#3 Hokies vs Duke for a shot at the ACC Title

The Hokies take to the mound in just under an hour. With just three games remaining, the Hokies are in the thick of it for a shot at winning the ACC regular season baseball title.

Virginia Tech needs a sweep of the Blue Devils AND a split series between Notre Dame and Miami OR a series win vs Duke AND Notre Dame wins the series against the Hurricanes.

The only thing the Hokies do not need is to see either Miami or Notre Dame get the sweep, as the former will eliminate the Hokies and the latter will require the Hokies to sweep the Blue Devils.

First pitch is in 45 minutes with Griffin Green on the mound for Tech. He is 7-2 on the season with a 3.78 ERA and a WHIP of 1.38. He is second on the team with 57 strikeouts, but leads the team with 24 walks in 66.2 innings pitched.

Duke counters with Marcus Johnson, currently 1-7 on the season with a 4.71 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Through 65 innings, he has 74 strikeouts to 23 walks.

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Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

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

"...bring in the cat."

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God Bless!

The way this game is going first one to 20 runs is gonna winπŸ˜‚

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Green is struggling with 2 outs today

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Okay green you gotta stop leaving everything over the plate

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Duke has our number. God damn Chris Pollock

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Holy hell Carson Jones smoked that

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Score and inning update pls?

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

7-5 duke top 5

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8-5. Duke has 3 home runs

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Thanks Primus.
Rally time.
LETS GO!

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

Its just one of them games. Duke is barreling every baseball and our defense is playing the worse they have all year

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Clown show today. Wycher is absolutely painful to watch.

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9-6

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EDUARDO WITH A 3 RUN BOMB. 9-9

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10-9 hokies πŸ˜‚

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Carson Jones is on absolutely fire

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Nick biddison with a bomb. 5th hokie bomb of the dayπŸ˜‚

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Who put the flubber in the balls? Crikey.

11-9 headed into top 6th

Edit check that now 11-10

VB born, class of '14

Duke with a homerπŸ˜‚

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Tech needs a about 15 more runs nglπŸ˜‚

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Should be 12-10 that was fair

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This game is drunkπŸ˜‚

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Coming to this late but based on previous comments : underrated

I'm still figuring this out.

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Biddison with a rbi double. 13-10 hokies. 2 on outs for cross

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Cross with a sac fly 14-10. Schobel with a rbi groundout. 15-10 hokies

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Duke with a solo shot. 15-11 Hokies in the 9th

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1 more out

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DA HOKIES WIN 15-11. Improves to 38-11 (17-9) in the ACC

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That's 1

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

Not ideal to give up 11 runs but when the bats are that hot it worked out.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Giving up 11 Runs and still winning by 4.

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Funny that uva fans on the sabre is crying about tech getting home field advantage on that Schobel home run where it was CLEARLY fair and over the pole. I think they need some new glasses or eyes cause they must be as blind as the umpire who orginally called it foulπŸ˜‚

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ACCN is all messed up on YouTubeTV. Guide says Duke @ VT staring at 7:15 pm. They're showing Notre Dame vs. Miami. I come here to figure out what's happening - to find out i missed a heck of a game.

I told him I’d crawl on my hands and knees to be the DL coach at Virginia Tech. Now, all of a sudden, I’m sitting in this chair and I told him I’d still crawl on my hands and knees to work here. I just want to be here.
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Yeah the Tech game was originally supposed to be at 7 but since the ACC wants to put the baseball team on the ACCN more they put us on at 4 so they could also have ND vs Miami at 7 on tv

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Forgive me if it was posted elsewhere but what are our rooting interests this weekend again? Aside from VT of course

VB born, class of '14

Notre dame (sadly) and I think that's it cause uva and Louisville need a lot of help to win the ACC

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We need to sweep and have nobody else sweep.

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

Miami is up 4-1

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VT has that knack for winning games -- low scoring nail-bitters and high scoring HR derbies -- and often in come-from-behind fashion. It's hard to win both styles of games, but that's why they're knocking on the door of an ACC championship.

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I'm gonna listen to st anger cause I'm angry ND lossπŸ˜‚

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Hey man, I get that it's disappointing but you don't have to inflict that level of self-torment.

.... this is the most perfectly written thing I've ever seen on this site
-8300A_Hokie'12

You know. I don't hate the album. I mean it's not good but you can hear somewhat of a decent album under Lars snareπŸ˜‚ in case of point its S&M2 when they play All within in my hands. It's so great under that setting πŸ˜‚

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I'll have to find out one day. I bought that album day 1 and after the last track ended, I gave it a well-considered chuck out of my moving car onto the shoulder of I-40 somewhere between Cary and Durham.

Between Star Wars and Metallica (and just being 15-19), 1999-2003 was a string of disappointment from my favorite things.

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Compared to Star Wars and Metallica today, those were golden years.

Fair point.

Counterpoint: Death Magnetic was their best album since ...And Justice For All, and TFA & Rogue One are both top 5 in the canon.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Hardwired is much better than Death Magnetic. Full stop.

Ehh Imo hardwired is inconsistent while Death Magnetic is banger after banger. Also I think Death Magnetic being one of the loudness war albums doesn't help either

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Fair point. I think there are just better songs on hardwired. Title track is killer. Now that we're dead is great. They opened up recent tours with Atlas Rise. And Moth is a good one as well. Better top songs on that vs. Death IMO

I agree on Now that we're dead and I love Spit out the bone I just can't remember much of the album other than those 2πŸ˜‚

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I enjoy any of Star Wars that has come out since 2008 so much more than any of 1-3. I have tried rewatching them and I literally can't.

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1st Pitch for Game 2 scheduled for 7pm

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

Let's Gooooo!!

Keep an eye on ND and Miami series. Hokies can win more than Miami and claim the #1 seed heading into the ACC tournament I believe. 🧹 is ideal for the good guys.

Let’s go……

There's no commentary on this game, right? Or is my audio jacked up

stick it in, stick it in, stick it in!

I'm not getting any either. At least we can keep updated on Miami ND with the TV on the background while while streaming - LOL #STOPACCNx.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Mine is coming in now thankfully

VB born, class of '14

Let's go boys ⚾️

VB born, class of '14

HR #13 for No. 9

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Home run VT - who knows who. Up one, just like ND.

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I think commentator said Demartini.

Remember, we probably allocated most of the broadcasting gear for the softball game, as it's a regional. Hopefully espn/accn will bring in more if there's ever a day with both (lol they probably wont)

VB born, class of '14

I had sound off, but commentary up now on the x. 1-0 after 3.

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Nobody can score in either game. 1-0 5th.

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Notre Dame just hit a home run to lead off the 5th. 3-0 Irish

Good guys lucky to be up one at this point. overcoming mistakes on D, and nothing on O. Let's Go.

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Homer! 3-0 Hokies!

Go Hokies!

FINALLY!

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Jones is absolutely crushing the ball

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VT up 3-0, ND up 3-0.

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I think Hackenberg day should be done after that

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Yep here comes Higgins

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EDIT: 9 innings. Got it.

Notre Dame is up 3-0 after 7.

Bottom of 8th. VT up 3-1.

Go Hokies!

Big out. ACC about to be decided.

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Notre Dame up 4-0 now, middle of 8th.

Malinowski double. VT up 4-1. 1 out.

Go Hokies!

Hartigan single. VT up 6-1. 2 outs bottom 8th.

Go Hokies!

EDUARDO BIG INSURANCE RUN

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Fuck!!! internet glitch, see a pause, coverage comes back on with a different score and now way to rewind. Watcing an AACNx, and still miss the parts most likely to make the highlights,

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BIG DICK CONNOR! 6-1 hokies

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Never mind - caught the possibly ACC clenching big hit to follow.

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Not quite. Still would depend on tomorrow (although our winning percentage still puts us ahead in case we both win or both lose.)

Edit: Notre Dame goes up 5-0, 1 out top of 9th.

Yep if both results hold and hokies win tomorrow Hokies win the ACC outright

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THIS TEAM RRRRRAKES

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

3. More. Outs.

Go Hokies!

2. More. Outs.

Go Hokies!

1. More. Out.

Go Hokies!

Hokies win 6-1!

Go Hokies!

I liked this

I'm still figuring this out.

3. More! Outs!

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two. more. outs.

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one. more. out.

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Win!!!!!

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I liked this slightly less but you still got legs

I prefer the responding to your own comment, like kville. I could be alone in that

I'm still figuring this out.

DA HOKIES WIN 6-1. Hokies improve to 39-11 (18-9) in the acc

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Miami made it interesting, (bases loaded with 2 outs before ND pulled their pitcher).

Notre Dame wins 5-0

Coastal Standings:
1. Virginia Tech .... (18-9, 0.667)
2. Miami ............... (19-10, 0.655)

Miami-ND play at 1pm. If ND wins, then we will lock up the 1 seed before the game.

Just win tomorrow baby!

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Oregon State has lost its first two games against UCLA this weekend. A win today may move us to #2 in the polls.

Holy Crap! 3 HR! Looks like there is some trash talking! Duke sucks!

Edit: Sidel does not make it out of the 1st. Gave up 3 HR 1 walk and hit a batter, tough day.

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3 home runs in the first four at bats.

Nice

Where can I watch?

What we do in life, echoes in eternity

ACCN plus

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Almost Kentucky time on ESPN

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Eduardo solo shot makes it 4-1 hokies

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4-2

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Any weather delay? ESPN saying there is a weather delay for the softball game.

Go Hokies!

Based on the radar it's coming.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Can a game be called early on account of weather?

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Yes. And it has a higher chance because it's a travel day

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Yes, after the losing team has had 5 at bats.

I was going to respond "as long as they've completed 5 innings," but you just said the exact same thing in a different way.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

And weather delay

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So close... 4 1/3 innings in, and lightning strikes near the field. Time to watch TWiB...

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Miami looks like they are going to win, so if our game gets declared a no contest both Miami and VT finish with a . 666 conference winning percentage.

According to the ACC tiebreakers, both teams are technically declared co-division champions. For the sake of tournament seeding, the tiebreaker is head to head and VT won 2 out of 3 vs Miami so we would get the #1 seed.

ACC Baseball Tiebreakers

I don't understand the logic behind a co-champion with a tie in the division standings despite having beat the other team 2/3 times...who came up with this shit?

Agreed, and what will be interesting is what seed they would give Miami. It says that the division champions are seeded one and two with no mention of co-division champions. According to how I read it, both the Atlantic champion and Miami have an argument for the 2 seed. #goacc

Obligatory #goacc

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Looking at a 5:10 restart time

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Get 2 more outs then let it pour!

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Miami won. The boys know what to do

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The feed is back up. Restart in 2 min.

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Well, we're gonna have a decision.

4-2 bottom of the 5th

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

Jones with his 5th home run in 4 games. 7-2 hokies.

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3 outs to go...

VB born, class of '14

HOKIES WIN 7-2. ACC REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS!!

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We're #1

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

VB born, class of '14

One of my favorite sayings when it comes to Tech. Who woulda Thunk this in blacksburg πŸ˜‚

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Whit

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

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I'm going to go out on a whim and say Carson Jones will be in the starting lineup for the ACCT. He's gotta be ACC player of the week.

Let’s go……

Yeah I agree. Having another power hitting lefty is always a great thing to have in a lineup

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Coach Szefc has been exactly as advertised when Whit hired him. He managed a full rebuild and now Tech is fielding one of it's most accomplished teams ever. No telling what they'll achieve if they keep playing with this much confidence.

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Any word on when the pool play schedule will be finalized?

"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.

Just did a couple mins ago. Hokies play Thursday and Friday at 7

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Whoever designed that opening graphic should be fired.

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Why do they have the #1 seed playing Thursday, Friday, likely Saturday and possibly Sunday, while some lower seeds get a break between game 1 and 2?

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I thought I read somewhere that we got to pick our time slots. Having the Thursday game means we know which team we have to beat to advance (we win the tie breaker as the higher seed if the pool ends up tied at 1-1).

This is correct. They mentioned this on the TSL podcast yesterday.

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So the ACC baseball tourney has started so I thought I'd flip over to the ACC Network and watch a game just to find a Louisville football game replay on. I know football is a more popular sport but I have to think that the LIVE ACC baseball tournament would draw a larger TV audience than a replay of a .500 football team from last year.

Still a residual of Swoffords deal with raycom.. minor leagues/busch league

Probably the top baseball conference in the nation this year and you don't even bother to televise the tournament? Unbelievable

It's televised on the RSNs for the group stage, ACC Network for the semis, and ESPN2 for the final.

Hokies enter the postseason ranked #2 in the country.

Wow

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Insane. Just gotta figure out a way to convert these awesome teams into a NC!

I just saw that of the 7 VT players selected to the All-ACC team, we have 1 junior and 6 so/fr. Holy cow! I didn't realize we were that young of a team.

Shout out to one of the best shows that a lot of people have not seen

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Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

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Oh good, that's the one game I'll actually be able to watch πŸ˜…

Achievement unlocked: All of the Fullers

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Thanks Frank!

I've got my tickets for Friday evening! Hoping the weather forecast is wrong.

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Am I the only one that finds this format stupid? If NCSt holds on the semifinal is set between NCSU & Pitt with 2 more days of "pool play" left. Tomorrow's schedule has 2 games with zero impact on the conference championship (VT being one of them).

Why not just do a 12 team single elimination tournament and give the top 4 teams a bye? The other alternative would be 8 teams: 2 four team pools of double elimination and then each pool winner faces off in the final.

Because the bat sports like to be odd.

They had a different format before the ACC expanded. You are right though the current way leaves a lot of useless games. Someone mentioned it above, UNC beat Clemson so the only game that matters to Tech right now is beating UNC.

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came to TKP for the sole reason to complain how stupid this format is...was just lookin at the schedule and realized 3 of the last 6 games in pool play have zero impact on the tournament. 2 of them because the pools are already decided and 1 because of the tie breaker rules (our game tonight means nothing if i understand the format correctly). who came up with this nonsense?

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