No. 13 Virginia Tech Brings Down NC State to Take 2-0 Series Lead
No. 13 Virginia Tech beat NC State 7-3 on Saturday, taking a 2-0 lead in the three game series this weekend.
Virginia Tech’s Lindsey Grein started in the circle to face Rylee Wyman of NC State. The game started off quiet, with one hit and no action in the scoring column for the first two innings of play.
Ellie Goins led off the third inning for the Wolfpack, reaching first base after being hit by Grein, which started off the action in Blacksburg. Nadia Sykes followed with a single to bring Goins to third, and Rebecca Murray sent one over left field for three runs to get the game started off loud.
The Hokies’ Addy Greene had an incredible game at the plate, with two consecutive two-run homers to the right side, bringing Kelsey Brown into home along with her both times. Freshman Kylie Aldridge also had her first collegiate homerun today, along with Emma Ritter to account for all of Tech’s seven runs.
Tech star Emma Lemley returned to pitch again today in the fifth, tallying another five strikeouts before closing out the game. Lemley now has 90 strikeouts over 216 at bats in her sophomore season, accounting for a staggering 41.7% ratio.
Virginia Tech is currently on a three game win streak with a +14 run differential. They now sit at 13-4 overall and 2-0 in the conference. They’ll continue the series against NC State on Sunday at 2 p.m. before a doubleheader against Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday. The Mountaineers have had a slow start to the season, falling to 2-6 in the midst of a four-game slide.