CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (21-16) will continue its home stand on Tuesday (April 16) with a non-conference game against in-state foe Radford (17-18) at Disharoon Park. First pitch on ACC Network Extra is set for 6 p.m.
Game Coverage: ACC Network Extra is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. For links to all broadcast and live stats, visit VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get in-game updates on the official Virginia Baseball Twitter feed (@UVABaseball).
Ticket Information: Fans can purchase tickets at a discounted rate in advance by going online to VirginiaSports.com/Tickets. For all regular season home games, available reserved single-game tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 online or via mobile devices. Tickets are $10 at the sport-specific ticket office on game day. General admission single-game tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the sport-specific ticket office locations on game day.
Promotions: Peanuts at Disharoon Park will be $2 throughout the game as part of the season-long $2 Tuesdays. The next $2 Tuesday item will be sunflower seeds on April 23 against Liberty.
Probable Pitching Matchup
April 16 – 6 p.m.
Radford – LHP Hunter Williams (0-2, 10.38 ERA, 13.0 IP, 11 BB, 6 SO)
Virginia – LHP Billy Price (0-0, 2.57 ERA, 7.0 IP, 1 BB, 5 SO)
• The Cavaliers have won six-straight non-conference games and are 13-6 against non-ACC schools this season.
• Virginia owns a 6-2 mark against schools from the Commonwealth in 2019.
• Virginia is 27-6 at home and 45-8 overall against non-conference opponents over the past two seasons.
• Under Head Coach Brian O’Connor, Virginia is 9-1 against the Highlanders. Virginia owns a 20-4-1 advantage in the all-time series.
• Virginia matched a season-high with 16 hits in a 12-4 win against Radford at Disharoon Park last season.
• Then-freshman Tanner Morris went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, his first of two, four-hit efforts in his Virginia career.
• Classmate Alex Tappen blasted a grand slam in the eighth inning to give Virginia the eight-run advantage. Tappen and Cameron Simmons (May 13, 2017 vs. Miami) are the last two Cavaliers to hit a grand slam.
• Noah Murdock made his first appearance of the season, pitched an inning of scoreless relief and was credited with the win.
• The Cavaliers were swept by Miami over the weekend for the second-straight season. The Hurricanes hit five home runs in the series en route to their seventh straight win.
• For only the second time this season, Virginia lost despite out-hitting an opponent after collecting nine hits to Miami’s six in the series finale on Sunday. Eight of the nine Cavalier starters recorded a hit including two from Zack Gelof.
• Griff McGarry was the tough luck loser in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader. He turned in his fourth quality start of the season (6.2 IP, 2 ER) and struck out seven batters for the fourth time this season.
• Tanner Morris currently is tied with Jared Mang (New Mexico) for the national lead in doubles with 19.
• Morris is looking to become the 13th Cavalier to hit 20 doubles in a season and the first since Daniel Pinero in 2016. The school record for doubles is 23, set by Stephen Bruno (2013) and Dan Street (2002).
• Morris has reached base in 14-straight games going into Tuesday. He reached base in the first 15 games of the season and has only failed to reach in three games in 2019.
• The second year’s batting average (.345) leads the team and is the seventh highest in the ACC.
First Year Thieves
• Freshmen Zack Gelof and Nic Kent have 10 and nine stolen bases to their credit, respectively.
• Only one other time in UVA history has a two or more freshmen stolen 10 bases in a single season. Back in 2008, Jarrett Parker (14), Dan Grovatt (10) and David Coleman (10) swiped 10 or more bags in their first year on grounds.
• As a team, Virginia has compiled 36 stolen bases in 37 games with Gelof and Kent leading the way. The 36 stolen bases eclipse last year’s single season total of 34.
• Virginia has not committed an error in four-straight games, its longest stretch of the season.
• The Cavaliers are third in the ACC and 24th in the country with a .978 fielding percentage.
• In ACC play, the Cavaliers have committed only 12 errors, tied with Louisville for the fewest in the league.
• Coming into the season Virginia had the highest cumulative fielding percentage (.973) of any school since 2004.