Virginia Tech baseball run-rules Ohio twice to sweep doubleheader

The Hokies baseball team began their weekend series with a non-conference sweep of Ohio in Blacksburg.
Virginia Tech v North Carolina
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After seven straight weeks of ACC play, the Virginia Tech baseball team got a weekend break from the conference schedule with a three-game weekend series in Blacksburg against Ohio. After dropping the first two games last weekend at North Carolina, the Hokies avoided the sweep with a 4-3 win in the series final on Sunday.

After a mid-week win over North Carolina A&T, the Hokies continued their winning ways at English Field Saturday by sweeping a doubleheader from the Bobcats to pick up their 29th and 30th wins of the season.

Virginia Tech run rules Ohio twice Saturday

Virginia Tech made quick work of the Bobcats winning both games in seven innings via the run rule. In the opener, the Hokies won 14-1 and had 13 hits and 14 RBIs as a team with Gehrig Ebel hitting a home run and driving in three runs. Carson DeMartini remained hot with two hits and three RBI and Ben Watson continued his clutch hitting with three runs and an RBI. Brent Renfrow went five innings allowing just three hits and striking out seven.

In the nightcap, the Hokies again put up 14 runs in a 14-2 victory. Ebel had a three-run home run and four RBI while DeMartini had two hits and three RBI. For the second straight game, Virginia Tech had 13 hits and 14 RBIs. Chris Cannizzaro also homered in the game.

Virginia Tech is looking to pick up some momentum going into the final two ACC weekends at home against Miami next weekend, then a trip to Virginia the following weekend. They will close out the series with the Bobcats on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in a game that had the start time moved up because of potential weather issues.