Virginia Tech Hokies News: Brent Pry gives player updates, baseball rolls to victory

Brent Pry gives player updates and more ahead of spring practices.
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In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, football coach Brent Pry meets with the media ahead of spring practices that begin Friday and offers some updates, and the baseball team continues to stay hot with a non-conference victory.

Brent Pry offers updates ahead of spring practices

Spring practices for the Virginia Tech football team begin on Friday and head coach Brent Pry met with the media and offered some updates on some players and discussed other topics which were interesting.

Linebacker Keli Lawson is returning for the Hokies in 2024 which is huge for the group, but he will miss spring practice as he recovers from surgery. Offensive lineman Montavious Cunningham who is coming to Blacksburg from Georgia State in the transfer portal, has a lot of versatility along the line which is one of the things the Hokies like about him. He will likely begin at a guard spot in spring ball and see where things go from there.

If there has been one thing that has been apparent since the regular season ended with a win at Virginia, there is a lot of commitment from within and from the outside of the program under Pry. A lot of key players are returning, including QB Kyron Drones, RB Bhayshul Tuten, and DBs Mansoor Delane, and Dorian Strong to just name a few. Transfer additions along with incoming freshmen and recruits who are a year away also are committing to what is being built at Virginia Tech.

"Stability, consistency, especially when you believe in a process is critical and we have that in our favor right now,'' Pry said.

It's clear that the program has all that and more going for them right now.

Baseball rolls over Marist

The Hokies baseball team continued the momentum they built by sweeping Notre Dame over the weekend by rolling over Marist, 20-2, Tuesday at English Field. Virginia Tech hit eight home runs on their way to improving to 12-3 on the season.

Carson DeMartini, Jake Slade, and Henry Cooke each had two homers, while Eddie Micheletti and David McCann each had one. The Hokies had 19 hits, 20 earned runs pushed across the plate, walked eight times, and struck out just three times.

Virginia Tech will travel to Louisville this weekend for a series against the Cardinals after starting 3-0 in the conference for the first time in program history.