March 28, 2013
    Hokies set to battle No. 4 Seminoles at English Field
    Tech will welcome Florida State for ACC series
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    The weekend series: The Hokies continue their 120th season of baseball this weekend with a three-game ACC series against No. 4 Florida State at English Field.

    Facing the Seminoles: Tech and Florida State have played each other 48 times, with the Seminoles winning 40 of them. Exactly half of those games and wins have been since the two teams have been members of the ACC (24 & 20).

    The Seminoles have been ranked every time the Hokies have played them in an ACC contest, and have mostly seen them when they’ve been in the top 5 - this year at No. 4. Tech is 2-9 against Florida State at English Field.

    A fast start in the ACC: Before this season, Tech had never been above .500 after nine games of the ACC slate. In 2007 and 2010, the Hokies were 4-5 after nine games.

    After 12 games, the team has never been above .500, but was a best 6-6 in 2010, while in 2007 they were 4-8 (the second-best record after 12 games).

    20 wins, no fooling: After the weekend, the Hokies will say farewell to the month of March. Only twice in their history have the Hokies reached the 20-win mark before April 1 - 1985 (March 30), and 1992 (March 29).

    Also, only 17 times in their history has Tech reached 20 victories by its 30th game, the last time 2010 (20-9), while in 2003 it took just 28 games.

    The turning point: The 2010 season has now been referenced in both previous notes in regards to successful starts. Looking back, on March 31, the team was 18-9 after a win at ETSU and entered the ACC weekend 4-5 as the Hokies were heading to ... ironically, No. 4 Florida State.

    The Hokies took the first two games of that series - their first ever series win over the Seminoles - to get to 20-9 overall and 6-5 in the ACC. The rest as they say is history, as the team posted its only winning record in the ACC (16-14) and advanced to both the ACC and NCAA Tournaments.

    Links: Follow live stats all weekend long on hokiesports.com and get game updates via twitter@VT_Baseball. Virginia Tech will also be providing audio and video of the games, check All-Access for what is available for each game. Full game notes and All-Access links are also above.

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

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