Shine bright on the diamond: Virginia Tech to host NCAA Softball Regional

Hokies will open with St. Francis (PA) on Friday at 2 p.m.

Virginia Tech will be an Regional host of the NCAA DI Softball Tournament (WSLS)

BLACKSBURG, Va. – During Sunday night’s NCAA DI Softball Tournament selection show it was revealed that No. 3 Virginia Tech will be a Regional host of the NCAA Tournament.

“It’s a big deal to host and be on your own field for regional and postseason,” head coach Pete D’amour said. “We’re looking forward to seeing a bunch of people in the stands.”

Virginia Tech will open with St. Francis (PA) on Friday at 2 p.m. Also coming to Blacksburg to be part of the Region will be Miami (OH), Kentucky and St. Francis (PA).

The Hokies hold a 41-7 overall record and have one of the more dangerous pitching staffs in the country with the reigning two-time ACC Pitcher of the Year Keely Rochard and the ACC Freshman of the Year Emma Lemley. Their bats can be explosive at times with timely hitting having been a strength through much of the season.

“It’s really exciting for sure, its just an attribute to what we’ve been doing all season,” senior Mackenzie Lawter said. “This is something we’ve been working for so we’re really excited, really excited for Blacksburg, to see everybody this weekend, it’s something we’ve been working toward and an exciting time for our program.”

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