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Rumfield and Cross show out in Virginia Tech’s 15-11 loss to Georgia Tech – VT

BLACKSBURG, Va. —Freshman TJ Rumfield and freshman Gavin Cross each collected two extra base hits, but the No. 17 Virginia Tech Hokies fell to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 15-11 on Friday.

Senior Jaison Heard (3-1) took the loss on the mound for Virginia Tech (19-11, 14-8). Sophomore Jonah Hurney was a bright spot out of the bullpen, going one shutout inning without allowing a hit.

Cross’ two extra base hits were the highlight of a 3-for-5 day, and included two doubles, a walk and an RBI. Rumfield made his contribution with two doubles, a walk and two RBIs, part of a 2-for-5 performance at the plate. Freshman Tanner Schobel also chipped in for the Hokies, putting together two hits in four trips to the plate while adding a home run, a walk and two RBIs.


Trailing 1-0, the Hokies first put runs on the board in the third inning. Virginia Tech plated two runs off of Georgia Tech pitching, one of which was driven in on a run-scoring double off the bat of Cross.

After the Yellow Jackets rallied to tie the ballgame at two, the Hokies came back to retake the lead in the fifth inning. The Virginia Tech offense exploded for four runs, highlighted by a two-run home run off the bat of Schobel, which brought the Hokies lead to 6-2.

Virginia Tech’s lead had disappeared once the seventh inning arrived and turned into an 11-6 Georgia Tech advantage, when the Hokies cut that deficit to 11-7. The Hokies scored once on an RBI single off the bat of freshman Cade Swisher.

The Yellow Jackets expanded their lead to 15-7 before the Virginia Tech offense got back in action, cutting into that lead in the ninth. The Hokies scored four runs in the inning, highlighted by a one-run double off the bat of Rumfield, tightening the Georgia Tech lead to 15-11. The Hokies were unable to get any closer, as neither team scored again in the ballgame.

» Cross led the Hokies, compiling three base knocks in the ballgame.
» Virginia Tech got multiple extra-base hits from both Rumfield and Cross.
» Every Hokies starter reached base safely in the loss.
» Virginia Tech’s highest scoring inning was the ninth, when it pushed four runs across.
» Virginia Tech left 12 runners stranded on base in the loss.
» Virginia Tech went 6-for-20 (.300) with runners in scoring position.
» Virginia Tech pitchers faced 49 Georgia Tech hitters in the game, allowing 11 ground balls and six fly balls while striking out seven.
» The Hokies drew seven walks from Georgia Tech pitching.
» Schobel led the Hokies at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.
» Georgia Tech was led offensively by freshman Andrew Jenkins, who went 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs.
» Junior Joseph Mannelly led the Yellow Jackets pitching staff, throwing 0.2 scoreless innings.

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