Virginia Tech Hokies News: Baseball sweeps Boston College, Sweet 16

The Hokies' baseball team continues to roll and the ACC proved a narrtive wrong in the men's basketball NCAA Tournament through the first two rounds.
Mar 21, 2024; Spokane, WA, USA; A general overall view of the March Madness logo at center court of
Mar 21, 2024; Spokane, WA, USA; A general overall view of the March Madness logo at center court of / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, the baseball team completed a weekend sweep in Boston College in terrible weekend weather in the Northeast and the ACC send xxx teams to the Sweet 16 in men's basketball, proving a narrative wrong on how down the conference was in 2023-24.

Baseball sweeps Boston College

Terrible weather in the Northeast forced a doubleheader at Boston College on Friday with an off-day on Saturday for the Hokies baseball team. Sunday, in 40-degree temperatures, the 19th-ranked Hokies complete a weekend sweep of the Eagles with a 12-6 victory.

Once again, Virginia Tech used the long ball to separate from BC. Carson DeMartini had a long home run in the third inning and Chris Cannizzaro added a two-run shot in a seven-run seventh. DeMartini (two RBI) and Cannizzaro (three RBI) each had two hits for the Hokies.

Griffin Stieg started and worked 4.2 innings scattering four hits and striking out six while walking three. The Hokies will host Marshall Tuesday before welcoming Pittsburgh next weekend from Thursday-through-Saturday. Virginia Tech is 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the ACC.

ACC gets two men's teams to the Sweet 16

All season long the ACC was clowned on about the NCAA Tournament and they ended up getting five teams in the field with Virginia eliminated in the First Four against Colorado State last week. After the dust has settled on the first weekend, the ACC is sending four teams to the Sweet 16.

North Carolina beat Wagner and Michigan State over the weekend and North Carolina State, which went on an improbable run at the ACC Tournament, winning five games in five days, beat Texas Tech and Oakland to get to the Sweet 16 to continue their hot streak. Duke beat Vermont and James Madison to get through the opening weekend and Clemson took down New Mexico and Baylor. So much for a bad conference.

If there has been one conference in men's basketball that has been consistent, it's been the ACC and I still think that Wake Forest and/or Pittsburgh deserved a better look by the committee.