37-6, 19-2 acc
20-25, 6-16 acc
W: Keely Rochard (21-2)
L: Susannah Anderson (9-12)
BRIGHTON, MASS — senior Keely Rochard was dealing on Friday, throwing a four-hit shutout to lead the No. 2 Virginia Tech Hokies over the Boston College Eagles 3-0.
Rochard (21-2) went the distance for Virginia Tech (37-6, 19-2), giving up four hits, walking one and striking out 15.
senior Mackenzie Lawter led the way offensively for the Hokies, going 2-for-2 in the ballgame with a home run, a walk and an RBI. junior Meredith Slaw provided a noteworthy performance as well, going 3-for-4. sophomore Cameron Fagan also contributed, going 1-for-3 for Virginia Tech with a walk and an RBI.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Hokies took the lead for good in the second, scoring for the first time in the inning. Virginia Tech plated a run on a based-loaded walk by Fagan.
The Hokies then tacked on runs in the third and seventh innings, with the run in the seventh coming across on Lawter’s two-out solo home run off senior Susannah Anderson.
» Rochard tossed a four-hit shutout for the Hokies.
» Slaw picked up three base knocks in the game for Virginia Tech.
» Rochard struck out 15 Eagles hitters.
» The Hokies had control of the rest of the game after moving ahead of the Eagles 1-0 in the top of the second.
» The Hokies out-hit the Eagles at a 7-4 clip.
» The Hokies drew five walks from Boston College pitching.
» Lawter led the Hokies at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a home run and an RBI.
» Boston College was led offensively by senior Ellie Mataya, who went 1-for-2.