April 4, 2013
Hokies return to state of North Carolina for ACC series
Top 25 match-up in Raleigh on ESPN3 all weekend
(22) Virginia Tech (21-10) 01100302000000796
(25) NC State (22-10) 001141000000018144
  • Doak Field - 2,073
(22) Virginia Tech (21-11) 002002000480
(25) NC State (23-10) 00002704X13160
  • Doak Field - 2,854
(22) Virginia Tech (21-12) 020000100353
(25) NC State (24-10) 00300004X7101
  • Doak Field - 3,279

Game notes in PDF

The weekend series: The Hokies, ranked No. 22, continue their 120th season of baseball this weekend with a three-game ACC series against No. 25 NC State at Doak Field at Dail Park.
This will be the fourth trip the Hokies will take to the state of North Carolina, and they have fared pretty well there in their three previous trips. Tech is now 11-2 in the state and includes a three-game sweep at Duke three weeks ago.
All three games will be available through ESPN3 (links below) and Saturday's game will be a broadcast nationally by RSN and can be viewed on Comcast SportsNet and Fox Sports South. Click here for more information on the broadcast provided by the ACC Network.

Facing the Wolfpack: The Hokies have faced NC State a total of 57 times with the Wolfpack holding a 35-20-2 record in the series and are 22-8-1 at home.
Since Tech joined the ACC, the team is 6-11 against NC State and that includes a 3-6 mark in Raleigh, N.C. In the series, never have both teams been ranked.
The Wolfpack are 5-3 when they are ranked and won the only game when the Hokies were ranked, which was during the 2010 ACC Championship tournament - a 10-9 decision in 10 innings when Tech was No. 18.

A winning start in the ACC: Before this season, Tech had never been above .500 after 12 games of the ACC slate. In 2010, the Hokies were 6-6 after 12 games.
After 15 games, the team has been above .500 just once, in 2010 when the Hokies were 8-7 and the most wins after that is five in both the 2009 and 2012 seasons.

20 wins, no fooling: The Hokies said farewell to the month of March with a 20-9 record. Only twice in their history before this year had the Hokies reached the 20-win mark before April 1 - 1985 (March 30) and 1992 (March 29). They won game 20 this year on March 30.
Also, only now 18 times in their history has Tech reached 20 victories before its 30th game, the last time 2010 (20-9), while in 2003 it took just 28 games and 1993 it took 27 games.

Links: Follow live stats all weekend long on hokiesports.com and get game updates via twitter @VT_Baseball. As always, the games are available on All-Access, with this weekend's audio links above. All three games will also be available on ESPN3, here are those direct links -
Friday – Direct Link
Saturday – Direct Link
Sunday – Direct Link

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

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