TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A combined one-hitter by Chris Gerard and Jack Dellinger helped Virginia Tech seal a 6-0 victory over top-ranked Florida State in a doubleheader at Dick Howser Stadium on Saturday. It was the first loss of the season for the Seminoles.

In the opener, Virginia Tech struck first with an RBI knock by Tanner Thomas. A calamity of Florida State errors in the third inning — which included walks, a balk, a wild pitch and an error — gave Virginia Tech (9-5, 1-2 ACC) three more runs.

Luke Horanski hit a solo home run in the seventh, and Reagan Teegarden rounded out the scoring with an RBI single.

Gerard and Dellinger each put runners on base — allowing three walks apiece — but the Seminoles’ lineup struggled to put bat to ball.

Gerard recorded 10 strikeouts over seven innings to earn his first victory of the season. He carried a no-hitter into the seventh until he gave up a single to Drew Mendoza.

The Seminoles (13-1, 2-1) won the late game 5-2.

Right fielder Kerry Carpenter recorded two of the Hokies’ four hits in the game.

Virginia Tech’s Nic Enright (Steward) was strong out of the bullpen, pitching 3.2 innings and striking out five, but his one run allowed resulted in the loss.

Chase Haney earned the win for the Seminoles. J.C. Flowers recorded the save and hit a home run.

Game 1

Virginia Tech 103 000 200 — 6 7 0

Florida State 000 000 000 — 0 1 2

W: Gerard (1-0). L: Van Eyk (3-1). HR: VT: Horanski (1).

Game 2

Virginia Tech 002 000 000 — 2 4 1

Florida State 200 000 21x — 5 8 0

W: Haney (2-0). L: Enright (0-1). S: Flowers (2). HR: FSU: Swanson (5), Flowers (2). Records: Virginia Tech 9-5, 1-2 ACC; Florida State 13-1, 2-1.

VCU 7, Lafayette 6: Second baseman Paul Witt’s two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning was the difference in the Rams’ nonconference victory over the Leopards (3-8) at The Diamond.

With one out in the eighth and the Leopards leading 6-5, center fielder Hogan Brown walked and shortstop Zac Ching singled before Witt doubled down the left-field line to give the Rams (10-3) the lead.

Witt finished 3 for 5 with four RBIs. Ching was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs.

Lafayette 000 204 000 — 6 9 1

VCU 120 101 02x — 7 10 1

W: Ryan (2-1). L: Subers (0-1). Records: Lafayette 3-8; VCU 10-3.

Virginia 11, Duke 3: Nic Kent capped off a three-hit day with an RBI triple, and the Cavaliers blew out the Blue Devils in the first game of a weekend series at Davenport Field in Charlottesville.

UVA (8-5, 1-0 ACC) took the lead in the first inning on an RBI double by Tanner Morris. The Cavaliers held a 2-1 advantage before exploding for six runs in the fourth.

Noah Murdock (Colonial Heights) tossed 4.1 innings, allowing one run while striking out six and walking four. Paul Kosanovich earned the win in relief, pitching 2.1 innings and allowing one run.

Kent scored three times, while Zack Gelof, Brendan Rivoli and Nate Eikhoff each scored twice.

Graeme Stinson allowed six runs in the loss for Duke (9-5, 0-1).

Duke 000 111 000 — 3 6 1

Virginia 101 610 02x — 11 11 1

W: Kosanovich (2-0). L: Stinson (2-1). Records: Duke 9-5, 0-1 ACC; Virginia 8-5, 1-0.

Men’s lacrosse

No. 14 Richmond 17, VMI 4: Teddy Hatfield scored five goals, and Ryan Lanchbury and Kevin Todd added three goals apiece as the Spiders routed the Keydets in a Southern Conference opener at Robins Stadium.

Hatfield’s eruption came one game after he became UR’s career goals leader. The senior now has 105 in his career.

Lanchbury, who leads the Spiders (4-3) in goals this season with 20, added three assists, as did Drew Petkevich.

Aiden Riley scored twice for VMI (3-2).

VMI 0 0 1 3 — 4

Richmond 5 5 3 4 — 17

VMI: Riley 2, Daniel 1, Walsh 1.

UR: Hatfield 5, Lanchbury 3, Todd 3, Delligatti 2, Gallagher 1, Shoults 1, Dellafera 1, Emery 1.

Assists: VMI: Perouty 2, O’Donnell 2. UR: Lanchbury 3, Petkevich 3, Todd 2, Gallagher 1, Cook 1, Dunn 1, Lee 1, Rice 1, Menges 1, Randall 1.

Saves: Stump (VMI) 15, Nicholl (VMI) 2; Rusboldt (UR) 10, Uppgren (UR) 0, Goodman (UR) 5

Records: VMI 3-2, 0-1 SoCon; Richmond 4-3, 1-0.

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