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Baseball: #11 Virginia Tech romps past Radford, #19 Virginia shuts out VMI

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#11 Virginia Tech 17, Radford 2

Fifth-year shortstop David Bryant hit a leadoff home run against Radford, his former team, on Tuesday, setting the tone for #11 Virginia Tech’s 17-2 win.

Bryant, who hit 10 homers in his four seasons at Radford, circled the bases for the first time in a Tech uniform, homering on the eighth pitch of his first-inning at-bat against his former teammate, Foster Seitz.

Bryant went 2-for-3 for the Hokies with a walk, two RBIs and three runs scored before passing the defensive torch to rookie Clay Grady with the game well decided by the sixth inning.

With Tuesday’s 17-run outpouring – including its nine-run fourth inning – Virginia Tech (6-2) has now totaled double-digit runs during five of its six victories this season.

#19 Virginia 3, VMI 0

Junior Kyle Teel drove in all three runs and five Virginia pitchers combined for the 3-0 shutout win over VMI on Tuesday at Disharoon Park.

UVA is 8-0 to start the season for the second straight season and seventh time under head coach Brian O’Connor.

Starting pitcher Connelly Early tossed five innings of three-hit baseball to earn his second win in as many starts. The lefty struck out eight batters, one shy of his career-high.

Teel went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. He improved his batting average to .481 on the season.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

In addition to being the editor of Augusta Free Press, I've written seven books, including Poverty of Imagination and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, both published in 2019, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For my commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to my YouTube page, Want to reach me? Try [email protected].

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