Virginia Tech baseball pulls off a program first in dominating fashion vs. Notre Dame

The Hokies are 3-0 for first time in program history in the ACC with a sweep of Notre Dame at home over the weekend.

Virginia Tech v North Carolina
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Coming into the 2024 season, there were a lot of questions surrounding the Virginia Tech baseball team. Just how good were the Hokies going to be in their non-conference games, then how would they start ACC play the second weekend in March at home against Notre Dame.

So far, so good.

The Hokies went 8-3 in the non-conference and this weekend, they kicked off ACC play in Blacksburg by sweeping the Irish to begin conference play 3-0 for the first time in program history. Virginia Tech did it in multiple ways combining strong pitching early in the series, then using the long-ball to complete the weekend domination of Notre Dame.

On the mound, Brett Renfrow continued his dominance to begin the season working eight innings allowing three runs and three hits, walking one and striking out 10. He needed just 96 pitches to get through his outing. The freshman is 4-0 after the 11-3 win Friday night and he is looking like a solid Friday night starter. Offensively the Hokies pounded out 16 hits, including three from Eddie Micheletti, including a grand slam as part of his five RBI evening.

Saturday in Game 2, the Hokies pounded out 11 hits, scored 10 runs, and once again got a strong performance on the bump. This time Wyatt Parliament struck out 10 in just 5.1 innings, scattering three hits and allowing two runs in the 10-5 Tech win. Once again offensively the Hokies used the long ball as dingers from Carson DMartini, David McCann (two) and Gehrig Ebel accounted for five of Virginia Tech's seven RBIs.

Sunday's series final got a little more interesting than it should have as the Hokies took an 11-4 lead into the top of the ninth, but the Irish pushed across four runs to account for the 11-8 final. Once again offensively Tech used the long-ball with two home runs from Micheletti and once each from DeMartini and Christian Martin sparked the offense, while seven pitchers combined to complete the sweep.

The Hokies will host Marist Tuesday then play their first ACC series on the road next weekend at Louisville.