#1 UVa. baseball hosts VMI on Tuesday
Winners of six straight games, the No. 1-ranked UVa. baseball team plays Virginia Military Institute at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Davenport Field. The contest marks the second time in the last 11 days the teams have played; UVa’s six-game win streak started with a 12-0 win over VMI on Feb. 15 in Wilmington, N.C.
Because of the forecast for cooler temperatures, hot chocolate and coffee will be free at the concession stands while supplies last.
A live video broadcast will be available through a Cavaliers Live subscription on VirginiaSports.com. Live statistics (GameTracker) will be located on VirginiaSports.com. The video and live stats also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes.
Parking is available in the University Hall, McCue and John Paul Jones Arena lots.
Reserved bleacher seats: $6 (general public), $5 (UVa faculty/staff – limit two with valid university ID)
General Admission tickets: $5 (adults), $4 (youth -18 and under, seniors – 60 and over, and UVa faculty/staff – limit two with valid university ID)
Groups (20+): $5 each (Reserved bleacher seats), $4 each (General Admission)
Clubhouse tickets (reserved seats in indoor club area in left-center field): $12 each
Reserved bleacher tickets offer seating in sections A-G. General Admission seating is located in the left and right field bleachers (sections H-R) and on the grassy hillside.
Customers may purchase tickets by visiting VirginiaSports.com, calling (800) 542-UVA1 or by visiting the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets also will be sold at the Davenport Field ticket windows beginning two hours prior to each home game.
Virginia Cavaliers (6-1)
Probable Starting Pitcher
Sr. RHP Artie Lewicki (1-0, 3.60 ERA)
VMI Keydets (4-2)
Probable Starting Pitcher
Virginia and VMI have played 132 times previously, with UVa owning a 103-29 series edge. The teams have met once this year, with the Cavaliers scoring a 12-0 win on Feb. 15 in Wilmington, N.C. UVa beat the Keydets 8-6 last year at Davenport Field and has won 14 straight home games against VMI, dating to a March 6, 1990 defeat. The Cavaliers are 8-2 against VMI under Brian O’Connor.
Virginia Against In-State Foes
Under the current coaching staff (since 2004), the Cavaliers have an 92-15-1 record against in-state opponents, including a 2-0 mark this year. UVa was 9-3 last year against foes from the commonwealth of Virginia in 2013.
Cavaliers Clutching Up with Two Outs
UVa has scored 30 of its 52 runs this season with two outs (57.6 percent). All of Virginia’s runs Sunday vs. ECU came on six two-out RBI hits. The Cavaliers are hitting .344 with two outs through seven games.
Good Gloves to Start Season
Virginia has started the season strong in the field, commiting just two errors in seven contests (.993 fielding percentage). The Cavaliers tied for seventh in the ACC last year with a .969 fielding percentage while committing 75 errors, the program’s most since 2008 (79).
VMI is off to a 4-2 start, including a three-game series sweep of Lafayette at home this past weekend. The Keydets have won four straight games since falling to UVa, including a victory over Kentucky at the Hughes Bros. Challenge. Brandon Angus leads the team with a .421 batting average, while Jordan Tarsovich is hitting .375 with five doubles.
Virginia and VMI have played 132 times previously, with UVa owning a 103-29 series edge. The teams have met once already this year, with the Cavaliers scoring a 12-0 win on Feb. 15 in Wilmington, N.C.
Virginia remains home this weekend for a three-game series with Monmouth (1-2). The Cavaliers and Hawks will play at 3 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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