No. 9 Virginia Wraps Up Home Schedule vs. Richmond
May 15, 2017
|Richmond at No. 9 Virginia|
|Date/Time||Tue., May 16 – 6 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Davenport Field|
|Multimedia||ACC Network Extra ||
|More Info||Twitter: @UVABaseball | O’Connor Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
VIRGINIA CAVALIERS (38-12, 16-11 ACC)
Probable Starting Pitcher
RICHMOND SPIDERS (17-32, 6-14 A-10)
Probable Starting Pitcher
Fr. RHP Aaron Winkler (1-1, 6.04 ERA)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ÃƒÆ’Â¢ÃƒÂ¢’Â¬” The No. 9 Virginia baseball team concludes its 2017 home schedule at 6 p.m. Tuesday (May 16) when it plays Richmond at Davenport Field. Virginia owns a 27-6 record on its home field this season, its most home wins since 2014.
The game airs on ACC Network Extra, which is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Links to live statistics also can be found on VirginiaSports.com.
Things to Know
– Virginia is 132-29-1, including 11-1 this year, against in-state opponents since 2004.
– UVA is 13-0 in midweek games and is aiming for its first undefeated midweek schedule since 2011.
– Virginia has clinched a .500 or better ACC record for the 14th straight year (10 prior to 2004).
– UVA has topped 100,000 in attendance for the seventh time in eight years.
– Cameron Simmons was 4-for-11 with a homer and six RBI in the Miami series and is batting a team-high .396 in ACC games (second among all league players).
The Cavaliers are ranked as high as ninth nationally this week in the USA Today Coaches poll. UVA leads the ACC in batting at .322, which ranks eighth nationally. The Cavaliers rank sixth in the ACC in ERA (3.96), fifth in fielding (.974) and second in stolen bases (73).
Virginia leads the all-time series, 82-58-1, and has won 13 straight games against the Spiders. UVA head coach Brian O’Connor is 12-0 against Richmond. The teams’ scheduled meeting last season was rained out. The Cavaliers earned an 8-6 win on May 12, 2015, at Davenport Field in the programs’ last meeting.
Richmond sports a 17-32 record after dropping two of three games last weekend in its Atlantic 10 series at Saint Louis. Vinny Capra leads the team in batting at .359, while Daniel Brumbagh is hitting .330. UR is batting .279 as a team, has a 5.70 team ERA and a .967 team fielding percentage.
Virginia heads to Georgia Tech Thursday through Saturday (May 18-20) for a three-game series to mark the end of regular-season play. The Cavaliers start postseason competition next week at the ACC Baseball Championship in Louisville, Ky.