June 8, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia senior infielder Reed Gragnani (Richmond, Va.) and redshirt senior Scott Silverstein (Olney, Md.) each were selected Saturday in the final day of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Gragnani was a 21st-round selection (663rd overall) of the Boston Red Sox, while Silverstein was a 25th-round pick (745th overall) of the Toronto Blue Jays.
The pair join teammate Kyle Crockett (Poquoson, Va.), who was was selected Friday by the Cleveland Indians Friday in the fourth round (111th overall).
Gragnani is batting .305 this year in 60 games. A First-Team All-ACC selection, he owns 65 hits and also has driven in 49 runs. He also was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team this season.
Silverstein is 10-1 with a 2.86 ERA this season. In 88 innings, he has struck out 69 and walked 25 while limiting his opponents to a .261 batting average. The senior southpaw has battled back from a pair of shoulder surgeries in recording a standout season.
Virginia continues NCAA Super Regional play at 7 p.m. Sunday when it entertains Mississippi State at Davenport Field. ESPNU will carry the game. The Bulldogs hold a 1-0 edge in the series.
End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.No. 1 'Hoos Ready to Roll in CharlotteMen's Basketball3/15/18At approximately 9:20 p.m. Friday, in a South Region game, No. 1 seed UVA (31-2) meets No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in the NCAA tournament's first round.'Hoos Ecstatic To Be Dancing AgainWomen's Basketball3/13/18In its first NCAA appearance since 2010, Virginia (18-13) will meet California (21-10) in the first round Friday at 5 p.m. in Columbia, S.C.
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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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