Baseball: #5 Hokies Host #7 Louisville

Game 1 live now.
Game 2 Sat 1pm ACCN
Game 3 Sun 1pm ACCNX

This is a huge series and test for the 5th ranked good guys. A series win would cement a likely rise in the multiple NCAA Baseball Rankings.

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LETS GOOO

Let’s go……

HOKIES

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

4 very hard struck balls by hokie batters. No runs came out of it but if it continues like that Louisville pitchers are in for a long day

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

That got out in a hurry

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

That's twice Cade Hunter has been robbed this year

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

1-1

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

Rain delay

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

And we're back

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

Pitching dual since then

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

Louisville scored on a strikeout 2-1 Louisville

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

That center fielder for Louisville has robbed 2 runs. Its just one of those games

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

Been hitting the ball hard all day but not to the right spots.

Yep or making contact to early or late. Cross and Schobel crushed 2 pitches but swung too early and went foul😭

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

Yeah this game is frustrating

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

Very

What a savings

And there's a chance that things'll get weird
Yeah, that's a possibility

Add another hard hit out

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

That bullshit call in the 6th inning gave Louisville all the momentum to take over the game

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

Well today just sucked!

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

VT eeks out a 4-3 victory today!

VB born, class of '14

Probably would've felt a lot better about the win without the rain making things difficult at the end! Stressful 9th with the slippery mound haha.

Thank god they brought in that pinch hitter for the last out. Dude seemed like he was ready to get out of the rain.

VB born, class of '14

Looking for scores? Anybody know how we did/are doing in the rubber match?

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Post above you was for today. Victory baby!

With the win, we are now 16-9. Louisville falls to 16-10-1.

Miami is 18-8, but down 6-4 to FSU in the 8th. We need them to lose that one. They finish with a 3-game tilt against ND 15-9, first in Atlantic.

Somebody please check my math, but I think if FSU hangs on today, and the "U" drops 1 of 3 against ND, we could be a sweep of Duke away from the #1 seed.

"That's it guys. Let's get out of here. That cold drink's waitin' on us, let's go." - Mike Young after win no. 300.

Update: 6-4, Noles. Our very own, Bill Roth, on the call!

Let's sweep last place Duke and get ND to take 1 from the 'Canes.

"That's it guys. Let's get out of here. That cold drink's waitin' on us, let's go." - Mike Young after win no. 300.

Math checks out. At a minimum, VT has to win the series and get some help.

To summarize:

3 teams are in contention for the ACC regular season title and #1 overall seed: Miami, ND, and VT.

Miami is the #1 seed if:

  • Miami sweeps ND
  • Duke wins series vs VT (Sweep or 2 wins)
  • Miami wins 2 and VT wins 2
  • Miami wins 1 vs ND and VT loses series (0 or 1 win)

VT is the #1 seed if:

  • VT sweeps Duke and Miami doesn't sweep ND (0, 1 or 2 wins)
  • VT wins 2 against Duke and Miami loses series to ND (0 or 1 wins)

ND is the #1 seed if:

  • ND sweeps Miami and VT doesn't sweep Duke

The ACC tournament format is 4 pools of 3 teams with each pool winner going into a single elimination semifinals. The #1 seed gets their choice of day off and is in a pool with the 8 and 12 seeds.

Thanks. Parents are coming into town the week of the tourney and I can literally watch the games from my office window in uptown Charlotte. Hoping we get the 7pm game on Thursday and/or Friday

"That's it guys. Let's get out of here. That cold drink's waitin' on us, let's go." - Mike Young after win no. 300.

Keep in mind that the 1 seed picks their days off. I haven't looked at past years but I would imagine we would request Friday as a day off.

VT-Duke will be at noon all three days
Miami-ND will be at 7pm the 19th and 20th, and 1pm on the 21st.

VT may know by end of the game on the 21st if they have clinched the regular season title. If Miami and ND split the 19th and 20th, if the Hokies sweep, they get it.

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

Wonder what the Vegas odds would be on the ACC champion going into the last weekend? Miami has the most scenarios but I would put my money on the VT scenarios being more likely. But maybe I just have my O&M glasses on.

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

VT is playing the last place team in the Coastal and Miami is playing the first place team in the Atlantic. We don't control our own destiny but I have to think the "Vegas odds" would be in VT's favor here.

Probably locks a top 12 seed

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

Oklahoma State, Oregon State and Arkansas all lost their series this weekend. OSU was swept. We should move up in the rankings.

Life is good.

When you say OSU wad swept but mention two OSUs .... ?

Lol

A perfect example why the buckeyes come from anOSU and not tOSU.

VT moved up to #3 this week in both Baseball America and D1baseball rankings. Currently #5 in the RPI

We've gone from a football skewl to a basketball skewl to a hard ball skewl with baseball, softball and club lax, all in about three years.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

His decision was made after a phone call with longtime Virginia Tech assistant coach Bud Foster. All Foster told him was, "We win. They don't."

We've always been a batsport school. You didn't know?

I knew we had some quality teams over the years but two number 3s at the same time? I don't remember that

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

His decision was made after a phone call with longtime Virginia Tech assistant coach Bud Foster. All Foster told him was, "We win. They don't."

This will definitely be the most Tech has spent on temporary bleachers in one year.

It's Time to go to Work

Luckily the way the schedule falls they would likely just need to move the bleachers from the softball park to English field.

May 20-22: Softball Regionals
May 27-29: Softball Super Regionals
June 3-5: Baseball Regionals
June 10-12: Baseball Super Regionals

I was wondering about this. Thanks for looking it up!

It's Time to go to Work

I dont know we had an entire end zone if temp bleachers for a season before the north endzone was finished

New D1 postseason projections. Hokies are the national 3 seed
1. Virginia Tech
4. Long Island
2. East Carolina
3. West Virginia
And the counterpart regional would be Vanderbilt
1. Vanderbilt
4. Davidson
2. Southern Miss
3. Liberty

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

Win over K-state was on ESPNU just now. Looked good.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own