Virginia Plays Host to Wake Forest This Weekend
March 17, 2016
|Wake Forest at No. 10 Virginia|
|Date/Time||Fri., March 18, 3:30 p.m. (DH) | Sat., March 19, 1 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Davenport Field|
|Watch Live ($)||Friday | Saturday | Sunday|
|GameTracker||Friday G1 | Friday G2 | Saturday|
|Social Media||Tickets | Twitter: @UVABaseball | O’Connor Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS (12-7, 1-2 ACC)
Probable Starting Rotation
Fri. G1 – RHP Parker Dunshee (2-0, 2.92 ERA)
Fri. G2 – RHP Connor Johnstone (3-1, 4.12 ERA)
Sat. – RHP Drew Loepprich (1-2, 7.15 ERA)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia baseball team takes on Wake Forest Friday and Saturday (March 18-19) in a three-game ACC series at Davenport Field. Please note the schedule change because of expected inclement weather on Sunday. The teams open the series with a doubleheader at 3:30 p.m. Friday before concluding the thee-game set at 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be no game on Sunday.
Ticket Policy for Friday/Sunday Games
Tickets for the Sunday game will be accepted for game two of the Friday doubleheader. Fans with tickets for the Friday or Sunday games that cannot attend the rescheduled games Friday fans may: (a) exchange their ticket in advance for a General Admission ticket to any other regular season game by calling the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 542-8821 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm., or (b) bring their ticket stubs to the gate for General Admission seating at any remaining regular season home game, subject to seat availability at the time of arrival or (c) exchange their ticket for a General Admission ticket to a Virginia men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and / or volleyball games within the calendar year based on availability. This exchange can happen thorugh the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in advance or at the ticket window of that facility on game day.
VirginiaSports.com has live video broadcasts for each game in the series. WINA 1070-AM and 98.9-FM and VirginiaSports.com also are scheduled to have the radio broadcast for the first game Friday as well as the Saturday game. If there is a conflict on Saturday with a potential second-round men’s basketball NCAA tournament game, the baseball game only will air on VirginiaSports.com. Links to live statistics for the three games also can be found on VirginiaSports.com.
Parking is available in the University Hall, John Paul Jones Arena and McCue Center lots and Emmet-Ivy Garage on Friday. Because of the Elton John concert at JPJ on Saturday night, free parking is available in the Emmet-Ivy Garage. Fans may park in the JPJ and McCue lots, but they must be vacated by 4:30 p.m.
Cavaliers in the Rankings
10 — Baseball America, 12 — NCBWA, 18 — D1Baseball, USA Today Coaches
Things to Know
Â• Virginia ranks third among ACC teams in batting (.328); Wake is 12th (.278).
Â• Only four active Cavaliers have played vs. Wake – Jones, Pinero, Rosenberger, Thaiss.
Â• Virginia has started at least three freshmen in every game this year.
Â• UVA has scored at least four runs in 16 of its 18 games this season.
Â• Adam Haseley has reached base safely in each of the last 24 games (dating to 2015).
Virginia-Wake Forest Series
Wake Forest holds an 86-78 edge in the series with Virginia. The teams did not meet last season; Wake Forest won two of three games against UVA to conclude the 2014 regular season while handing UVA is lone series loss of the regular season. UVA had won 10 straight games against Wake prior to the series loss.
Thaiss Lowers the Boom
Matt Thaiss has found his power stroke of late, with three home runs in the last week. He hit two home runs Wednesday, his first career multiple-homer game. He became the first UVA player with two homers in a game since Mike Papi on March 12, 2014, against JMU. Thaiss leads the team with four home runs and upped his batting average to .380 (18th in ACC).
Noting Wake Forest
Wake Forest is 12-7 on the year, including a 1-2 mark in ACC play. The Demon Deacons dropped two of three games in their home series with Clemson last weekend. Will Craig is off to a great start and ranks second in the ACC in batting (.458), is tied for the conference lead in home runs (7) and leads the ACC in RBI (26).
Virginia wraps up its six-game homestand with a 5 p.m. Tuesday game against James Madison. The Cavaliers make their first-ever trip to Louisville next weekend with a three-game series against the No. 4 Cardinals.