Hokies’ season ends with 11-2 loss against Oklahoma in Super Regionals
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The best season in program history came to an end for the Virginia Tech baseball team on Sunday, as the Hokies fell 11-2 against Oklahoma in Game Three of their Super Regional in Blacksburg.
The loss denies Tech its first-ever trip to the College World Series.
“They’ve accomplished an incredible feat,” says head coach John Szefc. “They might not even understand it right now, but when they’ve accomplished here, is very, very respectable, and it will be the standard that future teams here will try to work to live up to for many years to come.”
Sophomore Gavin Cross says, “When I first came here, and coach Szefc recruited all of us, we were bad, and one of the things we wanted to accomplished as soon as we could, was kinda turn the program around, and take it to places we haven’t been. I think everyone involved, coaches, players, I think we’ve done that over the last two or three years, and changed how Virginia Tech baseball is looked at, and hopefully continue that in the future.”
Sophomore Tanner Schobel adds, “This is the best team I’ve ever been a part of. This is, statistically, the best Virginia Tech team that has ever played. The relationships I’ve made over the last couple of years has been tremendous, and unbelievable. I would do anything for these guys sitting next to me, and in the locker room, and I know they would do the same for me.”
The Hokies were held to just two hits in the winner-take-all showdown against the Sooners.
After Oklahoma took the lead in the 1st inning with two solo home runs, Virginia Tech answered in the 3rd.
Eduardo Malinowski singled to left for the Hokies’ first hit of the game, and Carson DeMartini followed that with a 2-run home run to right, but that’s all they could manage.
The Sooners hit five home runs, and pounded out fifteen hits.
Virginia Tech finishes the season with a record of 45-14 overall, and its first-ever appearance in an NCAA Super Regional.
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