No. 23 Baseball Returns Home Tuesday vs. The Mount
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team starts a regular season-ending eight-game homestand at 6 p.m. Tuesday as the Cavaliers play host to Mount St. Mary’s at Davenport Field. WINA Radio (1070 AM) will have coverage of the game.
Tuesday is 60’s Night at Davenport Field, with $1 hot dogs (while supplies last), $1 popcorn and $1 small sodas, as well as 60’s music and trivia all night long.
Virginia is 32-15 overall and 13-11 in the ACC after losing three games at No. 1 Miami last weekend. Despite holding the Hurricanes to their fewest runs in a three-game series this season, Virginia could not get its offense untracked as the Cavaliers hit .144 and had 13 hits over the weekend. UVa lost one-run games Friday and Saturday and now has seven losses of two runs or fewer in ACC play this season.
The Mount is 12-25 overall, 8-7 in the Northeast Conference and 5-12 on road this season. The Mountaineers split their four-game NEC series with Wagner at home over the weekend. Josh Vittek leads the team in several offensive categories, including batting average (.343), hits (47), home runs (12) and RBI (38).
Mount St. Mary’s is scheduled to start right-hander Kent Worthington (1-1, 5.55 ERA), while Virginia counters with freshman right-hander Jake Cowan (2-1, 2.77 ERA).
The programs have met just one time previously, with Virginia earning a hard-fought 6-3 victory on May 2, 2006, in Charlottesville. UVa trailed 3-2 entering ninth inning but won on three-run walkoff home run by Brandon Guyer.
After the game Tuesday, the Cavaliers will take nine days off from competition as they take final exams. Virginia’s next games will be May 9-11 against No. 2 North Carolina at Davenport Field.