BLACKSBURG — On a day when English Field was host to a wind advisory, another quick start propelled the Virginia Tech baseball team to a 5-0 record this season.

Behind Luke Horanski’s three-run homer, the Hokies scored four first-inning runs in a 12-4 rout of UNC Greensboro on Sunday.

The early outburst was no surprise. Virginia Tech has outscored its opposition 19-1 in the opening frame this season.

Horanski finished with five RBI, including a two-run single as part of a seven-run second inning.

Ian Seymour picked up the win, allowing five hits, two walks and a run with three strikeouts over five innings. Hogan Windish and David Flores homered for UNCG (3-1).

UNCG 100 003 000 — 4 10 2

Virginia Tech 471 000 00x — 12 15 0

W: Seymour (2-0). L: Sanderson (1-1). S: Enright (1). HR: UNCG: Windish, Flores; VT: Horanski, Thomas. Records: UNCG 3-1, Virginia Tech 5-0.

Virginia 10, Villanova 2: The Cavaliers piled up 14 hits in a rout of the visiting Wildcats.

Zack Gelof and Nate Eikhoff each drove in two runs, and Logan Michaels went 3 for 3 with two runs scored for the Cavaliers (4-3), who have won four straight.

Tyler Bruno and Nick Lorusso homered for Villanova (0-6), which committed four errors and allowed five unearned runs in the loss.

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Virginia 000 105 22x — 10 14 0

W: Kosanovich (1-0). L: Mathes (0-1). HR: VU: Bruno, Lorusso. Records: Villanova 0-6, Virginia 4-3.

Richmond 4-16, Bowling Green 3-2: The Spiders combined for 20 runs and 29 hits in a two-game sweep of the visiting Falcons.

Jordan Schulefand capped the first win for Richmond (5-0) with a diving catch in right field to end the game.

The Spiders needed no such heroics in the nightcap, scoring nine runs combined in the first three innings.

Schulefand combined to go 5 for 8 with four doubles and three runs scored in the sweep for the Spiders, and D.J. Lee went 5 for 9 with two doubles, a triple and nine RBIs.

Tim Miller went five innings in the opener to get the win, striking out eight and allowing one walk, four hits and two earned runs.

Matt Olson picked up the win in Game 2, tossing two innings of hitless relief against the Falcons (1-4).


Bowling Green 020 001 000 — 3 8 1

Richmond 400 000 00x — 4 7 0

W: Miller (1-0). L: Antle (0-2). S: Looney (1).


Bowling Green 001 010 000 — 2 6 1

Richmond 207 313 00x — 16 22 0

W: Olson (1-0). L: MacLean (0-1). HR: UNCG: Windish, Flores; VT: Horanski, Thomas. Records: Bowling Green 1-4, Virginia Tech 5-0.

VCU 7-14, USC Upstate 4-2: The Rams piled up 23 hits in a doubleheader sweep of the host Spartans.

Justin Sorokowski tossed five scoreless innings to help lift the Rams in the opener. Alex Taylor’s two-run single helped VCU build up a 6-0 lead before holding on. Paul Witt had three hits, and Josh Simon and Tomas Sanchez added two hits apiece.

Zac Ching did the biggest damage in the nightcap for VCU, going 2 for 4 with a home run and five RBIs. Brett Norwood went 3 for 5 with three RBIs, and Logan Amiss and Brett Willett added two RBIs apiece.

Jacob Thiessen took the loss for the Spartans in Game 2, allowing six earned runs on four hits in 2ª innings.


VCU 100 302 001 — 7 11 1

SC Upstate 000 002 200 — 4 6 4

W: Sorokowski (1-0). L: Van Der Weide (0-1). S: McCarty (2).


VCU 006 102 014 — 14 12 2

SC Upstate 100 001 000 — 2 3 0

W: Alkire (1-0). L: Thiessen (0-1). HR: VCU: Ching, Amiss, Willett. Records: VCU 4-2, SC Upstate 2-4.

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