There is just not enough to say about this season, and the ACC probably said the most about the Hokies’ complete turn around. Those sorts of things happen because of quality players, but it takes a quality Skipper to get the talent playing for each other. It takes organization, management skill, strategy, tactics, and sometimes just plain old hard work. This season the Virginia Tech Hokies Softball team seemed to come up with all of the right combinations of those things. That’s on the coach; Pete D’Amour. Well, the coach has now gotten some serious recognition from the ACC. Coach D’Amour has been named the ACC Softball Coach of the Year.
Remember it takes players to actually get the job done. You can’t coach the field. Well, two Hokies distinguished themselves this season. Carrie Eberle was awarded the ACC Pitcher of the Year, and third baseman Kelsey Bennett was named Freshman of the Year.
What’s more, the team received a pile of names added to All ACC squads.
All Freshman Team:
There were no second team names on the list. When you get 5 on the 1st team there isn’t much left for the other squads; but we bet that they’re amazing, too.
ICYMI yesterday ⤵️— Virginia Tech Softball (@HokiesSoftball) May 8, 2019
Bennett (Freshman), D'Amour (Coach) & Eberle (Pitcher) picked up ACC awards
While five earned first-team All-ACC & two were tabbed ACC All-Freshmen Team
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The 2019 ACC Softball Tournament Starts tomorrow. The Hokies are the Number 1 Seed as the regular season ACC winners.
It’s game day. The West Virginia Mountaineers are showing up for the Hokies’ final non-conference game of the season. That part of the schedule has been pretty good, this season, though the last quarter seems to have been a more difficult challenge than the first three. The Mountaineers are ranked 21st. Tech absolutely needs this win to help them stay above the .500 level. Tech hasn’t been in a run away game in the last 12. Every one has been a challenge, and every one has been determined by only a few runs. Can the Hokies get both offensive and defensive oars in the water to steer their way to a W? We’ll have to see. The game is going to be streamed.
#Hokies ⚾️ Gameday Info— Virginia Tech Baseball (@HokiesBaseball) May 8, 2019
️ English Field at Union Park
6 p.m. vs. #21 West Virginia
Preview https://t.co/4p2diUk8qN pic.twitter.com/UYcR1glnhP
This past weekend, Tech had more than a handful. Boston College came to visit, and barely walked out with a series win. Tech played them tight and even found their bats on Sunday. Unfortunately they really needed to grab that first close game and the series win to stay out in front.
Tech strands 15 runners on base in Game 3 loss to Boston College. pic.twitter.com/jdQuJuOUke— Virginia Tech Baseball (@HokiesBaseball) May 7, 2019
BALLGAME - #HOKIES ⚾️ WIN‼️— Virginia Tech Baseball (@HokiesBaseball) May 6, 2019
Kerry Carpenter with his ninth home run of the year highlights an offensive night for Tech, evening the series with BC at 1-1. Rubber match Monday night 7 p.m. pic.twitter.com/s9ZPl3NOMB
BC's Matt Gill gets the final two outs as the Eagles win Game 1.— Virginia Tech Baseball (@HokiesBaseball) May 5, 2019
Jack Owens reaches base five times, including three hits to record his 50th career multi-hit game at Tech. pic.twitter.com/u3FQX2XN6o
The Hokies are 25-24. They need to get a .500 split to stay on track for a winning season. It’s Virginia next weekend. It’s Commencement, it’s Senior Night, and it’s for the season.
They’ll have a bunch to think about for the weekend besides exams. If they can pull off a win this evening, they have a little breathing room. A broom would be a great thing to bring to the field for the Wahoos next weekend.