Virginia Tech Hokies News: Elizabeth Kitley's promise, softball beats Virginia, baseball downs Radford

There is plenty to discuss in the latest Virginia Tech Hokies News.
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In the latest edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, Elizabeth Kitley makes a promise, the softball team wins the first Commonwealth Clash of the season and the baseball team beats Radford.

Elizabeth Kitley promises to get back on the court

Monday night in Brooklyn, New York, the Las Vegas Aces selected former Virginia Tech All-American Elizabeth Kitley with the final pick in the second round of the WNBA Draft, 24th overall. She will not be able to play for the two-time defending champions, but she said she's going to work hard to get back on the court for 2025.

"I'm going to give it my all no matter what that is and do whatever I can to get back to full playing potential,'' Kitley said.

What a draft it was for Las Vegas who ended up with former Syracuse guard Dyaisha Fair, Katie Martin from Iowa, and Angel Jackson from Jackson State University.

Softball beats Virginia

In a rare mid-week ACC game, the Hokies softball team beat in-state rival Virginia, 6-0, scoring four runs in the second and two more in the third for all the scoring in the game.

Virginia Tech got home runs from Bre Peck and Cori McMillan, while Addy Greene had a two-run double and Kylie Aldridge had an RBI double. Peck finished with three hits and Aldridge and Greene each had two.

In the circle, Emma Leley gave up just two hits in seven innings, walking two and striking out eight. The Hokies return to the diamond this weekend when they host Georgia Tech after improving to 32-9-1 overall and 14-4 in the ACC.

Baseball beats Radford

After dropping two out of three over the weekend at Georgia Tech, the 23rd-ranked Hokies' baseball team beat Radford, 7-1, in a non-conference matchup. Once again Virginia Tech used the long-ball with a two-run shot from Chris Cannizzaro and a solo blast from Henry Cooke to improve to 24-10.

Virginia Tech will host seventh-ranked Duke this weekend at English Field.