Virginia Tech News: Basketball recruit commits, softball's undefeated start & more

There is a lot to break down in the latest Virginia Tech News.
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In the latest edition of Virginia Tech News, the softball team caps off a strong first weekend of the season and the women's basketball team gets a commitment for next season and more.

Hokies softball caps off strong first weekend

It was a very good start to the season for the 23rd-ranked Virginia Tech softball over the weekend in Auburn, Alabama. Tech went 4-0-1 against Auburn, Belmont, and Illinois.

In the final game Sunday, the Hokies got three hits from senior Cameron Fagan in a 6-5 win. Rachel Castine hit her fourth home run of the weekend as part of her two hits and Emma Ritter had a home run and an RBI.

Cassie Grizzard picked up the win in relief giving up one run on two hits and she struck out for. The Hokies head to Tempe, Arizona next weekend for five more games against BYU, Arizona State, California, Grand Canyon and Illinois State.

Virginia Tech women's basketball gets commitment for Class of 2024

Over the weekend, Virginia Tech women's basketball coach Kenny Brooks picked up another commitment from the Class of 2024 when Amelia Hassett, a 6-foot-3 forward from Eastern Florida State announced on her Instagram page she was coming to Blacksburg for next season.

Hassett, who hails from Australia, is averaging 19 points and 13 rebounds this season for Eastern Florida State, a JUCO school in Cocoa, Florida. She's the fourth commitment for Brooks for next season.

Virginia Tech men's basketball to host Florida State

Following a disappointing loss at Notre Dame Saturday night, the Virginia Tech men's basketball team will host Florida State Tuesday night at Cassell Coliseum. The Hokies come in at 13-10 and on a three-game losing streak after losing to Duke, Miami, and the Irish. Virginia Tech will be looking for revenge for a loss earlier this season against the Seminoles.