Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

June 3, 2013

Oklahoma ends Hokies' baseball season

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Hector Lorenzana had two hits and three RBIs to help Oklahoma win the NCAA Blacksburg regional title with a 10-4 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday night.

The Sooners (43-19) advanced to next week’s super regional against either LSU or Louisiana-Lafayette. The season ended for Virginia Tech (40-22).

Oklahoma put the game away with six runs in the ninth, including two on a single by Jack Mayfield and two more on Lorenzana’s double.

The Sooners scored four runs and had five hits in the sixth inning and took advantage of two Virginia Tech errors. Max White and Lorenzana had RBI singles.

Virginia Tech scored a run in the sixth to cut the Sooners’ lead to 4-3, but two runners were thrown out at the plate.

Jake Fisher (3-2) got the win, giving up three runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings. Eddie Campbell (2-5) took the loss.

In Virginia Tech’s first game on Sunday, Sean Keselica had two hits and an RBI, and the Hokies held on in the ninth inning to edge Connecticut 3-1 in an elimination contest.

Virginia Tech got a game-ending double play to seal it after Connecticut (35-28) had two runners on and just one out.

The Hokies scored in the second when Tyler Horan drew a leadoff walk and scored on Chad Morgan’s fielder’s choice groundout. The Hokies made it 2-0 in the fourth on Andrew Rash’s RBI double.

UConn got an unearned run in the fifth to cut the lead to 2-1, but Keselica’s RBI fielder’s choice in the ninth gave the Hokies a 3-1 lead.

Brad Markey (5-4) gave up one run and five hits in 5 1-3 innings for the win, while Anthony Marzi (5-7) took the loss.

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NCAA Division I Baseball Regionals

By The Associated Press

Double Elimination

At Blacksburg, Va.

Friday, May 31

Oklahoma 7, Coastal Carolina 3

UConn 5, Virginia Tech 2

Saturday, June 1

Virginia Tech 9, Coastal Carolina 1, Coastal eliminated

Oklahoma 5, UConn 3, 12 innings

Sunday, June 2

Virginia Tech 3, UConn 1, UConn eliminated

Oklahoma 10, Virginia Tech 4, OU advances

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