Hokies win ACC, top seed in upcoming tourney


After the conclusion of the ACC’s final day of the regular season on Sunday, the seeding has been set for the 2019 ACC Softball Championship, with No. 24/T22 Virginia Tech earning the top seed in the 10-team tournament.

Photo courtesy of VT AthleticsThe Virginia Tech Hokies will be the number one in the ACC tournament, slated to start on Thursday. The team finished as the regular season champion.

The four-day tourney begins on Wednesday in Tallahassee, Florida with eighth-seeded NC State (29-26, 9-15 ACC) and ninth-seeded Syracuse (20-31, 8-16) playing each other at 1 p.m. ET on the campus of Florida State (48-8, 19-5). The Hokies (45-8, 20-4) will play the winner in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 11 a.m.

It marks just the second time that Tech has earned the top seed and the first since 2007, which also was played in Tallahassee. The Hokies are 4-0 all-time as the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament and are 19-13 overall in the tourney.

The tournament will continue with Friday’s semifinals at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and will conclude with Saturday’s championship game at noon.

The first three rounds will be broadcast on the league’s Regional Sports Networks, and ESPN will carry the championship game.

Daily tickets are available at $5 for adults, $8 for reserve seating and $3 for youths. Admission is free for fans under 2 years old. All-session tickets are $15 for adults, $25 for reserve seating and $10 for youths.

–VT Athletics