BASEBALL: Virginia Tech Highlights


It’s UVA and Virginia Tech
in the Commonwealth Clash finale at Disharoon Park. The Cavaliers took game
one Friday afternoon thanks to some stellar
pitching by Derek Casey, but the Hokie bats came
to life in game two to even up the series
and set up rubber match. So Owens has worked the count
full in this first at bat of the game and a
called strike three. Donahue finds the
top of the zone. Owens thought it was
up and strike three to open up the ballgame. To Stevie Mangrum. Lifted to left, Cody going
back, warning track, reaches up, makes the catch and
the inning is over. 1-0 is driven to
left, high fly ball, Stoffel back, warning track. That ball is gone. [CHEERING] Alex Tappen with his first
career home run and Virginia strikes first in the
home half of the third. [CHEERING] And driven to left, we are even. A long home run for Sam
Fragale, his third of the year, and just like that the
Hokies have answered. Two-two, lifted to
center, a base hit. Horanski pulls the hands in and
has put Virginia Tech in front for the first time today. Two-one, line drive base
hit to right center field. Hokies have done it again
as Richardson will just flip it back in to second base. Tack on another one, the
latest RBI for Nick Owens of Virginia Tech. A lot lower than it is. Lifted towards left,
that’ll chase back the left fielder, still
going back, and a long run. It’s off the top of
the glove of Stoffel. Comer will race
towards third base and he is in
standing up and Jack Weiller to the opposite field. Virginia’s got a couple of men
in scoring position with nobody out here in the inning. You know, it was certainly
a hard-fought series. I’m just proud of our guys. We left a lot of runners on
base in the first six or seven innings or so and our
guys just continued to plug away and get
opportunities and fortunately, in the eighth and ninth,
we were able to capitalize. Rivoli’s big triple
down the line was huge. And the pitch,
swung on and roped. Fair ball inside the chalk. Towards third base goes Cody. Is it gonna happen? They will wave him home. Rivoli heads to third base and
he is in on a head-first dive. This game is tied and
Rivoli is 90 feet away. Looking for a good pitch to hit. I wasn’t quite sure what
they were going to do, but just saw it. Luckily put a barrel
on it and found a hole. They brought in an
extra infielder, but that really didn’t
play any factor. Just glad to put a barrel on it
and just [INAUDIBLE] the rest. Sullivan ready. Again, five infielders
for the Hokies. Grounded up the middle,
out of the reach of the second baseman. The Hoos have walked it off
in come-from-behind fashion. Virginia 6, Virginia Tech 5. The Hoos claim the
Commonwealth Clash.

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