BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Gavin Cross went 5-for-6 with a double, a house run and 5 RBIs and top-seeded Virginia Tech beat No. 4 seed Wright State 15-9 Friday night time on the Blacksburg Regional.
Virginia Tech performs No. 3 seed Columbia within the semifinals after Wright State performs second-seeded Gonzaga in a loser-out sport Saturday.
Nick Biddison was hit by a pitch to guide off the underside of the primary and Cross adopted with a house run to proper subject to make it 2-0 and the Hokies (42-12) by no means trailed. Cross added and RBI single within the second after which swiped second and Biddison scored from third on a double-steal and Cade Hunter hit a solo homer within the third to make it 5-0.
Wright State’s Sammy Sass and Jay Luikart had back-to-back RBI singles within the high of the fourth Alec Sayre had a two-RBI double and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Sass within the fifth to tie it at 5-all however Virginia Tech answered with 5 runs within the backside of the inning to take a 10-5 lead.
Biddison completed 5-for-5 with an RBI, three steals and 4 runs scored. Carson Jones and Carson DeMartini mixed for 4 hits, together with three doubles, 4 RBIs and 4 runs for Virginia Tech.
Zane Harris went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and Julian Greenwell had two doubles and two RBIs for Wright State (30-26). Sayre and Sass every added two RBIs.
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