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6 Innings Of Shutout Ball from a Hokie

Posted by Adam Graham on April 21, 2007

From ESPN:

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Saunders wore his old college cap, wrote “VT” on his cleats and scribbled “Virginia Tech” in the dirt on the mound.

Then the only Hokies’ alumnus currently in the majors finished up his tribute by pitching six scoreless innings Friday night in the Los Angeles Angels’ 8-4 victory over Seattle on Friday night.

“I was really nervous coming in — just the sheer fact of knowing what the game meant to me, to all the Hokie Nation out there in Virginia, to my family, and to this team because we needed to win.

“There was a lot riding on it.”

Most of all, there was his honoring the memory of the 32 victims shot to death on the Virginia Tech campus last Monday.

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