Tech fell to 27-20 overall and 10-16 in the ACC with the loss, while the Seminoles improved to 33-12 overall and 18-7 in league play with their 12th consecutive win.
Jesse Hahn made his first weekend start of the season for Virginia Tech, and took the loss to fall to 1-2 after surrendering five runs (three earned) in on four hits and four walks over four innings. He also struck out four.
The winning pitcher for
The Hokies led off with a run in the top of the first for the third consecutive game, as first baseman Austin Wates hit his third RBI double of the series to plate left fielder Klint Reed.
A pair of miscues by Hahn allowed
Tech briefly took a 3-2 lead in the fifth when third baseman Ty Hohman came home on a throwing error by Seminole starter Mike McGee following a sacrifice bunt by Reed, who reached first on the play. Reed later scored on an RBI single by right fielder Mike Kaminski.
The Hokies’ advantage was short-lived, however, as Meschke delivered a three-run double in the bottom of the frame before scoring on a single from Parker Brunelle.
Tech set the final score in the eighth when Chris Kay doubled home Wates. The double was Kay’s team-leading fifth pinch hit of the year.
The Hokies will return to action on Tuesday at home with a 7 p.m. contest against
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