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Bryant visits Virginia Tech for three-game series

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University baseball team travels to Blacksburg, Virginia, for a three-game series with Virginia Tech this weekend.

Saturday's game will air nationally on the ACC Network.   

The Particulars
Opponent: Virginia Tech
Location: English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park (Blacksburg, Va.)
Date and Time: Feb. 28 – 2:00 p.m. | Feb. 29 – 4:00 p.m. | Mar. 1 – 1:00 p.m.
Watch: Friday (ACC Network Extra) | Saturday (ACC Network) | Sunday (ACC Network Extra)
Live Stats:
Sidearm Stats
Game Notes: Bryant | Virginia Tech
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Pitching Probables
FridayTyler Mattison (0-1, 3.27) vs. Chris Gerard (0-1, 0.00)
SaturdayWill Treuel (0-1, 4.82) vs. Anthony Simonelli (1-1, 1.80)
SundayTyler Schoff (0-2, 7.45) vs. Ian Seymour (2-0, 1.00)

Bryant will go with the junior trio of Tyler Mattison (Fort Ann, N.Y.), Will Treuel (Wolfeboro, N.H.) and Tyler Schoff (Lee Center, N.Y.) this weekend. Mattison has allowed three runs or less in 12 consecutive starts dating back to last season, while Treuel will be making his second career start. Schoff will be making his third start of the year.   

Bryant vs. Virginia Tech

  • Bryant and Virginia Tech are meeting for the second-straight season and the fifth time overall.
  • The Bulldogs won 2-of-3 last season, their first series victory over an ACC opponent in program history.
  • Bryant owns a 6-4 lead in the all-time series.   

Bulldog Notes and Notables

  • The Bulldogs are coming off their first series victory of the season, winning 2-of-3 at Georgia State last weekend.
  • Bryant has now won 13-of-16 series dating back to last season.
  • The Bulldogs are hitting .161 as a team but rank 14th nationally with 2.29 stolen bases per game.
  • Junior Shane Kelly (Sewell, N.J.) leads the team with a .333 average, two doubles, a triple and three RBI.
  • Senior James Ciliento (Mahwah, N.J.) has a .400 OBP and ranks 5th nationally with seven stolen bases.
  • Freshman Alex Lane (Andover, Mass.) leads the team with a pair of home runs.
  • Bryant's bullpen allowed just one run over 11.2 innings of relief last weekend. The Bulldogs surrendered nine hits, walked four and struck out 14.    

Scouting the Hokies

  • Virginia Tech enters the weekend 4-3 overall following a series victory over Louisiana last weekend.
  • The Hokies sport a 2.21 team ERA and have struck out 80 batters in 61.0 innings.
  • Gavin Cross is hitting a team-best .357 while Spencer Palmer has a team-high five RBI.
  • Friday starter Chris Gerard and Sunday starter Ian Seymour have each walked one and struck out 17 on the year.