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No. 23 Virginia Tech Advances Past Boston University in First Round of NCAA Regionals

By Kyle Beene | May 19
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Jayme Bailey drives one into play (Virginia Tech Athletics)

No. 23 Virginia Tech defeated Boston University 6-1 on Friday, clearing the first round of NCAA Regionals in Athens, Georgia.

The Hokies’ lineup was solid top to bottom against the Terriers, with eight of the starting nine tallying a hit during the game. All-ACC second-team honorees Emma Ritter and Kelsey Brown drove the team offensively, racking up three hits each with a combined three RBIs. Addy Greene had another two hits with an RBI, while Cameron Fagan and Rachel Castine knocked in the remaining two runs.

On the defensive end, Lemley pitched an outstanding game. While she only registered five Ks, Tech’s ace pitched five complete innings with one hit, no runs, and no walks, an overall dominant outing for the sophomore. The defense behind the circle was just as tough, with just one error in the sixth after Molly Jacobson came in for relief, letting in BU’s only run.

Despite the steady performance from VT, there was plenty of room to improve. Tech left eight runners stranded on the basepath, an area they’ve struggled all season. If the team wants to keep moving forward that’s certainly a sector of the game to work on, but nonetheless a great performance for the Blacksburg squad down in Georgia.

Virginia Tech advances to the second round of the double-elimination tournament to face off with No. 12 Georgia, who eclipsed N.C. Central 12-0 Friday evening. Hokies at Dawgs is scheduled for 1pm Saturday, likely to be a difficult matchup for Tech. The two teams haven’t met each other since 2019 when they split a two-game series in Athens.

Me Ronnie

Born into a family of Hokies, I can remember watching Frank Beamer and Tyrod Taylor on Saturdays with the family, so attending VT was always the dream. 


In 2020, I began my time at Virginia Tech in the Sports Media Analytics program and eventually joined the Sons in January of 2023 as the softball beat writer. Now, I’ve got football, basketball, and baseball coverage, plus you’ll see some of my photographs in articles throughout the website. 


Graduation is on the horizon, but I can’t wait to come back in the fall to begin my Master’s and continue working with the team!


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