No. 13 Virginia Tech on Six-Game Win Streak after Mount St. Mary’s Doubleheader
No. 13 Virginia Tech took home both sides of its doubleheader against Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday.
The Hokies found a way to come back in the first game, down 3-2 going into the bottom of the sixth. Junior Madison Hanson sent one over the wall in center driving in Addy Greene to go ahead 4-3. Kylie Aldridge and Teagan Thrunk followed them into the plate later in the inning due to an error at shortstop, now up 6-3.
Mount St. Mary’s almost brought it back with a two run dinger to center from the catcher, Brianna Manni, but it wouldn’t be enough with two outs. Lyndsey Grein quickly struck out the last batter, sliding three straight past Kaia Bonshock to finish off the first game.
The 6 p.m. game featured Molly Jacobson and Maddie Coleman as the starting pitchers, but this game was all about the batters. The high-scoring second matchup started off with a few runs in the second and third, before the Hokies really got going in the fourth with two home runs.
Tech really slammed its foot on the pedal in the fifth, putting up six runs to close out the game 10-2 with the eight run lead.
Freshman Emma Jackson had a great day at the plate, with a home run in the second and an RBI single in the fifth. Jayme Bailey also put on a show offensively with three RBIs, a single, and a home run of her own.
The Hokies now sit at 16-4 in the midst of a six game win streak. Looking to keep the ball rolling, Tech will head to play Gardner-Webb (7-15) on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Boiling Springs. They’ll close out the week in Chapel Hill with a three game series against UNC (8-13) over the weekend, the first game at 4 p.m. Friday.