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    Tech Downs Morehead State 19-7
    Hokies collect 19 hits, including five home runs
    March 22, 2003

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Virginia Tech posted a season-high nineteen hits, including five home runs, on the way to a 19-7 baseball victory at Morehead State University on Saturday.

    Tech, which improved to 11-6 with the win, never trailed in the game. The Hokies took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on solo homers by catcher Wyatt Toregas (Ashburn, Va.) and first baseman Chris Winterfeldt (Lynchburg, Va.). Tech made the score 3-1 on second baseman Marc Tugwell's RBI-single in the third inning, then broke the game open with a seven-run outburst in the fifth inning.

    Freshman left fielder Sheldon Adams (Big Stone Gap, Va.) started the Hokies' big inning with his first collegiate homer, a solo shot to right field. Tugwell (Springfield, Va.) and designated hitter Jed English (Alexandria, Va.) both contributed two-run homers in the inning, while third baseman Chris Stanton (Centreville, Va.) capped the frame with a two-run single. Tech added three runs in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings to produce its highest run total since a 35-4 win at Georgetown in April 2002.

    Sophomore right-hander Jeff Landing (Jamestown, N.C.) picked up the pitching victory for the Hokies. Landing (1-1) pitched six innings, allowing two hits and two runs. He struck out nine batters and walked six. Redshirt junior left-hander Seth Bandy (Pembroke, Va.) worked the final three innings for Tech.

    Morehead State second baseman Lance Seasor drove in four of the Eagles' seven runs with a pair of homers, including a three-run shot when MSU scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Seasor was 3-for-5 for the game. The loss dropped Morehead State's record to 7-10 and snapped a four-game winning streak.

    Eleven different Tech players contributed hits in the game, led by Tugwell, who finished 3-for-6 with three RBIs and two runs scored. The Hokies got two hits apiece from Toregas, Winterfeldt, Adams, Stanton, shortstop Spencer Harris (Louisa, Ky.) and right fielder Matt Kalish (Miami, Fla.). Toregas, Stanton, Harris and English each drove in two runs.

    Tech and Morehead State are scheduled to meet again on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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