CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Junior Will Mercer, junior Alex Rao and sophomore Liam Simon combined to toss a shutout on Wednesday as the No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish blanked the Virginia Tech Hokies 8-0.
Senior Jaison Heard (3-4) came out of the bullpen for Virginia Tech (27-25) and took the loss. Freshman Griffin Green was a bright spot for the Hokies, coming out of the bullpen as well and throwing one scoreless inning, allowing one hit, with no walks and three strikeouts.
Senior Tanner Thomas led the way offensively for the Hokies, going 1-for-3 in the ballgame with a double and a walk.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia Tech managed zero chances with runners on third in the shutout, going a total of 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position. The Hokies last got a runner on third in the first, when freshman Gavin Cross made it 90 feet away from scoring with two outs.
» Virginia Tech pitchers faced 45 Notre Dame hitters in the game, allowing 10 ground balls and four fly balls while striking out nine.
» Thomas led the Hokies at the plate, going 1-for-3 with a double.
» Notre Dame was led offensively by senior Jared Miller, who went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and two RBIs.
» Mercer led the Fighting Irish pitching staff, throwing five scoreless innings.
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