Virginia Records 16-10 Victory Over Virginia Tech In Blacksburg
April 10, 2002
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Matt Street hit a pair of three-run homers to power theUniversity of Virginia to a 16-10 baseball victory over Virginia Tech atEnglish Field on Wednesday. Virginia’s Dan Street, M. Street and Robert Word were a three-man wrecking crew in Virginia’s 16-10 victory over Virginia Tech. The trio combined to go 10-for14 at the plate and produced 11 RBI, 10 runs, five doubles and three home runs combined. D. Street was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with three doubles and scored four runs, M. Street finished 3-for-5 at the plate with six RBI, four runs scored and two home runs, and Word went 3-for-5 at the plate with five RBI, two doubles and two runs scored.
M. Street’s first three-run shot of the game came during a four-run,second-inning outburst that put the Cavaliers up 5-0. Virginia increasedits lead to 7-0 with two runs in the fifth before Tech got on the board.The Hokies scored twice in the bottom of the fifth, then posted four runsin the sixth to pull within a run at 7-6. Second baseman Marc Tugwellsparked the Tech sixth with a three-run triple.
Virginia regained control of the game with four runs in the seventh inning,including two on a double by first baseman Robert Word. Word added atwo-run homer to left field in the eighth and Street capped the Cavs’scoring in the ninth with his second home run of the game with two menaboard.
Senior right fielder Chris Hutchison contributed a solo homerun for Tech in the seventh inning. The Hokies added their final three runsin the bottom of the ninth on a run-scoring single by third baseman JohnWest and a two-run single by shortstop Spencer Harris.
Virginia starting pitcher Canon Hickman worked 5 2/3 innings to earn thevictory, his third against three losses. Hickman allowed 10 hits, fiveruns, struck out six and walked one. Tech starter Jeff Landing took the loss and now stands 0-2 on the year.
Tugwell paced Tech’s 17-hit attack with a 4-for-5 game that included threeRBIs and a run scored. Hutchison added three hits, while West, Harris andfirst baseman Chris Winterfeldt had two each.
Matt Street finished the game with three hits, six RBIs and four runsscored in five at bats for UVa. His older brother Dan also had a good day,going 4-for-4 with three doubles, four runs scored and a stolen base. Worddrove in five runs and scored two for the Cavaliers with three hits in fivetrips to the plate.
The win improved Virginia’s record to 19-15, while Tech is 15-13 following the loss. The Cavaliers will return to action on April 12-14 when UVa hosts the #5 ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons in a three-game ACC weekend series at the UVa Baseball Stadium.