Virginia Tech News: Baseball, softball, lacrosse, wrestling

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In this edition of Virginia Tech News, we discuss the baseball, softball, wrestling, and women's lacrosse teams and how they're doing this weekend.

Baseball beats Charlotte again

After opening the season with a 10-0 shutout of Charlotte Friday afternoon, the Hokies made it 2-for-2 over the 49ers on Saturday with Chris Cannizzaro supplying most of the offense. He hit two home runs, including a three-run shot in the first inning in the Hokies 10-5 win in Game 2 of the series. He would add a two-run homer in the fifth inning and he finished 4-for-4 from the three spot in the lineup.

Carson DeMartini, Garrett Michel (RBI), and Gehrig Ebel each had two hits for Virginia Tech and Sam Tackett had a hit and two RBI. Wyatt Parilament worked the first four innings allowing just one run, walking two, and striking out four without allowing a hit. Brady Kirtner picked up the win in relief with two innings of work. The Hokies and 49ers will play the final game of the series Sunday afternoon.

Softball swept in Arizona

After starting the season at 6-0-1, the 17th-ranked Virginia Tech softball team dropped their first two games of the season in the Littlewood Classic on the campus of Arizona State. They lost to California, 6-5, in eight innings. The Bears got two runs in the top half of the eighth, but the Hokies were only able to push across one run in the home half. Rachel Castine drove in all five Tech runs, including a grand slam.

In their second game, Grand Canyon scored seven runs in the third inning on their to an 11-2 win. Addy Greene had two his for the Hokies, who will close their weekend in Arizona with a game against Illinois State Sunday.

Lacrosse beats Mercer on the road

The women's lacrosse team raced out to a 15-5 halftime lead at Mercer and rolled to a 21-8 victory. Ella Rishko led the way for the Hokies (2-1) with five goals, while Kayla Downey had seven points on four goals and three assists. Olivia Vergano and Paige Tyson each had three goals for Virginia Tech who will host Queens Wednesday afternoon at Thompson Field.

Wrestling takes down Pittsburgh

The 13th-ranked Hokies wrestling team improved to 4-0 in the ACC with a 26-12 win at 22nd-ranked Pittsburgh. Winners for Virginia Tech were Cooper Flynn (125), Sam Latona (133), Caleb Henson (149), Rafael Hipolito (157), Mekhi Lewis (174), and Hunter Catka (285). The Hokies will travel to North Carolina State next Friday night with a 9-3 overall record.