Hokies softball

Hokies softball started today and are 1-0 so far with a win over a Receiving votes Wichita state 11-3 and they are beating Central Michigan 6-0 currently

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And they just finished off CMU 6-0. outscored their opponents 17-3 in their first 2 games of the season ain't too bad

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They are in Puerto Rico right?

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Charleston South Carolina

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Yep just looked it's women's golf in PR.

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Same same

I, for one, am really excited to see if this new coach can bring some success to the softball program. As I grow older and more impatient, softball has become more fun to watch than college baseball due to the fast pace of play.

APrimusHokie, thanks for the write up. Keep us updated!

No problem if I can remember to update this forum. Just to go ahead a little bit they play Purdue and college of Charleston tomorrow

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Hokies softball beat Purdue 7-5

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It got scary at the end there. Tech was up 7-0 going into the 6th

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Tech is currently up 4-0 against CoC

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Hokies won 13-0 behind a one hitter

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Damn they are kicking ass

From what I heard they improved a bunch since the new coach arrived in blacksburg

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Is Angela Tincher still on staff?

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

No, the new coach did not retain her. He brought over his pitching coach from Kennesaw State, Doug Gillis.

and of course, after she was let go, she was named one of the next to be enshrined in the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Might create a bit of awkwardness at the ceremony. Sorry we fired you, but thanks again for all you did.

Tech takes on Purdue once again at 9am

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He is not playing with his recruits.. Lets give him 3 years

Another day another Win 5-0 is your final score on to Spartanburg SC next Friday for the upstate classic

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A side note Tech has a ERA of 1.16 through the 5 games

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As mentioned before, we should give him 3 years to get his recruits in. ;-)

Senior Caitlyn Nolan was named the NFCA National Player of the Week after hitting .714 on the week with at least one extra base hit and RBI in each of the Lady Hokies five games. Three doubles, two home runs, nine RBI and eight runs scored to pace the Hokies to a 5-0 start.

Congratulations to Caitlyn on the honor.

Also Richard was ACC Co Pitcher of the week as well

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I know her Grandparents. They say the players love the new coach.

That's not possible. He's a jerk who pulls scholarship offers /s

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I like the Aggression of base stealing so far this year

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Just a heads up. Tech softball moved to a different tournament. They were originally supposed to play at USC Upstate this weekend for 5 games but due to severe weather in the area they switched to a different tournament. This Tournament is at the University of Charleston Southern and they play 2 games Saturday and 2 games Sunday

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Tech will have their hands full when facing #2 Florida State. Those girls can crush the ball. Currently up 5 to 4 on #3 Oklahoma. I also didnt realize how dominant the SEC has become in softball. They have 10 in the Top 25 currently.

It's part of that year round weather AND money from SEC/football. Same with gymnastics (the money part).

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So softball and gymnastics are paying their players too?

Tech softball is winning 9-0 in the 5th

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Now 12-0

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13-0

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Hokies win 13-0 and there was a no hitter

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While I've loved Hokie softball for many years, I don't follow closely enough, especially early in the season. I want to thank all of you for keeping up and keeping TKP informed. One of the highlights of my latest 26 year stay in the BBurg area, the half hour I spent in the Jiffy Lube on N. Main sitting next to Angela Tincher was one of the more memorable. I chose not to bug her, but I did my usual of walking down to Carol Lee and buying a half doz. doughnuts and offering them to all waiting for the oil to flow. While she declined the offer, she did thank me and smile so nicely, it just sorta made my day.
Anyway, thanks and keep it up.

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Hokies won the 2nd game 4-0

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What are the prognosticators saying about Tech this year? Are they supposed to be good?

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I say a solid NCAA tournament team as of now

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Hokies won the 1st game 8-3

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Hokies won game 2 10-0 with another no hitter

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Tech is down 7-3 in 4th

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14-3 Texas State

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17-3 its just not a good day for the hokies

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Did I see this right 13 runs in one inning? All given up by the pitcher who hadn't given up a single run in all the previous games?

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7 runs was on her the rest was on the relief pitcher

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Still. Seven in one inning.

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I'm more mad at the relief pitcher for walking 9 straight batters

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This should probably be on the coach to allow someone to walk 9 in a row

17-5 was the final

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I liked em better when they thought they stunk.

USF is winning 6-2 in the 4th

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Tech softball lost 7-2

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Tech is winning 5-0 against Georgia State

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Tech won 6-0

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Does anyone know how much tickets cost for home games? I have a daughter who loves to play thought maybe she'd enjoy going to a game.

Also is it true they serve beer at the baseball games?

Yeah they serve beer at the baseball games

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Also I'm pretty sure that softball is still free

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For the longest time, you could get away with bringing your own if you sat on the hill and didn't make a fool of yourself, but a couple of idiots at a UVA game one day ruined that freedom. Ahh, the good ol' days.

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I use to go over there just to wait on home run balls

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Also Softball is beating Texas state 3-0

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Tech softball won 10-0

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Nice! Love the updates btw.

Tech softball won 5-1 this morning

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Why the 9 am start?

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Probably cause there's a couple of doubleheaders for other teams today

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Lady Hokies are now 30-5 on the season and 10-2 in ACC play with games against Duke coming up tomorrow at noon. They went 2-1 against Louisville last time out, with a 7-5 loss, a 10-1 win, and a 13-5 win. One amazing statistic is that they have 13 shutouts on the season so far.

I've been amazed by how many mercy run games they have seemed to have.

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I'll admit to being fuzzy on the mercy rule. I know it's 5 innings, but how many runs? I have watched several of the games, and the bunt home run a few weeks ago still sticks in my mind, along with a ton of dingers. Them Hokies can flat out play that softball. Wish I could get there for a game or two, but it's a long way.

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I'm not a hundred percent sure ether I want to say the mercy rule is 8 runs

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You are correct. After 5 innings and up by 8 runs. It's now called the run-ahead rule, but most people still refer to it as the mercy rule.

the bunt home run

Is there a video of this because it sounds amazing. Possibly set too Yakkety Dax.

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Don't know, and it was amazing. Good bunt, but the throw to first was hard and fast, passed the 1st base, er, woman, and caromed into far right field. She flat out ran it out from there. Wish I could remember which game, but I can't right now. I know we won, and I know a ton of runs were scored, but that happened a lot this year. I did reference it in an earlier post, so maybe I can reconstruct it from there but I doubt there's video.

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Was it against Nc State?

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I'm sorry, I honestly cannot recall. I can't find the post I mentioned it in first. Not in the softball thread. I'll keep digging.

Edit: I found my post in the baseball thread and I even said who it was. It was indeed, NC State. Thanks. Which game, though, I don't know.

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Here you go!.

There's 2 plays on this clip I recorded - the first was Nolan throwing a runner out at home, the 2nd was Maddie's Little League Home Run - it starts about 1:10 into the video. Nothing but pure speed.

VT- NC State

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for finding and posting. Between my aging memory and my technological illiteracy, I'm just not able to do more than sorta recall something like, you know, something or other.
She was burning up those bases, though, wasn't she? I'm no big baseball guy, though I like it and try to follow the Hokies, I've never seen a bunt get turned into a homer before that I can recall on any level of play.

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Ranked #24 this week, feels like they should be higher.

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They're 19# in another pole

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Pole - Freudian slip there?

Poll my bad

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Remember that this team was picked #10 in the ACC so they were completely off everyone's radar. The schedule has been a little weak so there are still some doubters out there. Just win, baby and everything else will take care of itself.

Are you the one from Tech Sideline message board?

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Yes I am. Is that a bad thing?

I'm just a huge softball fan and this team has been really fun to watch.

Nah I just thought it was you.

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The one who does the big previews. I wanted to say thank you for all the updates you do

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Thanks. I'm recovering from Rotator Cuff surgery so it gives me something to do.

Bit I do wonder if anyone ever read them....

I do. It keeps me informed if I didn't keep up with it over a weekend

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Hokies sweep the DH 3-0 and 6-0

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Yay! I was unable to keep up with any action today...had to drive me dear wife way too far to get a new puppy. We're now sporting a Jug Dog, Jack Russell/Pug mix. Tiny and cute, but made me miss the softball!

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Well I think that's a good reason to Miss the softball games today

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Wife would definitely agree. I love dogs more than most, and we've rescued many a dog in our time, but I'll admit that I'm having to psyche myself up for a puppy. Shouldn't take long, though. We're talking cuteness off the cute-o-meter scale. Hoping for a smooth transition for her and our old dog and even more ancient cat whom I have just come to accept will never die. Me no cat person.

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My family loves both cats and dogs

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Well, leg for being a good human bean, then! Our puppy's name is Pie. Tribute to Peachy Pie, a predecessor here in the fish household that way preceded TKP, but it's fitting.

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We had a dog for 12 years that we had too put down in December so I don't think we're gonna get any more dogs it hurts too much

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We've had dogs for 47 years together and both grew up with dogs. We've had to put down 5 of them, one at 16, two at 15, one at 12, and one at 7 for a brain tumor...it never gets easier, but our lives wouldn't be whole without them. I've heard it said that there's only one thing wrong with dogs, they just don't live long enough, but such is the cycle, and the circle of life. No pain, no gain, and we're richer because of them. Now that 17 year old cat is a different story. I'll also add that little dogs tend to live longer than big ones, and we've been lucky with the smaller ones, but the 16 yr old was a wolfhound mix and the biggest we've owned. Go figger.

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This needs to be a new tkp meme response, far superior to "my dad has diabetes"

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We got a puppy about a year ago and survived. The best line was from our vet: "God Makes Puppies so Darn Cute so they Can Survive puppy training without you hurting them."

This is so true! It has been 11 years since we had a puppy in the house. We adopted Beamer in November and he's almost been the death of us. Thankfully he's finally starting the behave a bit!

We have only had three fresh from the litter puppies in all of our dog raising together due to our years of rescues, and the last one was almost 20 years ago, so I know what you mean. This puppy is remarkably fast, reflexes like a cat, and maybe weighs a pound if that, at 7 weeks, so I see an interesting summer a-coming. What we should do is start a doggie thread and demand cute pictures from the community of their furry friends. No more off topic than most of the OT threads I glance at. Might even get me to learn to post pictures, since I'd now bet I have the cutest puppy in TKP-land!

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And the hokies finished the sweep of the blue devils winning 2-1

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Big series starting on Wednesday against a very good JMU team.

Also UVA is this week as well

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Ever since a few years back sitting in a Mexican restaurant in Bridgewater listening to what I assume were JMU softball coaches making fun of the Hokies and Thomas (then coach), I have disliked JMU's softball program. I hope we send 'em packing with their sneering faces frowning.

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The sad part though was that they could legitimately make fun of our softball program for the past few years. JMU softball has been dominant in this state since about 2013, where they have won 40 or more games a year, including 50-8 in 2017.

They have been to the NCAA regionals 5 years in a row.

Yeah, I'm aware of how good they are, but they didn't have to be dicks about it. Of course, they didn't notice me, but there was no way not to hear their conversation. They were loud and totally deprecating, and it certainly rubbed me the wrong way. Now, I said nada, senor. They were bigger and younger than me with one exception, and I'm a mouthy dude who does not fight, so I just finished my XX and chile relleno and headed out, but it is likely that I'd have had something smart to say were I a couple of more beers drunk, and a couple less decades old. I follow the softball every year, I know we sucked, so I'm not throwing shade on the team or how good they are, perennially, just 'splainin' why I am eager to see this year's team match up and hopefully, kick their collective asses right back up 81.

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Anyone going to TSP to watch the Hokies Jmu DH tomorrow

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I'll be there in spirit.

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Though a kindness to me, the umps might remember me from the olden days and kick your tushie right out the park! I'm fishing today and won't be able to catch the game on the computer, but I'll be watching tomorrow. Root 'em on APrimus, root 'em on.

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Don't give the hoos any more ideas about how to fill Lane North during football.

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In the top of the 7th the Hokies fell apart defensively, allowing 3 JMU runs. JMU wins 3-1.

Is it basketball season yet?

They left so many runners on base that entire game.

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Yes they were fireman yes they were. Also home ump was awful 0\10 don't want to see him ump again

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I haven't watched much college softball this season, but how often have you guys seen the "Ball" call as a time related issue?

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They were facing one of the best pitchers in the nation. I didn't expect them to score a bunch.

Is it basketball season yet?

Was hoping based on 1st HR and then all the walks she gave up they might have her number.

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Scoring a lot more this game.

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They are going to mercy rule the 17th ranked team.

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Perfect game.

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You go girls!!!

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Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

Any chance they can host the regionals in the NCAAs?

Pretty good chance they can

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That's what I'm talkin' about. Well done, Hokies.

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Woo Hoo!

Go Hokies!

Mercy Rule LOLUVA 8-0.

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Eberle is outstanding. 59 pitches to face 16 batters in five innings. Five strikeouts and less then 4 piches per hitter. 2 hits with one double play. Lineup continued to crush the ball with two more home runs.

Another great game. Glad to have been able to catch this one. This team is fun to watch.

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1-0 this time but another no hitter and took the full commonwealth cup point.

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One hitter sadly ๐Ÿ˜ข

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Great (spring game) crowd, 'hoos well stomped. Another fine couple of days for the Hokies.

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37-6 ain't too bad

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And just a cherry on top of the sweep of UVA. First time Tech has ever held an opponent scoreless in a three game series.

Awesome.

Now on too a very important series against Unc. They took 2 out of 3 Against number 3 Florida state and are 2 Games back of Tech in the Coastal

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Wow, that's pretty incredible.

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

Another reward for the great series against JMU and the sweep over UVA was that Keely Rochard was named to four awards for her performances in the circle.

USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Week
Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division I National Pitcher of the Week
FPN College Softball Players of the Week 04-16-2019
ACC Pitcher of the Week

This is the third time that Rochard has won ACC Pitcher of the Week this season. The Hokies also had Carrie Eberle win it once this season.

Emma Strouth, a Hokies outfielder was named Co-Player of the Week in the ACC as well. This is the third Hokie to earn Player of the Week this year. Freshman Kelsey Bennett has earned it twice and Senior Caitlyn Nolan won it once.

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2019/April/16/Virginia-Tech-Ke...

https://nfca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8135:louis...

https://fastpitchnews.com/college-softball-players-of-the-week/fpn-colle...

http://www.theacc.com/news/2019/4/16/virginia-tech-north-carolina-claim-...

Brand new coach? Rebuilding year? What?

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Softball beat Charlotte in game 9-1 and are currently winning game 2 5-0

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I took my daughters to those games yesterday. It was awesome watching great softball up close.

Hokies won 8-0

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New puppy emergency kept me from being able to catch the games, but looks like there was no drama. Man, we be rollin', eh?

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Pete said after the games that it wasn't pretty. Still if you're sweeping a double header and it wasn't pretty you're doing something right ๐Ÿ˜…

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APrimusHokie would you mind updating the main post to reflect current record and rankings as you post the updates? I think there is too much awesome news spread out in the comments and it would be highlighted if put in the main post.

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So post the team Record and rankings after every week. Yeah I can do that

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Actually, I think he was asking you to edit the original post (way up top) so that people can see it there.

Something like "Update (4/18): 39-6 (16-2), ranked #21/20"

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hokiesports.com, go to sports, softball. Links for watching the game, live stats, etc.
Good way to stay informed on current and future games.

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The Hokies softball team is 39-6 (16-2) in Acc play and are ranked 21#/20#

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The Lady Hokies also have a better winning percentage than all but 5 of those teams ranked ahead of them. A big portion of those teams are SEC teams so the voters give them an SEC Beat Each Other Up bias. The SEC has 10 teams in the top 25, 9 of which are ranked ahead of the Hokies.

Tech does have an low Rpi tho

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Thank you for the analysis. I keep up with how we're doing in total and in the ACC, but have no knowledge at all about national softball stuff. It's starting to look like we'll get a chance to prove ourselves against some of those SEC teams in postseason, right? My ignorance is starting to bug me enough to maybe bestir my lazy butt into some googling, but appreciate your help in keeping me from that.

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Fortunately or Unfortunately we will likely have to beat JMU in the Regional or Super Regional to advance before we would have a shot at one or more of the SEC teams. Softball and Baseball have a much different post season structure than most other sports. There will be a final ranking done, where the top 16 teams are ranked and awarded the Regional to host. If the Hokies can manage to get into the top 16 by season end then they would host a Regional.

Baseball and softball start with 16 four team regionals, double elimination, winner advances to Super Regionals. Higher rated team hosts the Super Regional.

Super Regionals have 8 two team matchups that play best of three series, winner advances to the sports World Series.

World Series is eight teams, double elimination held at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, until final 2. Then final 2 play best of three series to determine winner.

Many thanks for the elucidation.

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Leg for "elucidation"!