April 29, 2016
Scheetz, Freiday, Jr., lead Hokies to victory at Boston College
Kit Scheetz pitches six-plus scoreless, while Joe Freiday, Jr. drives in three runs
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  • Pellagrini Diamond - 440

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Virginia Tech’s starting pitcher Kit Scheetz turned in another quality start and Joe Freiday, Jr. provided a three-run home run in the fourth to lead the Hokies to a 5-0 victory over Boston College in ACC action on Friday afternoon at Pellagrini Diamond.

Leading 1-0 after three, Freiday, Jr. stepped to the plate with Hokies on second and third and smacked the first pitch he saw over the right centerfield wall to give Tech a commanding 4-0 advantage.

Scheetz kept the Eagles off the board, while scattering four hits and a walk over six frames. In the seventh, though, with two outs, he issued back-to-back walks and hit a batter to load the bases.

Jon Woodcock used two pitches to get out of the jam and tossed the final two innings scoreless to pick up his first collegiate save, while Scheetz improved to 5-4 on the season. BC starter Jacob Stevens, who came into the game having allowed just nine runs (six earned) over 53 innings pitched, dropped to 3-3 after surrendering all five runs (four earned) over 4.2 innings.

How the runs were scored

  • Tech (15-28, 5-17) got its first run on the board in the third thanks to a Boston College error. With two outs, Saige Jenco singled and stole second, then crossed the plate when the Eagles’ second baseman Jake Palomaki misplayed a grounder.
  • Freiday, Jr., gave the Hokies some cushion with his three-run shot in the fourth that scored Ryan Tufts, who was hit by a pitch, and Garrett Hudson, who doubled.
  • Hudson added another run in the fifth with a two-out single that drove home Phil Sciretta, who doubled to lead off the frame.
  • Boston College (21-17, 7-13 ACC) threatened to score just twice, in the second – second and third with one out, which Scheetz got out of with two grounders – and the seventh.

Inside the Box

  • Jenco: two stolen bases, eight for the season, 38 in his career; fifth time in his career has stolen at least two bases in a game; 3 hits, 15th multi-hit game of the season, 51st of his career; eighth game this season and 23rd game of his career with at least three hits.
  • Sciretta: double, seventh of the season, ninth of his career; 2 hits, 18th multi-hit game of the season, 36th of his career.
  • Tufts: two walks, fifth time in his career with at least two walks.
  • Hudson: double, first extra base of his collegiate career; 2 hits, second career multi-hit game.
  • Freiday, Jr.: home run, second of the season and career; 2 hits, fifth multi-hit game of the season, seventh of his career; career-high 3 RBIs, second multi-RBI game of the season, third of his career.
  • Scheetz: quality start, seventh of the season, 15th of his career; two perfect frames, 22 for the season, 53 for his career; six scoreless innings, 51 for the season (out of a possible 70) and 124 for his career.
  • Woodcock: 2.1 scoreless innings in relief, 5.1 consecutive in ACC play; In 8 career relief appearances in ACC action, has thrown 22 innings, allowed eight hits, two earned runs and struck out 20.

Up next

The Hokies continue their ACC series at Boston College with the second game of the set scheduled for Saturday starting at 1:30 p.m.

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