CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The second-ranked Virginia baseball team will play host to a pair of midweek games this week, with Richmond and George Mason traveling to Davenport Field for 6 p.m. games on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Both games will be broadcast by WINA 1070-AM and streamed online at VirginiaSports.com (available through a V Pass subscription).
Tuesday is $2 Tuesday at the stadium. Purchase $2 hot dogs and $2 sodas all game long.
Richmond and George Mason are back on the Cavaliers' schedule for the first time since 2007. The Spiders are 17-17 (4-8 Atlantic 10), while the Patriots boast a 23-11 record (7-5 CAA).
Virginia (29-9, 12-6 ACC) is ranked as high as No. 2 nationally this week by Baseball America and Rivals.com. UVa also is fourth in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll and NCBWA poll and 10th in the Collegiate Baseball rankings.
The Cavaliers took two of three games over the weekend from then-No. 20 Virginia Tech. It marked Virginia's fifth series win over a ranked team this season (East Carolina, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia Tech). UVa also won its fifth ACC series of the year.
Virginia sold out all three games of the series and finished with a program record three-game attendance of 12,657. The Cavaliers currently rank 21st nationally with an average attendance of 2,780 per game. UVa is on pace to obliterate its average season attendance record of 1,774 per game, set in 2007.
In the four games last week, John Barr (Jr., Ivyland, Pa.) led the team with a .556 batting average (5-for-9). He hit his first career home run last Wednesday at VMI. Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) continued his strong season with seven hits in 17 at bats (.412). He continues to lead the ACC in hits with 60.
Virginia ranks third in the ACC with a .337 batting average and also is third with a 3.87 team ERA. The Cavaliers continue to stand second in team fielding with a .979 mark.
Richmond lost two of three games in its series with George Washington last weekend. Billy Barber leads the Spiders with a .425 batting average this season. He also has hit eight home runs and driven in 40 runs. The Spiders are batting .292 as a team and have a 6.11 team ERA.
A 2009 NCAA Tournament team, George Mason will bring a six-game winning streak to Charlottesville. The Patriots swept a three-game series at Northeastern last weekend. GMU has a potent offense and is batting .327 this season, while Dan Palumbo (.423), Ryan Soares (.416) and Mark Hill (.406) all are batting above .400. The Patriots also have a 4.75 team ERA.
One of the highlights Wednesday will be the family battle between brothers Kyle and Keith Werman. Keith is a sophomore infielder for the Cavaliers, while Kyle is a former UVa standout infielder and assistant coach and currently is an assistant coach at George Mason.
Virginia travels to Maryland this weekend in ACC play, as the Cavaliers will play three of their final four ACC series on the road. The teams will play at 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
NCAA Quest Begins for Iceland NativeTrack & Field, Cross Country5/24/18A three-time ACC champion in the hammer throw, Virginia junior Hilmar Jonsson competes Thursday at the NCAA East Preliminary meet in Tampa, Fla.Lynch Shines Again in His Season FinaleBaseball5/23/18In what was probably his final appearance for UVA, junior left-hander Daniel Lynch struck out seven Tuesday against Florida State in the ACC tournament.UVA Pioneer Ready for Next ChapterFootball5/21/18Kent Merritt, who's retiring next month from his position in the history department, was among the first African-American football players at Virginia.
Director of News Content
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.
Dominant Pitching Helps Virginia End on High Note
Baseball | 5/24/2018
Virginia concluded pool play at the ACC Championship with a 4-2 victory over third-seeded NC...
Jeff White: Lynch Shines Again in His Season Finale
Baseball | 5/23/2018
In what was probably his final appearance for UVA, junior Daniel Lynch struck out seven Tuesday...
Virginia Falls to No. 9 Florida State in Extra Innings
Baseball | 5/22/2018
No. 9 Florida State prevailed, 3-2 in the bottom of the 11th inning with a walk-off single at the...
Virginia Begins ACC Tournament Play Tuesday
Baseball | 5/21/2018
No. 10 seed Virginia will begin its play in the 2018 ACC Baseball Championship on Tuesday
Four Cavaliers Earn All-ACC Accolades
Baseball | 5/21/2018
Second baseman Andy Weber earned First Team All-ACC honors for the first time in his career.
Dates, Times Announced For ACC Baseball Championship
Baseball | 5/20/2018
Virginia will begin play in the 2018 ACC Baseball Championship on Tuesday (May 22).
Wake Forest Outlasts Virginia in Regular Season Finale
Baseball | 05/19/2018
Wake Forest scored runs in all but one turn at the plate in a 18-12 victory over Virginia.
Virginia Evens Series at Wake Forest
Baseball | 05/18/2018
Virginia scored a season-high 15 runs, including nine in the ninth to even the series at Wake...
- Online Stores