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Hokies Get Blanked in the Series with the Bearcats Lose Last Game 2-1

The beautiful weather on Sunday didn’t help the bats much for the Hokies. Nick Anderson notched a .000 ERA for the game, but it didn’t help, either. Binghamton plated two unearned runs and that was one more than Tech could manage.

Beautiful Day for a Ball Game
John Schneider - SB Nation

The day was nearly perfect on Sunday, except for a Hokie baseball team that was more than a bit tired after the 22 inning 2-game marathon on Saturday. The bright sunshine, clear sky, and crisp comfortable temperatures didn’t seem to really do a whole lot for either team’s sticks, though Binghamton generated just enough more offense over 9 to nip the Hokies.

Moving a little slow as English Field disappears.
John Schneider - SB Nation

Union Park will be here by next season, they promise, but English Field is looking pretty sad at the moment.

Construction requires demolition first. English Field begins to disappear.
John Schneider - SB Nation

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Binghamton Bearcats Game 4:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Binghamton (7-3)

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

6

0

(19) Virginia Tech (8-5)

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

6

1

Win: Nick Wegmann (2-1)  Loss: Nick Anderson (2-1)

There just isn’t much to report on this one. Nick Anderson pitched a respectable game, and did a good job but the two runs the two unearned runs (Nick’s ERA for the game was .000 which is great for his stat sheet) that crossed the plate were the difference in the game.

The game starts and the view is lovely
John Schneider - SB Nation

Oddly in that Nick Anderson Pitcher/DH sort of configuration, it was his RBI single in the bottom of the fourth that put the only Hokie run on the board for the game. Ryan Tufts crossed the plate and that, as they say, was that.

The Bearcats Threaten Early
John Schneider - SB Nation

The interesting thing was the use of Tom Stoffel to close out the game in the top of the 9th, and he did walk one, but registered a goose egg and put the Hokies I the position of having a possible walk off, but that didn’t happen. The offense Stoffel, Fragale, and Anderson all hit fly balls. Stoffel and Fragale’s almost made it out of the yard, but died in the breeze at the warning track. Nick Anderson’s pop fly ended the game.

Whole lot of whiffing going on
John Schneider - SB Nation

Virginia Tech Box Score for March 5th:

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Jack Owens 2B

4

0

1

0

0

1

2

5

0

Ryan Tufts SS

4

1

1

0

0

1

2

5

0

Tom Stoffel RF/P

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sam Fragale 1B

4

0

0

0

0

0

12

0

1

Nick Anderson P/LF

4

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

Stevie Mangrum LF

2

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

Mac Caples LF/RF

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Garrett Hudson 3B

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

3

2

Joe Freiday, Jr. C

3

0

1

0

0

0

9

0

0

Rahiem Cooper CF

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

Totals

31

1

6

1

1

5

27

14

3

Doubles: Hudson

RBI: Anderson

Caught Stealing: Owens

Errors: Hudson

Men Left on Base: 3

Tuesday, Tech looks for an opportunity to stop the four game skid with Niagara University visiting for a one game touch and go. Hopefully a day off and some rest will get the Hokies back into winning form before the ACC road trip starts. There will be a stop in Williamsburg to have a game with the Tribe on Wednesday.

Game Over
John Schneider - SB Nation

Let’s get back on the winning road! Go Hokies!!!