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Bryant falls in series finale to Virginia Tech

Denise Ipsen Photo
Denise Ipsen Photo

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Bryant University baseball team fell to Virginia Tech, 10-2, in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park.

Senior James Ciliento (Mahwah, N.J.) finished with a pair of hits, a double, an RBI and a run scored. He went 6-for-12 with a double, triple and three RBI on the weekend. Junior Shane Kelly (Sewell, N.J.) drove in Bryant's other run.

Game Information
Virginia Tech 10, Bryant 2
Records:
Bryant (2-8), Virginia Tech (7-3)
Location: English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Ballpark
W|L|S: Ian Seymour (3-0) | Tyler Schoff (0-3)

Key Moment

  • Nick Biddison broke a 1-1 tie with a solo home run to open the fifth inning.    

How it Happened

  • Virginia Tech got on the board with a two-out rally in the second. Fritz Genther singled with two outs, stole second and scored on a single Brennan Reback.
  • Bryant knotted the score in the next half inning. Sophomore Jake Gustin (Peabody, Mass.) singled with one out, advanced to second on a ground out and scored on a two-out double from Ciliento.
  • The Hokies broke the tie with three runs in the fifth. Biddison opened the inning with a home run, Tanner Thomas plated a run with a single and the third run scored on a wild pitch.  
  • Bryant answered with a run of its own in the top of the sixth. Ciliento singled advanced to third on a pair of wild pitches and scored on a sac fly from Kelly.
  • Virginia Tech used a sac fly of its own in the bottom of the sixth to make it 5-2.
  • The Hokies put the game away with five runs in the bottom of the eighth. 

Stats

  • Junior Tyler Schoff (Lee Center, N.Y.) allowed four runs on four hits, walked four and struck out three over four-plus innings.
  • Senior Jack Ipsen (Eatontown, N.J.) allowed two runs on just one hit over 2.1 innings of relief.
  • Ciliento finished 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
  • Kelly went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
  • Freshman Tommy DiTullio (Pt. Pleasant, N.J.) went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.  

Notes and Notables

  • Bryant is now 6-7 all-time against Virginia Tech.
  • Ciliento has now reached safely in 17-straight games dating back to last season.
  • Ciliento finished the weekend 6-for-12 with a double, triple and three RBI.
  • Ciliento stole his eighth base of the year and is now 8-for-9.
  • Ciliento also registered the eighth outfield assist of his career.
  • Kelly has now reached safely in 12-straight games dating back to last season.  
  • DiTullio posted the first extra-base hit of his career.

Up Next

Bryant opens an eight-game spring break trip with a three-game series at the University of Maryland. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6.