There will be a special recognition during Saturday’s home football game featuring former Wahoos Morgan Moses (#UVAFB) and Todd Hitt (#UVAMSOC). Hitt is the CEO of an asset management firm that recently donated $50,000 to the Morgan Moses Foundation to launch the “Homework Help!” tutoring program in Chesterfield, Richmond, Fairfax and Loudon County Public Schools. They will be recognized as part of the Geico Alumni Spotlight feature during the game.

In other alumni news, Orange County Register columnist Mark Whicker penned a piece this week on #UVABase alum Chris Taylor, who wrestled as a youth before becoming a success on the baseball field. Now a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Taylor gets his first crack at the MLB postseason Friday night in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In other #UVABase alumni news, Baseball America caught up with former Cavalier pitcher Nathan Kirby who is down in Arizona pitching in instructional league games for the Brewers.

A pair of surgeries on his left elbow–one Tommy John and another to rearrange the ulnar ligament–has limited Kirby just 12.2 innings in his pro career and none since 2015, but as this BA article shares, Kirby has not been deterred by the setbacks.
Another familiar face, Nick Howard, is also down in Arizona in instructional league coming back from an injury, working for the Reds, as this BA video attests.  Howard last threw a competitive pitch on June 20, 2016, missing a year and a half because of a superior labral tear from anterior to posterior (SLAP) tear in his right shoulder. MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo shared this piece about the progress of his comeback.

Other Hoos News

#UVAMGOLF: The Daily Progress‘ Jerry Ratcliffe talks to Denny McCarthy about earning his PGA Tour card