Cavaliers Entertain No. 9 Miami in Three-Game Series
April 16, 2015
|No. 9 Miami at Virginia|
|Date/Time||Fri., April 17, 6 p.m. | Sat., April 18, 1 p.m. | Sun., April 19, 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Davenport Field|
|Live Audio/Video ($)||Friday (Audio) | Saturday (Audio) | Sunday (Video)|
|GameTracker||Friday | Saturday | Sunday|
|Parking Maps||Friday | Saturday|
|Social Media||UVa Game Notes | Twitter: @UVaBaseball | O’Connor Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
MIAMI HURRICANES (29-9, 14-4 ACC)
Probable Starting Rotation
Fri. – Jr. LHP Thomas Woodrey (4-1, 2.19 ERA)
Sat. – R-Jr. LHP Andrew Suarez (4-0, 2.45 ERA)
Sun. – Jr. RHP Enrique Sosa (5-3, 3.91 ERA)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team plays host to No. 9 Miami this weekend in a three-game ACC series at Davenport Field. The series opens with a 6 p.m. Friday game and continues with afternoon games Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Gates open one hour prior to game time.
VirginiaSports.com will have a live audio broadcast for the Friday and Saturday games and a video broadcast Sunday. The broadcasts are available through a Cavaliers Live subscription on VirginiaSports.com. Live statistics (GameTracker) also can be found on VirginiaSports.com.
WINA 1070-AM will have the live local radio broadcast of all three games in the series. The Saturday game will air across select stations on the Virginia Sports Radio Network:
Charlottesville – WINA 1070 AM
Richmond – WRNL 910 AM
Martinsville – WHEE 1370 AM
Staunton – WTON 94.3 FM
Mt. Jackson – WSVG 790 AM
Virginia in the Latest National Rankings
NCBWA – 21
USA Today Coaches – 23
The latest set of Cavalier trading cards will be handed out at the Friday game. Saturday is Military Appreciation Day; all active and retired service members will be eligible to purchase discounted tickets. Sunday is Little League Day; for discounted team tickets, call the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 800-542-8821 and reference Little League Day at Davenport Field. Sunday also is an ACC Family Sunday, with Family Packages available and including four general admission tickets and four $8 concessions vouchers, good for any food or drink item.
The UVa athletics equipment staff will once again be selling authentic game-worn jerseys and helmets along with other athletic equipment prior to the Saturday baseball and lacrosse games at Davenport Field and KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. This includes baseball jerseys and helmets.
All jerseys and helmets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Methods of payment include cash and credit cards (no checks). The jersey/helmet sale will take place inside the main entrance to Davenport and KlÃ¶ckner beginning at noon and lasting until 3 p.m.
Odds and Ends
Â• Kenny Towns leads the Cavaliers with three homers, 21 RBI and a .383 batting average in home games.
Â• UVa is No. 47 in the NCAA RPI, while Miami is No. 2.
Â• In the five games since the Louisville series, UVa has hit .350 as a team.
Â• Eight of Virginia’s 14 losses have come by two runs or fewer, including six by one run.
Â• UVa ranks 15th nationally and third among ACC schools in average attendance (3,389).
Â• UVa ranks eighth nationally in strikeouts since 2012 (1833).
Virginia leads the all-time series, 22-21, and has won five straight series against the Hurricanes. Since 2010, UVa is 13-4 against Miami. UM’s last series win against the Cavaliers came in 2009 in Charlottesville. UVa took two of three games last season in Coral Gables, Fla.
Miami is riding a nine-game win streak while holding first place in the ACC Coastal Division as it comes to Charlottesville. UM has won five straight ACC series since losing two of three games at Louisville to start the conference schedule, including sweeps of Duke, NC State and Virginia Tech. Miami is second in the ACC in batting at .303 and has three hitters over the .350 mark. The Hurricanes also boast outstanding pitching, with a staff ERA of 2.99 (third in ACC).
Virginia remains home for a pair of midweek games next week, taking on Longwood at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Liberty at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Cavaliers travel to NC State next weekend in ACC play.