Virginia Tech continues strong start to season after they shutout Marshall at English Field on Tuesday
The Virginia Tech Baseball Team improved to 4-0 on the season on Tuesday afternoon with a 7-0 win over Marshall at English Field.
The reigning ACC Player of the Week from the first weekend of the season, redshirt-junior first baseman Sam Fragale, continued his hot start to the year by going 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the victory.
While Fragale led the run scoring effort for the Hokies, right fielder Tim Stoffel, designated hitter Nick Anderson, catcher Joe Frieday, Jr., and center fielder Rahiem Cooper all notched two hit games in the shutout.
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On the mound, the Hokies used four pitchers in the combined shutout, led by a strong six innings from junior pitcher Connor Coward. Coward scattered three hits and a walk, while striking out five in his 22 batters faced. In the remaining three innings of work, Paul Hall, Jr., Graham Seitz, and Kit Scheetz combined to only give up two hits while striking out seven.
In the first four games of the season, the pitching staff boasts an ERA of 1.00, which is much improved so far from last year when the staff held an alarming ERA of 6.49.
The Hokies are now off for the next few days before heading out on the road for a weekend series in Reno against the University of Nevada. The Wolfpack enter play with a 1-3 record on the year after losing two of three in the season opening series against Sam Houston State, before dropping a President’s Day tilt against Baylor by a final score of 6-0.
First pitch on Friday in Reno is slated for 5 PM ET.