Virginia Tech Baseball
Coverage of the Virginia Tech Hokies baseball team.
It’s a mostly cloudy cool day in Blacksburg, and the Hokies take to English Field for Their Home Opener of 2024. The weather brightened and warmed, and the Hokie offense was hot. There were a few struggles, but evantually it was a thrashing. GO HOKIES!!!
They really wanted a sweep, but the Hokies started the season with a roar of offense and an interesting mix of old and new pitching. They beat the Charlotte 49ers in Games 1 and 2, but come up short of a sweep in Game 3. GO HOKIES!!!
It’s February, and besides the rush to March Madness, it’s another crossover period for the media, because college baseball season starts off in the middle of winter. The first pitch of 2024 will be on the 16th, so let's get to who’s playing, shall we? GO HOKIES!!!
College sports have become a huge business over the last 20 years, and the advent of the Transfer Portal and NIL have added to the immense pressures on coaching staffs just to keep a team together long enough to win consistently. Let’s talk, because the solutions and attitudes are both difficult to comprehend. GO HOKIES!!!
Local Christiansburg High baseball star, Brady Kirtner, foregoes his remaining eligibility to try his luck in the minors. Carson Jones leaves his COVID season grant on the table to head to the Mariners farm system. Good Luck to both. We are certainly going to miss you. GO HOKIES!!!!
Virginia Tech Hokies Baseball Players Dafted: Hackenberg, Hurley, and Worley are Leaving for the Minors
It’s the MLB (really Minor League Baseball) draft, and the Hokies have lost three 2024 eligible Outfielder Jack Hurley, and Reliever Christian Worley are headed for the minors and a chance to compete for the big bucks. GO HOKIES!!!
With bull pen pitching fading for the season, the Hokies’ only chance for more post season play was to win against BC for a chance to play Clemson. It didn’t happen. Hokies drop both games. 30 wins is nothing to dismiss for a young quad. Next Season! GO HOKIES!!!
Junior outfielder Jack Hurley earns first-team honors.
Hokies Get a Miracle, Win One in Winston-Salem: Split the Series with #1 Wake 1-2, Make the ACC Tourney
Some weekends have been better than others for Hokie Baseball. This weekend the weather held, the effort was solid, and the Hokies avoided elimination from the ACC post season and closed the regular season with a win. GO HOKIES!!!!
The weather in the mountain valleys of western Virginia was stormy and too variable to play the final game in Harrisonburg, against JMU. The cancellation is typical of Tech’s weather luck for the 2023 season and ends the non-conference season in what seems to be a big win for nature. ACC hopes hang on that one game. GO HOKIES!!!
The Hokies had to break out the hustle on Wednesday. The Hammers and Pitching dominated on Saturday. Mother Nature dominated on Tuesday and Sunday, though. Hokies go 3 of 5 with the thunder and the clock winning the first and final games. GO HOKIES!!!!
The weather is a factor, again, in a major ACC series for the Baseball Hokies. Friday’s game was played early to get it in between rainstorms, and Tech won in a shutout. Double headers have not been kind to the Hokies this season, and without Jack Hurley their offense is misfiring, but pitching is the big headache; it’s brutally inconsistent. GO HOKIES!!!
There are lots of ways to win or lose a baseball game, and Tuesday night’s non-conference contest with the James Madison Dukes was best described as "winning weird". Hokies come from a behind they shouldn’t have been to win by two runs on a 4 run inning on a single hit. GO HOKIES!!!!
It was a break-even week for the overall record, and a road trip that was definitely an up and down ride. Hokies get thumped by Radford in Radford, and then travel to Tallahassee to win an ACC series against the Seminoles. GO HOKIES!!!
The Hokies ACC fortunes have really turned around of late. The Hokies played three solid but very different games against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, winning each one and closing in on a .500 ACC record. Lots of hammers out for the final two games. GO HOKIES!!!
It’s a big weekend in Blacksburg. It’s open House, the run and walk for Remembrance, and baseball at Atlantic Union Bank Park. The Yellow Jackets of the other ACC Tech (Georgia Tech) are in Blacksburg, and the Hokies need to get some momentum back. GO HOKIES!!!
It was such a beautiful evening for baseball under the lights in Blacksburg. Too bad that it was a pleasant visit for Liberty and Tennessee. The Hokies drop both Tuesday night games on the diamonds with issues everywhere. Tee it up and go again this weekend. GO HOKIES!!!
The weather in the Durham area was atrocious on Friday and Saturday. Bad enough that Duke and Tech agreed to cancel the opening game that kept moving, and just play a doubleheader on Easter Sunday. It was as most doubleheaders are, a split. GO HOKIES!!!
Not only is this a short end of the stick grudge match, but the Hokies are desperate for some ACC wins and some quality balance this season. The Hokies win a series against an ACC team, yes, but also it’s the Hoos! GO HOKIES!!!
It has certainly been a tough season for the Hokies in the ACC this year. The team is extremely young after being eviscerated by the MLB Draft and graduations and learning to win close games is still a challenge. No worries, Coach Szefc is an excellent teacher. GO HOKIES!!!
The Hokies play at home against VMI after a really brutal two weekends and a postponed game at ETSU. Hokies drop a split series against Boston College, 1-2, and then get swept in Coral Gables against Miami. Birds need to get their feet back underneath before calling on Pitt. GO HOKIES!!!
It started out great, with an emphatic win on Friday, but bad weather and a double header on Saturday, March 11th combined with short rest from the 2 mid-week games flamed out the Hokies bats and cooled off their pitching. Miami is up next in Coral Gables. GO HOKIES!!!
The Lowell campus of the University of Massachusetts came to Blacksburg and played an unusual two-game series against the Hokies. They went home empty-handed. Hokies sweep and go huge in game 1. GO HOKIES!!!
The baseball team has put away the first three weeks of the 2023 season with a convincing sweep of the two teams faced. Radford gets sent back home to wait for revenge, and Charlotte really challenges hard for the first 1 1⁄2 games. GO HOKIES!!!!
Baseball finally opened at English Field on Tuesday February 21st, with an early 1:30 start and a huge win. Then Bryant University came visit for an opening weekend in Blacksburg. Tech comes away with a 3-1 W/L record and some interesting games to say the least. GO HOKIES!!!
It wasn’t a glorious start for game one, but game 2 and three were blowouts. Tech starts the 2023 season with a bit of a worrisome whiff fest but finishes strong. GO HOKIES!!!
We looked at the early schedule, now we take a look at exactly who is going to be taking the field for those games. The MLB (Minor League Baseball... face it) draft took a chunk out of last year’s roster, but there are lots of returners, too. GO HOKIES!!!
There are a good number of old faces from 2022, and a bunch of new folks. Hokie baseball’s 2023 season starts just after Presidents’ Day and goes past the end of the semester. We’re on it. So it’s roster and schedule time. GO HOKIES!!!
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!!!