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UPDATE: Sooners knock out Hokies in regional final, advance to Super Regionals

June 2nd, 2013 6:29 pm by Associated Press

UPDATE: Sooners knock out Hokies in regional final, advance to Super Regionals

Virginia Tech’s Clark Labitan, center, celebrates with Chad Morgan (33) after the Hokies’ NCAA regional win over UConn on Sunday at English Field in Blacksburg. (AP Photo)

Updated at 11:05 p.m.

BLACKSBURG — Hector Lorenzana had two hits and three RBIs and Oklahoma broke open the game with big sixth and ninth innings, beating Virginia Tech 10-4 to win the NCAA Blacksburg Regional on Sunday night at English Field.

The Sooners (43-19) advanced to the Super Regionals, where they’ll play either LSU or Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Hokies’ season ended a 40-22.

Oklahoma scored six runs in the ninth, including two on a single by Jack Mayfield and two more on Lorenzana’s double.

The Sooners pushed across four runs and had five hits in the sixth, when they took advantage of two Virginia Tech errors. Max White and Lorenzana had RBI singles.

The Hokies scored a run in the sixth to cut Oklahoma’s lead to 4-3, but two runners were thrown out at the plate.

Jake Fisher (3-2) got the win, giving up three runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings. 

Eddie Campbell (2-5) took the loss. He gave up four runs (two earned), allowed five hits and struck out two over 5 2-3 innings. 

Reliever Jake Joyce allowed six earned runs on eight hits.

Virginia Tech advanced to the regional final by beating Connecticut 3-1 earlier Sunday in an elimination game.

The Hokies got a game-ending double play to seal it after UConn (35-28) had two runners on and just one out.

Virginia Tech scored in the second when Tyler Horan drew a leadoff walk and scored on Chad Morgan’s fielder’s choice groundout. The Hokies made it 2-0 in the fourth on Andrew Rash’s RBI double.

The Huskies got an unearned run in the fifth to cut the lead to 2-1, but Keselica’s RBI fielder’s choice in the ninth gave the Hokies a 3-1 lead.

Brad Markey (5-4) gave up one run and five hits in 5 1-3 innings for the win.  Anthony Marzi (5-7) took the loss.


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