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March 31, 2015

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia infielder/outfielder John La Prise (Jr., Exton, Pa.) will miss approximately six months because of hip surgery, which is scheduled for Wednesday.

La Prise played in just four games early this season while battling the injury. In 50 games last season, La Prise batted .348 with 10 doubles and 17 RBI. He was fifth on the team with 62 hits and had the second-most hits of any returning Cavalier this year.

In three seasons at UVa, La Prise is batting .317 in 73 games.

Virginia (18-8, 6-6 ACC) plays at VCU at 7 p.m. Tuesday before returning home Wednesday for a 4 p.m. game with VMI.

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