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Bruins beat PH 4-1

04/07/2012, 3:08pm EDT
By Admin

Blacksburg gets unique opportunity to play on VT's new field


On a rain soaked day in Blacksburg and with the Bruin field unplayable, VT Head Coach Pete Hughes volunteered his field so the game could be played.  The Bruins took the special opportunity and beat Patrick Henry 4-1.

PH opened the scoring in the top of the first on a one out double by Britt Dunnavant and a two out single by Andrew Stockstill.  The Bruins answered in the bottom of the first when John Hamborsky walked and moved to 2nd when John Hinson was hit by a pitch.  Ben Fraley drove in Hamborsky with a single and Hinson moved to 3rd.  Hinson scored when Tyler Barry grounded into a double play to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead. 

Blacksburg starting pitcher John Hinson shut down the Patriots for the next 5 innings.  For the game Hinson scattered 5 hits, allowed only 1 run, walked two and struck out one in 6 innings to earn the win.  Thomas Hughes pitched a scoreless 7th to earn a save.

The Bruins stretched the lead to 4-1 in the 5th.  With one out, John Hamborsky singled and stole 2nd.  Hinson was hit by a pitch to put runners on 1st and 2nd with one out.  Hamborsky and Hinson moved to 2nd and 3rd on Ben Fraley’s infield ground out.  Tyler Barry scored Hamborsky with an infield single to make the score 3-1.  Hinson stole home on a delayed steal to push the lead to 4-1.

For the game John Hamborsky led the Bruins with two hits, stole 2 bases, and scored 2 runs.  Ben Fraley and Tyler Barry each had one hit and one rbi for the Bruins and Zach Craven also doubled.  John Hinson reached base twice after being hit by pitches and scored both times.

Blacksburg Head Coach Jim Shockley said, “Hinson really stepped up for us today.  He kept them off balance all day on the mound and we played great defense as a group.  I was very proud of our effort today.  It was a very good high school baseball game.  We are extremely grateful to Coach Hughes and the folks at VT for allowing us to play at their incredible facility (our field was soaked from all the rain yesterday and today).  It was a real treat for all of us.”  


Photos by Wendell Jones

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