5 years to the day, John Szefc’s hiring at Virginia Tech leads to a Super Regional berth

The Hokies will host the Super Regional at English Field

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BLACKSBURG, Va. – It was five years ago to the day that John Szefc was announced as Virginia Tech’s next head baseball coach. And what a ride it’s been unfolding all the way to this weekend in the Super Regionals, where the Hokies are one of the final 16 teams in the country left playing baseball.

“It has everything to do with how good the players are and how well the coaching staff prepares them and that’s all we do,” Szefc said. “We have really good players, they’re tough, and our assistants prepare them daily on a very high level. If we won the national championship in two weeks, it wouldn’t be surprising to me. It wouldn’t really.”

While there’s no lack of confidence for the Hokies, they know they must take it one game at a time. Only two more games are guaranteed, and the Oklahoma Sooners are in the way.

“Coach Szefc says it all the time, there’s nothing we haven’t seen yet, there’s not going to be any surprises this weekend,” utility player Nick Biddison said. “It’s the same game we’ve been playing for however many weeks. What we’ve taken from the ACC schedule is we’re good enough to play with the best and this is just another weekend to do that.”

Virginia Tech will face Oklahoma in game 1 of the Super Regionals on Friday at 3 p.m.

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