Friday, April 9, 2010

Hokie Baseball Team Overcomes Sloppy Defense To Defeat #9 Miami

The Virginia Tech baseball team accomplished two huge goals this week. First off they cracked the Top-25 rankings for NCAA baseball and today on a cold, windy Blacksburg night, the Hokies took down #9 Miami in the first game of a three game series.

Steve Domecus started off the scoring for the Hokies with a solo homerun in the bottom of the 3rd.

Pitcher Justin Wright found himself in a jam in the top of the 6th after some sloppy defense and errors galore put Virginia Tech in a 6-1 hole. Wright finished with a no decision on 6 innings pitched with 8 hits and 6 runs (3 earned).

The Hokies rallied back in the bottom of the 6th rallying to score 5 runs. The inning was capped with a 2-run homerun off the bat of Sean Ryan.

After giving up a run in the top of the 7th, the Hokies' Ronni Shaban cracked a 3-run homerun to extend the Hokies' lead to 9-7.

The game would end with Ben Rowen pitching 2.1 innings allowing 0 runs. The Hokies would hold on to win 9-7 despite giving up 6 errors.

The winning pitcher was Ben Rowen (2-0) and the losing pitcher was Eric Whaley (3-1).

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