Cavaliers Win First Game of Doubleheader
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -The Virginia baseball team defeated Fordham, 6-2, in the first of the Cavaliers’ two games Friday at Davenport Field. UVa is currently playing Delaware (5 p.m. start time). Click on the live stats link at the top of the page to see updated statistics.
Danny Hultzen (Fr., Bethesda, Md.) had a memorable second start, recording a dozen strikeouts in six innings. It is the most strikeouts for a Cavalier pitcher since Sean Doolittle posted 13 on April 28, 2006, at Maryland. Hultzen (2-0) allowed only two unearned runs, six hits and a walk. Robert Morey (So., Virginia Beach, Va.) pitched the final three innings to earn his first save of the season. The two combined to strike out 16 Fordham batters.
J.P. Mack (0-2) suffered the defeat for Fordham, allowing six runs (five earned), 10 hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out six.
Dan Grovatt (So., Tabernacle, N.J.), Steven Proscia (Fr., Suffern, N.Y.), John Hicks (Fr., Sandy Hook, Va.) and Franco Valdes (Jr., Miami, Fla.) each had two hits as Virginia racked up 11 hits in the game.
Virginia (6-0) started fast with a three-run first inning. Jarrett Parker (So., Stafford, Va.) led off with a walk and moved to second on a single by Tyler Cannon (Jr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.). After a Gosselin sacrifice bunt, both runners scored when Grovatt reached on an error. Grovatt then stole second and scored when Proscia doubled to center field.
The Cavaliers doubled their lead in the third inning. Grovatt led off with a single and moved up on a passed ball. He scored on a John Barr (So., Ivyland, Pa.) infield single. Hicks followed with a single, and Barr and Hicks each came home on a double by Valdes.
Fordham (1-4) broke through with two unearned runs in the sixth inning. The Rams took advantage of a UVa error to score on a Bobby DiNardo groundout and a Mike Mobbs single.