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Hokies Drop Below .500 with Loss to East Tennessee State: 4-7

Hokie Baseball struggles against a good East Tennessee State team. Four scattered single runs over 9 just doesn’t beat 7. Tech drops below .500 and looks to get back to plus territory this weekend at home against the other ACC Tech. Yellow Jackets are coming for Spring Game weekend.

Swing at It!
John Schneider - SB Nation

There aren’t too many Hokie baseball fans that are looking at the weekend series with Georgia Tech with a bright sunshine smitten disposition. While four runs isn’t horrible offensive production, giving up 7 runs certainly won’t end the day on an up note.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. East Tennessee State Pirates:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Virginia Tech (19-20)

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

4

5

0

ETSU (19-15)

0

0

2

0

2

0

3

0

X

7

11

1

Win: Griffin Krieg (1-2) Loss: Andrew McDonald (2-3)

Tech’s offensive production was a couple of one run rallies and two solo home runs by Mac Caples and Rahiem Cooper. The odd thing about the outing was the lack of players left on base by the Hokies. Stranded on the Bags has been a theme for many games, but this time getting to a base seemed to be the biggest problem for Tech. Five hits and a basket full of strikeouts (14 K’s in total for the three ETU pitchers) kept the birds off of the bags.

Virginia Tech Hokie  Box Score for April 18th: http://www.hokiesports.com/baseball/stats/showstats.html?19400

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

PO

A

LOB

Jack Owens 2B

4

2

2

0

0

1

0

3

0

Ryan Tufts SS

3

0

1

1

1

0

0

3

0

Tom Stoffel RF

4

0

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

Sam Fragale 1B

2

0

0

0

2

2

8

0

0

JD Mundy DH

3

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

Stevie Mangrum PH

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Mac Caples LF

4

1

1

1

0

3

2

0

3

Joe Freiday, Jr. C

3

0

0

0

1

2

9

1

0

Matt Dauby 3B

3

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

2

Rahiem Cooper CF

4

1

1

1

0

2

2

0

0

Andrew McDonald P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Paul Hall, Jr. P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Joey Sullivan P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Dylan Hall P

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

31

4

5

4

5

14

24

8

6

Double: Owens

Home Runs: Caples, Cooper

RBI: Tufts, Stoffel, Caples,Cooper

Stolen Base: Owens

I might be wrong, but this might be the first time that the Hokies have dropped below .500 for the season. Let’s hope that Georgia Tech gets on board with the Home Win/Loss record, and Tech gets a series win to get back in plus territory.

GO HOKIES!!!