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Tech Softball travels to No. 7 Florida State for final ACC highway series

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BLACKSBURG – Following 3 non-conference wins this week, a Hokies continue ACC play during No. 8/7 Florida State with a doubleheader during 4 p.m. Saturday and singular diversion Sunday during noon during JoAnne Graf Field.

The Hokies reason an even 24-24 mark, 10-8 in discussion play with a Seminoles lay in a tip discussion mark during 13-1, 35-5 overall.

Last at-bat: The Hokies close out dual their opponents in dual of a 3 games this week. Maggie Tyler tossed 19 strikeouts between Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Western Carolina and Wednesday’s during Radford. On Wednesday, a ace threw one strikeout in a initial inning before distinguished out 7 of a final 9 batters. In diversion dual of a WCU doubleheader, a Hokies’ bats exploded with 9 hits and 4 home runs: a span of solo shots by Olivia Lattin, a three-RBI explosve from Emma Strouth, and a two-run travel off by Caroline Schoenewald. Lauren Duff and Strouth also slugged one-run and two-run doubles, respectively.

Against Notre Dame, Tyler struck out 6 in her 19th finish diversion of a season, restraining a career high set in 2014. With Tyler’s third strikeout of a day, she now ranks third in Tech softball story with 673 strikeouts. Breanna Davenport’s one-out, two-run home gave a Hokies movement in a seventh. However, Tech forsaken 3 games to Notre Dame. At Longwood, Tyler tossed 17 strikeouts in 8.2 innings in a circle. Davenport notched a singular in her initial dual at-bats to strike 4-for-7 in a twin bill. Emma Strouth went 2-for-3 in diversion dual with a span of standup doubles and an RBI to put Tech on a board. Emma Strouth led a Hokies offense with a .667 average, including a ideal tour during a image in diversion dual on Saturday with a two-run home run.

Versus a Seminoles: The Hokies route a array with a Seminoles, 16-21 with a 6-7 record personification on a road. The dual squads have not faced in Tallahassee given Apr 2011 when Tech won a array 2-1, both wins entrance in additional innings. In a 2015 series, a No. 25 Hokies and No. 10 Seminoles went to additional innings in dual of a 3 games.

Three-time ACC Pitcher of a Week: With Maggie Tyler’s 19 strikeouts already this week, a comparison ranks fifth in a nation with 218 this season. Tyler done her 25th start in a circle, throwing her ninth complete-game shutout and 18th win of a season. Additionally, Tyler was named a ACC’s Pitcher of a Week for a third uninterrupted week on Apr 11. Florida State’s Jessica Burroughs is a usually other ACC pitcher to accept a endowment mixed times this deteriorate (three).

Emma’s Emergence: Since roving to Longwood on Apr 13, Emma Strouth has had 5 multi-hit games in a final seven. The beginner logged 9 RBI, 4 doubles, and dual home runs in a stretch. She binds a second-best batting normal on a group of .345 behind Lauren Duff’s .353.

On deck: The Hokies will take on Elon on Wednesday during 7 p.m. in North Carolina.

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