VT improved to 16-10 on the season while JMU dropped to 15-13 with its fifth loss in the last six games.
After scoring 38 runs over the weekend with 49 hits against
Clark Labitan earned the win in his two-inning start to improve to 4-1. Rhett Ballard, Kyle Cichy, Brandon Fisher, and Ben Rowen combined on the shutout with Fisher striking out two in three innings.
Senior Justin Wood (
The Hokies were led offensively by catcher Anthony Sosnoskie, who went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs. Mike Kaminski and Klint Reed each had two hits while sharing the leadoff spot in the lineup.
Redshirt sophomore first baseman/pitcher Trevor Knight (
Virginia Tech scored first in the game as Kaminski singled through the right side on the first pitch of the game. He moved to second on a walk by center fielder Steve Bumbry and both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Sosnoskie hit a fly ball at medium depth down the right field line with Kaminski narrowly sliding home in front of the tag for the 1-0 VT lead.
Kaminski was the instigator again in the third inning with a one-out single to center. He scored all the way from first on a double to the gap in right center by left fielder Steve Domecus with two outs. Sosnoskie then reached down to line a single to left to score Domecus sliding just in front of the throw for a 3-0 score.
The score remained until the sixth when Sosnoskie led off against Knight with a single. He moved to second on a groundout and scored on an RBI single to left by second baseman Michael Seaborn to put the Hokies up 4-0.
JMU will continue midweek action on Wednesday with a 3 p.m. game at