No. 10 Baseball Opens Home Slate Wednesday vs. VMI
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Following a 3-0 start to the season last weekend, the Virginia baseball team returns home to start its 36-game home schedule at 3 p.m. Wednesday when it plays host to VMI at Davenport Field. Live statistics will be available at VirginiaSports.com.
Because of a forecast for cold temperatures, all fans in attendance will receive free hot chocolate and coffee (while supplies last). In addition, fans may register for the ACC Championship Giveaway – one fan will win two tickets and lodging for the ACC Baseball Championship in Durham, N.C. Single-game ticket purchasers may enter at the promotional table on the main concourse for all games prior to March 27.
A limited number of Reserved Bleacher tickets will be made available for non-ACC games on a single-game basis beginning Wednesday. This is the first time that Reserved seating has been sold on a single-game basis in advance of game day for regular season games. These tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. Wednesday; the full list of available games appears at the end of this release.
Reserved tickets are $6 each for Tuesday and Wednesday games and $10 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday games. Any tickets not sold in advance of the game will be sold on game day at the Davenport Field ticket windows beginning two hours prior to first pitch.
Tickets may be ordered online at VirginiaSports.com, in person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium or by phone at (800) 542-UVA1. General Admission seating is available in the left- and right-field bleachers, the first baseline bleachers and on the grass hillside.
Reserved Bleacher single-game tickets for ACC games are not available.
The 10-Game Mini Package remains available for both Reserved Bleacher seating and General Admission. The 10-Game Mini Package is $60 per seat for Reserved Bleacher seating and $40 per seat for General Admission.
Virginia is ranked as high as 10th nationally this week. The Cavaliers’ pitching was fantastic last weekend as UVa swept the Auburn Tournament with wins over UAB (6-4), No. 23 Auburn (13-2) and Arkansas State (8-2). UVa did not allow a run in the first six innings in any of the three contests while jumping out to big leads in each game.
At the plate, Chris Taylor (So., Virginia Beach, Va.) recorded a team-best six hits while batting out of the leadoff spot. David Coleman (Sr., Richmond, Va.), Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.) and Keith Werman (Jr., Vienna, Va.) all had five hits. UVa outscored its opponents, 27-8. UVa also played strong defense, committing just one error (.991 fielding percentage).
VMI (1-3) was swept in a three-game series at Florida State last weekend and defeated William and Mary, 4-1, Tuesday in Lexington. The Keydets handed UVa a 12-3 loss in Lexington last season, but UVa owns a 99-27 edge in the all-time series.
A pair of right-handers are the scheduled starting pitchers: Will Roberts (Jr., Richmond, Va.) for Virginia and Coby Cowgill for VMI.
The Cavaliers continue their 11-game homestand this weekend when they welcome East Carolina to Davenport Field for a three-game series. The teams will play at 3 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
The available games for Reserved Bleacher tickets are:
Wed., Feb. 23 – VMI
Fri., Feb. 25 – East Carolina
Sat., Feb. 26 – East Carolina
Sun., Feb. 27 – East Carolina
Tue., March 1 – William & Mary
Wed., March 2 – Niagara
Fri., March 4 – Cornell
Sat., March 5 – Rider/Cornell
Sun., March 6 – Rider
Tue., March 8 – Marshall
Tue., March 15 – James Madison
Tue., March 22 – Towson
Wed., March 23 – Towson
Tue., March 29 – George Washington
Tue., April 5 – Radford
Tue., April 12 – Georgetown
Wed., April 13 – Coastal Carolina
Wed., April 20 – Richmond
Tue., April 26 – VCU
Tue., May 17 – High Point