Baseball Plays Host to Ontario Blue Jays in Friday Exhibition
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team will play host to the Ontario Blue Jays in an exhibition game at 6 p.m. Friday at Davenport Field. Admission to the game is free; concessions also will be available.
Free parking for the baseball exhibition will be available in the Cage lot, next to Onesty Hall and the Turf Field. The University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena lots will be paid parking lots for an event at JPJA that evening.
All fans attending the game should enter the facility on the first base line of Davenport Field via Lannigan Way.
Virginia is currently in the midst its fall practice schedule. The Cavaliers return 22 letterwinners from their record-setting 2010 team which won a school-record 51 games and captured the ACC Coastal Division and NCAA Charlottesville Regional championships.
While the Cavaliers have a wealth of returning players, they also will have plenty of position battles after losing a school-record seven players to the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. The Cavaliers return several veterans, including All-America pitcher/first baseman Danny Hultzen, infielders Steven Proscia and Keith Werman, catcher/first basemen John Hicks and Kenny Swab, outfielders John Barr and David Coleman and pitchers Tyler Wilson, Cody Winiarski and Branden Kline.
The Friday exhibition also will mark the debut of Virginia’s eight highly touted freshmen.
Fall practice will continue for another month, culminating in the team’s annual intrasquad matchup, the Orange and Blue World Series, a seven-game series which runs Oct. 3-17.