|April 27, 2021||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Griffin Green (2-0)||2.1||1||0||0||0||2|
|Loss: Zach Kirby (1-1)||3.0||4||1||1||0||5|
|Ashton King (ETSU)||4||0||1||0||0||0|
|Bryce Hodge (ETSU)||4||0||1||0||0||0|
|Sean Kearney (ETSU)||3||0||1||0||0||0|
|JL Bland (ETSU)||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|Justin Hanvey (ETSU)||3||0||1||0||0||0|
|Markell Graham (ETSU)||3||0||1||0||0||0|
|Gavin Cross (VT)||4||1||3||2||0||0|
|Kevin Madden (VT)||4||1||3||4||0||0|
BLACKSBURG, Va. (April 27, 2021) — The ETSU Baseball Team traveled to Blacksburg, Va. on Tuesday afternoon to face its final Power-5 opponent of the season. The Blue and Gold were unable to get on the board as the 22nd-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies shutout ETSU at Atlantic Union Bank Park, 12-0.
How it happened:
The Hokies got on the board in the first with a two-out RBI single to right in the second. The score stayed at 1-0 until the fifth, where the Hokies plated six runs, on five walks and two hits in the inning to take a 7-0 lead.
In the seventh, after a double play, the next two Hokies reached base and were driven in during the next at bat on a two-out RBI double down the third base line to give the Hokies a nine-run lead. The Hokies plated the game’s final three runs in the eighth.
Pitchers of record
» Win Griffin Green (2-0)
» Loss Zach Kirby (1-1)
Stat of the Game
ETSU’s pitchers allowed eight free passes (seven walks and a hit by pitch). All eight of those batters came around to score.
» In his first start of the season, Zach Kirby (Upland, Calif.) went three innings and allowed just one run on four hits and struck out five.
» ETSU’s streak of defeating a Power-5 team in 13 consecutive seasons ended with the loss.
» Five different Buccaneers recorded a hit.
» Virginia Tech’s Gavin Cross and Kevin Madden both tallied a game-high three hits. Madden led the way with RBI, while Cross had two.
» ETSU: 18-18
» Virginia Tech: 22-15
The Bucs continue Southern Conference play this weekend as they travel to face the Mercer Bears in a three-game series beginning Friday, April 30 at 5 p.m.
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