Virginia Set To Begin 10-Game Home Stand With Contest Against Longwood
March 7, 2005
`HOOS UP NEXT?: The Virginia Cavaliers (8-6, 0-3 ACC) will face the Longwood Lancers (4-13) in a non-conference game on Tuesday, March 8th in Charlottesville, Va. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 PM at the Cavaliers’ Davenport Field at the UVa Baseball Stadium.
LAST TIME THEY MET: Virginia defeated Longwood 3-2 on April 2, 1986 in Charlottesville, Va. the last time the two teams met.
PROBABLE PITCHING FOR VIRGINIA VS. LONGWOOD: Virginia is expected to star first-year RHP Robert Poutier (0.00 ERA, 0-0, 9.0 IP, 4k) against Longwood on March 8th.
VIRGINIA’S CURRENT RECORD & RANKINGS: Virginia stands 8-6 overall, 0-3 in the ACC. UVa is not ranked in this week’s college baseball polls (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Sports Weekly/ESPN, NCBWA).
SPORTS WEEKLY/ESPN COACHES TOP-25 POLLDate UVa's Ranking UVa's RecordPreseason Receiving Votes (79) 0-0, 0-0 ACCFebruary 7 Receiving Votes (29) 0-0, 0-0 ACCFebruary 14 Receiving Votes (33) 2-1, 0-0 ACCFebruary 21 Receiving Votes (27) 5-2, 0-0 ACCFebruary 28 Receiving Votes (13) 8-3, 0-0 ACCMarch 7 Not Ranked 8-6, 0-3 ACC
NCBWA TOP-35 POLLDate UVa’s Ranking UVa’s RecordPreseason #32 0-0, 0-0 ACCFebruary 7 #32 0-0, 0-0 ACCFebruary 14 #33 2-1, 0-0 ACCFebruary 21 Not Ranked 5-2, 0-0 ACCFebruary 28 Receiving Votes 8-3, 0-0 ACCMarch 7 N/A 8-6, 0-3 ACC
COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TOP-30 POLLDate UVa’s Ranking UVa’s RecordPreseason #27 0-0, 0-0 ACCFebruary 7 #27 0-0, 0-0 ACCFebruary 14 Not Ranked 2-1, 0-0 ACCFebruary 21 Not Ranked 5-2, 0-0 ACCFebruary 28 Not Ranked 8-3, 0-0 ACCMarch 7 Not Ranked 8-6, 0-3 ACC
BASEBALL AMERICA TOP-25 POLLDate UVa’s Ranking UVa’s RecordPreseason Not Ranked 0-0, 0-0 ACCFebruary 7 Not Ranked 0-0, 0-0 ACCFebruary 14 Not Ranked 2-1, 0-0 ACCFebruary 21 Not Ranked 5-2, 0-0 ACCFebruary 28 Not Ranked 8-3, 0-0 ACCMarch 7 Not Ranked 8-6, 0-3 ACC
VIRGINIA SET TO KICKOFF 10-GAME HOME STAND: Virginia will begin a season-high 10-game home stand from March 8-23 starting with a game against the Longwood Lancers on March 8th. The Cavaliers will host Longwood, James Madison, Marist (three games), Coppin State and Maryland (three games) in the home stand. All ten contests will be played at Virginia’s Davenport Field at the UVa Baseball Stadium.
RBI = RYAN BATS-`EM IN: Virginia’s Ryan Zimmerman has been an RBI machine so far this season. Zimmerman has driven in a team-high 20 RBI which is just under 25 percent (20-of-81) of the team’s RBI total. He is on pace to break the UVa school record for most RBI in a single season (67).
WAKE FOREST BECOMES FIRST TEAM TO SWEEP VIRGINIA IN AN ACC SERIES SINCE 2003: Wake Forest swept Virginia in a three-game ACC series on March 4-6 in Winston-Salem, N.C. to become the first team in the conference to sweep the Cavaliers in a three-game ACC series since Georgia Tech accomplished the feat on May 9-11 in 2003 in Charlottesville. The series also marked the first time UVa has lost a three-game ACC series on the road since falling to Florida State three games to none on March 14-16, 2003 and was the first sweep over the Cavaliers for a conference opponent in the Brian O’Connor era.
`HOOS BY THE MONTH: Virginia won eight of its 11 games in the month of February to post a record of 8-3. The Cavaliers lost there first three games in the month of March and are 0-3 for the month. Here is a look at UVa’s record broken down by the month:
Month UVa's RecordFebruary 8-3, 0-0 ACCMarch 0-3, 0-3 ACC
GOING….GOING….GONE: Here is a look at Virginia’s 2005 home runs:
No. Player (Runs) Date Opponent (Game #)1. Sean Doolittle (1) 2/13 @ UNC Wilmington (3)2. Sean Doolittle (2) 2/16 @ Old Dominion (4)3. Brandon Guyer (1) 2/18 Bucknell (5)4. Ryan Hudson (2) 3/4 @ Wake Forest (12)
HALF OF VIRGINIA’S WINS ARE BY SHUTOUT: Heading into Virginia’s game with Longwood, half of UVa’s wins this season (4-of-8) are by shutout. Here is a look at Virginia’s shutout wins this season:
Date Opponent Score2/12 @ UNC Wilmington W, 2-02/19 Bucknell W, 2-02/23 Old Dominion W, 8-02/26 Fordham W, 5-0
HIT HIM IF YOU CAN: Virginia’s closer Casey Lambert has been nearly impossible to get a hit off of so far this season, and even hard to score a run off of. Lambert, one of the top closers in the country, has allowed just three hit in 8.0 innings pitched and has struck out 12 of the 26 batters he has faced and has not allowed a run to score yet. Lambert has also posted three saves this season.
VIRGINIA IN THREE-GAME WEEKEND SERIES ACTION: Virginia has played in four three-game series thus far in 2005 and is 3-1 in weekend series decisions (winning two or more of the three games). UVa defeated UNC Wilmington two games to one (February 11-13), swept Bucknell three games to none, won two of three against Fordham (February 26-27) and was swept by Wake Forest three games to none March 4-6). Virginia stands 7-5 overall in weekend series contests this season. Here is a look at the Cavaliers’ results for weekend series games:
Date Virginia's Opponent Results2/11 @ UNC Wilmington L, 5-22/12 @ UNC Wilmington W, 2-02/13 @ UNC Wilmington W, 7-42/18 Bucknell W, 7-22/19 Bucknell (DH 1) W, 2-02/19 Bucknell (DH 2) W, 13-32/26 Fordham (DH 1) W, 5-02/26 Fordham (DH 2) W, 13-32/27 Fordham L, 3-23/4 @ Wake Forest L, 11-83/5 @ Wake Forest L, 15-83/6 @ Wake Forest L, 7-6
O’CONNOR-METER: Virginia head baseball coach Brian O’Connor is in his second year as UVa’s head coach. His career coaching record at UVa stands at 52-21 overall, 18-9 in the ACC.
CAVALIERS POST SEASON-HIGH SIX-GAME WINNING STREAK: Virginia won a season-high six consecutive games this season from February 18-26. The Cavaliers swept Bucknell in a three-game series (February 18-19), defeated Old Dominion (2/23) and swept a doubleheader against Fordham (2/26) to record UVa’s longest win streak of the season.
2005 Big Innings
VirginiaFirst: 3, @ Old Dominion on 2/16.Second: 5, @ Wake Forest on 3/6.Third: 4, vs. Bucknell on 2/19.Fourth: 5, @ Wake Forest on 3/4.Fifth: 2, vs. Fordham on 2/26.Sixth: 5, vs. Bucknell on 2/19.Seventh: 2, four times.Eighth: 6, @ Wake Forest on 3/5.Ninth: 1, vs. Fordham on 2/27, @ Wake Forest on 3/4.
OpponentFirst: 8, @ Wake Forest on 3/4.Second: 3, @ UNC Wilmington on 2/13, @ Wake Forest on 3/5.Third: 2, @ Wake Forest on 3/5.Fourth: 6, @ Wake Forest on 3/6.Fifth: 2, @ Wake Forest on 3/4.Sixth: 4, @ Old Dominion on 2/16.Seventh: 3, @ Old Dominion on 2/16.Eighth: 2, @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Ninth: 1, vs. Bucknell on 2/19.
BattingAt bat: Matt Street @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Hit: Ryan Hudson @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Run: Matt Street @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.RBI: Ryan Zimmerman @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Extra-base hit: Sean Doolittle @ UNC Wilmington on 2/13.Double: Josh Darby @ Old Dominion on 2/16.Triple: Matt Street vs. Fordham on 2/26.Home run: Sean Doolittle @ UNC Wilmington on 2/13.Base runner: Ryan Hudson @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Walk: Ryan Hudson @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Strikeout: Josh Darby @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Hit batsman: Tom Hagan @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Sacrifice bunt: Matt Street @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Sacrifice fly: Ryan Zimmerman @ UNC Wilmington on 2/13.Stolen base attempt: Matt Street & Tom Hagan (double steal) @ UNCW on 2/11.Stolen base: Matt Street & Tom Hagan (double steal) @ UNCW on 2/11.Caught stealing: Matt Street @ UNC Wilmington on 2/13.
PitchingWin: Mike Ballard @ UNC Wilmington on 2/12.Loss: Matt Avery @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Save: Casey Lambert @ UNC Wilmington on 2/12.Complete game: N/AShutout: N/AStrikeout: Matt Avery @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Walk: Matt Avery @ UNC Wilmington on 2/11.Wild pitch: Ryan Ouellette @ Old Dominion on 2/16.Hit batsman: Mike Ballard vs. Bucknell on 2/18.Balk: N/A