on the schedule for the year.  It's a one game at a time push to the finish line for the 2016 Virginia Tech Hokies.  Do your best guys.  Play each game for itself.  Play with pride and the knowledge that we are Hokies.

GO HOKIES!!!!