Moments of Excellence: Hokies win 2022 Blacksburg Regional

December 27, 2022

BLACKSBURG – Because the 2022 calendar 12 months involves an in depth, Virginia Tech Athletics will spend the month of December celebrating the Hokies’ standout achievements from the previous 12 months in a marketing campaign referred to as “Moments of Excellence.”
The “Moments of Excellence” marketing campaign will function a glance again to the historic highlights and memorable accomplishments in Tech Athletics throughout 2022. Every varsity sport program may have an impressive second featured throughout December on the official Virginia Tech Athletics web site and @HokieSports social media properties. Followers can go to the Hokies’ social media listing to remain in touch with Tech Athletics and their favourite sports activities groups.

For the Virginia Tech baseball group, there was no finer second throughout its historic 2022 season than dogpiling in entrance of its residence followers in its residence ballpark after championing the NCAA Blacksburg Regional.
Because the No. 4 nationwide seed, Tech prevented second-seeded Gonzaga whereas defeating fourth-seeded Wright State and third-seeded Columbia (twice) to advance to this system’s first NCAA Tremendous Regional – its first to be performed at residence – throughout its historical past.
GAME 2: Virginia Tech 15, Wright State 9
Virginia Tech was all-too accustomed to its opening spherical opponent, Wright State, as the 2 sides had met three months earlier throughout a three-game collection at English Area at Atlantic Union Financial institution Park. The Hokies’ seven-game, season-opening successful streak had ended by the hands of the Raiders, leaving an enduring mark that no lead can be safe till the ultimate bell.
Gavin Cross homered two batters into the sport to ship Tech the 2-0 lead – a part of his 5-for-6, five-RBI night time that may finally propel the hosts to victory. Cade Hunter’s solo homer throughout the third inning rushed the Hokies out to the 5-0 benefit, however Wright State rallied towards beginning pitcher Drue Hackenberg, leveling the sport at 5-5 by the halfway level.
Counting on the esteem of its offense, Tech introduced 10 batters to the plate throughout the backside of the fifth inning, breaking out for 5 runs to guide, 10-5. Regardless of the Raiders bouncing again once more, introducing the potential tying runs in scoring place throughout the sixth inning, Christian Worley slammed the door closed, serving to the Hokies journey out the 15-9 win.

GAME 4: Virginia Tech 24, Columbia 4
On upset alert, Virginia Tech discovered itself trailing Columbia, 2-1, after three innings of play. Then, the Hammerin’ Hokies caught hearth.
Tech staged one in every of its most legendary offensive performances, plating 14 runs throughout the high of the fourth inning to set this system’s ACC-era scoring report (since 2005). Conor Hartigan made three plate appearances throughout the fourth inning alone because the Hokies compiled 10 hits, together with 5 extra-base knocks, to assert the 15-2 lead.
Including three extra crooked numbers, Tech catapulted into the regional last courtesy of its 24-4 rout of the Lions, inching one step nearer to the match’s second weekend.

GAME 6: Virginia Tech 7, Columbia 2
When Tanner Schobel deposited his two-run residence run over the left subject wall throughout the backside of the primary inning, Virginia Tech followers might sense a regional title was ready for them on the end.
With Ryan Metz pitching 4 and two-thirds innings of one-run ball, Tech’s bats took care of the remaining. On back-to-back pitches throughout the fifth inning, Nick Biddison adopted Carson DeMartini’s three-run residence run with a solo shot to left middle subject, charging the Hokies out to the 7-1 benefit.
Graham Firoved and Henry Weycker toed the rubber for the rest of the best way as Tech accomplished its undefeated weekend on the NCAA Blacksburg Regional, sending the Hokies onto their first Tremendous Regional.

Gallery: (6-5-2022) BSB: NCAA Blacksburg Regional Last vs. Columbia

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