The weekend:Tech continues its 120th season of baseball this weekend with a three-game ACC series at Boston College, which concludes the Hokies regular-season road schedule, as they close with seven straight home games.
Facing the Eagles: Tech is 15-14 all-time against Boston College, and has won four in a row in the series. However, the Hokies are just 3-9 at the Eagles home and have never won a series at BC, in either ACC or Big East play.
Doing it first: With last weekend’s series, the Hokies become the first team in the country this year to face three top five opponents (ranked in top five in at least three of the four major polls - see page 4). Just five other teams have faced top five teams twice, so far - Arizona State, Auburn, Maryland, Mississippi State, Missouri and Washington - while Florida, Long Beach State and South Carolina face their second this weekend.
Knocking off a top five team: Tech had won a series against a top five opponent just twice in its history before this year, and both were on the road and in 2010 - at No. 4 Florida State and at No. 3 Georgia Tech. The Hokies have done it again, knocking off two top five teams this year, but this time both were at English Field, as they defeated No. 4 Florida State and No. 5 Virginia.
Doing it first, again: By knocking off No. 5 Virginia last weekend, the Hokies became the first team in the nation to beat two top five teams this year. Only four other schools can claim a series win (or two wins in one weekend) over one top five school (same criteria as above) and that is South Carolina, San Diego, Washington and Arizona State.
Joe Mantiply is the only starting pitching in the nation with wins over two top five teams, while Max MacNabb of San Diego also has two, but both were in relief outings versus Oregon State.
Links: Follow live stats all weekend long on hokiesports.com and get game updates via twitter @VT_Baseball. All three games are available on All-Access, with audio links above, or if in the area, they can be heard on SuperSports 101.7 FM.
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