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Probable Starting Rotation

Friday LHP Danny Hultzen (2-0, 0.00 ERA)
Saturday RHP Andrew Carraway (2-0, 0.68 ERA)
Sunday LHP Neal Davis (2-0, 0.00 ERA) or RHP Will Roberts (1-0, 1.00 ERA)

Probable Starting Rotation

LHP Austin Stadler (2-0, 0.82 ERA)
RHP Brad Kledzik (1-1, 6.14 ERA)
 RHP Michael Dimock (0-0, 3.68 ERA)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. The Virginia baseball team begins ACC competition this weekend when it travels to Wake Forest for a three-game series. The teams will play at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

Virginia (9-0) hits the road for the first time this season. The Cavaliers exploded offensively on Wednesday for 17 runs and 20 hits in a 17-4 pounding of George Washington. UVa scored in six of its eight innings at the plate. Phil Gosselin (So., West Chester, Pa.) led the Cavaliers with a 3-for-4, four-RBI effort and now is 8-for-17 (.471) in his last five games.

Steven Proscia (Fr., Suffern, N.Y.) leads the Cavaliers with a .486 batting average and shares the team lead in RBI (13) with Jarrett Parker (So., Stafford, Va.). The Cavaliers are batting .373 as a team. Parker (.438 BA) has a team-best 10 extra-base hits (five 2B, three 3B, two HR) and a .558 on-base percentage while batting out of the leadoff position.

Proscia and Parker are two of five UVa hitters batting over .400. Franco Valdes (Jr., Miami, Fla.), Dan Grovatt (So., Tabernacle, N.J.) and Jared King (Fr., Radford, Va.) are batting .471, .455 and .444, respectively.

Virginia owns a 1.11 team ERA through nine games, which is tops in the ACC. Opponents are batting .168 against the Cavaliers. UVa pitchers have surrendered just 49 hits in 81 innings while striking out 98.

Wake Forest is 6-1 this season and suffered its first loss Wednesday at UNC Wilmington (12-7). Weldon Woodall leads the Demon Deacons with a .552 batting average and 12 RBI, while Ryan Semeniuk is hitting .417. Wake is batting .356 as a team. On the mound, the Demon Deacons have a 4.71 ERA thus far.

The Demon Deacons hold an 84-67 edge in the all-time series. The teams split four games last year with Virginia winning two of three in the teams’ regular-season series in Charlottesville before the Demon Deacons pulled out an 7-4 win over UVa in the ACC tournament.

Virginia returns home at 4 p.m. Tuesday to play Navy and then takes on VMI at 4 p.m. Wednesday in a game rescheduled from last Tuesday.

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