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Hokies stay alive in NCAA regionals behind complete-game effort from Burke

June 1st, 2013 4:05 pm by Associated Press

Hokies stay alive in NCAA regionals behind complete-game effort from Burke

Virginia Tech starting pitcher Devin Burke delivers against Coastal Carolina during Saturday’s NCAA regional game at English Field in Blacksburg. (AP Photo)

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech's Devin Burke pitched a complete-game five-hitter and the Hokies beat Coastal Carolina 9-1 in an NCAA regional baseball game at English Field.

Mark Zagunis and Andrew Rash each drove in three runs to help the Hokies (39-21), who already have one loss in the double-elimination tournament. Coastal Carolina (37-23) was eliminated.

Burke (11-3) pitched his second complete game of the season, allowing a home run to Jacob May in the ninth inning. He struck out two and walked two in winning his sixth straight decision.

Rash and Chad Pinder each hit solo homers for Virginia Tech. The Hokies broke open the game with a five-run ninth, highlighted by Zagunis' two-run single and Rash's two-run double.

Coastal Carolina's Ben Smith went 6 1-3 innings and gave up two runs.


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