#12 UVA baseball plays at VCU Tuesday, hosts VMI Wednesday

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Probable Starting Pitcher
Fr. RHP Derek Casey (1-1, 5.25 ERA)

VCU Rams (15-11)
Probable Starting Pitcher

The UVA baseball team embarks on another busy week on Tuesday when it plays at 7 p.m. against VCU at The Diamond in Richmond, Va., marking the start of the Cavaliers’ second straight five-game week. Virginia also play host to VMI at 4 p.m. Wednesday in a rescheduled game at Davenport Field; the game originally was scheduled for March 4 but was rained out.

Tickets for the originally scheduled game will be accepted for admission to the rescheduled contest on Wednesday. Fans also may exchange their tickets in advance for a General Admission ticket to any other regular season game by calling the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 542-8821 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They also can bring their ticket to the gate for General Admission seating at any remaining regular-season home game, subject to seat availability at the time of arrival.

Live Audio/Statistics
Live audio will be available for both games online at VirginiaSports.com as part of the Cavaliers Live subscription package. Live statistics also will be available at VirginiaSports.com. The audio and live stats can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes.

Text Alerts
Fans may text UVABASE to 79516 to subscribe to alerts about Virginia baseball schedule changes and game updates because of inclement weather. Standard text message rates for your individual mobile plan apply. To cancel enrollment, text STOP to 79516.

Virginia in the Latest National Rankings
Perfect Game – 11
USA Today Coaches – 12
D1Baseball – 13
Baseball America – 16
Collegiate Baseball – 20

Wednesday Promotions
Because the VMI game originally was scheduled for a Tuesday, the $2 Tuesday promotion still will be honored. ‘Hoo Dogs and Pepsi soft drinks are available at every Tuesday home game for $2 each.

Virginia-VCU Series
Virginia holds a 37-19 lead in its all-time series with VCU. UVa has won the last 14 meetings with the Rams, all during the tenure of the current coaching staff (since 2004). VCU’s last win against UVa came in 2003. The Cavaliers have won their last five trips to The Diamond.

Noting VCU
VCU holds a 15-11 record and is 2-1 in Atlantic 10 play after taking two of three games from Massachusetts last weekend at The Diamond. Reigning A-10 Player of the Week Vimael Machin leads the team in batting (.363), hits (37) and RBI (23), while the Rams are batting .272 as a team. VCU’s pitching has been excellent as the Rams own a 2.84 team ERA while limiting opponents to a .220 batting average.

Virginia-VMI Series
Virginia holds a 102-30 lead in its all-time series with VMI. Last year the Keydets won in Charlottesville for the first time since 1990, scoring a 3-2 victory over the Cavaliers. It was one of just four home losses that UVa suffered in 2014.

Noting VMI
VMI is 6-14 this season (2-4 SoCon) after dropping two of three games to Samford in a home Southern Conference series last weekend. The Keydets also play on Tuesday as they travel to Virginia Tech. Ray Lopez tops the team in batting at .381, while Jordan Tarsovich is hitting .337. VMI is batting .263 as a team and owns a 6.35 team ERA.

Up Next
Virginia remains home this weekend as it plays host to No. 7 Louisville in the first-ever meetings between the programs, both of which reached the College World Series last season. The teams play at 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday. The Monday contest will be broadcast by ESPNU.

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