UVA baseball moves weekend home games to Myrtle Beach
UVA baseball will move its upcoming weekend round-robin tournament with Seton Hall and Hartford from UVa’s Davenport Field to Myrtle Beach, S.C., because of field conditions from recent inclement weather in Charlottesville. Virginia will play three games at The Ripken Experience over the course of the weekend while adding Cornell to the tournament field.
“With the weather we’ve had and the forecast for the weekend, it is clear that playing at Davenport Field this weekend once again is not feasible,” Virginia head coach Brian O’Connor said. “It’s extremely unfortunate, but the only way to play these games is to relocate the series. This has been a challenging and unique start to our season, and we thank our fans for their continued understanding. We are excited about finally playing in front of them at Davenport Field very soon.”
Rather than the four games that were originally scheduled for this weekend, Virginia will play one game each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Friday games will be held at Ebbets Field, while the Saturday and Sunday contests will take place at Griffith Field.
The new weekend schedule (home team listed second):
Friday (Feb. 27), 1 p.m. – Hartford vs. Virginia
Friday (Feb. 27), 4 p.m. – Cornell vs. Seton Hall
Saturday (Feb. 28), 11 a.m. – Hartford vs. Cornell
Saturday (Feb. 28), 3 p.m. – Seton Hall vs. Virginia
Saturday (Feb. 28), 7 p.m. – Seton Hall vs. Hartford
Sunday (March 1), 11 a.m. – Cornell vs. Virginia
Live audio will be available online at VirginiaSports.com for each of the Virginia games as part of the Cavaliers Live subscription package. Live statistics (GameTracker) will be available for all six games in the tournament.
Admission is free of charge.
Fans with tickets to the weekend games at Davenport Field may exchange their tickets in advance for a General Admission ticket to any other regular-season game at Davenport Field 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., or bring their tickets to the gate for General Admission seating at any remaining regular-season home game, subject to seat availability at the time of arrival.
Virginia baseball fans are encouraged to sign up for UVa’s text messaging service to stay updated on date and time changes for home games this season. To sign up, text UVABASE to 79516. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Season tickets, 10-game mini-packages and single-game tickets for the 2015 Virginia baseball season are on sale at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office. Customers may purchase tickets by logging on to VirginiaSports.com, calling (800) 542-UVA1 or by visiting the ticket office in Bryant Hall during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the Davenport Field ticket windows beginning one hour prior to each home game.