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March 7, 2002

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Virginia will travel to Charlotte, N.C. for a three-game weekend series against the UNC-Charlotte 49ers on March 9-10. UVa will face Charlotte on Saturday, March 9th in a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 noon before facing the 49ers in a single game on Sunday, March 10th starting at 1:00 p.m. All three games will be played at Tom & Lib Phillips Field. Following the Cavaliers’ series with UNCC, Virginia will make a stop in Greensboro, N.C. to play a single game against North Carolina A&T on Monday, March 11th at 1:00 p.m.

STONE NEEDS JUST SEVEN STOLEN BASES & FIVE WALKS TO SET UVA RECORDS: With three stolen bases and a walk in Virginia’s 5-1 victory over Radford (3/6), David Stone moved even closer to breaking the all-time records at UVa for stolen bases and bases on balls at Virginia. Stone, currently second in both categories (66 stolen bases, 121 walks) heading into the Cavaliers’ three-game series at UNC-Charlotte, needs just seven stolen bases to break Bill Narleski’s (1984-87) mark of 72 and just five more walks to break Narleski’s record of 125 bases on balls.

UVA HITS FIVE HOME RUNS IN A GAME FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS SEASON: In Virginia’s 12-4 victory over Old Dominion and 18-3 win over Seton Hall, UVa hit five home runs as a team in both contests. Against ODU, Dan Street hit three home runs and David Stone and Andrew Riesenfeld each added one. Against SHU, D. Street hit two home runs and Matt Street, Chris Sweet and Miguel Luina each hit one.

DAN STREET HAS SECOND MULTIPLE HOME RUN GAME: For the second time this season, Dan Street had a multiple home run game. In Virginia’s 12-4 win over Old Dominion, D. Street became the first player known in UVa baseball history to hit three home runs in a single game. In Virginia’s 18-3 win over Seton Hall (3/3), he hit two more home runs t give him five on the season as of March 3rd.

STREETS PAVE THE WAY TO VICTORY – LIKE BROTHER, LIKE BROTHER?: The last name Street is becoming commonly known around the UVa baseball program. Fourth-year Dan Street is one of Virginia’s top players, but his younger brother Matt is also making a name for himself following right behind in his brother’s footsteps. In Virginia’s 18-3 victory over Seton Hall (3/3), M. Street finished a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with four RBI, three runs scored and a home run. D. Street didn’t have a bad day either, going 3-for-6 with five RBI, two runs scored and two home runs.

CAVALIERS SWEEP PIRATES IN CONVINCING FASHION: Virginia swept its second three-game series with a 3-0 wash over Seton Hall (March 2-3). UVa defeated SHU 2-0, 18-3 and 5-1 en route to outscoring the Pirates 25-4 in the weekend series.

RIESENFELD & WORD COME UP WITH TIMELY HITS: Teammates Andrew Riesenfeld and Robert Word came up with the game-winning hits in two of Virginia’s three wins over Seton Hall. On 3/2, Riesenfeld hit a two-run, RBI-double to give UVa a 2-0 shutout win over SHU on March 2nd. The following day in game two of a doubleheader, Word recorded the eventual game-winning hit with a two-run home run in the Cavaliers’ 5-1 victory.

GALE PITCHES COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT: Second-year starting RHP Chris Gale recorded UVa’s first complete game shutout (seven innings) after going the distance on the mound in Virginia’s 2-0 shutout over Seton Hall (3/2). Gale allowed no runs on seven hits to post the win.

VIRGINIA FINISHES FEBRUARY WITH WINNING RECORD: With UVa’s 5-3 come-from-behind victory over William & Mary (2/27), Virginia finished the month of February with a winning record of 6-2. The Cavaliers were 3-1 at home, 2-0 on the road and 1-1 on a neutral playing field.

VCU HANDS UVA ITS FIRST HOME LOSS: The Cavaliers suffered their first home loss of the 2002 season after the Virginia Commonwealth Rams defeated Virginia 13-7 at the UVa Baseball Stadium.

DAN STREET BELTS HIS WAY INTO UVA RECORD BOOKS: In Virginia’s 12-4 victory over Old Dominion in the first game of the Berkeley Electric Cooperative Challenge, Dan Street became the first player known in UVa baseball history to hit three home runs in a single game and to record seven RBI’s in a single contest. Street finished 3-for-5 at the plate with seven RBI and three runs scored after hitting two, three-run home runs and adding a solo home run later in the game.

CAVALIERS FINISH 2-1 IN CHARLESTON: Virginia finished 2-1 in the 2002 Berkeley Electric Cooperative Challenge in Charleston, S.C. as part of The Citadel’s weekend tournament. UVa defeated Old Dominion by the score of 12-4 in its first contest before suffering its first loss of the season when Western Carolina handed Virginia a 4-3 defeat. The Cavaliers responded with a 5-4 victory in their next outing be defeating the host team, The Citadel.

VIRGINIA SWEEPS BUCKNELL IN SEASON-OPENING SERIES: UVa started off on the right foot as the Cavaliers kicked off their 2002 season-opening series with a three-game sweep over the Bucknell Bison. Virginia defeated Bucknell 10-3, 7-5 and 8-0 en route to its 3-0 start on the season.

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME: Virginia, playing for the first time in the new UVa Baseball Stadium, attracted a great crowd for the season-opening doubleheader against Bucknell on February 16th. UVa had 620 spectators on hand for the first contest, followed by 806 spectators for the second game of the doubleheader. Both figures surpassed the season-high total for any home game last year (2000) at Virginia. UVa’s season-high attendance for a home contest last year was 533.

Womack’s Coaching Numbers Keep Rising: On March 11th, 2000, Dennis Womack coached in his 1,000th career game as a head coach when Virginia faced Eastern Michigan. Four days later (March 15), Womack earned his 500th career victory as a head coach when Virginia defeated Princeton by the score of 5-2. Although the win was just another victory to Womack, the victory marked yet another one of his many great accomplishments as head coach of the Virginia baseball program. Womack’s overall coaching record now stands at 550-551-7 through 1108 games.

Virginia Tabbed In 2002 ACC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll: The University of Virginia baseball team was picked to finish eighth in the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Coaches’ Preseason Poll. UVa finished 25-31 overall, 9-15 in the conference last season. The ACC’s nine head coaches selected Clemson as the top pick to win the conference championship in 2002 with five first place votes and 77 total points. The Tigers return seven position players and three starting pitchers from their 2001 squad that finished second in the ACC regular season standings and compiled an overall record of 41-22.

Following Clemson, Florida State was picked to finished a close second with 74 points and four first place votes after finishing the 2001 season as the regular season champion. 2001 ACC Tournament Champion Wake Forest finished in third place tallying 57 points. The Demon Deacons finished last season with a 44-18 overall record.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets claimed the fourth place slot with 56 points, while North Carolina placed fifth in the balloting with 45 points. The Tar Heels were followed by N.C. State in sixth who finished with 33 points and then Duke was selected seventh with 29 points. Virginia was picked to finish eighth in the ACC with 24 points and Maryland in ninth place with nine points.

2002 ACC Coaches Preseason Predicted Order of Finish Place	School		Points		2001 Record/Finish1.   	Clemson (5)	77		41-22, 17-7 ACC2.   	Florida State (4)	74		47-19, 20-4 ACC3.   	Wake Forest	57		44-18, 16-8 ACC4.   	Georgia Tech	56		41-20, 13-11 ACC5.   	North Carolina	45		31-26, 9-15 ACC6.   	N.C. State	33		32-29, 9-15 ACC7. 	Duke		29		23-33, 10-13 ACC8.	VIRGINIA	24		25-31, 9-15 ACC9.	Maryland	9		17-37, 4-19 ACC

VIRGINIA CAREER RECORD WATCH: UVa’s David Stone is on pace to become Virginia’s all-time leaders in stolen bases and bases on balls. Dan Street is on pace to finish second all-time for a player hit by a pitch.

Stolen Bases	1.	Bill Narleski (1984-87)	72	2.	David Stone (1999-present)	66	3. Adam Robinson (1994-97)	57	4.	Bobby Rivell (1987-90)	56	5.	Chris Kughn (1987-90)	50	6.	Robbin Marvin (1969-72)	47	7.	John Galloway (1994-97)	44	8.	Ted Kinsman (1995-98)	39	9.	Kevin Clarke (1981-84)	36	10.	David Guy (1985-88)	35		Jay West (1978-81)	35
Bases On Balls	1.	Bill Narleski (1984-87)	125	2.	David Stone (1999-present)	121	3.	Justin Counts (1993-96)	114	4.	George Priftis (1980-83)	112	5.	Steve Heon (1979-82)	110	6.	Bobby Rivell (1987-90)	108	7.	Jason Cook (1990-93)	99	8.	Brian Sherlock (1995-98)	97	9.	Glenn Harris (1980-83)	96		Paul Thomas (1976-79)	96	11.	John Galloway (1994-97)	94
Hit-by-Pitch	1.	Tim LaVigne (1997- 2000)	51	2.	Justin Counts (1993-96)	20	3.	Adam Robinson (1994-97)	19	4t.	Dan Street (1999-present)	18	4t.	Luis Giraldo (1997-2000)	18	6.	Terry Dan (1969-72)	17	7.	Brian Buchanan  (1992-94)	16	8.	Donnie Seward (1993-96)	15	9.	Ted Kinsman (1995-98)	14	10.	Kent Savedge (1984-87)	13	11.	Hunter Wyant (1998-2001)	12

2002 Cavalier Firsts

BattingAt bat: David Stone on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Hit: Mark Reynolds on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Run: Shawn McCleary on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.RBI: Dan Street on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Extra-base hit: Mark Reynolds (double) on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Double: Mark Reynolds on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Triple: Chris Sweet on 2/26 vs. Virginia Commonwealth.Home run: Joe Koshansky on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Base runner: Shawn McCleary on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Walk: Shawn McCleary on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Strike out: Joe Koshansky on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Hit batsman: Dan Street on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Sacrifice bunt: Chris Sweet on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Sacrifice fly: Matt Street on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Stolen base attempt: David Stone on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Stolen base: David Stone on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Caught stealing: Mike Priest on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.
PitchingWin: Jeff Kamrath on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Loss: Shooter Starr on 2/23 vs. Western Carolina.Save: Canon Hickman on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Complete game: Chris Gale (seven innings) on 3/2 vs. Seton Hall.Shutout: Chris Gale (seven innings) on 3/2 vs. Seton Hall.Strike out: Jeff Kamrath on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Walk: Jeff Kamrath on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Wild pitch: Jeff Kamrath on 2/27 vs. William & Mary.Hit batsman: Chris Gale on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Balk: Joe Koshansky on 2/26 vs. Virginia Commonwealth.
FieldingPutout: Mark Reynolds on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Assist: Andrew Riesenfeld on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Fielding error: Chris Sweet on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.

2002 Big Innings

VirginiaFirst: 3, on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Second: 2, on 2/16 vs. Bucknell, on 3/5 @ Liberty.Third: 3, on 2/22 vs. Old Dominion, on 3/3 vs. Seton Hall.Fourth: 3, on 2/24 @ The Citadel.Fifth: 46, on 3/3 vs. Seton Hall.Sixth: 2, on 2/17 vs. Bucknell.Seventh: 5, on 2/22 vs. Old Dominion, on 3/5 @ Liberty.Eighth: 5, on 3/3 vs. Seton Hall.Ninth: 2, on 2/22 vs. Old Dominion, on 2/27 @ William & Mary.Tenth:Eleventh: 
OpponentFirst: 1, three times.Second: 1, on 2/27 @ William & Mary.Third: 3, on 2/26 vs. Virginia Commonwealth.Fourth: 4, on 2/24 @ The Citadel.Fifth: 5, on 2/26 vs. Virginia Commonwealth.Sixth: 5, on 2/16 vs. Bucknell.Seventh: 6, on 3/5 @ Liberty.Eighth: 3, on 3/5 @ Liberty.Ninth: 1, on 2/22 vs. Old Dominion, on 3/3 vs. Seton Hall.Tenth:Eleventh: 

2002 Home Runs

No.	Player (Runs)	Date	Opponent (game)	1.	Joe Koshansky (2)	2/16	Bucknell (1)	2.	David Stone (1)	2/22	Old Dominion (4)	3.	Dan Street (3)	2/22	Old Dominion (4)	4.	Dan Street (3)	2/22	Old Dominion (4)	5.	Andrew Riesenfeld (1)	2/22	Old Dominion (4)	6.	Dan Street (1)	2/22	Old Dominion (4)	7.	Mark Reynolds (1)	2/26	Virginia Commonwealth (7)	8.	Dan Street (2)	3/3	Seton Hall (10)	9.	Chris Sweet (1)	3/3	Seton Hall (10)	10.	Dan Street (1)	3/3	Seton Hall (10)	11.	Matt Steet (3)	3/3	Seton Hall (10)	12.	Miguel Luina (2)	3/3	Seton Hall (10)	13.	Robert Word (2)	3/3	Seton Hall (11)14.	Mark Reynolds (2)	3/5	@ Liberty (12)
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