Frank Beamer would be proud. With a Metallica yell the Virginia Tech Hokies rush the field to celebrate the win over Sam Houston State today.

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Hokies Ruin the Mid-Major Party

At The Ballpark

DeLand, FLA — Day three of my tour of the Sunshine State took me to DeLand, home of the Stetson Hatters. I intended coming here to write about what I think are two of the best mid-major teams in the country, in the Hatters and Sam Houston State, who are both in the RyCass Classic here at Melching Field. So my game plan was to highlight these two teams and give some love to two programs who really have a knack of going up against the big money teams and going toe-to-toe with them.

Well unfortunately it was not a great time to catch either of them. Not today.

You’ve got Virginia Tech to blame for that as the Hokies completed a three-game sweep of the field at the RyCass Classic with a 3-2 win over Sam Houston State. The homestanding Hatters ended the weekend going 0-3 thanks to Sunday’s 5-2 loss to Manhattan. Although they both took it on the chin you could still see some glimmer of hope for a good season for the Bearkats and the Hatters.  And as Virginia Tech head coach John Scefz pointed out, they are both regional-worthy teams.


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