Virginia Tech Hokies News: Promising injury update, softball honor, transfer portal

Baseball, softball and the spring transfer portal highlight this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News.
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In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, as the baseball team returns to the diamond this weekend at home, they give some encouraging injury news, a softball player was the Player of the Month for April and more.

Baseball coach John Szefc gives promising injury update

Earlier this season, the Hokies lost first baseman Garrett Michel when he broke his wrist, but following an 11-0 victory over North Carolina A&T, Szefc said that he could return as early as next weekend’s home ACC series against Miami.

If that does happen or even before the Virginia series, ACC Tournament or hopefully the NCAA Tournament, that would be a huge addition to the Virginia Tech lineup for the rest of the season. After beginning the season mashing the ball, the Hokies have struggled in their recent ACC series and they have dropped their last four series. Anything at this point will be a welcomed addition this late in the season.

Cori McMillan named Player of the Month for April

Hokies softball outfielder Cori McMillan was named the Player of the Month for April by Softball American. She batted .423 with nine home runs, 25 RBIs, and slugged 1.114. In a 4-1 win over Liberty this week, she had two hits.

At 39-11-1 overall Virginia Tech, which was ranked 18th in this week’s Softball America Top 25, had their weekend non-conference doubleheader against Robert Morris postponed before heading to the ACC Tournament next week at Duke.

Transfer portal officially closed

The spring transfer portal for football officially closed at midnight on May 1. Virginia Tech has got a commitment from UCLA quarterback Collin Schlee and Brent Pry still has work to do with two open scholarships and needs at either running back, defensive back, or an offensive lineman.