Virginia Tech Baseball Team a Contender for the ACC Title

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BLACKSBURG, Va. Virginia Tech baseball is experiencing one of its best seasons in years. Currently ranked 17th in the country, the Hokies have won three consecutive ACC series and are at the top of conference’s coastal division. “We got a lot of different contributions from a lot of different people…hitters, pitchers, defenders alike,” said Virginia Tech Head Baseball Coach John Szefc. On any given day on the diamond, a different Hokie is stepping up in a big way for head coach John Szefc.
“In general, I think your guys have been able to perform at a pretty high level lately in games that are really important,” said Szefc.
A year after college baseball shutdown because of the pandemic, Virginia Tech baseball is making plenty of noise in the ACC. “In Virginia Tech it is for sure. It helps when you win games. When you have success, players have fun, coaches have fun. What is that a byproduct of? Talented players and I think a coaching staff that does a very good job preparing these guys for what they’re gonna face,” said Szefc.
The Hokies roster got a boost from the extra year of eligibility the n-c-double-a gave athletes because of COVID. Tech injected with talent from guys whose careers would’ve already been over.
“We benefitted a lot. Three of our better arms. Thomas one of our regular position players. It’s helped us. It’s helped a lot of teams I think but it’s certainly helped us,” said Szefc. Now Szefc hopes the Hokies can keep their foot on the gas as the postseason approaches.
“You keep it rolling by trying to keep your guys healthy and continuing to have a lot of structure in their preparation, their practices and their pregame. You just don’t get away from what you’ve been doing,” What Tech has already done is putting the rest of college baseball on notice.

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