CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (23-18) wraps up a 10-game home stand with a pair of midweek matchups at Disharoon Park. The Cavaliers will host Liberty (29-10) on Tuesday (April 23) and James Madison (23-17) on Wednesday (April 24). Both contests will have a 6 p.m. first pitch.
Game Coverage: Both games will air live on ACC Network Extra, available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 and the WatchESPN App. Additionally, the two games can be heard locally on WINA 1070 AM/98.9 FM and anywhere on WINA.com. Links to the broadcasts as well as live stats can be found on VirginiaSports.com. Fans can follow @UVABaseball on Twitter for in-game updates.
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: Sunflower seeds at Disharoon Park will be $2 throughout the game as part of the season-long $2 Tuesdays. The final $2 Tuesday item will be Popcorn on May 14 against VCU.
Probable Pitching Matchups
April 23 – 6 p.m.
Liberty – LHP Mason Meyer (5-3, 4.63 ERA, 46.2 IP, 20 BB, 37 SO)
Virginia – LHP Andrew Abbott (2-1, 4.85 ERA, 26.0 IP, 15 BB, 30 SO)
April 24 – 6 p.m.
JMU – RHP Michael Bechtold (2-0, 7.36 ERA, 18.1 IP, 17 BB, 18 SO)
Virginia – LHP Billy Price (0-0, 1.80 ERA, 10.0 IP, 2 BB, 8 SO)
• Virginia will put the finishing touches on a 10-game home stand, its second longest stint at Disharoon Park this season. The Cavaliers are 3-5 on the current home stand and 18-9 at home this season
• Virginia is 28-6 at home and 46-8 overall against non-conference opponents over the past two seasons.
• Virginia owns a 7-2 mark against schools from the Commonwealth in 2019.
• The Cavaliers have won seven-straight non-conference games and are 14-6 against non-ACC schools this season.
Last Time vs. Liberty/JMU
• On April 13 in Lynchburg, Virginia had its nine-game win streak against the Flames snapped after a 14-5 defeat.
• After jumping out to a 3-0 advantage after two innings, Virginia surrendered the next 10 runs, including a seven-run fifth inning. The Cavaliers used a season-high, eight pitchers in the contest.
• The last time Virginia was on the road was on April 9 in Harrisonburg. The Cavaliers were powered by a two-homer night from Brendan Rivoli in a 9-3 victory.
• Rivoli went 2-for-4 with two home runs and a career-high, four RBI in the contest.
• Coming into the midweek, Virginia sports the 12th highest fielding percentage in the country (.980) and the highest in the ACC.
• Virginia has committed one error in its last eight games, a total of 275 chances.
• With nine or more hits in four of the last five games, Virginia is second in the league in batting (.289).
• The Cavaliers are one of four teams (NC State – 417, Miami – 411, Wake Forest – 409) in the ACC with 400 or more hits this season.
• Virginia’s 25 sacrifice flies are the most among its ACC Cohorts and 13th most in the nation.
• As a team, Virginia has struck out 226 times, the fewest in the ACC.
• Virginia hit a season-high four home runs in the series finale against Florida State. Virginia has hit multiple home runs in a game this season on five different occasions.
• The last time Virginia hit four or more homers in a game at Disharoon Park was in April 4, 2017 against Old Dominion.
• Cameron Simmons belted his fifth home run of the season on Saturday in the nightcap against Florida State and was briefly alone for the team lead until Tanner Morris hit a solo shot later in the contest. For Simmons, it was his 18th career home run.
• Nate Eikhoff capped a three-hit performance in the series finale against the Seminoles with second long ball of the year.
• Alex Tappen drove in four runs and hit a three-run blast in a five-run fifth inning in Saturday evenings’ 13-3 win over Florida State. He has five extra base hits in his last six games.
• Since moving to the lead-off position almost one month ago (March 24), Tanner Morris is hitting .365 (27-for-74) with 10 doubles, two home runs and 19 runs scored in 19 games.
• Morris enters the weekend ranked tops in the ACC and second in the country with 20 doubles. He is three two-baggers away from matching the Virginia single-season record of 23 set by Stephen Bruno (2012) and Dan Street (2002).
• As a first year, Nic Kent leads the Cavaliers with 33 RBI and eight multi-RBI games. A freshman has not led the Cavaliers in RBI since Jon Benick in 1999.
• Jack Weiller started both games of Saturday’s doubleheader against Florida State as the designated hitter and went a combined 6-for-7 with two RBI and two runs scored. His four hits in the opening game were a career-high.