Nick Biddison hit two of No. 4 total seed Virginia Tech’s 5 dwelling runs, together with one to guide off the sport, and the Hokies stayed alive within the Blacksburg Tremendous Regional with a 14-8 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday.
The win by Virginia Tech (45-12) forces a winner-take-all sport with Oklahoma (40-22) on Sunday for a berth within the School World Collection. The Sooners beat the Hokies 5-4 in Friday’s opener. The Sooners are aiming for his or her eleventh CWS look — successful the occasion in 1951 and 1994. Virginia Tech has by no means been to the CWS and simply gained its first regional match.
Gavin Cross and Cade Hunter hit two-run pictures within the third to place Virginia Tech forward 5-0.
Oklahoma scored three within the backside of the third — on a RBI single by Blake Robertson and a two-run single by Jimmy Crooks — and added one other run within the fourth on a solo homer by Brett Squires to get inside 5-4.
The Hokies pulled away with a four-run fifth — sparked by Tanner Shobel’s lead-off dwelling run. Carson Jones’ two-run single within the sixth led to 3 runs and a 12-5 lead. Biddison capped the scoring with a solo homer within the ninth.
Jonah Hurney (6-1) pitched 4 shutout innings in reduction to get the win. He allowed simply two hits, placing out seven.
David Sandlin (8-4) took the loss for Oklahoma, permitting 5 runs on six hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out six.
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