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April 27, 2005

`HOOS UP NEXT?: The Virginia Cavaliers (29-13, 9-10 ACC) will face the William & Mary Tribe (21-19, 7-11 CAA) in a non-conference home game on Wednesday, April 27th at UVa’s Davenport Field at the UVa Baseball Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM. Virginia’s contest with William & Mary is UVa’s next to last regular season non-conference home game this season. The Cavaliers will also host the Richmond Spiders at home on May 3rd. Virginia does have two ACC home series remaining on its 2005 schedule with Miami (May 13-15) and Duke (May 19-21).

LAST TIME THEY MET: Virginia defeated William & Mary by the score of11-9 on April 6, 2004 in Williamsburg, Va. at the Tribe’s Plumeri Park. UVa also defeated William & Mary by the score of 6-0 on March 19, 2003 the last time the Tribe played the Cavaliers in Charlottesville.

VIRGINIA’S CURRENT RECORD & RANKINGS: Virginia stands 29-13 overall, 9-10 in the ACC. UVa is not ranked in this week’s college baseball polls (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Sports Weekly/ESPN, NCBWA) but is receiving votes in the Sports Weekly/ESPN and the NCBWA polls. Virginia was ranked #27 by Collegiate Baseball and #32 by the NCBWA earlier this season.

SEBASEBALL.COM & COLLEGE BASEBALL INSIDER.COM TABS VIRGINIA THE TEAM OF THE WEEK: Virginia was named and’s “Team of the Week” after UVa went 4-0 for the week, including a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series sweep over the #4 ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on April 22-24.

ON DECK: Virginia will travel to Tallahassee, Fla. on April 29-May 1 to face the #24 ranked Florida State Seminoles (35-13, 10-8 ACC) in a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series at FSU’s Dick Howser Stadium. The Cavaliers trail the all-time series with the Seminoles in baseball 9-37 in a series that began in 1972. FSU has won 21 of the last 24 games it has played against UVa. Virginia is just 2-17 all-time against Florida State in Tallahassee. The Cavaliers’ two wins over the Seminoles in Tallahassee came on March 14, 1995 (2-1) and March 8, 1997 (6-4). UVa has never won more than one game against FSU in a regular season series.

However, in 1996, the Cavaliers went 1-2 against the Seminoles in the regular season series before beating Florida State two out of three times in the ACC Tournament en route to Virginia winning the 1996 ACC Championship title.

Last year (2004), Virginia defeated Florida State for only the ninth time ever by posting a 15-2 victory on May 8th, 2004. But the Seminoles won the three-game ACC series two games to one on May 7-9, 2004 in Charlottesville. FSU won game one 8-0 and UVa won game two 15-2 before the Seminoles won the series by posting a 4-1 win in game three.

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