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No. 15 Virginia Tech Sweeps Georgia Tech in Weekend Series

By Kyle Beene | March 19
No. 15 Virginia Tech Sweeps Georgia Tech in Weekend Series
Molly Jacobson claims her first ACC win (Virginia Tech Athletics)

The No. 15 Virginia Tech Hokies claimed another three ACC wins this weekend at Georgia Tech. The Hokies are now 22-5 overall this season and 8-1 in conference play.

Tech’s lineup continued its dominance at the plate, driving nine balls over the fence this weekend. Jayme Bailey, Cameron Fagan, Kelsey Bennett, and Teagan Thrunk all found themselves with a homer by the end of the series. In addition, Bre Peck had three homers herself, and Addy Greene had another two. VT remains atop the NCAA in home runs, further bolstering its resume as the heaviest hitting team in softball.

The Hokies close out their weekend in Atlanta with a +13 run differential against Georgia Tech, who continues to struggle at home this season. The Yellow Jackets fall to 9-9 at home and 2-4 in the ACC after their three losses this weekend.

The redshirt sophomore Molly Jacobson got her first ACC win as a pitcher this weekend, throwing for 5.2 innings. Jacobson allowed just five hits and two runs in the game, her second win of the season.

Emma Lemley also found herself back in the circle this weekend, pitching two complete games and closing for Jacobson. Lemley gave up only 12 hits and five runs in 15.1 innings. The strikeouts just keep coming for Lemley, finishing the series with 18 Ks for a whopping 143 on the season. The sophomore ace leads the ACC by 49, while Cagle Valerie of Clemson holds the second place spot with 94 Ks.

Virginia Tech will head home for its next 10 games, facing Charlotte (15-12) on Wednesday. The Hokies will then see Chattanooga (14-10) on Friday and a Saturday doubleheader, before Liberty (16-9) on Tuesday, March 28.

Kyle Beene

Junior at Virginia Tech, serving as the new softball beat writer for the Sons. Majoring in Sports Media and Analytics with a minor in property management, I'm excited to start my career in the sports world writing about the teams I grew up watching every weekend with my family.

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