The Virgnia Tech Hokies used a seven-run bottom of the third, to zip past Canisius baseball, 11-0, in Blaksburg, Va., on Monday afternoon. With the loss the Griffs drop to 10-6, while Virginia Tech improves 11-8.
The Blue and Gold pitching struggled with the Hokies offense early in the contest, as starter Nolan Hunt was chased after 2.1 innings in the loss, after he allowed three hits and five runs (three earned).
Ginther worked 2.2 innings and allowed just three hits and no runs in his outing and managed to fan four Hokies in the no-decision.
Also seeing action on the bump was Brennan Smith, who worked two frames, and allowed three hits and three runs (all coming in the bottom of the sixth). Smith also recorded three strikeouts. Kyle Warner also worked an inning and set down all three batters he faced.
Virginia Tech out-hit the Griffs, tallying nine in the contest, while Canisius recorded five.
Three players for Virginia Tech, were responsible for a pair of RBI each as Jack Owens, Ryan Tufts, and Sam Fragale, all led the team.
Jake Lumley was a bright spot at the plate for Canisius, going 2-of-3 at the dish, leading the team in hits.
Canisius now comes home for a short spell before heading back out on the road for a three-game set at George Mason in Fairfax, Va., on March 17-19. The second game of the series against the Hokies has been canceled to due to the impending Nor’easter hitting the East coast.