newsvirginia tech falls in series opener at pitt 5 4 to fall to 1 6 in acc play
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Virginia Tech falls in series opener at Pitt, 5-4, to fall to 1-6 in ACC play

Chris Graham

ACC BaseballPitt defeated Virginia Tech in a Friday series opener, 5-4, sending the Hokies to their sixth loss in their first seven games in ACC play.

Jack Hurley had two homers for Tech (13-8, 1-6 ACC) to account for the offense. His three-run blast in the first staked the Hokies to the early lead, and a solo shot in the sixth put Virginia Tech back on top in the middle innings.

Pitt (10-9, 2-3 ACC) scored two in the seventh off Tech ace Drue Hackenberg (1-3, 5.13 ERA) on a Jack Anderson RBI single and a bases-loaded walk to Justin Acal by reliever Brady Kirtner.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris has won 17 Virginia Press Association awards for his work as an investigative reporter, feature writer and columnist. Chris is the author and co-author of 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 his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to my YouTube page, youtube.com/chrisgrahamAFP. Want to reach Chris? Try [email protected].