Virginia Schedules Exhibition with Georgetown for 1 p.m. Sunday
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team has scheduled a fall exhibition game against Georgetown for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at Davenport Field. Admission is free for the exhibition contest.
“Other baseball programs across the country have taken advantage of the opportunity to play each other in the fall, and I believe our team will benefit from this game,” Virginia head coach Brian O’Connor said. “This is a great opportunity for our team to play another opponent to prepare our players for the upcoming season. I know our fans will come out and support our team on October 2nd while getting an early look at our 2012 team.”
Fans attending the contest should enter on the first baseline side of the stadium via Lannigan Way. Free parking will be available in the University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena lots. Concession and merchandise stands will be open for the game; there also will be raffle giveaways throughout the day for fans in attendance.
Per NCAA regulations, this fall exhibition game will count toward Virginia’s 56-game regular season for the 2012 season. The outcome of the game will not count toward the Cavaliers’ record in 2012 however. UVa now will play 55 regular-season games in the spring.
This exhibition contest will replace the regular-season game that Virginia and Georgetown were scheduled to play next spring at Davenport Field. UVa has scheduled the same number of home games (35) for 2012 as it played during the 2011 regular season.
As a result of scheduling the fall exhibition, UVa also has altered the schedule of its intrasquad Orange and Blue World Series. The series has been shortened from seven to five games, starting next Tuesday (Oct. 4). UVa will hold the ring ceremony to honor the 2011 team on Oct. 14 prior to Game 4 of the Orange and Blue World Series.
Orange & Blue World Series Schedule:
Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m.
Game 2: Monday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m.
Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m.
Game 4: Friday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m. (Ring Ceremony)
Game 5: Sunday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m.