BLACKSBURG – Along with his 2022 roster reunited at residence plate on Friday afternoon at English Discipline at Atlantic Union Financial institution Park, Virginia Tech baseball head coach John Szefc proudly awarded championship rings to his achieved squad throughout an honorary ceremony that celebrated the Hokies’ first ACC and NCAA Regional titles.
Seated collectively on the infield, Tech’s 2022 graduated and returned student-athletes had been invited one after the other to obtain their championship rings from Szefc, the 2022 ACC Coach of the 12 months, in entrance of grandstand supporters. Headlining the Hokies in attendance was this system’s full class of 2022 MLB signees, that includes outfielder Gavin Cross, shortstop Tanner Schobel, utility participant Nick Biddison, catcher Cade Hunter, pitcher Graham Firoved and pitcher Jordan Geber.
On their ahead face, Virginia Tech’s championship rings have the athletics brand displayed inside baseball stitching, framed inside ‘2022 ACC Champions’ lettering that signifies this system’s ACC Coastal Division championship, as earned with the perfect ACC common season report (19-9). The Hokies achieved a program report by profitable 9 ACC common season collection, together with six seres towards opponents that had been ranked in D1Baseball’s high 25 ballot.
Down the suitable facet of the band, the lettering ‘Blacksburg Regional Champions’ is displayed, commemorating Tech’s undefeated weekend on the NCAA Blacksburg Regional – this system’s first regional title gained throughout its historical past. Under, Tech’s total report ’45-14′ is depicted, celebrating this system’s highest win complete throughout its ACC historical past and its fourth highest win complete all-time.
Alongside the left facet of the band, the ring bearer’s title is projected atop the lettering ‘Blacksburg Tremendous Regional Host’ in addition to the bearer’s jersey quantity or crew position.
On the bottom, ‘Hokies’ is stenciled between each side of the band. Beneath the highest face, this system’s Construct It In Blacksburg (BIIB) brand is revealed, symbolic of Szefc’s dedication made in June 2017 to construct a profitable baseball program beneath his core ideas: to be blue collar, to have integrity, to be invested and to embody brotherhood.
The 2022 Virginia Tech baseball crew peaked because the nation’s consensus No. 2-ranked program previous to drawing the No. 4 nationwide seed within the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship – its highest all-time. Led by All-People Gavin Cross, Drue Hackenberg, Jack Hurley and Tanner Schobel, the Hokies stormed by the NCAA Blacksburg Regional to advance to this system’s first Tremendous Regional, making such an look in its residence ballpark.
Tech witnessed 5 gamers go on to earn choice in the course of the 2022 MLB Draft, highlighted by Gavin Cross turning into the Hokies’ highest all-time choose at No. 9 total by the Kansas Metropolis Royals.
Friday’s ceremony was emceed by Evan Hughes, buddy of this system and the radio play-by-play voice of Tech baseball.
Gallery: (11-4-2022) BS: 2022 Championship Rings