April 29, 2013
|No. 7 Virginia at VCU|
|Date/Time||Tuesday, April 30 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Richmond, Va. | The Diamond (9,560)|
|Broadcast Info||Live Audio ($) | Live Video | WINA Radio 1070-AM|
|More Information||Twitter | Coach O'Connor Twitter | Facebook|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The seventh-ranked Virginia baseball team plays its final game before the exam break on Tuesday when it travels to Richmond for a 7 p.m. game against VCU at The Diamond. After the game Virginia begins a nine-day break for final exams and won't play again until May 10.
Live audio will be located on VirginiaSports.com and is accessible via a Cavaliers Live subscription. A link to free live video, provided by VCU, also will be available on VirginiaSports.com. Live statistics will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia in the Latest National Rankings
Baseball America, NCBWA, USA Today Coaches - 7
Collegiate Baseball - 8
Probable Starting Pitchers
Virginia (38-8, 17-7 ACC): Fr. LHP Nathan Kirby (2-1, 6.58 ERA)
VCU (21-21, 6-9 A-10): Fr. RHP Dan Black (0-1, 3.67 ERA)
Virginia holds a 34-19 lead in its all-time series with VCU. UVa has won the last 10 meetings with the Rams, all during the tenure of the current coaching staff (since 2004). VCU's last win against UVa came in 2003.
UVa topped the Rams 7-5 on April 25, 2012, at The Diamond as Derek Fisher hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the ninth inning.
Another In-State Opponent on Docket Before Finals Week
Under the current coaching staff (since 2004), the Cavaliers have an 89-15-1 record against in-state opponents. UVa is 8-3 this year against foes from the commonwealth of Virginia in 2013 with two games against VCU remaining.
Cavaliers, Rams Draw Big Crowds in Richmond
Virginia and VCU have played in front of big crowds each of the last two years at The Diamond. When the then-No. 1 ranked Cavaliers visited Richmond in 2011, a crowd of 5,421 was in attendance -- the largest crowd for a college baseball game in state history. The 2012 matchup also had a healthy attendance of 3,427, despite the fact the game was added to the schedule less than a month earlier.
Richmond Natives Return to Back Yard
Four Cavaliers hail from the Richmond vicinity, including the scheduled Tuesday starter, Nathan Kirby, who went to James River High School. Tyler Carrico (James River HS), Reed Gragnani (Mills Godwin HS) and Austin Young (Atlee HS) also attended high school in the Richmond area.
Offense Puts Up Big Innings Regularly
Virginia has scored three or more runs in an inning 54 times this year. UVa has recorded three runs in an inning on 26 occasions this year. UVa has outscored foes 183-49 in the fifth through eighth innings: 38-11 in fifth, 38-18 in sixth, 43-12 in seventh and 64-8 in eighth.
UVa averages 7.8 runs per game, outscoring its opponents 359-165.
Plenty of Close Games in April
Thirteen of Virginia's 18 April games have been decided by three runs or fewer, including five one-run games; UVa is 9-4 in those games. Four of UVa's six April midweek games have been determined by two runs or fewer. UVa had nine games decided by three runs or fewer in Feburary and March.
After a nine-day break for final exams, Virginia returns to the field May 10-12 against Duke at Davenport Field. UVa then plays host to VCU on May 14 before wrapping up the regular season May 16-18 at top-ranked North Carolina.
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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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