Virginia Baseball Falls to Virginia Tech, 8-2
April 18, 2002
SALEM, Va. – The University of Virginia baseball team dropped an 8-2 decision to the Virginia Tech Hokies in a non-conference game at the Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium this evening. Virginia Tech scored seven runs in the first three innings and cruised to a six-run victory over the Cavaliers.
Virginia Tech freshman righthander Brett Cory earned his first collegiate victory and pitched his first collegiate complete game, improving his record to 1-1. He scattered 11 hits and allowed just one earned run, striking out seven batters and walking none. Cory only allowed two runnners to reach scoring position through the first six innings.
The Hokies (18-17) opened the scoring on a two-run double in the bottom of the first inning by third baseman John West driving in first baseman Chris Winterfeldt and second baseman Marc Tugwell. Tech upped the lead to 6-0 by scoring four runs in the bottom of the second inning, highlighted by an RBI-double by Tugwell and an RBI-single by catcher Jed English.
Virginia Tech increased the lead to 7-0 in the third inning on a squeeze bunt by leftfielder Brian Copeland scoring shortstop Spencer Harris. Virginia got on the board scoring two runs in the top of the seventh inning on RBI-singles by catcher Andrew Riesenfeld and left fielder David Stone. Tech closed out the scoring in the bottom of the eighth inning when pinch-runner Chris Stanton scored from second on a single to right by right fielder Pat Pinkman.
Tugwell had two doubles to lead Tech and Harris had his second triple of the season. The Hokies also got two hits each from West and Copeland.
UVa sophomore righthander Jeff Kamrath (5-3) took the loss for the Cavaliers, now 20-20 on the season. He allowed seven runs and seven hits in six innings of work, with seven strikeouts and one walk. Stone, Riesenfeld, Matt Street and Rob Newton had two hits each for Virginia.
The Cavaliers will return to action on Saturday, April 20th when Virginia hosts the UNC-Greensboro Spartans. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the UVa baseball Stadium, home of Davenport Field.
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