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No. 23 Virginia Tech drops No. 7 Duke, 2-1, in 11 innings

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Duke
DUKE

28-11, 12-8 ACC

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Winner

Virginia technology
VT

25-11, 12-8 ACC


Duke
DUKE

28-11, 12-8 ACC

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Virginia technology
VT

25-11, 12-8 ACC

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Duke
DUKE
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Virginia technology
VT
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 1


W: Manning, Grant (2-0)
L: Oschell III, Fran (0-1)

BLACKSBURG, Va. —The No. 23 Virginia Tech Hokies responded from a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning to win in breathtaking fashion, rallying to earn a 2-1 walk-off victory in the 11th inning over No. 7 Duke Blue Devils Saturday.

Senior Grant Manning (2-0) picked up the win out of the bullpen ahead of Virginia Tech (25-11, 12-8). The righthander went one shutout inning without giving up a hit, walked two and struckout two. Freshman Brett Renfrow also made an impact on the mound for the Hokies, starting the ballgame and pitching six innings, giving up one run on four hits, with one walk and four strikeouts.

Offensively, the Hokies were led by senior Ben Watson, who went 2-for-3 with two walks on the day. Senior Gehrig Ebel also had a standout performance at the dish, going 1-for-3 with a double and two walks. Senior Eddie Micheletti also scored for Virginia Tech, collecting one hit in five trips to the plate while adding a double.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Trailing 1-0, the Hokies put their first runs on the board in the fourth inning. Micheletti came over to score the only run of the inning for Virginia Tech and get them on the board.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the 11th, when Virginia Tech issued a walk on Duke’s junior error Christian Martijn on the plate that freshmen brought home David McCann.

GAME NOTES
» The Virginia Tech pitching staff struck out a combined 12 Duke batters.
» Virginia Tech’s highest-scoring inning was the 11th, when it moved over by one run.
» Renfrow produced six innings of one-run ball for the Hokies.
»The Hokies defeated the Blue Devils 6-4.
» Virginia Tech’s pitchers limited Duke to just 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.
» Virginia Tech’s pitchers faced 39 Duke hitters in the game, allowing 11 ground balls and nine flyouts while striking out 12.
»The Hokies walked five after Duke’s pitching.
» Watson led the Hokies at the plate, going 2-for-3.
» Duke was led offensively by senior Ben Miller, who went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

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