Tech opened the scoring in the first inning when freshman Vanessa Gonzalez launched a solo home run to left-center field and then Amanda Ake took the team lead in home runs with a three-run blast to centerfield, her ninth of the year. With the bases loaded, Lauren Gaskill crushed a double off the wall to clear the bases.
In the second inning, after Katey Smith doubled, Dani Anderson lifted a two-run home run to right field to give the Hokies a 9-0 lead. Bailey Liddle’s two-run home run later in the inning made it 11-0.
For the game, the Hokies hit four home runs to give them 47 for the season, breaking the school record for home runs in a season of 46 set in 2012. The four home runs in the game tied the school mark for home runs in a game, achieved five previous times.
Tech will jump back into ACC play this weekend, taking on the University of Maryland (5-30, 3-11 ACC) in a three-game set at College Park. The two teams will play the doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. and then the single game on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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