March 22, 2016
Dauby ties career-high with three hits in loss at Radford
Senior gets on base four times, including HBP, in 12-8 setback
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RADFORD, Va. – Senior Matt Dauby tied his career-high with three hits, including an RBI single in a four-run second inning for the Virginia Tech baseball team, however, Radford scored in seven of the eight frames they batted in and registered a 12-8 victory in nonconference action Tuesday night at RU Baseball Stadium.

The Hokies also scored two runs in the second on a Sam Fragale single and got an RBI from Saige Jenco to take a 4-1 lead. Solo home runs by Phil Sciretta and Andrew Mogg also kept Tech close over the middle frames.

Radford’s Tyler Swarmer went six innings to get the win and improve to 1-2, while Travis McQueen pitched the last three for his first save. Nic Enright took the loss for Tech and is now 1-2.

How the runs were scored

  • Radford (5-16) used a couple Tech errors in the first to plate its first run.
  • Virginia Tech (10-12) struck for four in the second with Max Ponzurick starting the rally with a hit-by-pitch. With one out, Dauby followed a Mogg single with one of his own that plated Ponzurick. Fragale then doubled to left center to score two, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a Jenco grounder to second.
  • The Highlanders answered with two in the second, three in the third and one in the fourth to push their advantage to 7-4.
  • Sciretta, to lead off the fifth, and Mogg, who led off the sixth, each hit a solo home run to pull Tech to within a run at 7-6.
  • Jonathan Gonzalez hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth to push the Radford lead to four and the teams traded single runs in the seventh and eighth to account for the final scoring.

Inside the Box

  • Tufts: 2 hits, fourth multi-hit game of season, 15th of his career.
  • Sciretta: home run, his first of the season and of his career.
  • Nick Anderson: double, his fifth of the season; 2 hits, fourth multi-hit game of the season.
  • Andrew Mogg: home run, first of the season, third of his career; 2 hits, third multi-hit game of season, 15th of his career; 2 runs, second multi-run game of season, fifth of his career.
  • Dauby: double, sixth of the season, 13th of career; 3 hits, ties career-high, seventh multi-hit game of the season, 15th of career.
  • Fragale: two doubles, career-game high, five for the season, seven for career; 2 hits, fourth multi-hit game of the season, eighth of career; 2 runs, fourth multi-run game of the season, sixth of career; 2 RBIs, third multi-RBI game of the season, fifth of career.
  • Andrew McDonald: Out of the pen, retired the first batter he faced in the game – is now 4 of 7 in career; Stranded two inherited runners in the fourth, the firsts of the year and has stranded all three runners he’s inherited in his career.
  • Joey Sullivan: Out of the pen, retired the first batter he faced in the game – is now 6 of 6 this season; Stranded two inherited runners in the sixth, and has stranded all four runners inherited this season; also had double play turned behind him, his first of the year and fourth GDP in his career.

Up next

Tech hosts Notre Dame at English Field at Union Park in a three-game ACC series starting on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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