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No. 17 Virginia Tech treks south for ACC set at Miami

No. 17 Virginia Tech treks south for ACC set at Miami

No. 11 Virginia Tech (11-2, 0-0 ACC) 

at Miami (11-6, 2-1 ACC) 

BLACKSBURG – Stepping away from the confines of its home ballpark, the No. 17 Virginia Tech baseball team (12-4, 1-2 ACC) will hop back into ACC action this weekend when it heads south to take on Miami (11-6, 2-1 ACC) at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field (March 17-19).
Friday’s series opener between the Hokies and the Hurricanes will air live on ACC Network with coverage beginning at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday’s games will air live on ACC Network Extra with coverage starting at 7 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. Fans may also listen to all three games as called on the Virginia Tech Sports Network.


Friday:  Griffin Green (0-1, 7.79 ERA) vs. TBD

Saturday:  Drue Hackenberg (1-1, 2.86 ERA) vs. TBD

Sunday:  Anthony Arguelles (0-1, 5.74 ERA) vs. TBD



  • After witnessing the end to its nine-game winning streak last week, Virginia Tech shuffled to No. 17 in D1Baseball’s top 25 rankings, checking in as the fourth best ACC program. The Hokies rank as high as No. 15 per Baseball America and remain among the top 20 programs in polls released by Perfect Game (No. 16), USA TODAY Sports (No. 16) and the NCBWA (No. 17).
  • Through games completed on March 15, Virginia Tech ranks No. 30 in the NCAA Division I Baseball RPI – four spots behind Miami (No. 26). The Hokies possess a top-70 ranked strength of schedule.
  • Tech’s power offense continues to live up to its “Hammerin’ Hokies” moniker. As of March 15, the Hokies rank among the top 15 NCAA Division I programs in doubles (45), triples (nine), slugging percentage (.578) and scoring (10.2 runs per game).
  • Prior to the postponement of its midweek game at ETSU, Virginia Tech had ranked eighth nationally and second among ACC programs in total hits (188). Fifth-year outfielder Chris Cannizzaro leads the country in hits per game (2.19), having totaled 35 through his first 16 appearances with the Hokies.
  • Five Tech players head into this weekend’s series at Miami batting north of .300 with 30 or more at-bats this season: Clay Grady (.419), Garrett Michel (.356), Carson DeMartini (.351), Christian Martin (.348) and Eddie Eisert (.340).
  • Virginia Tech’s 29 home runs through its first 16 games are only four off the pace of its 2022 squad (33). Homerless during Saturday’s doubleheader against Boston College, the Hokies are seeking to avoid their first…

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