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March 25, 2014

Longwood at No. 2 Virginia
Date/Time Wed., March 26 | 5 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Davenport Field (5,025)
Multimedia Live Audio ($) | GameTracker | Radio: WINA 1070-AM,
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The second-ranked Virginia baseball team returns home at 5 p.m. Wednesday to take on the Longwood Lancers at Davenport Field. It marks the first meeting between the schools since the 2008 season.

Free hot chocolate and coffee will be available at concession stands while supplies last.

Broadcast Information
WINA 1070-AM and will have the live radio broadcast. A live audio broadcast will be available through a Cavaliers Live subscription on Live statistics (GameTracker) also will be located on The audio and live stats also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available free of charge through iTunes.

Virginia in the Latest National Rankings
USA Today Coaches – 2
Baseball America, Perfect Game – 3
Collegiate Baseball – 4

Noting the Cavaliers
Virginia leads the ACC and ranks 13th nationally in ERA at 2.32 and is limiting its opponents to a .199 batting average. Freshman Connor Jones currently leads the ACC in ERA at 1.04 after tossing four scoreless innings and earning both wins in the Cavaliers’ series at Miami.

Virginia is batting .289 as a team, which fourth in the conference. Nick Howard leads the team in batting at .339, which is tied for eighth in the ACC. Mike Papi (.333) and Daniel Pinero (.320) each rank among the ACC’s top 20 in batting.

Howard Keys UVa to Series Win at Miami
Led by reigning ACC Player of the Week Nick Howard, Virginia captured two of three games at Miami Saturday through Monday. After dropping the opener 7-1, UVa rebounded for a pair of hard-fought wins, 8-3 in 11 innings Sunday and 5-3 Monday.

Howard drove in three runs Monday. He beat out a potential double-play ball to earn the game-tying RBI in the fifth inning and hit the go-ahead, two-run single in the ninth inning before taking the mound and blowing the Hurricanes away in the bottom of the ninth inning to earn the save.

Howard had four hits and a team-high five RBI in the series. Branden Cogswell went 6-for-14 in the series, including his first career four-hit game on Sunday evening.

Cavaliers Second Nationally in Fielding
Virginia has committed just 12 errors in 23 games and ranks second nationally in fielding at .987. Stony Brook leads all Division I teams with a .989 fielding percentage.

Virginia-Longwood Series
Virginia leads its all-time series with Longwood, 10-2. The teams have not since April 8, 2008, a 6-0 UVa win at Davenport Field. Virginia has won the last six meetings between the teams, dating to a 2-1 loss to the Lancers on April 9, 1984.

Looking at Longwood
Longwood holds a 12-13 record after getting swept at home by Campbell this past weekend in Big South play. Matt Dickason leads the team batting at .352, as the Lancers are hitting .272 as a team. Longwood owns a 3.89 team ERA and is limiting its opponents to a .253 batting average.

Up Next
Virginia plays host to Virginia Tech Friday through Sunday (March 28-30) in a three-game conference series at Davenport Field.

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