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Virginia Tech vs. Coastal Carolina Notes

Coastal Carolina
• Shortstop Brian Pruett made just his eighth start of the season. He got the nod in place of Nick Oberg, who underwent an emergency appendectomy on Friday night. Against Oklahoma, Coastal Carolina had moved Will Remillard from third base to shortstop and played Chris Suseck at third base.

• Reliever Ryan Connolly made his second appearance of the regional and the 139th of his career. The senior is now in sole possession of fifth place on the NCAA’s list for all-time pitching appearances.

• Centerfielder Jacob May ended his season with an 11-game hitting streak and reached base in 27 straight games. 

• The game marked just the second time this season that the Chanticleers have been shutout. They were shut out 8-0 in the championship game of the Big South Tournament. 

• Coastal Carolina lost its first two games in a regional for the first time since 2004. 

Virginia Tech
• Infielder/catcher Ryan Burns got the start for the Hokies as a designated hitter against Coastal Carolina in place of Brendon Hayden. The start marked the ninth of the season for the redshirt freshman, but his first since a May 16 game against Wake Forest.

• Hayden had started 55 games this season, including six straight. The last time he didn’t start a game this season came in the same May 16 game against Wake Forest.

• Mark Zagunis singled in top of the second and then stole second base. The stolen base was his team-leading19th of the year, which is the most in a single season for Tech since Nate Parks (39, 2007). 

• Starting pitcher Devin Burke won his sixth straight decision and has won six of his past seven starts. His last loss came on April 14 to then-No. 1 North Carolina. 

• This was Burke’s second complete game of the season. He went all nine innings in a 3-2 win over Maryland on April 21. 

• Burke recorded his team-leading 10th quality start this season. He has pitched at least six innings in 11 games and at least seven innings in eight games. 

• Burke’s win was his 11th of the season. That is tied for second with five others for pitching victories in a single season at Tech. Brad Clontz holds the school record for wins in a season with 12 in 1992.

• Alex Perez led off the top of the sixth inning with a walk – his team-leading 41st of the year. His 41 walks are the most since Sean O'Brien drew 51 back in 2008.

• Andrew Rash’s solo homer in the seventh inning marked his 10th of the season. He and Tyler Horan become the first Tech duo to hit at least 10 homers in a season since 2010 when Steve Domecus and Anthony Sosnoskie each hit 13. 

• Virginia Tech is 25-5 when hitting a home run.
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