Virginia Tech softball earns at-large bid to NCAA Tournament

Hokies to open play with Boston University.

Virginia Tech returns to NCAA Softball Tournament

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech is heading back to the NCAA Division I Softball Tournament for the fourth consecutive season. The Hokies earned an at-large bid and will open play in the Georgia Regional against Boston University.

The Hokies hold an overall record of 37-18, 14-10 in ACC play. Virginia Tech reached the semifinals of the ACC Tournament before falling to eventual champion Florida State.

“We’re as prepared as we can be, you know, four games against Florida State, Clemson, UCLA, Oklahoma State, we’ve played a tough schedule,” head coach Pete D’Amour said. “I don’t think we’re in a bad count against anybody.”

Other teams in the Athens Regional are host and overall No. 14 seed Georgia, North Carolina Central and Boston University.

Virginia Tech and Boston University will play at 2 p.m. on Friday while Georgia will play North Carolina Central at 4:30 p.m.

“I don’t think the mindset changes, it’s still softball, whether it’s home or on the road,” outfielder Emma Ritter said. “So we’re going to keep the same mindset we’ve had for the past couple years now, we’re going to go play hard, have fun, and kick some butt.”

The double-elimination regional will conclude on Sunday, May 21 and the winner of the 2023 NCAA Athens Regional will match up with the winner of the Tallahassee Regional in the NCAA Super Regional round on May 26-28. The winner of the Super Regional round will advance to the Women’s College World Series, taking place in Oklahoma City from June 1-9.

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