No. 7 Virginia Tech takes down South Carolina 5-3

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Final

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Score By Periods
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Virginia Tech
VT
0 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 1

South Carolina
SC
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 1

W: Keely Rochard (6-1)
L: R. Vaughan (1-1)

COLUMBIA, SC – The No. 7 Virginia Tech Hokies recorded their second win of the day, defeating host South Carolina 5-3 on Saturday afternoon. Senior Keely Rochard put up another solid performance in the cirlce, fanning 10 South Carolina batters.

In addition to her 10 strikeouts, Rochard (6-1) went seven innings, giving up three runs, on two hits and walking one for Virginia Tech (11-2).

Sophomore Emma Ritter led the way offensively for the Hokies, going 2-for-3 in the ballgame with a home run, a walk and three RBIs. Freshman Bre Peck hit her second home run of the season in the second inning, the next at bat after Ritter’s two-run shot. Sophomore Cameron Fagan also helped out, going 2-for-4 for Virginia Tech.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Hokies put runs on the scoreboard first, starting the scoring in the second inning. Virginia Tech’s offense produced a three-run output that included back-to-back homers from Ritter and Peck.

The Gamecocks failed to push any runs across before the Hokies built on their lead in the seventh inning. Virginia Tech brought home a pair, with one run driven in by Ritter’s single, which brought the score to 5-0 in favor of the Hokies. South Carolina put three runs on the scoreboard before the game was over, but Virginia Tech still held on for the 5-3 win.

GAME NOTES

»Rochard struck out 10 Gamecocks hitters.
»Every Virginia Tech starter reached base safely in the win.
»Virginia Tech’s highest scoring inning was the second, when it pushed three runs across.
»The Hokies had control of the rest of the game after moving ahead of the Gamecocks 3-0 in the top of the second.
»The Hokies out-hit the Gamecocks at a 7-2 clip.
»The Hokies drew five walks from South Carolina pitching.
»Ritter led the Hokies at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs.

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