VT Softball thread 2020

Bah gawd it's that time of the year ladies and gentlemen. It's Softball time! ( Also baseball starts next week for Tech but I'll start that thread next Thursday). The 22nd ranked hokies start off the year in Conway South Carolina in the Kickin Chicken classic. They play 2 games tomorrow. 1st game is against Iowa at 12:45 PM EST and game 2 of the day is against Tournament host Coastal Carolina at 5:15 PM EST. Let's kick this season off with 2 wins ladiesπŸ˜ƒ

DISCLAIMER: Forum topics may not have been written or edited by The Key Play staff.

Comments

I don't really follow softball- what's the prognosis for this year's team?

El. Psy. Kongroo.

They went 47-11 last year and won the ACC regular season championship. They return 6 starters from last year's team 4 of which got voted pre season all acc. I'm thinking they finish around 40 wins this year and another Ncaa appearance. Next week we are in a really tough pre season where most of the field is ranked in the top 40

Cut and divide it all right in two

I didn't realize how well they did last year, I thought they had an offense problem. Good to know though

If you want level-headed opinions, don't go on a message board or sports forums

They did the year before last. They bumped up their Batting average from .242 to a .332 they went from 35 home runs to 97 and their team from .698 to over a 1.000.

Cut and divide it all right in two

They have 3 or 4 on the ACC preseason team. Got a good pitcher and that always seems key to a good season.

Kickin Chicken classic is a nice season starting tournament. I'll be taking my older girls to see them play a tournament at UNF later in February.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Hell yeahπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

I urge people to find out when non revenue sports are playing near them and go and if you have kids take them. Most sports are free to watch, the players love having Hokies cheer away from Blacksburg that aren't their parents, the team often will stop and talk to kids and even take a picture.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Bumping this thread up so I can give updates for the games today

Cut and divide it all right in two

Thanks for doing this, I really appreciate it!

No problem πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

10 minutes until first pitch!

Cut and divide it all right in two

Actually might be delayed a little bit because Iowa and ECU decided they wanted to go extra innings 😧

Cut and divide it all right in two

Iowa was up 5-1 going on to the top of the 6th and ECU was like yeah I'm gonna the game up don't mind me

Cut and divide it all right in two

Alright Iowa walked it off probably gonna be 30 mins until first pitch now

Cut and divide it all right in two

Game time! We got the freshman Kaylee Hewitt on the mound for game one

Cut and divide it all right in two

Alright after the top of the first tech is up 1-0!

Cut and divide it all right in two

1-1 going to the 3rd

Cut and divide it all right in two

Tech got out of bases loaded jam still 1-1

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hell yeah Hokies open up the lead to 4-1 going to the 4thπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

A bases loaded double puts the hokies up 7-1!

Cut and divide it all right in two

Iowa pitching change after giving up a run single. 8-1 hokies

Cut and divide it all right in two

Honest question, how well rated was this incoming freshmen class? Is there a recruiting resource for softball?

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

There is a website that ranks softball recruits. I think it's softball america

Cut and divide it all right in two

The class wasn't top 25 but I know Hewitt was a highly sought after Recuirt. And the Whitley twins were highly Recruited as well

Cut and divide it all right in two

Bats are singing today. 8-1

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

9-1 now🀀

Cut and divide it all right in two

Oh yeah I forgot the run rule is 8 in softballπŸ˜‚ hokies win!

Cut and divide it all right in two

Great way to keep your pitcher healthy to start the tournament.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Yep now let her dominate against Coastal Carolina in 2 hoursπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

I'll be back here in a hour and 45 mins for game 2

Cut and divide it all right in two

Loving the updates!

El. Psy. Kongroo.

Not trying to be a debbie downer as we are off to a fast start, but didn't we have 2 aces last year and one transferred? And today we started a freshman?

I'm just trying to fill in the gaps and I know ya'll are the best to do it.

A really good freshman mind ya. Also I think Pete wanted to get the first game jitters outta her as well. I'm pretty sure we'll see Keely throw game two

Cut and divide it all right in two

Thank you!

The hokies go 3 up 3 down in the top of the 1st

Cut and divide it all right in two

Coastal gets 2 hits but no runs on to the 2nd still 0-0

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies up 1-0 after a sac fly πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

2 run RBI Single puts the hokies up 3-0!

Cut and divide it all right in two

Now 4-0 after an RBI double!

Cut and divide it all right in two

SEE YA! Lattin with a home run makes it 5-0

Cut and divide it all right in two

Who was the Hokies starting pitcher?

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

Keely

Cut and divide it all right in two

RBI Single brings in 2 more now 7-0!

Cut and divide it all right in two

Coastal got 2 back but the hokies got 1 back as well so its 8-2

Cut and divide it all right in two

11-2 hokies!

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies win 11-2! Nice way to start off the season 😎

Cut and divide it all right in two

Alright games 3&4 today. We start off against Campbell at 4:15 Pm and at 7PM against ECU

Cut and divide it all right in two

Are you able to watch the games or just following online?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Just following online. Coastal is only showing their games on their website

Cut and divide it all right in two

Bumped

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hewitt is the starter for game one again

Cut and divide it all right in two

Campbell is up 3-0 after the top of the 1st

Cut and divide it all right in two

Another run rule victory!

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Kobayashi of the diamond... That's a name I haven't heard in a long time!

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Thank you for taking care of thread today fireman. I'm sick as fuckkkk

Cut and divide it all right in two

Earlyyy softball today hokies up 3-2 in the 5th

Cut and divide it all right in two

We going extra innings

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies lose on a walk off error

Cut and divide it all right in two

Tough loss but overall good start to the season. They are headed to Clearwater next if any Hokies are down there!

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

I'll be in Bradenton. Where will they be in Clearwater?

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

If you can't make it ESPN is televising all the games next week on ESPN ESPN2 ESPNU ACC Network SEC network and watchespn

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies will be back next Thursday against Oklahoma State at 10Am EST on the ACC network

Cut and divide it all right in two

Nice recap!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Bumped for tomorrow

Cut and divide it all right in two

Woke up 5 mins before game time Hell YeahπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

That's not a good start

Cut and divide it all right in two

3-0 Ok State

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies up 4-3 after the 2nd

Cut and divide it all right in two

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

10-5 Ok state

Cut and divide it all right in two

14-6 Ok state final

Cut and divide it all right in two

Ouch. What happened in that one?

El. Psy. Kongroo.

Ok state batter's knew what pitches they wanted to hit

Cut and divide it all right in two

2-0 hokies after a 2 run home run!

Cut and divide it all right in two

3-1 hokies going to the bottom of the 3rd

Cut and divide it all right in two

5-3 South Carolina

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies win 8-6!

Cut and divide it all right in two

1-0 hokies in the 4th

Cut and divide it all right in two

5-0 hokies in the 5thπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Just like that its 5-4😧

Cut and divide it all right in two

5-5😐😐😐😐

Cut and divide it all right in two

6-5 Missouri wins😧

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies win game 2 2-1 against 13th Minnesota πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Two top 20 wins and a close lose to a top 20. Not bad start.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

That northwestern game tomorrow is really important now

Cut and divide it all right in two

The hokies beat 23rd ranked northwestern 6-5 in extra inningsπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

3-2 against ranked teams this weekend, not bad

If you want level-headed opinions, don't go on a message board or sports forums

Hell yeahπŸ˜ƒ i called that a very successful weekend!

Cut and divide it all right in two

Thanks for keeping us updated, guys!

No problem πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Thanks for this thread, guys. Can't always keep up with the Hokies what with work and family stuff. Still got to experience the rollercoaster a bit reading through the updates.

Click here to destroy wall.

I believe they are now ranked in at least one of the polls this week! #25

Bumped. We got some early games tomorrow starting off with Army at 9:15 AM EST and Dartmouth at 11:45 Am

Cut and divide it all right in two

If I'm not up someone run the thread plsπŸ˜‚

Cut and divide it all right in two

They postponed the first game. It will start at 11:15 AM so that means I can sleep for another hourπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Sleep is overrated. Says the guy who stayed up late to watch that triple overtime BB game and then goes to work early.

OoofπŸ˜‚

Cut and divide it all right in two

I got it backwards. our Army game is gonna start at 6 PM now and we'll still play Dartmouth at 11:15

Cut and divide it all right in two

2-0 Dartmouth going to the bottom of the 1st

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies have taken the lead 3-2πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

4-2 hokies going to the 3rd

Cut and divide it all right in two

6-2 now!

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies are pouring it on now. 9-2 is the score

Cut and divide it all right in two

12-2 hokies going to the 4thπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

12-2 final score. Hokies win!

Cut and divide it all right in two

I'll be back around 5:40 to update game 2 today

Cut and divide it all right in two

Spot the Ivy Leaguers two runs, then crush their souls with 12 unanswered. Nicely played ladies, nicely played.

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, Former Naval Aviator, Former FBISA, Forever married to my VT87 girl. Go VT!

Alrighty then it's time for game 2

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies up 2-0!

Cut and divide it all right in two

Loving all these updates.

El. Psy. Kongroo.

4-1 hokies in the 2nd

Cut and divide it all right in two

5-1 going to the bottom of the 3rd

Cut and divide it all right in two

5-1 hokies still. Going to the 5th

Cut and divide it all right in two

SEE YA! Kelsey Bennett with her 2nd home run of the year makes it 6-1 Hokies

Cut and divide it all right in two

6-2 Hokies going to the 6th

Cut and divide it all right in two

8-3 hokies in the 7thπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies win 8-3πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Game 1 against Bradley is about to begin. Keely Rochard is on the mound for the hokies

Cut and divide it all right in two

SEE YA! 2 run home run puts the Hokies up 2-0πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Inside the park home run puts the Hokies up 3-0πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Keely with 5 strikeouts thru 6 batters😎 on to the 3rd hokies up 3-0

Cut and divide it all right in two

Keely up to 7 strikeouts thru 3 innings. Still 3-0 Hokies. Bradley with a pitching change

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies add 2 more in the top of the 4th. Score is now 5-0πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies won 9-1πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

2-0 Hokies in the 2nd

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies up 8-0 in the 3rdπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

14-0 in the 3rd😱

Cut and divide it all right in two

16-0 this game will be called.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

And 16-0 is the final and Hewitt gets her first career No Hitter!!πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Who's ready for day 3πŸ˜ƒ last game of the tournament as we face the host College of Charleston at 1:45 Pm

Cut and divide it all right in two

2-0 hokies in the 2nd!

Cut and divide it all right in two

SEE YA! Lattin with a 2 run home run! 4-0 hokiesπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

5-0 in the 5th

Cut and divide it all right in two

Still 5-0 going to the 7th

Cut and divide it all right in two

Keely Rochard struck out 11 out of the 12 batters she faced and the Hokies go a perfect 5-0 this weekend with a 5-0 win over COCπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

You keep posting these updates, and the ladies keep winning. Correlation is clearly causation, so you'd better not stop.

I'll try my bestπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

loving the run by run, it is honestly exciting to read your posts.

Sigh. I hate UVA.

This thread is one of the best things going on TKP right now. Thanks for putting in the work for those of us who can't watch.

Click here to destroy wall.

The softball team moves up 5 spots in the main poll. Up to 19th now! Good job ladiesπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

We also move up 5 spots in the other main poll. So the Hokies are going to be 19/20 this week. I think they are gonna to keep the game against radford tomorrow at 4PM and then they are in Hokie Fireman territory as they travel down to Jacksonville for the JU/UNF spring break challenge πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Going to try and make a game or two but all based on real world stuff. My wife was T-boned when another driver ran a red light. Totaled her car and she has lots of soft tissue injuries, whiplash, also did some damage to her hips. Still dealing with insurance and trying to find her a replacement car.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Damn that sucks. I hope she gets betterπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Alrighty the ladies have a double header today. Game 1 is against Purdue at 2:30PM EST and Game 2 is against the university of North Florida at 5:30πŸ˜ƒ The bad news is that i wont be as quick on the updates as i was last weekend cause im going to the hokies baseball game today at 2😒

Cut and divide it all right in two

I'll just go to the Baseball game on Sunday. Let the constant updates commance

Cut and divide it all right in two

1-0 hokies going to the 3rdπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

2-0 hokies in the 5th πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

SEE YA! Chavez with a 2 run bomb to double up the lead now 4-0 hokies!

Cut and divide it all right in two

A 3 hitter for Rochard and the Hokies win 4-0πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

1-0 Hokies in the 3rdπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

2-0 hokies in the 4th

Cut and divide it all right in two

3-2 North Florida

Cut and divide it all right in two

😒

UNF wins 3-2

Cut and divide it all right in two

Boo

El. Psy. Kongroo.

Tough loss. In the last inning getting picked off at 3rd base representing the tying run and with the go ahead run at 2nd was a big blow but their catcher did throw a rocket down to 3rd.

β€œI'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter”~steven wright

Ouch!!

Go Hokies!!

Ok taking all 4 kids to the 1pm game. I'll post some updates if the kids aren't too crazy.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Top of the 5th 0-0 but Hokies hitting just Purdue making great catches in the field. Two long balls stopped at the fence with wind blowing in instead of out.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

1-0 top of the 6th great hard shot up the middle to drive a run in from 2nd.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

FINALLY A SCORE UPDATE! 1-0 hokies in the 6thπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Scored on an error RBI. 2-0

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

And this is why I love softball, the bench cheers!

Who is up to bat with a big ole booty and a big ole bat, KALEY!!! CLAP CLAP CLAP

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Hokies win 2-0πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Hokies win 2-0.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Jinx pinch poke you own me a cokeπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Jinx jinx fireman drinks

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

3-0 hokies in game 2πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

5-0 hokies in the 4th!

Cut and divide it all right in two

6-0 in the 5th

Cut and divide it all right in two

2nd no hitter of the year for the hokies this year as they won 6-0 πŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

1-0 hokies in the 2nd!

Cut and divide it all right in two

Should be more poor base running last at bat.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

3 run 4th inning with 2 outs has the Hokies up 4-0. Beautiful HR over the left field fence.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

VT pitcher has been on fire today. Throwing K's all day. Just retired the entire side 3 up 3 down bottom of the 5.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Top of the 6th and it's 5-0 off of a triple and an up the middle double RBI.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Stoney Brook On their 3rd pitcher after Tech goes up 6-0 bottom of the 6th.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Hokies win 6-1 after giving up HR in the 7th.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

NOOOOOO NOT THE SHUTOUT😒😒

Cut and divide it all right in two

Where is parking for softball? This is my first comment on this forum. I'm a longtime lurker because I live in Pulaski and my wife works at VT. I graduated from Clemson in 1974. Clemson's first ever softball team plays at VT April 3,4 and 5.

Lane is probably easiest, it's right across the street.

Thanks

There's a little parking lot right next to the ballpark in center field as well

Cut and divide it all right in two

4-0 hokies in the 5th inning against the wahoosπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two

Easy 4-0 win for the hokies as Keely Rochard gets another complete game shutout

Cut and divide it all right in two

At Disney so didn't follow but maybe start a new thread for ACC play.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

I GOT IT FAMMMMπŸ˜ƒ

Cut and divide it all right in two