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No. 15 Hokies Claim Another Series Sweep Against Chattanooga

By Kyle Beene | March 25
No. 15 Hokies Claim Another Series Sweep Against Chattanooga
Bre Peck jogs in after grand slam (Virginia Tech Athletics)

No. 15 Virginia Tech took all three games in its series against Chattanooga this weekend. The Hokies improve to 25-6 this season, while Chattanooga falls to 14-13.

The clean sweep at home marks one of the Hokies’ most successful weekends to date this season, with a +12 run differential against the Mocs.

The most powerful hitting team in the country continued their strong play at the plate with a few home runs this weekend, capped off with a grand slam by Bre Peck in the third game. Peck’s shot took the Hokies up 9-2, and they would go on to win 9-5 to close out the series.

This series saw more of the Hokies’ bullpen than most, with Lyndsey Grein starting the first game, Emma Lemley the second, and Molly Jacobson the third. Lemley threw in all three games, but her innings were more limited.

Grein threw for four innings in game one, allowing 10 hits and seven runs with five strikeouts. She claims her sixth win of the season from the circle, a great start for the freshman out of Illinois.

Lemley pitched game two, allowing four hits and one run with a dozen strikeouts. Lemley’s phenomenal season continues as her individual pitching record improves to 15-2. Lemley moves back into the top spot in the nation for strikeouts yet again with 178, reclaiming the position from Montana Fouts of Alabama at 162.

Jacobson pitched six innings in game three, allowing 11 hits and five runs with four strikeouts. Saturday's win bumps Jacobson to 2-1 this season, pitching a combined 26 innings so far this year; look for Jacobson in the circle more often as the season progresses.

Virginia Tech will go on to play Liberty (17-11) on Tuesday and Duke (26-6) for three games next weekend, continuing its long stint of home games in Blacksburg.

Kyle Beene

Junior at Virginia Tech, serving as the new softball beat writer for the Sons. Majoring in Sports Media and Analytics with a minor in property management, I'm excited to start my career in the sports world writing about the teams I grew up watching every weekend with my family.

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