As basketball season winds down, and before football season starts up, lets focus on HokieBall. The 2011 Hokie baseball team finished 30-25, 11-19 in ACC play, 5th out of 6 in the Coastal (ahead of Duke) and 9th overall in the ACC. The Hokies look to improve upon last season, and will do so behind a much more experienced pitching staff.
The 2012 squad is 7-2 with wins over Bradley (2), Kennesaw State, West Virginia, Coastal Carolina, Iowa and High Point. The 2 losses were to Kennesaw State and George Mason (c'mon guys). Through the first 9 games the pitching staff has carried the team with a 2.62 ERA. The bats and gloves need to wake up in order to improve upon last year's record. Stars Andrew Rash and Ronnie Shaban have returned, and players such as Chad Pinder and Tyler Horan look to be primed for breakout years.