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Virginia Tech Baseball Interested in Former D3 Most Outstanding Pitcher

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After a disappointing season, Virginia Tech Baseball has gotten busy in the transfer portal looking to bring in reinforecements in pursuit of getting back to the NCAA Baseball Tournament in 2025. That includes reaching out to one of the best college baseball pitchers outside of the Division I ranks.

Augustana College star transfer Harrison Boushele had this to say when we asked him about which schools that he's heard from since entering the transfer portal.

"I've heard from a lot different schools. My top choices are UVA, VT, Houston, Dallas Baptist, Kansas State, and Miami," Boushele said.

Boushele told us that he's been in contact with Virginia Tech pitching coaching Ryan Fecteau and that the conversations that he's had with Fecteau have gone "really well". He added this on what Fecteau and VT's message has been for him.

"Just competing. Competing for a starting spot and something to play for at the end of the year," Boushele said.

This comes after Boushele had a dominant 2023 season for Augustana during which he made during which he started 13 games with an 8-3 record plus a 1.63 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and two complete game shutouts. He also had an impressive 109 strikeouts over the course of 83 innings pitched while only allowing three home runs, 25 walks, and 57 total hits. His success led him to being an All-American and earning the Division III Most Outstanding Pitcher honors from Perfect Game.

He missed this past season due to Tommy John surgery but the amount of interest makes clear that he is healthy and ready to go. This also means that he has two years of eligibility remaining.

Given what he's shown at the D3 level, he seems more than ready to make the jump all the way to the highest ranks of D1 and test his abilities against the best college baseball teams.

Boushele also has good velocity and a good variety of pitches as he shared on social media.

Boushele could fit into a third starter role for the Hokies to help fill out a rotation that should be pretty good next year with Brett Renfrow and Griffin Stieg back. The Hokies also need to upgrade their pitching staff in a big way, especially in the bullpen and Boushele could provide that as a reliever as well.

Virginia Tech knows that they need to get back to the NCAA Tournament next year after back-to-back misses, and Boushele could be an important piece to boost a pitching staff that needs help.

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