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#10 Virginia blasts six homers, rolls to 18-5 run-rule win over George Washington

uva logo blue Six Virginia hitters homered in the team’s return from a week-long exam break, powering the 10th-ranked ‘Hoos to an 18-5 run-rule win over George Washington on Wednesday.

The homer barrage pushed UVA (36-12) to a new single-season record for home runs, with 87.

The record-breaking shot came off the bat of Anthony Stephan (.298 BA/.887 OPS, 2 HR, 22 RBI) in the third inning, in which the Cavaliers broke the game open with a seven-spot that ended with UVA up 11-1.

This one was over almost before it started. Remember that Virginia had won the first matchup between the two back in March by a 26-12 final score.

In the bottom half of the first, UVA scored four times, the big blow coming on a two-run homer from Ethan Anderson (.333/.931, 5 HR, 30 RBI).

Every Cavalier in the lineup recorded a hit. Henry Godbout (.392/1.144, 5 HR, 34 RBI) led the way with a 4-for-5 effort at the plate. Griff O’Ferrall (.327/.807, 4 HR, 42 RBI) and Stephan each put together three-hit efforts.

Jay Woolfolk (2-1, 7.43 ERA, 1.95 WHIP) was credited with the win on the staff day after retiring all five batters he faced, with one strikeout.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].