Musialowski Blanks Radford
Junior right-hander hurls six-hit shutout
May 8, 2003

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Junior Jay Musialowski hurled a six-hit shutout as Virginia Tech defeated Radford University 9-0 at English Field on Thursday. The win improved Tech's record to 31-17, while the Highlanders fell to 11-24.

Musialowski's complete game was the first of the season for Tech and came in the right-handed pitcher's first start of the year. Musialowski, who made eight relief appearances during the Hokies' first 47 games, did not allow a Radford base runner to advance past first base until the seventh inning. He pitched out of that inning by coaxing a one-out double play with runners at first and second. Musialowski (Depew, N.Y.) then preserved his shutout by striking out Radford's Shaun House in the ninth inning to end the game with RU runners at second and third. He had four walks and four strikeouts in the victory, his first against one loss.

Tech's offense backed Musialowski with 13 hits. The Hokies opened their scoring with a run in the first inning on catcher Wyatt Toregas' RBI-single. A sacrifice fly from center fielder Brad Bauder (Ashburn, Va.) and a solo home run by freshman left fielder Sheldon Adams (Big Stone Gap, Va.) gave Tech a 3-0 advantage in the third inning.

The first of two run-scoring singles by third baseman Chris Stanton (Centreville, Va.) brought home one of two Tech runs in the sixth inning. Stanton scored the other run when he came home on a Radford fielding error.

Bauder opened a three-run seventh inning for the Hokies with a solo home run to left field. A sacrifice fly by first baseman Chris Winterfeldt (Lynchburg, Va.) and Stanton's second single of the game brought home the other two runs. Designated hitter David McDonald (Phoenix, Ariz.) produced Tech's last run when he hit into a fielder's choice in the eighth inning. McDonald's at bat ended a string of 11 straight plate appearances in which he had reached base safely.

Bauder led Tech with three hits, two RBIs and a run scored in four at bats. Toregas (Ashburn, Va.), Adams, Stanton and second baseman Marc Tugwell (Springfield, Va.) contributed two hits each.

Radford got two hits apiece from second baseman Alan Ashworth and catcher Dean Altavilla. Highlander starting pitcher Cory Koliscak (0-6) suffered the loss.

Tech travels to the University of Pittsburgh this weekend for a key, three-game BIG EAST Conference series.