Virginia Plays Host to Towson at 4 p.m. Tuesday
March 16, 2015
|Towson at No. 7 Virginia|
|Date/Time||Tue., March 17 | 4 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Davenport Field|
|Multimedia||Live Video ($) | GameTracker|
|Social Media||Twitter: @UVaBaseball | O’Connor Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
VIRGINIA CAVALIERS (12-5)
Probable Starting Pitcher
So. RHP Alec Bettinger (1-0, 1.69 ERA)
TOWSON TIGERS (2-13)
Probable Starting Pitcher
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team again returns home to Davenport Field Tuesday for a 4 p.m. game against the Towson Tigers. Gates open at 3 p.m.
Live video will be available online at VirginiaSports.com as part of the Cavaliers Live subscription package. Live statistics (GameTracker) also will be available. The video and live stats also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes.
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Virginia in the Latest National Rankings
USA Today Coaches, Perfect Game – 7
NCBWA – 9
Collegiate Baseball – 12
D1Baseball – 13
Baseball America – 14
The Tuesday game is another $2 Tuesday at Davenport Field. ‘Hoo Dogs and Pepsi soft drinks are available at every Tuesday home game for $2 each.
Virginia holds a 15-2 edge in its all-time series with Towson and has won 10 straight games against the Tigers. All 17 games in the series have been contested in Charlottesville.
Getting Back in the Groove
Virginia will play just its second home game of the season on Tuesday, as a wild stretch of weather in February and March limited the opportunities to play in Charlottesville. This also marks just second midweek game the Cavaliers have played in 2015.
UVa has thrived at home during the Brian O’Connor era. The Cavaliers finished 34-4 at home in 2014, and are 340-74 (.823) at Davenport Field since 2004. Virginia is 69-10 (.873) at home since 2013.
Towson holds a 2-13 record after dropping two of three games in a home series with NJIT on Sunday and Monday. Spencer Sutton leads the team with a .302 batting average and is tied with Peter Bowles for the team high in RBI with nine. As a team, the Tigers are batting .246 and have a 6.50 ERA.
Virginia remains at home this weekend for a three-game series against No. 11 Florida State. The series consists of games at 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.