Baseball to Host Ontario Blue Jays Friday in Exhibition
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 2011-12 edition of the Virginia baseball team will be on display at 6 p.m. Friday as the Cavaliers take on the Ontario Blue Jays in exhibition action at Davenport Field. There is no admission charge for the event. Concession and merchandise stands will be open for the game.
Fans attending the contest should enter on the first baseline side of the stadium via Lannigan Way. There is a men’s soccer match at 7 p.m. Friday at Klöckner Stadium and that entrance will be used for ticketed entrants to the soccer game. Free parking will be available in the University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena lots.
The teams will play a 14-inning game on Friday night.
Virginia started fall practice on Sept. 3. The Cavaliers return 20 letterwinners from the 2011 squad, which won a school-record 56 games while posting a 56-12 record. UVa won the ACC Championship and then advanced to the College World Series for the second time in program history. Eleven letterwinners from that team have since departed.
UVa welcomes in 13 newcomers this season – 10 freshmen and three junior college transfers. The incoming class has been rated No. 17 nationally by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
The exhibition game serves as the first public competition for the Cavaliers this fall. In October, Virginia will hold its annual Orange and Blue World Series, a seven-game intrasquad series. Game one of the series is set for Sunday, Oct. 2. UVa will hold the ring ceremony to honor the 2011 team on Friday, Oct. 14, prior to Game 6 of the Orange and Blue World Series.