Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 11 No. 6 | June 2019

18 Inside Hokie Sports Hearp Financial, LLC Strategies By Tech Fans, For Tech Fans, and more Todd F. Hearp is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of, and securities and investment advisory services offered solely by Equity Services Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC, 4401 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA 24018, (540) 989-4600. Hearp Financial, LLC. and Eddie Hearp are independent of Equity Services, Inc. TC91033(07/16)P 4401 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA 24018 • Strategies For Seeking a Safe Retirement Todd F. Hearp Class of ‘89 Eddie F. Hearp Class of ‘65 Proud to Support Virginia Tech Athletics (540) 989-4600 Hearp Financial, LLC is based in Roanoke, VA and our representatives have been helping families and businesses address their financial concerns for many years. Our clients receive the benefit of working with an entire team. Each team member has a specific area of expertise, which allows our clients to access the talents and experience of each of our specialists. • Financial Planning • Investment Services • Insurance Services • Wealth Management • Estate Planning Strategies OVERALL RECORD: 26-27 CONFERENCE RECORD: 9-21 (sixth in ACC’s Coastal Division) • The Hokies’ 2019 roster featured 20 new players for 2019, including 11 freshmen. The 20 newcomers were the fourth-most in the country. • The Hokies received outstanding pitching this season, recording an ERA of 3.98—third-best in the ACC. Nine different pitchers finished with an ERA under 4.00. The Hokies held the opposition to a .243 batting average, which ranked third in the ACC. • Freshman Chris Gerard threw seven innings of one-hit ball against then-No. 1 Florida State on March 9, striking out 10. He and Luke Horanski (two hits, two RBI, and a homer) lifted the Hokies to the 6-0 upset. • Gerard’s 2.77 ERA ranked fourth in the ACC. He went 3-2 in 12 starts and allowed just 17 runs in 55.1 innings. He struck out 44 and walked 25. • Tech also beat then-No. 8 North Carolina on March 28 behind a three-hitter from sophomore Ian Seymour, who gave up just one run and struck out six. Horanski hit a two-run homer, and the Hokies won 4-1. • Kevin Madden and Nick Biddison, two freshmen, are a big part of the future for the Hokies. Madden hit .316, with three homers and 23 RBI, while starting 50 games. Biddison hit .281 in 52 starts, cranking eight homers and driving in 38. • Jack Owens earned second-team All-ACC honors as a second baseman. The senior committed just three errors all season and led the squad with a .323 batting average. He also led the team with a .456 on-base percentage, and he finished his career with 194 hits in 154 games (151 starts). SEASON HIGHLIGHTS BASEBALL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR JACK OWENS (Sr.; Burke, Virginia)