Virginia Tech Baseball
Coverage of the Virginia Tech Hokies baseball team.
It’s the middle of January, and that means preparations get underway for the start of the College Baseball and Softball Seasons. My coverage last year got cut a bit short due to the unfortunate need to take a break, but we are about to start coverage for the 2022 effort.
The Hokies outhit the Hoos, but fall 3-2.
Cross is the first freshman in Virginia Tech history to be named first-team All-ACC.
The Hokies need a strong finish.
Virginia Tech improves to 27-17 on the season.
The Hokies have now won five in a row.
The Hokies improve to 15-9 on the season.
Well, I sure can’t say that I didn’t warn everyone to stay away from the panic button. Baseball is a marathon of ups and downs and of sine and cosine curves of offense and defense that clash and cooperate on their own schedules. Tech takes a week off, and regroups. Travels to Pittsburgh and flies away with an impressive sweep in the other guys’ house. GO HOKIES!!!
The Hokies seem to have taken a turn for the deep dry sand, and are struggling to complete games. The last four games, one versus UNC Greensboro, and a three game series at Clemson netted exactly 1 win (a good one, though) and a decided turn in events.
Ugh. In the great sine curve of baseball, You eventually cross the 0 coordinate and things just want to head to the negative side for a while. Let’s hope this is a short visit. The Hokies drop game one in a close one, win a shutout in game two, but then stumble out of the gate and never recover for game three.
A mid week multi-game series is a bit unusual for any season, but this is the remnant season of the truncated 2020 affair, so these things happen. The Hokies manage a split with VCU winning the first game in an exiting walk off, and never really getting within striking distance in the second.
Things are going great for every program in Blacksburg right now — except one.
The 2021 Hokies manage to win a 2nd ACC baseball series, they won it against another ranked team Carolina is #25 this week. And a team that we have never beaten in a series, let alone swept it. Notice something else? Yep... that’s the Hokies with that #24! RANKED!!! HOW ABOUT THEM HOKIES???!!!!
How about them Hokies!!!!???!!! The 2021 Virginia Tech Hokie Baseball Team was looking pretty newish, and certainly hadn’t had much experience because of the play halt last season. But wow have they stepped up to play some baseball! Hokies take the road series with #6 Miami 2 games to 1. GO HOKIES!!!
The Hokie Baseball Team opens with a home stand sweep, finishing with a scoring explosion over our neighbors and friends down Prices Fork and Peppers Ferry Roads... Radford might not have been too happy on the commute back. On to Coral Gables to start the ACC season at Miami. GO HOKIES!!!
It was a beautiful, mostly sunny day in Blacksburg. It was also C-O-L-D!!! The Hokies showed up to play some baseball after the long and unwelcomed epidemic related layoff. They got right back to their winning ways. Check out some of the pictures.
Last year’s complete collapse of the baseball season, due to COVID related school cancellations ended what was looking to be a promising season. The Hokies have new faces and arms. The season gets started a week later than normal, but first pitch is Feb 19th.
Get ready for a day full of VT content.
In our 30 podcast show, Bryan and John talk about the end of the season for all of the ACC Sports. The Baseball and Softball teams were flying. The Wrestlers missed out on the ACC Tournament and the NCAAs. The Women’s Basketball team also missed out on their probable NCAA tournament shot.
We knew it was coming, but it’s sad nonetheless.
NCAA finally does something right.
It was a Bull Pen pitch by committee effort from the Hokies on a 66 degree mostly cloudy nearly breezeless day in Blacksburg. The Hokies stay undefeated at home at 8-0 with an 11-5 overall record for the season.
The weekend might have been a 1-2 W and L, but the Hokies led the Yellow Jackets in both Game 1 and Game 2 until the late innings. The extra inning Game 3 win for the Hokies saved the series split, and the roaring 19 run effort at home pushed them to 7-0 at English Field.
The Hokies pull out the broom last weekend, and then put up another double digit run total. Bryant falls in three games (including a double header) and then Marshall comes to English Field to see the Hokies lap the field repeatedly.
The first three games looked like something was close to running on all cylinders. The 1-2 start for Hokie Baseball has steadily changed to 4-3. Let’s look at the last 4 games and see what happened.
The Hokies took to the field in South Carolina to end up with two 7-5 losses two different ways, and then a thumping 10-3 win for the home opener in surprisingly beautiful Blacksburg.
The Virginia Tech Hokies Baseball Team is traveling to Conway, South Carolina to open the season at the Brittian Resorts Baseball at the Beach tournament. Wow does this roster look new AND young... more young... there’s hope in youth, they say. GO HOKIES!!!
There is another draft going on, besides the NBA draft coming up. Major League Baseball is picking players for its extensive team setups. The baseball draft isn’t as glamorous or highly publicized as the other leagues, but it is important, and congratulations are in order for our Hokies.
The Softball team ends its season with a 2-2 in the Lexington Regionals. The Baseball team finishes one game below .500, but does win its final game against the Wahoos. Miracle turnarounds and steady rebuild progress for the big Spring sports programs. GO HOKIES!!!
Well, things are still moving along, and one thing that is moving well is the Virginia Tech Hokie Softball Team. First, they take their 1st tournament game, then a pile get named to post season recognition teams. The Baseball team, takes a 6/6 tie into the 11th but couldn’t get a run across.