Hokies suffer setback at Radford

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RADFORD, Va. – Playing in its third game in two days, the Virginia Tech softball team looked to win its second-straight game but the Hokies fell to Radford, 8-0, in five innings on Wednesday evening.

Tech (17-29) left six runners on and saw hits from sophomores Olivia Lattin, Lauren Duff and Kinsey Johnson. 24 hours after earning a six-out save in the Hokies’ 3-2 victory over Liberty, freshman Carrie Eberle came on in relief and struck out three batters in 2.2 innings of work.

Eberle picked up her third K in the fourth where she retired the side after allowing a one out base hit. The Hokies started the top of the fifth with a walk from freshman Taylor Clark and a single to right field from Johnson, her second base hit in her last two plate appearances.

Despite having runners on the corners with two outs after a fielder’s choice moved Clark from second to third, Tech couldn’t muster a run. The Highlanders capitalized by plating a run in the bottom of the fifth to earn the run rule victory.

Tech returns to Tech Softball Park this weekend where they will open a three-game series against Marshall at 7 p.m. on Friday. Senior Day ceremonies will be held before the noon doubleheader on Saturday as the program will honor Elizabeth Birle, Aysha Richardson and Vanessa Gonzalez. With poor weather in the forecast, fans can stay up to date by following @VT_Softball on Twitter or logging onto HokieSports.com.

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