Virginia Tech mobs Kevin Madden after the first of his two homers Saturday (Aaron Fitt)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It is the year of the upstarts in the ACC. Notre Dame and Pittsburgh have been two of college baseball’s most pleasant surprises, and the Fighting Irish just improved to 14-5 in the league with another quality series win against Georgia Tech.

But you can make a case that fellow upstart Virginia Tech has been even more impressive than Notre Dame, given what the Hokies have accomplished despite a spate of crucial injuries. Virginia Tech clinched its fifth ACC series in seven tries with a 16-4 slaughter of Wake Forest on Saturday, and the Hokies now find[…]