After a week off due to inclement weather and Easter break, the JV Bruins came out on all cylinders, beating Giles JV 11-1. “I am very pleased with how we played today. We came out ready to play even with the bad weather and rough field. We were smart at the plate, and very aggressive on the bases. On the Mound, (Hal) Hughes started the game off great and surface closed the game out by setting down all six batters he faced. Now, we just have to take what we did today and continue it Wednesday vs. Radford.”
Hughes started the game off by retiring the first three batters he faced in the top of the 1st inning. Conversely, the Bruins sent seven batters to the plate, scoring two runs, jumping out to a 2-0 lead. Hal Hughes led off with a single. After a strike out, Andrew Roberson reached on an error, moving Hughes to 3B. With a 1st and 3rd situation, Roberson stole 2B. Jack Madigan hit an RBI Sac fly, scoring Hughes. Sam Noble hit a single while Jacob Sparrow reached on an error, scoring Roberson. An infield ground out ended the inning and the scoring threat.
Giles scored a run in the top of the 2nd to close the gap to 2-1. The Spartans had two hits and a walk to score a run.
Blacksburg quickly responded with another run to gain back the two run advantage, 3-1. Billy Quinn led off with a single, and then Michael Olszewski was HBP. A runner was picked off, surrendering the first out. Olszewski would advance to second, and then steal 3B. Hughes drew a walk. Nottingham had an RBI ground out to score Olszewski. A runner was caught stealing to end the inning.
In the top of the 3rd, Hughes went retired three consecutive Giles hitters, striking out one.
In the bottom half of the frame, Blacksburg got it’s offense going, scoring three runs to expand their lead to 6-1. Andrew Roberson led off with a double and then Jack Madigan had single. Sam Noble hit a RBI single, scoring Roberson. Jake Sparrow reached on a FC and advanced Madigan, and then Matt Larkin hit a RBI single, scoring Madigan. After the 2nd out, Olszewski was HBP and Hal Hughes drew a walk. However, a ground out ended the inning, leaving the bases loaded.
In the top of the 4th, Dylan Surface was inserted to pitch, and promptly retired three consecutive Giles batters.
In the bottom of the 4th, Blacksburg scored two more runs to make the score 8-1. After a lead off ground out, Jack Madigan hit a triple, and Sam Noble reached on an error, scoring Madigan. Jacob Sparrow also hit a RBI triple, scoring Noble. After a fly out, Dylan Surface and Michael Olszewski drew back-to-back walks to load the bases, but a runner was picked off to end the inning and the scoring threat, leaving two men on base.
Surface retired the Giles line up in order once again with two strikeouts and a ground out.
In the bottom of the 5th, Blacksburg scored three runs to end the game 11-1 via the ten run rule. Hal Hughes led off by drawing a walk, and then pitch hitter, Pete Quinn, ripped a RBI triple, scoring Hughes. Andrew Roberson drew a walk and a runner was picked off for the first out. Jack Madigan was HBP, and then after a strike out, pitch hitter Zach Wall drew a walk to load the bases. Matt Larkin drew a RBI walk to score the 10th run of the game, and then Dylan Surface drew the game ending RBI walk, to score the 11th run, to end the game 11-1.
Starting pitcher Hal Hughes got the win on the mound, pitching three innings, scattering two hits, striking out three, and walking two. Dylan Surface pitched the last two innings, retiring six batters in a row with four ground outs and two strikeouts.
Offensively, Blacksburg had ten hits and was led my Jack Madigan who 2/3, and reached base safely three times (HBP). Hal Hughes was 1/1, but reached base safely four times by drawing three walks. Sam Noble was 2/4 with two singles, and Andrew Roberson was 1/2 reaching base three times by drawing two walks. Michael Olszewski reached base safely three times, getting HBP twice and drawing a walk.
With the win, Blacksburg JV improves to 3-2 on the season and plays Radford on Wednesday.
Tag(s): BHS JV