Feb. 28, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia baseball team posted a 17-1 victory over the Seton Hall Pirates in a non-conference game played in front of 1,064 spectators at Davenport Field at the UVa Baseball Stadium. The win secures the weekend series for Virginia after the Cavaliers recorded a 3-2 victory in game one on Friday. UVa jumped out to an early 6-0 after three innings and also twice scored five runs in the fifth and eighth innings en route to a 16-run victory.
Virginia plated three runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 3-0 lead after a two-run, RBI-double by Matt Dunn and a RBI-single by Scott Headd. Dunn finished with a game-high four hits and four runs scored after going 4-for-6 at the plate with two RBI. After scoring another run in the bottom of the second inning to make the score 4-0, UVa scored two more runs in the bottom of the third inning to push the lead to 6-0 after Dunn and Joe Koshansky each scored a run.
Seton Hall scored its only run of the game in the top of the fourth inning when Patrick Sullivan drove in Joey Scott with a RBI-single up the middle to make it a 6-1 ballgame. But UVa stormed back with 11 unanswered runs to close out the game, beginning with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to make the score 10-1. Virginia's five-run fifth inning was keyed by a three-run, RBI-triple by Tom Hagan that drove in Koshansky, Dunn and Headd.
After tacking on a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to make it an 11-1 contest, the Cavaliers scored five more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 17-1 lead. Virginia's Ty Grisham (two-run single) and Ryan Zimmerman (two-run double) each drove in a pair of runs before Jordan Ghrist scored Mark Reynolds with a RBI ground-out for the final run of the game.
UVa starting pitcher Matt Avery (2-0) picked up the win after tossing 6.0 innings and allowed just one run on six hits and struck out a game-high eight batters. Alan Zimmerer came in and threw 2.0 scoreless innings in relief duty and struck out four batters before Adam Laird closed out the game by pitching a scoreless side.
SHU's starting pitcher Chris Noonan (0-1) took the loss after giving up six runs (five earned) on six hits in just 3.0 innings of action.
With the victory, Virginia's record improves to 8-1 overall. The loss drops Seton Hall's record to 0-5 on the season. The win secures the weekend series for the Cavaliers (2-0) and UVa has now won six consecutive games over SHU dating back to the 2002 season.
The Cavaliers will return to home action on Sunday, February 29th when Virginia and Seton Hall play the final contest of the three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 PM at Davenport Field at the UVa Baseball Stadium.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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