No. 11 Baseball Blanks Stony Brook, 8-0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Behind shutout pitching and 15 strikeouts from Robert Poutier (Sr., Yorktown, Va.) and Robert Morey (So., Virginia Beach, Va.), the No. 11 Virginia baseball team blanked Stony Brook, 8-0, Tuesday evening at Davenport Field. The shutout was Virginia’s third of the year and the first since Feb. 21 vs. Bucknell.
The pitching staff was supported by 11 hits from the UVa offense. Four Cavaliers picked up two hits each, highlighted by Jarrett Parker (So., Stafford, Va.), who had a double and two-run home run while scoring twice and driving in four. Phil Gosselin (So., West Chester, Pa.) added a pair of doubles, while Tyler Biddix (So., Richmond, Va.) had two hits and scored three times and John Barr (So., Ivyland, Pa.) singled twice.
Poutier (3-0) went 5.0 innings and allowed just five hits and two walks while striking out eight as he won his third straight Tuesday start. Morey then dominated in going a career-best four innings while striking out a career-high seven. He surrendered just two hits and did not walk a batter in earning his second save this season.
Jonathan Kalkau (2-3) took the loss for Stony Brook after allowing three earned runs, four hits and five walks in three innings. Michael Stephan had a pair of hits for the Seawolves (12-12).
After a 17-run outburst Sunday, Virginia (27-5) quickly picked the offense right back up and posted its first run in the opening inning. Parker led off with a walk, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a Gosselin double.
In the second, UVa tacked on two runs. With one out, Scott Silverstein (Fr., Olney, Md.) doubled and Biddix walked. Parker then lined a double off the wall in right-center field to score both runners and give UVa a 3-0 lead.
The Cavaliers added three runs in the fourth against reliever Joe Goglia. Biddix led off with a single and stole second. One out later, he scored on a single by Barr. Gosselin drove Barr in with a double to left field and then scored with two out on a single by Steven Proscia (Fr., Suffern, N.Y.).
UVa put up its final two runs in big fashion in the eighth inning when Parker launched a towering two-run home run which bounced off the top of the scoreboard in right-center field. The blast was Parker’s ninth of the season.
UVa concludes its midweek series with Stony Brook with a 6 p.m. Wednesday game at Davenport Field.