It seems that the two most consistent bats for the Hokies are truly just that. Austin Wates and Buddy Sosnoskie were clutch in Virginia Tech's must win rematch against The Citadel today.
Wates, the cleanup hitter for the Hokies, went 2-4 with two RBI and Sosnoskie, the number seven hitter in the lineup, went 1-4 with 2 RBI.
Joe Mantiply got the win for the Hokies after coming in to relief Jesse Hahn after only three innings.
Ben Rowen, closing pitcher for the Hokies, earned his sixth save of the season pitching 2.1 scoreless innings.
The surprise of the game was the decision of The Citadel to leave starting pitcher Michael Clevinger in for 7.2 innings after giving up four earned runs and allowing nine hits.
The Hokies get the win and eliminate The Citadel: 4-3
Virginia Tech will play South Carolina tonight at 7 p.m. and if the Hokies win tonight, will play South Carolina again tomorrow.