No. 3 Cavaliers Take on Towson in Two-Game Midweek Series
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team will face Towson in a two-game midweek series at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Davenport Field. Live statistics and audio broadcasts of both games will be available at VirginiaSports.com.
Gates to Davenport Field open at 3 p.m. Parking will be limited Tuesday because of the NCAA Women’s Basketball First-Round games at John Paul Jones Arena. Baseball patrons may park in the University Hall lots as well as the Emmet-Ivy Garage.
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) 542-8821. General Admission seating is available in the left- and right-field bleachers, the first baseline bleachers and on the grass hillside. Limited Reserved seat tickets also will be available.
The Tuesday game is a $2 Tuesday promotion – $2 hot dogs and $2 sodas will be available all game long.
Virginia (19-2, 5-1 ACC) has moved as high as No. 3 in the national polls this week. The Cavaliers return to non-conference competition after an intense weekend series with then-No. 4 Florida State. UVa won the first two games of the series, with FSU rebounding to salvage a 12-11 win in 10 innings in the finale to snap the Cavaliers’ 13-game winning streak. All three games went to extra innings and were decided by a run.
John Hicks (Jr., Sandy Hook, Va.) had a big weekend to cap a strong week. He hit .417 in the FSU series and batted .500 (8-for-16) for the week. He hit two homers and drove in four runs in the Cavaliers’ 7-3 midweek win over James Madison and posted five hits in the FSU series. Steven Proscia (Jr., Suffern, N.Y.) hit 5-for-14 in the FSU series, including the walk-off single in the 11th inning of the Friday night win.
Virginia is batting .300 as a team, which ranks fifth in the ACC. UVa owns a 2.27 team ERA, which is second in the ACC to Georgia Tech (1.97). The Cavaliers also are the ACC’s top fielding team at .984.
Towson is batting .259 as a team this season. The Tigers’ pitching staff has recorded a 6.38 ERA. Towson is fielding at a .969 clip this year.
Andrew Parker leads the Tigers (6-12-1, 2-4 CAA) with a .349 batting average. Nick Natoli owns a .339 average, while Chris Wychock his hitting .329 with team highs in homers (3) and RBI (14).
Virginia holds a 10-2 lead in the series with Towson. UVa has won the last four meetings.
Virginia returns to Davenport Field this weekend, playing host to Maryland for a three-game ACC series. The teams are slated to play at 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.