Story Links

April 17, 1998

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The College of William & Mary’s baseball team loss for the second time this season to the University of Virginia, falling 5-1 at Cary Field this afternoon in non-conference baseball action.

The Tribe (20-20) was limited to five hits as Cavalier starting pitcher Brandon Creswell stymied William & Mary for eight innings allowing one run and striking out six. The Tribe’s lone score came in the bottom of the first inning when UVA’s Creswell opened with two consecutive walks to senior Ryan Bickle (Berlin, NJ/Edgewood Regional) and sophomore Charles Wilson (Atlanta, GA/Westminister). After senior Ron Bush (Glen Allen, VA/Hermitage) struck out swinging, sophomore Brian Rogers (Plains,. PA/Bishop Hoban) singled to centerfield scoring Bickle for the Tribe’s lone score of the game.

Sophomore Jeremy Hays (Decatur, GA/Paideia) led the Tribe at the plate (1-for-3, double) while freshmen Mike O’Kelly (Midlothian, VA/St. Christopher’s) (1-for-3), Stephen Booker (Harrisburg, VA/Central Dauphin) (1-for-3) along with Bush (1-for-4) also managed to get a hit in the game. Junior Andy Cook (Danville, VA/George Washington), W&M’s starting pitcher went three solid innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out three and walking one.

The University of Virginia (22-17-1) had three players get multiple hits in the Cavaliers 11-hit assault. Jon Kemmerer and Javier Lopez both went 3-for-5, with Kemmerer scoring once and knocking in three of UVA’s five runs and Javier collecting a double among his three hits. Tim LaVigne also scored once while getting a pair of hits (2-for-5, double).

William & Mary returns to the diamond at Cary Field this weekend with a three-game CAA series with Old Dominion University. The two rivals will square off on Sunday (April 19) for a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. and will play a single game on Monday (April 20) at 3:00 p.m.

Print Friendly Version