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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. After a weekend of dodging the weather, the Virginia baseball team returns to Davenport Field for two midweek games to wrap up a season-opening homestand. The Cavaliers will first play VMI at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (please note the time change). Wednesday, Virginia will welcome George Washington for a 4 p.m. game.

All Tuesday games are $2 Tuesdays at Davenport Field. $2 hot dogs and sodas will be available.

Virginia (8-0) won all three of its games last weekend, defeating Fordham twice (6-2, 7-3), with a victory against Delaware (11-4) sandwiched in between. The last game of the weekend against Delaware on Sunday was cancelled because of the winter storm which has wreaked havoc up and down the East Coast.

Leadoff hitter Jarrett Parker (So., Stafford, Va.) had a good weekend, going 3-for-7 (.429) while recording a .714 on-base percentage and stealing three bases. Two of his hits went for extra bases a double and his second home run. Dan Grovatt (So., Tabernacle, N.J.) and Steven Proscia (Fr., Suffern, N.Y.) each went 5-for-13 (.385) in the three games.

In the three games, Virginia stole 13 bases in 14 attempts. The pitching also continued to impress, posting a 1.67 ERA over the weekend. Danny Hultzen (Fr., Bethesda, Md.) and Andrew Carraway (Sr., Marietta, Ga.) each had strong starting outings to earn wins. Through eight games, Virginia has a team ERA of 0.75.

VMI (1-6) lost three games at then-No. 1 North Carolina to open the season before garnering its first win against Old Dominion last Tuesday. The Keydets lost two games to Youngstown State over the weekend and had a game against Bucknell cancelled because of the weather. Virginia handed the Keydets a 6-5, 11-inning defeat in the teams’ 2008 meeting.

After losing its first four games, George Washington (2-5) rebounded to take two of three from Lehigh last weekend. Sean Rockey leads the team with a .417 batting average this season, while Tom Zebrosky is batting .375. The Colonials handed the Cavaliers a 17-5 loss last year in the UVa’s most lopsided defeat of the season.

The Cavaliers make their first road trip this weekend, trekking to Wake Forest for a three-game series to open ACC play. The teams will play at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

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