Hokies Sweep Hoyas
Tech collects 39 hits in double-header
April 4, 2003

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Second baseman Marc Tugwell collected eight hits and drove in eight runs as Virginia Tech swept a BIG EAST Conference baseball double-header from Georgetown at English Field on Friday. Tech won the seven-inning opening game 20-1, then took the nine-inning second game by a score of 18-2.

The Hokies (18-8; 4-1) got off to a quick start in both games, scoring five runs in the opening inning of the first game, then posting nine runs in the first inning of the nightcap. Tech had a combined total of 39 hits during the twinbill, including a season-high 20 hits in the second game.

Tugwell (Springfield, Va.) had four hits in each game and finished the day 8-for-10 with eight runs batted in and six runs scored. He smacked a home run in both games, including a grand slam in the fourth inning of the opener. His two-run homer in the first inning of the second game got the Hokies started to their second win of the day.

Third baseman Chris Stanton (Centreville, Va.) and shortstop Spencer Harris (Louisa, Ky.) also had big afternoons for Tech. Stanton finished the day 6-for-7 with six runs scored and five batted in. He contributed four hits in the opening game, including a triple and a home run. He added two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs in the second game. Harris, meanwhile, was 3-for-3 in the second game with four runs scored, giving him a 5-for-7 day that included six runs scored and two runs batted in.

Among Tech's other hitting stars were redshirt freshman designated hitter/catcher David Londrey (Richmond, Va.) who drove in five runs during the first game with a double and home run; catcher Wyatt Toregas (Ashburn, Va.) who knocked in three runs with three hits in the second game; and first baseman David McDonald (Phoenix, Ariz.) who went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs in the second contest.

Joining Tugwell with home runs in the first game were Stanton, Bauder and Londrey. In the second game, Tugwell went deep along with McDonald and outfielders Matt Kalish (Miami, Fla.) and Philip Beall (Dumfries, Va.).

Junior Josh Biber (Succasunna, N.J.) started and pitched six innings in the opening game to collect his fifth win without a loss. Biber scattered seven hits and gave up his only run when a long fly ball by Georgetown's Billy Quinn deflected off a Tech outfielder's glove and went over the fence for a home run.

Tech right-hander Jeff Landing (Jamestown, N.C.) allowed a first-inning run in the second game on doubles by GU's Ron Cano and Michael Lombardi, then hurled six shutout innings before giving up another run in the eighth. Landing gave up just five total hits in eight innings on the mound. He struck out four batters and did not have a walk. Landing is now 2-2 on the year.

Georgetown, now 6-18 overall and 1-10 in BIG EAST play, got three hits each from catcher Lombardi and second baseman Matt Carullo during the double-header. All three of Carullo's hits were doubles, the last of which produced the Hoyas' final run in the second game. Starting pitchers Stephen Burns (0-1) and Travis Danysh (0-4) took the losses.

The Hokies face another BIG EAST double-header at English Field on Sunday when Villanova visits Blacksburg. The game time for that double-header is now set for 11 a.m., and not noon as originally listed.