Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
DeLAND, Fla. - Virginia Tech scored four runs in the sixth inning on Wednesday in handing Central Michigan a 7-4 loss in a nonconference baseball game at Melching Field.
CMU slipped to 2-10-1. The Chippewas are scheduled to begin at three-game series with South Florida on Friday in Tampa. The series, which concludes on Sunday, will wrap up the Chippewas' Spring Break trip.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Chippewas scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to seize a 4-3 lead on the Hokies (6-7). Virginia Tech responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead.
ON THE MOUND
CMU junior Dazon Cole started and took the loss. He allowed six runs on six hits, struck out three and walked one.
Cameron Brown, Braxton Markle and Cameron Miller each pitched in relief.
Graham Seitz, the fourth Virginia Tech pitcher, earned the victory. Andrew McDonald went the final 1 2/3 innings for the save.
AT THE PLATE
Jordan Patty had two hits to lead CMU at the plate. It was the first multi-hit game for Patty, a freshman shortstop.
The Chippewas collected seven hits.
Jacob Crum had a two-run double and Jason Sullivan added a two-run single for CMU. Both hits came in the sixth inning,