Baseball: #9 Virginia plays host to James Madison Tuesday

virginia baseballVIRGINIA CAVALIERS (15-6)
Probable Starting Pitcher
So. LHP Adam Haseley (4-0, 1.31 ERA)

JAMES MADISON DUKES (9-10)
Probable Starting Pitcher
R-Jr. RHP Brandon Withers (1-2, 5.50 ERA)

The Virginia baseball team finishes a six-game homestand Tuesday (March 22) with a 4 p.m. game against James Madison at Davenport Field.

 

Broadcast Information

A live video broadcast is available through a Cavaliers Live subscription on VirginiaSports.com. A link to live statistics also can be located on VirginiaSports.com.

 

Tickets/Parking

Tickets may be purchased here or at the gate. Parking is available in the University Hall, McCue Center or John Paul Jones Arena lots.

 

Promotions

The Tuesday matchup is a $2 Tuesday ($2 Hoo Dogs and 22 oz. Pepsi products).

 

Cavaliers in the Rankings

9 – Baseball America, 12 – USA Today Coaches, 14 – NCBWA, 16 – D1Baseball

 

Things to Know

• Virginia ranks second among ACC teams and 14th nationally in batting (.322).
• Ernie Clement (35) and Adam Haseley (34) rank one-two in hits among ACC players.
• UVA ranks fifth nationally with 51 doubles.
• Virginia has started at least three freshmen in every game this year.
• Pavin Smith has hit six sac flies, tied with Vandy’s Jason Delay for first in the nation.

 

Virginia-James Madison Series

This is the lone meeting between the schools this season. Virginia leads its all-time series with James Madison, 40-25-1, after winning 14-1 in Charlottesville on April 8, 2015, in the only game between the teams last season. UVA is unbeaten in its last 10 games against JMU (counting a Feb. 18, 2012, tie). JMU last won against UVA on April 25, 2007, at Davenport Field.

 

Virginia Against In-State Foes

Since 2004, the Cavaliers have a 113-24-1 record against in-state foes. UVA was 7-6 last season against in-state opponents.

 

Noting JMU

JMU stands 9-10 on the season after winning both games in its rain-shortened series with St. Bonaventure last weekend in Harrisonburg. Chad Carroll leads the offense with a .463 batting average, while Kyle McPherson is hitting .338 with a team-high 16 RBI. Under first-year head coach Marlin Ikenberry, JMU is batting .284 as a team, while its pitching staff has a 5.51 ERA.

 

Up Next

Virginia travels to No. 8 Louisville for a three-game series Friday through Sunday (March 25-27) in the Cavaliers’ first-ever trip to UofL. All three games will stream online via ESPN3.