Virginia Plays Host to James Madison at 4 p.m. Tuesday
March 21, 2016
|James Madison at No. 9 Virginia|
|Date/Time||Tue., March 22, 4 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Davenport Field|
|Multimedia||Live Video ($) | GameTracker|
|Social Media||Twitter: @UVABaseball | O’Connor Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
VIRGINIA CAVALIERS (15-6)
Probable Starting Pitcher
So. LHP Adam Haseley (4-0, 1.31 ERA)
JAMES MADISON DUKES (9-10)
Probable Starting Pitcher
R-Jr. RHP Brandon Withers (1-2, 5.50 ERA)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Ã¢â‚¬” The Virginia baseball team finishes a six-game homestand Tuesday (March 22) with a 4 p.m. game against James Madison at Davenport Field.
A live video broadcast is available through a Cavaliers Live subscription on VirginiaSports.com. A link to live statistics also can be located on VirginiaSports.com.
Tickets may be purchased here or at the gate. Parking is available in the University Hall, McCue Center or John Paul Jones Arena lots.
The Tuesday matchup is a $2 Tuesday ($2 Hoo Dogs and 22 oz. Pepsi products).
Cavaliers in the Rankings
9 Ã¢â‚¬” Baseball America, 11 Ã¢â‚¬” NCBWA, 12 Ã¢â‚¬” USA Today Coaches, 16 Ã¢â‚¬” D1Baseball
Things to Know
â€¢ Virginia ranks second among ACC teams and 14th nationally in batting (.322).
â€¢ Ernie Clement (35) and Adam Haseley (34) rank one-two in hits among ACC players.
â€¢ UVA ranks fifth nationally with 51 doubles.
â€¢ Virginia has started at least three freshmen in every game this year.
â€¢ Pavin Smith has hit six sac flies, tied with Vandy’s Jason Delay for first in the nation. Smith is sixth in the ACC in RBI (23).
Virginia-James Madison Series
This is the lone meeting between the schools this season. Virginia leads its all-time series with James Madison, 40-25-1, after winning 14-1 in Charlottesville on April 8, 2015, in the only game between the teams last season. UVA is unbeaten in its last 10 games against JMU (counting a Feb. 18, 2012, tie). JMU last won against UVA on April 25, 2007, at Davenport Field.
Virginia Against In-State Foes
Since 2004, the Cavaliers have a 113-24-1 record against in-state foes. UVA was 7-6 last season against in-state opponents.
JMU stands 9-10 on the season after winning both games in its rain-shortened series with St. Bonaventure last weekend in Harrisonburg. Chad Carroll leads the offense with a .463 batting average, while Kyle McPherson is hitting .338 with a team-high 16 RBI. Under first-year head coach Marlin Ikenberry, JMU is batting .284 as a team, while its pitching staff has a 5.51 ERA.
Virginia travels to No. 8 Louisville for a three-game series Friday through Sunday (March 25-27) in the Cavaliers’ first-ever trip to UofL. All three games will stream online via ESPN3.