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ACC Baseball Tournament: Hokies fall to Virginia in first game

The Hokies outhit the Hoos, but fall 3-2.

Virginia Tech v Miami

The Virginia Tech Hokies kicked off play in the ACC Baseball Tournament on Tuesday and fell to the Virginia Cavaliers, 3-2.

The Hokies will now face top-seeded Notre Dame on Wednesday. The Fighting Irish swept the Hokies last weekend to end the regular season.

UVa jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the Hokies Tuesday, before Tech got on the board in the sixth inning when freshman Tanner Schobel knocked a two-run home run to cut Virginia’s lead to 3-2.

Unfortunately for Tech, it never got closer, and the Hokies dropped the opener, despite out-hitting Virginia, 6-5.

The loss was Virginia Tech’s seventh in a row.

Senior pitcher Peyton Alford got the start for Tech and took the loss. Junior Shane Connolly was outstanding in relief, tossing five shutout innings.

Schobel went two of four from the plate for the Hokies, knocking in two runs and scoring one.

The Hokies have a tall task on Wednesday when they take on the top-seed Fighting Irish.