Virginia Tech Baseball
Coverage of the Virginia Tech Hokies baseball team.
Cross is the highest draft pick in Virginia Tech history.
Cross could go in the top 10 of the MLB draft.
Well, the hopes were high, and the momentum looked like it had swung in the Hokies’ direction, but the great sine curve of baseball caught them, and Tech’s magic 2022 baseball season ended as the offense and pitching could find no real traction. No laments, here. It was an amazing year for Hokie Baseball! It looks like more to come, too. GO HOKIES!!!!
At the close of the game on Friday, there was a glimmer of hope. Late in the game the Hokies began to find their offensive confidence and the place that they stashed their hammers. This was a must win game. And the Hammerin’ Hokies made it known why they have that nickname. GO HOKIES!!!
It wasn’t a great way to start the big series against Oklahoma. The starting pitcher pulled, and the hammers were lost somewhere in the clubhouse. The Hokies nearly pull it out, but trail the series 0-1 with two must win games ahead. GO HOKIES!!!
The Hokies take on Oklahoma for a chance to go to the College World Series.
As predicted, it wasn’t a total runaway like Saturday’s contest. Columbia was playing their second game of the day and had a few hidden resources that kept the Hammerin’ down to a minimum, but there were just enough. The Hokies still put up 7 and put away the Lions. GO HOKIES!!!
If you didn’t see it you wouldn’t believe it. I don’t even think that Coach Szefc quite believes it. The Hokies, trailing 2-1 in the top of the 4th do something nearly unthinkable in baseball to bury the Lions and pave the way for this evening’s regional NCAA Baseball Championship game. GO HOKIES!!!!
The Blacksburg Regional NCAA Baseball Tournament got a rip-roaring start for the Hokies, but neither team was pitching well, so the Hokie Hammers were more like a mix of tools from the box. Hokies did a bit of everything and won a very "Up" game - 15-9. Next up Columbia. Go Hokies!!!
The Hokies made an impression in 2022. They are the #4 seed in the Regionals and hosting those games in Blacksburg. It’s going to be an interesting competition. GO HOKIES!!!
Well it’s a good thing that Whit got the place spruced up a bit because the NCAA is showing up to play ball in Blacksburg, again. The local merchants are going to be happy, and the baseball team gets to play at home. GO HOKIES!!!!
You had to know that this was coming. It just unfortunately came during a single elimination situation and after a sky high and probably over exuberant win the night before. Virginia Tech gets shut out everywhere by North Carolina and drops the game by a disappointing 10-0 score. Next up rest and the NCAA Tournament. GO HOKIES!!!!
The #2 Virginia Tech could have rolled into Charlotte with a set of the choking nerves. It was this team’s first really clutch game in a while, and Coach Szefc’s first ACC Playoff game with the team seeded so high and predicted to win. 12th seeded Clemson is a good team. It just couldn’t endure the Hokie Hammers. No nerves and an emphatic ‘W’ for Tech! GO HOKIES!!!
John Szefc is ACC coach of the year and four Hokies earn All-ACC first-team honors.
It didn’t start off well, and the weather wasn’t helping much, either. Hokies drop the first game and come back to win the Saturday and Sunday contests. Not much offense and lots of clutch run manufacturing to win the final 2. GO HOKIES!!!
The Flames are a really good team, and this wasn’t going to be a midweek practice session. Liberty has 30 wins and wanted to add to that total at our expense. That almost happened with 1 out left in the game. NOPE! GO HOKIES!!!
The Wildcats came south from Philly to meet up with the Hokies on the turf at English Field for a non-conference late season weekend set. Was it three or two games? Well, the weather sort of dictated a change if there were three. ‘Nova came to play baseball - especially in Game 2. But the Hokies Win!
Not only did the Hokies manage to win the series in Hooville for the first time that anyone knows about, but it also clinched the Commonwealth Clash for the first time since 2018. No game was a dominant
So, every team goes on the road hoping to win a split decision in a series - especially a conference series. The Hokies traveled well on this trip and defeat the Eagles for all three games. It wasn’t easy, though. GO HOKIES!!!
The 8th ranked Hokies had an unusual two-game mid-week local hammer fest with VMI and then a trip down the road to Radford. Both games needed some heavy stick work but both games were wins. GO HOKIES!!!
The Hokie Baseball Team is rolling up some serious numbers, Miami just couldn’t roll with them for most of the games of the series. The Hokies take it 2-1 and came very close to a sweep. The wins catapulted the Virginia Tech to a #8 ranking. GO HOKIES!!!
This might have been a tough road trip with a rescue Tuesday game. It ended up being something special for the Hokies; a road series win in Chapel Hill and then a solid home game against Marshall. Every baseball fan will take that every weekend. GO HOKIES!!!
Virginia Tech Hokies Take Two on an Abbreviated Weekend Schedule: #12 Notre Dame goes down - VMI follows
Look this was going to be a really difficult trip to the Great Lakes and the home of the #12 Golden Domers. Mother Nature won the series, but Tech took the first game in a complete surprise. Then went to Lexington to play some ball at VMI. 2-0 is a good thing. GO HOKIES!!!!
The Hokies take the series against Pitt, and then beat Radford for a 3-1 weekend/mid-week combination. It is a much needed little 3-win streak going since its going to be a long road trip against some really good opponents in Notre Dame and UNC... This was important, the skid had become a slump. GO HOKIES!!!
Cal Ripken is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
It was going to be a tough series against ranked Georgia Tech. Then weather, and some bull pen issues left the Hokies leaving very late on Sunday with nothing. The trip to JMU resulted in more of the same. It’s baseball, folks... GO HOKIES!!!
The Pirates finally got back to town for a Tuesday mid-week one off game. Look what happened! A baseball game broke out, with a real baseball score and lots of working for runs. Hokies head out for Atlanta with a 10-1 record. Good Start! GO HOKIES!!!
The Hokies nab a series win against the visiting Wright State University Raiders, but not before dropping the opener. They came roaring back for the final two contests, though. Sunday was a Hokie Home Run Derby. ECU comes on Tuesday, then on the road to Atlanta to open the ACC season against the Jackets.
The High Point Panthers usually play a few games against the Hokies. It’s a short trip for a Tuesday. For a lower division team, they are usually a challenge, and they came to play - but the Hokies played better.
Wow what a rocket hot start to the Hokies’ baseball season. In six complete games they’ve managed to win by no fewer than four runs. Baseball always returns to average, but this is just a wonderful start. GO HOKIES!!!
The University of North Carolina Ashville came to Blacksburg in the dead of winter to start the 2022 baseball season. The Hokies met them with a broom and start the season 3-0. GO HOKIES!!! Note: The Tuesday game was called due to rain during the middle of the 4th so it was not complete. It will not be rescheduled.