Virginia Tech Hokies News: Kenny Brooks replacement rumor, baseball beats Marshall, Samyha Suffern enters portal

The baseball team beats Marshall, the search for a Kenny Brooks replacement begins and more in this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News.

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In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, a potential Kenny Brooks replacement is rumored, the baseball team beat Marshall, and the first women's basketball player enters the transfer portal.

Virginia Tech begins Kenny Brooks replacement search

Tuesday, Kenny Brooks made the decisions that all Hokies fans were fearing, he's leaving Blacksburg. He accepted the head job at Kentucky and joins the Wildcats in the loaded SEC and will likely bring some of his current players with him. Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock now begins the search to find a replacement for Brooks and Mitchell Northam of WUNC reported that Rice coach Lindsay Edmonds is their top target.

Edmonds has 56 wins in her three seasons with the Owls and was an assistant under Brooks at James Madison and also worked under Wes Moore at North Carolina State. Expect Babcock to move fast with this hiring, whoever it ends up being.

Samyha Suffren enters the transfer portal

Hours after Virginia Tech announced that Brooks is heading to Kentucky, freshman Samyha Suffren was the first Hokies women's basketball player to enter the transfer portal and she likely won't be the last one. The Charlotte, North Carolina native played in 15 games this season.

Baseball edges Marshall

Fresh off their weekend sweep of Boston College in frigid weather in the Northeast, the 13th-ranked Hokies baseball team beat Marshall, 4-2, at English Field Tuesday in nasty raw conditions. The Thundering Hurd grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but a three-run double from Henry Cooke in the home half of the inning was the difference.

The Hokies took a 4-1 lead to the top of the ninth, but Marshall loaded the bases with nobody out against Jordan Little, but he worked his way out of the jam with a fielder's choice, strikeout and fly-ball to seal the victory and pick up his fourth save of the season. Virginia Tech, winners of seven in a row, will look to extend that streak this weekend with a three-game series at home against Pittsburgh beginning Thursday afternoon.