Game Notes: #8 UVA hosts Virginia Tech in ACC baseball action

VIRGINIA CAVALIERS (33-18, 16-11 ACC)
Probable Starting Rotation
Thu. – Jr. RHP Connor Jones (10-1, 1.96 ERA)
Fri. – Jr. RHP Alec Bettinger (2-4, 5.16 ERA)
Sat. – So. LHP Adam Haseley (7-3, 1.97 ERA)

VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (19-33, 6-21 ACC)
Probable Starting Rotation
Thu. – R-Jr. LHP Kit Scheetz (5-5, 4.50 ERA)
Fri. – So. LHP Packy Naughton (3-7, 7.17 ERA ERA)
Sat. – TBA

The No. 8 UVA baseball team concludes the regular season Thursday through Saturday (May 19-21) with a three-game ACC series against Virginia Tech at Davenport Field as part of the Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529. Game times are 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday.

 

Broadcast Information

Live video broadcasts for the series can be accessed on VirginiaSports.com via a Cavaliers Live subscription. The radio broadcasts for all three games will air on WINA 1070-AM and 98.9-FM. A link to live statistics also can be found on VirginiaSports.com.

 

Things to Know

• UVA has clinched its 13th straight .500 on better record in ACC play.
• Ernie Clement has recorded four hit streaks of eight or more games this year (currently on a nine-game streak).
• Matt Thaiss is currently riding a career-best 10-game hit streak.
• Justin Novak is batting .350 (14-40) in his last 10 games.
• UVA hit .340 in the Georgia Tech series.
• UVA has not allowed a stolen base in its last 14 games (only one attempt).

 

Promotions

ACC Family Sundays – Family Packages are available for the Saturday game and include four general admission tickets and four $8 concessions vouchers, good for any food or drink item at Davenport Field. After the game, all fans are invited down to the field where kids can run the bases and get autographs.

Trading Card Fridays – collect a new set of Cavalier trading cards at the Friday game.

 

And Down the Stretch They Come

Virginia is 13-4 and has won four straight ACC series since dropping two of three games in its series at Boston College. The Cavaliers hold fourth place in the overall ACC standings heading into the final weekend of conference play. UVA has surged to No. 13 in the NCAA RPI, its highest standing of the season.

 

Senior Day for Four Cavaliers

Virginia will hold Senior Day ceremonies prior to the Saturday game for fourth-years Robbie Coman, Kevin Doherty and David Rosenberger as well as student manager Tom Regn. The class has been a part of 181 wins during its four years, which includes three NCAA Super Regionals, two College World Series and the 2015 NCAA Championship.

All four will earn their undergraduate degrees from UVA this weekend. Doherty and Rosenberger are majoring in history, Coman in economics (with a history minor) and Regn in mechanical engineering.

 

Virginia-Virginia Tech Series

Virginia holds a 95-82 advantage in the all-time series with the Hokies. Virginia Tech swept Virginia in the teams’ series in mid-March last season in Blacksburg (2-1, 3-1, 6-5). UVA swept the Hokies in 2014 at Davenport Field and has won 13 of its 15 home games against Virginia Tech since the Hokies joined the ACC.

 

Virginia Against In-State Rivals

UVA is 7-3 this season against in-state opponents. Since 2004, the Cavaliers have a 118-27-1 record against in-state foes.

 

Noting Virginia Tech

Nick Anderson tops the team in batting at .348, while Phil Sciretta (.321) and Saige Jenco (.310) each are batting over .300. As a team, Virginia Tech is batting .279. The Hokies own a 6.54 team ERA, which ranks 14th in the ACC. Defensively, Virginia Tech has a .965 fielding percentage.

 

Commonwealth Clash

The Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletics teams at University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 21 individual event points on the line. The school that accumulates 11 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy. Visit www.TheCommonwealthClash.com for more information and updated standings.”

The score for this year is UVA – 13 and Virginia Tech – 7.

Up Next
Virginia begins play in the ACC Baseball Championship next week at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. Pool schedules will be announced Sunday.


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