11-2, 1-1 Acc
12-3, 1-1 Acc
11-2, 1-1 Acc
12-3, 1-1 Acc
WChris Flynn (4-0)
LHackenberg, Drew (1-1)
SAndrew Roman (2)
BLACKSBURG – Despite receiving a deep start from the right hands Drew Hackenberg And Anthony Arguelles On Saturday, the No. 11 Virginia Tech baseball team couldn’t salvage a win from the cold against Boston College as the Hokies lost two decisions – 8-5 and 7-3 – to English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park.
Junior Hunter Gehrig Ebel He logged 18 innings behind the plate for Virginia Tech (12-4, 1-2 ACC), going 4-for-7 with a double to lead the Hokies offensively.
Boston College (12-2, 2-1 ACC) led 5-1 after three innings in Game One and scored seven runs in Game Two starting in the sixth inning. With Tuesday’s win over No. 3 Tennessee, the Eagles have now won 12 of their last 13 games (all road contests) and won their first ACC road series since February 2021.
Game 1 – Boston College 8, No. 11 Virginia Tech 5
Errors on both sides of the diamond resulted in three combined unearned runs that set up the tying start. Drew Hackenberg (Virginia Tech) and Chris Flynn (Boston College) close behind.
Later Christian Martin Reached, grounded out and scored in the first inning without a tackle. Carson DeMartini On Hackenberg’s second clean inning, he missed a long throw to first base that would have closed the door. With the inning wide open in left, BC capitalized as Vince Cimini drew a 6-pitch walk off Hackenberg, followed by RBI singles by Adonis Guzman and Barry Walsh to put the Eagles up 2-1.
Travis Honeyman helped Boston College assert itself in the third inning, hitting a single to right field. Two batters after Joe Vetrano got the Eagles’ second walk off Hackenberg, Cameron Leary drove a three-run home run to right center to give BC a quick lead in the opener of the doubleheader.
Virginia Tech was spurred by Flynn, who denied the Hokies run support late in the fifth. Jack Harley He threw down a bunt single in the fourth inning in the Tech dugout, though the Hokies couldn’t muster any back-to-back leadoff singles from him. Gehrig Ebel And David Bryant. In the fifth round.
Tech finally settled for 22 and two-thirds innings in Flynn’s season opener without surrendering a run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Clay Grady Flynn doubled over to move Eddie Eisert Both runners were able to score shortly before they came home for the Hokies – Eisert on a wild pitch and Grady’s double. David Bryant RBI single to left field.
Although four free passes led to another Boston College run in the top of the seventh inning, BC nearly squandered a 6-3 lead in the bottom half of the game. Chris Cannizzaro DeMartini doubled to third base, two batters before Eisert connected on an RBI single to cut the visitors’ lead to 6-5.
Despite Tech getting within a run, Tech continued to struggle to limit base runners late, giving up a total of six bullpen walks since the seventh inning. Cimini delivered the decisive blow for the Eagles in the ninth inning with a two-RBI single. Tyler Dean It relieves BC of an 8-5 lead.
Game 2 – Boston College 7, No. 11 Virginia Tech 3
As it did in game one, Virginia Tech struck first in the bottom of the first inning. Two days later Carson DeMartini He reached his one-time walk, Jack Harley Muscled an RBI double down the left field line, bringing DeMartini home easily.
He managed to lead 1-0 Anthony Arguelles He retired 15 of the 17 batters he faced, recording his best start of the 2023 season. Argyles went into the sixth inning for the first time this season, scattering three shots to Joe Vetrano and Barry Walsh.
There, when Tech couldn’t figure out a reliever — he subbed for injured starter Bobby Chicoine early in the third inning — Arguelles introduced the two base runners that would eventually go down for the loss. After Walsh singled off him for the second out, Argyles gave up two outs to Travis Honeyman in the next at-bat, leaving the Hokies with two runners on.
Inheriting a difficult situation, Jonas Hurney He induced two sacrifice flies that put Tech in first. Vetrano and Patrick Roche both slugged fly balls. Jack Harley Falling back in center field, the All-American outfielder doesn’t have a chance to catch advancing runners at the plate.
Hahnemann effectively put the game away with two timely at-bats that helped Boston College load the bases in the top of the seventh inning. Kiernan Higgins He knocked down the foul pole in right field to put the Eagles up 6-1.
Tech tacked on a run in the seventh inning behind BC Carson Jones His pinch-hit, ledoff double. Following the double Gehrig Ebel in the ninth inning and an RBI single by Christian MartinThe Hokies were one shot away from putting up the game’s tying run, though they were denied four goals by two closers from Joey Ryan.
No. 11 Virginia Tech begins a four-game road swing at ETSU on Tuesday, March 14. The first game between the Hokies and Buccaneers at Thomas Stadium in Johnson City, Tennessee is scheduled for 5 p.m.