Next softball game televised

No. 3 VT softball team takes on No. 14 Tennessee on Wednesday, 4/20 at 7:00 pm on ESPN.

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Ladies in AME! Up 3-0 after one. Slaw an RBI single and then a dinger by ?. She's 5'3"!

Lemley throwing smoke.

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AME? Looks black to me. Dinger by Bre Peck, freshman.

HOKIES up 3-0, end of 2.

Edit: Upon closer inspection, uniforms are AME. I stand corrected.

I seldom speak to loluva grads, but when I do, I tell them I want large fries.

is this another one of those blue dress/white dress things? I definitely saw black.

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

And what's up with the blue glitter face paint? I understand eye black, and its purpose. Wouldn't bright blue glitter paint exacerbate the problem that eye black was made to fix?

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Yep. They were black.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

I miss the days when our maroon was dark enough it could actually be mistaken for black. It's sorta purple now

Onward and upward

Chicago Maroon has always been on the purple side of maroon. It's why it was chosen way back when, because it's unique. Some old maroons weren't really Chicago Maroon.

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Back to back errors by 3rd base keeps the Vols inning going with go ahead run at the plate

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And we get out of it with only minimal damage

3-1 heading to the 4th

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Errors are piling up. A miscue on a routine fly to the outfield earlier turns a single into a double and the Vols make us pay.

3-2 after 4

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Had runner on the corners with 1 out, and even with a fielding blunder by the Vols we couldn't do anything with it

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That's the primary reason they aren't ranked #1.

Moon shot puts the Hokies up 5-2 with no outs in the 6th

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Ripped the shit out of that one

Jayme Bailey goes deep with a 2 run shot!
5 - 2 Hokies.

I seldom speak to loluva grads, but when I do, I tell them I want large fries.

Rochard's drop is falling off the table!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. 🎣

Keely needs to find the zone again

Though my memories have faded
They come back to haunt me once again
And though my mind is somewhat jaded
Now, it's time for me to strike again
Tonight, it's a Hunter's Moon

Keely walks the 2nd and 3rd batters but manages to get out of the inning unscathed.

We head to the 7th up 5-2

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The crowd shots today have been.... Something else.

It's like they all just came from the set of The Trailer Park Boys

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Is this a real screen grab, not a SNL skit of some sort?

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

It's very real and they became a meme (their real names aren't Lulu and Junior, that was part of the meme).
I came across this parody account searching for them:
https://www.luluandjunior.com/about.php

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

That mullet was worth coming back to. With that haircut everyone knew you were for UT no matter what shade of orange you were wearing.

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#Winning

First win over the Vols since the Tournament in 2008 en route to the World Series.

Pretty complete game victory. Couple hiccups here and there in the field, but other than that, they were very much the clear better team tonight.

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That felt like a regional game. Good win ladies

Though my memories have faded
They come back to haunt me once again
And though my mind is somewhat jaded
Now, it's time for me to strike again
Tonight, it's a Hunter's Moon

Hokies win!
Hokies win!

I seldom speak to loluva grads, but when I do, I tell them I want large fries.

Rochard closes. Long drive home! Wish I had a meme of shave sides mullet boy with the flip phone.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. 🎣

We will likely see that match up again for a more meaningful game in Blacksburg.
Solid game for us and demonstrates the true depth of the Hokies pitching staff.

SCHokie

Idk. Tennessee is in spot to host a regional as well

Though my memories have faded
They come back to haunt me once again
And though my mind is somewhat jaded
Now, it's time for me to strike again
Tonight, it's a Hunter's Moon

Way to go, Hokies! Glad this was televised! Y'all should know I'm always pleased with a win over the Vols!

I know there's a long and winded debate over whether or not we'd be better off in this SEC, but games like this make me wish we were. Both schools just 3.5 hours apart via I-81/40... Wish there could be more of a rivalry between the schools in all sports, it'd be lots of fun!

I hate UT so much. So, so much.

Congrats to Hokie Softball. They keep rolling.
Caught some of the game at sports bar.
Hokies look good in the AME old school logo uni's.

You mean ABE?

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No.

I was in a bar.
I was drinking.
I am color blind.

So, the AME uniforms looked great to me.

For those of you who aren't able to watch, you need to try and tune in. When clicking on all cylinders this really might be the best team in the country. Great pitching, powerful lineup from top to bottom, and mostly stingy defense. Love what is going on in the VT athletic department right now!

Is coronavirus over yet?

What I liked is that they very clearly did not play their best game (lots of fielding errors that kept the Vols hanging around) but still managed to win convincingly. For the first time in a while we have a legitimate National Championship caliber team on campus, and not in a 'if the cards fall right' kind of way. This team is capable of going out and legitimately beating anyone else even if both teams are playing at their best.

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I agree, and we have some room for improvement. Gotta clean up the errors. Also, when UT switched pitchers, I think it rattled some of our younger batters and they started swinging at anything. Had runners on second and third with no outs and just wiffed out two batters swinging at everything. If we can settle down and not give away opportunities, we're gonna be tough to beat.

I mean, we need the fielding to really clean it up before the tournaments start up. If that can happen, with the 2 starters we have, we're going to be tough to score any runs on. If they get a little more patient at the plate, that is a National Title recipe. I mean hell, they already have the Natty recipe right now, but that would refine it nicely.

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Absolutely!

I'm more talking about the misplayed grounder to 3rd, and then subsequent dropped pop fly that gifted the Vols their 1st run when the inning should have been over and then the misplayed fly ball to the outfield that granted a runner 2nd base, which turned a follow-up single into their 2nd run. The girls make those routine plays and we win 5-0 rather than 5-2.

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ESPN Camera work >>>>>>>>>>> ACCN garbage. That single stationary camera behind the plate stuff is almost impossible to watch.

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I watched about 5 minutes of the baseball game earlier this week like that, then had to turn it off. Total garbage.

This softball game was so much more enjoyable.

Unfortunately probably has to do with some combination of:
-"Big" espn usually has a traveling production crew, with producers/announcers/extra cameras, etc
- most schools have limited resources, and since it was at Radford instead of VT they are most likely limited even further

VB born, class of '14

Yeah but eyeballs are money, and exposure for the network/program. If you are going to put it on the network, spend enough to put on a watchable product. Or let the schools produce their own stuff and get a share of the ad revenue from ads they sell. But don't put on product so bad it makes people who want to watch not watch.

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I'm pretty sure unless it's on ACCN proper, and maybe even then, the broadcasts are mostly school produced. That's what we spent all that money on TV facilities for. It's hard to expect ESPN or whoever to put the same resources for their national games on every broadcast they have for every sport at all the conferences/schools they have deals with. I'd rather have the poorer quality broadcasts than nothing.

True, but I still think that spending enough to get a watchable program will allow the school to sell advertising to pay for the spending, promote the school brand, and add a tool to the box in recruiting and getting NIL deals. I also hate that we are putting out UVA photoshop level video coverage.

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TN feed from the Vols was spot on!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. 🎣

The broadcast last week of the number 3 softball team in the nation was pretty barebones with the single camera behind the plate and glitching out at that. Hopefully they are working to improve the quality.

Next up L'ville at 6 tonight on ACCNX. Let's Go! Who starts!?

Per Hokie Sports:

BLACKSBURG – The No. 3 Virginia Tech softball team hosts Louisville in its final home ACC series this weekend. First pitch on Friday is set for 6 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. start on Saturday, with both games streamed on ACC Network Extra. Sunday's game will begin at Noon on ACC Network, with the 2022 Senior Day ceremony following the game.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. 🎣

Keely and she goes 1-2-3 in the first inning

Though my memories have faded
They come back to haunt me once again
And though my mind is somewhat jaded
Now, it's time for me to strike again
Tonight, it's a Hunter's Moon

Tech UP 2-1. Top of 5 Rochard strikes out the side. Bust it open in the bottom of the 5th LADIES!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. 🎣

Tech up 3-2 headed to the bottom of the 6th πŸ¦ƒπŸ₯Ž

VB born, class of '14

These calls at home plate are so close. Could be 5-2 easily. Should be 4-2 as they missed one.

SCHokie

Outfield assist to end the game! What a play from left field

VB born, class of '14

Mistake by the 3rd base coach there... Can't send that runner on a short left field ball. Conversely, fantastic play from out there!

Is coronavirus over yet?

On the road as the underdog I agree with sending her there. Make them beat you with a play at the plate. It almost worked, but a great player by the catcher to scoop and tag.

I can appreciate that thought process... either way the third base coach is in sort of a lose - lose situation. But to your point, L'ville is sort of on the bubble, on the road, the underdog - probably not the worst decision.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Hokies score 2 in the bottom of the 3rd!

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Someone at the game has spotted a wild Brent Pry πŸ˜‚

Though my memories have faded
They come back to haunt me once again
And though my mind is somewhat jaded
Now, it's time for me to strike again
Tonight, it's a Hunter's Moon

Final is 3-0. I know it's FP but we are leaving a ton of runners on base.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. 🎣

Another shutout game from our youngster. Our pitching duo might be the best in the country right now.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Errors once again getting to the Hokies defense. Gonna need to clean those up before postseason play begins.

L'ville up in the middle of the third 4-3

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That was a rough inning.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Repko with a PH double to score two! Nearly identical to the pinch hit she had Friday. Hokies up 6 to 4

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Softball parents/players why do softball players slow down so fast when reaching first? They don't truly run through the bag.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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With such little foul territory you want to be prepared to take an extra base if you can. Players are taught from a young age to be able to chop their strides as soon as they are hitting the base. It may look like they are not full speed at the bag but you would be surprised at how fast you can stop if that is the way you have learned all of your life. It is sort of like a DB or a WR when they cut.

I guess that makes sense it just looks so weird on TV. Especially with multiple close plays at first.

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BTW we have a 1 1/2 game lead on Duke after they lost 1 this past weekend.

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Slugfest against Liberty tonight. I think we won? Onto the ACC tourney.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. 🎣

13-9 win. As I said a while back this team is special. Looking forward to watching the ACC tournament and hopefully hosting a super regional.

Let’s go……

That was a fun one to watch, but I gave up during the rain delay and watched something else. Glad to hear we pulled it out.

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People be necroing this thread, and here I am all excited that another game will be on TV.

/sigh

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necroing

Knee-cron-ing: to remove the crome from a trailer hitch.

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