Hokies Complete Sweep of HPU
Biber, Crisci combine on five-hit shutout
March 2, 2003

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Virginia Tech pitchers Josh Biber and Mike Crisci combined on a five-hit shutout as the Hokies completed a two-game sweep of High Point University with a 4-0 victory at Erath Field on Sunday.

Biber (Succasunna, N.J.) started the game for Tech and faced just 22 batters during his seven innings on the mound. The junior right-hander allowed just one High Point runner to advance as far as second base. He gave up just four hits, while striking out two batters and walking two. Biber benefited from two double plays and helped his cause by picking two runners off base. Tech catcher Jed English (Alexandria, Va.) also threw out two Panther base runners attempting to steal during Biber's stint.

Crisci (Springfield, Va.) opened the eighth inning and allowed a double in his two innings of work. The senior right-hander struck out three batters.

Tech (3-1) broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning, scoring two runs on four hits and a pair of High Point errors. Center fielder Brad Bauder (Ashburn, Va.) reached base on a fielder's choice, moved to third on a single by English and scored on the Panthers' second error of the inning. English came home on a single by senior shortstop Spencer Harris (Ashland, Ky.).

The Hokies added two more runs in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly by freshman left fielder Sheldon Adams (Big Stone Gap, Va.) and an RBI-single off the bat of sophomore designated hitter Wyatt Toregas (Ashburn, Va.). Toregas and sophomore right fielder Matt Kalish (Miami, Fla.) paced Tech with two hits each. Adams belted a triple to go with his sacrifice fly.

High Point fell to 3-9 with the loss. Panther starting pitcher Kevin Burch went the distance in taking his second loss of the season against one win. Center fielder Nick Thompson contributed two of his team's five hits.

Tech is scheduled to play at Charleston Southern on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.