Virginia Tech baseball suffers frustrating weekend sweep at the hands of Wake Forest

The Demon Deacons proved they are still one of the teams to beat in the ACC this season with an impressive weekend in Blacksburg.
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This weekend's three game series at English Field against No. 21 Wake Forest was to be a measuring stick series for the No. 11 Virginia Tech baseball team. The Hokies hosted the preseason No. 1 team and a program fresh off a 2023 trip to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The Demon Deacons shows the Hokies that despite their recent struggles, they are still one of the top teams in the ACC.

Wake Forest came into Blacksburg and swept the three-game series and did so in getting the Hokies weekend pitching that had been good through the first month of the season, but struggled in this series.

Wake Forest won the opener 8-5 Friday by scoring five unanswered runs after Eddie Micheletti blasted a grand slam for a 5-3 Hokies' lead after his 405-foot bomb. That was the lone bright spot as Chase Burns struck out 15 Virginia Tech better in seven innings.

Saturday night, the Hokies were held to seven hits with nobody getting more than one. Wake Forest again used the long-ball with two homers to pull away. Sunday, the Demon Deacons completed the sweep with a 10-4 victory and they again held the Hokies without a home run, something that has been a strong point through the first eight weeks of the season. Ben Watson and Henry Cooke were the only players with multiple hits for Tech.

The weekend sweep leaves Virginia Tech at 21-8 overall and 10-5 in the ACC with a mid week matchup with Liberty in Blacksburg. After that, the Hokies hit the road for a three-game conference series at Georgia Tech as they look to rebound in Atlanta. It was a frustraing weekend to say the least, but as they have done many times this season already, it's time to turn the page and look ahead.