March 21, 2013
    Tech travels to Florida for ACC series with Miami
    No. 24 Hokies face tough road opponent in Hurricanes
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    The weekend series: The Hokies continue their 120th season of baseball this weekend in Florida with a three-game ACC series with the Miami Hurricanes.

    Facing the hurricanes: In 24 games against Miami, all regular season ACC contests, the Hokies are just 6-18 overall and 1-8 in Coral Gables. All six of those wins though have come under Coach Hughes, including the last two games in 2012, in which Tech won in walk-off fashion.

    Also, the only time the Hokies have faced Miami when they have been ranked (2010), they took two of three from the Hurricanes.

    Another return to the Top 25: With its success the first weekend of the season, Tech found itself ranked in the Top 25 in the first in-season Baseball America poll, entering at No. 24. It marked the first time the Hokies had been ranked since the end of the 2010 season, when they were 16th in the BA poll heading into the NCAA Baseball Championship.

    After dropping a pair to No. 14 Georgia Tech, the Hokies fell out of the top 25, but returned to the No. 24 position after a 5-1 week and an ACC sweep at Duke.

    As a ranked team: The Hokies haven’t played too many games as a ranked team, however, overall, under Hughes, Tech is 29-16 when ranked, but 13-10 away from home. Their record against non-ranked team when ranked is 20-4.

    A fast start to the season and in the acc: Before this season, Tech had never been above .500 after the first two weekends of the ACC slate and only once, in 2007, were they .500, standing at 3-3. After its three-game sweep at Duke, the Hokies are entering the weekend at 4-2.

    After the weekend, the Hokies will have played 25 games, nine in the ACC. Only the 2007 and 2010 teams had four wins in nine tries and only the 2012 team had 17 wins (17-8).

    Follow live stats all weekend long on hokiesports.com and get game updates via twitter@VT_Baseball. Audio of the games is also available on Hokies' All-Access. Full game notes and audio links are also above.

    For updates on Virginia Tech baseball, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_Baseball).

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