JD Mundy hits three-run home run in loss at William & Mary

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. JD Mundy’s three-run home run in the fifth inning gave the Virginia Tech baseball team a one-run lead, however the William & Mary Tribe outscored the Hokies 10-1 from that point on and registered a 19-10 victory at its home field Plumeri Park on Wednesday night.

Mundy stepped to the plate in the fifth with Sam Fragale and Nick Anderson, who were both hit by pitches, on base. Mundy, who’d already hit two doubles in the game, sent a 1-1 pitch over the left field wall for his second home run of the season.

The home run gave Tech a 9-8 lead after the Hokies had trailed 7-2 in the second.

Tom Stoffel and Fragale each knocked in a run in the third and Rahiem Cooper and Jack Owens had RBIs in the fourth to help Tech get back into the game.

The Tribe, though, answered with five runs of its own in the bottom half of the fifth and held Tech to just a single run over the last four frames.

Inside the box score

  • Cooper: two RBI, second multi-RBI game of the season, third of his career.
  • Fragale: two hits, sixth multi-hit game of the season, 22nd of his career; two RBI, eighth multi-RBI game of the season, 21st of his career.
  • Dylan Hall: two strikeouts, first two of his collegiate career.
  • Culver Hughes: first start of the season, second of his career; career-high 3.1 innings pitched, previous high 2.2 vs. Campbell (3/8/16); career-high five strikeouts, previous high four vs. Liberty (3/15/16).
  • Keagan McKinnis: first collegiate appearance; struck out the side in the eighth.
  • Mundy: home run, second of his career; two doubles, first two of his career; career-high three hits, second multi-hit game of career; career-high three runs, second career multi-run scoring game; three RBI, first career multi-RBI game.
  • Owens: two hits, seventh career multi-hit game; two runs, fifth career multi-run scoring game.
  • Ryan Tufts: double, ninth of the season, 31st of his career; two runs scored, seventh multi-run scoring game of the season, 22nd of his career.

More Tech notes

  • Has now hit 32 home runs this season, after hitting just 34 all of 2016 and 35 in 2015. The Hokies were first in the country entering the week in home runs.

Up next

  • The Hokies open up ACC play this weekend as they travel to Durham, N.C. to face the Blue Devils of Duke in a three-game series that starts on Friday at 6 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

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