The Virginia Tech Hokies won their fifth game in a row on Saturday with a 16-4 win over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem. The victory is the fifth straight for Virginia Tech.
The Demon Deacons actually jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after a first-inning score.
Both teams would be quiet until the Hokies went off in the fifth inning, scoring seven runs to take an 8-1 lead. Sophomore third baseman Kevin Madden and freshman first baseman TJ Rumfield each homered in the inning for the Hokies.
Tech would come out in the top of the sixth inning and plate four more runs, to make it a 12-1 game. Freshman center fielder Jack Hurley hit a home run in the sixth inning.
The Hokies would combine for six home runs, as Madden hit two, sophomore second baseman Nick Biddison and sophomore right fielder Gavin Cross also hit home runs for Virginia Tech.
Junior right-hander Anthony Simonelli went 6.1 innings for the Hokies to pick up the win. He improves to 3-0 on the season. Simonelli allowed one hit, two earned runs, walked four batters and struck out seven.
- 7 Ks— Virginia Tech Baseball (@HokiesBaseball) April 10, 2021
- 1 hit allowed
- Simo Saturday
Player of the Game pic.twitter.com/Ws0SWXS7fT
The Hokies are now 18-9 on the season with a 13-7 mark in ACC play.
The Hokies will look for the sweep on Sunday in Winston-Salem.
— Virginia Tech Baseball (@HokiesBaseball) April 10, 2021
Kevin Madden is having himself a day at the dish
5 RBIs#BIIB pic.twitter.com/uTGp3JEPWa