- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Greg Prouty/SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE
Longwood University was swept in a softball doubleheader by visiting Virginia Tech of the Atlantic Coast Conference Wednesday at Lancer Field in Farmville.
The Lancers (24-18) dropped the first game 4-0, while the Hokies (30-14) took the second game 5-3 in eight innings.
The two schools had split five previous twinbills in a closely-played all-time series now led by VT at 7-5.
In the opener, Virginia Tech put three solo home runs on the scoreboard, including two by Courtney Liddle (3-3, 2 RBI) and another from Marra Hvozdovic (1-3, RBI) while Kylie McGoldrick (1-3, RBI) added a run-scoring single.
In the nightcap, Longwood fell behind 2-0 in the fourth inning before scoring two runs to tie it at 2-2 through four innings. The Lancers added a run in the sixth to take a 3-2 advantage, but Virginia Tech rallied for a run in the seventh to tie it at 3-3.
The Hokies scored two runs in the eighth inning for the extra-inning win and sweep of the doubleheader.
Virginia Tech scored in the seventh inning when Kat Banks (2-4, RBI) homered to open the inning, and the Hokies plated two runs in the eighth from consecutive RBI doubles by Betty Rose (1-3, RBI) and Hvozdovic (1-3, RBI).