The Virginia Tech Hokies entered last weekend’s series at Duke in a good place. The Hokies sat at 27-17 on the season with a 16-14 mark in ACC play with six games left to play in the regular season.
Unfortunately for Tech, it suffered through the worst stretch of the season, and Blue Devils swept the Hokies.
The Hokies lost the first game 11-6, but the final two games were close. Sadly for Virginia Tech, its bats went cold in the final two games, scoring a total of two runs. The good news for the Hokies was their pitching staff.
Virginia Tech received outstanding starts from Peyton Alford, Anthony Simonelli and Chris Gerard. For the Hokies to win their final regular-season series beginning on Thursday in Blacksburg against No. 8 Notre Dame, they’ll need another heroic effort from the pitching staff.
But what Tech needs more than anything is to come through at the plate. The Hokies cannot afford a slow start at the plate and must deliver with runners in scoring position.
These two teams haven’t met since 2018. Notre Dame leads the all-time series, 14-9, and has won four of the previous five meetings.
All three games will be broadcasted on ACC Network Extra.