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No. 5 Florida State Powers Through No. 22 Virginia Tech

By Kyle Beene | April 22
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Cameron Fagan fires over to first for the out (Virginia Tech Athletics)

No. 22 Virginia Tech lost to No. 5 Florida State 6-3 on Friday, the Seminoles leading the series 2-0.

The game was much closer in reality than it looks on paper, with Virginia Tech leading for the majority of the game. Florida State ran away with it in the seventh inning, putting four runs on the scoreboard before shutting down Tech in the bottom half.

Lyndsey Grein started in the circle for the Hokies, arguably her strongest performance of the season. Grein pitched the first five innings, letting in seven hits and two runs. Lemley would then come in to relieve her in the sixth, struggling to retire runners. FSU would put three runs on the board before Head Coach Pete D’Amour decided to reintegrate Grein on the mound midway through the seventh. One more run would go on to score, but Grein was incredibly efficient to close out the final frame, retiring three of four batters faced.

Despite the horrifying seventh inning for the Hokies, they held control against one of their toughest opponents this season, the Seminoles. Cameron Fagan, Addy Greene, and Rachel Castine put the ball in play for a trio of RBIs.

While Tech’s offense was certainly present during the game, Florida State always had an answer for the home crowd, never trailing by more than one. The Seminoles and Hokies went back and forth in an exciting, yet lengthy game at Tech Softball Park, the official time reporting at 3:02.

The FSU at VT series finale has been pushed back to 4pm Saturday, with stormy weather expected earlier in the day. Look for another exciting matchup as these two ranked teams face off in a top-five ACC battle.

After FSU, Virginia Tech will head to Huntington, WV to face off with Marshall (37-7) on Tuesday at 3pm.

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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