Virginia Tech Hokies News: WNBA Draft, softball sweeps BC, Clara Silva commits

There is a lot to break down in the latest Virginia Tech News.
Nov 9, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies center Elizabeth Kitley (33)
Nov 9, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies center Elizabeth Kitley (33) / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, one former Hokie is getting ready for the WNBA Draft, the softball team sweeps another ACC series, the baseball team struggles again and a former Hokies women's basketball commit is going to the SEC.

Elizabeth Kitley attending WNBA Draft tonight

Two days after Virginia Tech announced that they are retiring Elizabeth Kitley's No. 33, the former Hokie is in New York for the WNBA Draft tonight. Despite her not being able to play this season, expect the Virginia Tech center to hear her name called to begin the process of being ready to play next season.

Softball team sweeps Boston College

The nationally ranked softball team had a successful weekend at home, sweeping Boston College and clinching a spot in the ACC softball tournament next month. The Hokies are 30-9-1 overall and 14-4 in the ACC.

All three games were won in five innings against the Eagles and in the series final, Virginia Tech trailed 4-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth before they plated 12 runs to end the game with a 13-4 victory. Cori McMillan had a grand slam in the frame. The Hokies will travel to Charlottesville Tuesday night for a 6 p.m. matchup with the Cavaliers.

Baseball struggles continue at Georgia Tech

After being swept last weekend at home by Wake Forest, the Hokies baseball team went to Atlanta and lost two of three games to Georgia Tech. After winning the opening game Friday night, Virginia Tech lost the second game 19-0, then blew a 7-0 lead in Game 3, losing 11-7.

At 23-10 overall and 11-7 in the ACC, Virginia Tech returns to the diamond Tuesday night at home against Radford, before a tough Duke team comes to Blacksburg next weekend.

Clara Silva heading to Kentucky

After Kenny Brooks left Virginia Tech to go to Kentucky, incoming freshman Clara Silva announced she was reopening her recruiting. To nobody's surprise, she committed to Kentucky, to follow Brooks, Georgia Amoore, and Clara Strack next season, along with fellow recruit Lexi Blue.