Baseball Defeats William & Mary
March 4, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior outfielder Ted Kinsman (Vienna, Va.) went 5-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored, two RBI and two stolen bases to lead the University of Virginia baseball to an 18-4 victory over William & Mary. The Cavaliers, who scored at least one run in every inning, posted their highest run total for a game in over two years, since a 21-6 triumph over Seton Hall on Mar. 3, 1996. Virginia improves to 10-1 this season with the victory, while William & Mary falls to 8-6.
The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead after the first inning, as Kinsman singled, stole second and scored on an RBI single by junior outfielder Javier Lopez (Fairfax, Va.). Virginia then increased its lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the second inning, with both Kinsman and Lopez delivering RBI singles. The Cavaliers made the score 7-0 in the third inning, thanks to a three-run homer by junior outfielder Julian Gonzalez (Avon Park, Fla.). The lead would then be expanded to 8-0 in the fourth inning, as senior third baseman Brian Sherlock (Medford, N.J.) tripled and scored on an RBI single by senior second baseman Ryan Gilleland (Forest, Va.)
William & Mary broke into the scoring column in the top of the fifth inning, when it scored all four of its runs to cut the UVa lead to 8-4. Ryan Bickle had an RBI double for the Tribe, while both Jeremy Bohonko and Jeremy Hays had RBI singles. Hays extended his current hitting streak to 12 games with his single.
In the bottom of the fifth inning the Cavaliers put two more runs on the board with a two-run homer by Lopez, who finished the day 3-for-4 with five runs batted in. Virginia would then add three more runs in the sixth, four in the seventh and one in the eighth. The biggest hits in the final three innings were a solo homer by Gilleland and an RBI double by Kinsman in the eighth.
Sophomore righthander Kevin Shrout (Murrysville, Pa.) and freshman righthander Tommy Keiper (Chesapeake, Va.) both pitched well in relief for the Cavaliers. Shrout, who picked up the win to improve his record to 2-0, threw 2-1/3 perfect innings while striking out four. Keiper then pitched the final two innings, striking out two without allowing a hit or a run.
The Cavaliers return to the diamond on Friday, Mar. 6, when they play at 18th-ranked Georgia Tech at 4:00 p.m.
Virginia 18, William & Mary 4
R H EWm. & Mary (8-6) 000 040 000 - 4 6 4Virginia (10-1) 133 123 41X - 18 16 0
W&M: Randy Leek, Chris Kelley (3), Cliff Wilson (6), Robert Jones (6), Ron Bush (8) and Brian Rogers, Mike O’Kelley (8); UVa: Brandon Creswell, Kevin Shrout (5), Tommy Keiper (8) and Josh Bowling, Mark Rueffert (8); 2B: Brian Rogers (W&M), Ryan Bickle (W&M), Ted Kinsman 2 (UVa), Luis Giraldo (UVa), Josh Bowling (UVa); 3B: Brian Sherlock (UVa); HR: Javier Lopez (UVa), Ryan Gilleland (UVa), Julian Gonzalez (UVa).
Win: Shrout (2-0); Loss: Leek (2-3).