Zecchino came on at the start of the third inning in relief of starter Rhett Ballard and turned in the best performance of his career, allowing just one run on one hit, one walk and four strikeouts. He tied a personal best by tossing six innings, and even retired 13 consecutive batters at one point. But he was lifted after walking
Sophomore Sean McDermott came in and allowed a single to center fielder Curran Redal before getting catcher Errol Hollinger to foul out. Then, with a 1-2 count on designated hitter Cody Brown, McDermott was forced to leave the game with an apparent arm injury. Junior Ben Rowen came on and got Brown to fly out to right field, but Bream followed with a three-run shot to right field that ended the game in dramatic fashion.
The loss dropped to Rowen’s record to 3-2 on the season and felled the Hokies’ mark to 25-14.
After registering just one hit through the first four frames, the Hokies finally got to
A sacrifice fly to center field by Tech first baseman Austin Wates brought home third baseman Ty Hohman for a run in the top of the sixth. Hohman had led off with a walk before moving to third on a single to right by center fielder Steve Bumbry.
Tech will return to conference play this weekend with a three-game set at
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