February 27, 2008
The Cavalier baseball team exploded for 15 hits and scored seven runs, en route to topping Old Dominion, 7-3. The victory improves Virginia's record to 5-0, as they look to improve on the number 16 national ranking.
David Adams and Jeremy Farrell each paced Virginia on the offensive side with three hits each. Farrell connected on two doubles and drove in two runs, while Adams added an RBI of his own. Virginia got out to a fast start in the first, scoring two runs, and holding a 3-1 advantage through four. The Cavaliers went into the ninth up 7-1, before holding off a Monarch rally to take the 7-3 win.
Pitching once again proved to be a strong point for Virginia. Matt Packer started the game for Brian O'Connor, and threw six solid innings on the mound. The sophomore only gave up one unearned run, while striking out seven, and only surrendered a single hit. Senior Michael Schwimmer came on in the ninth to record his second save of the season.
The Cavs topped an Old Dominion team that was less than 24 hours removed from upsetting second ranked North Carolina. The Monarchs scored eight runs in their final three at bats last night, topping the Tar Heels, 8-6, in ten innings.
The Cavaliers continue their ten game home stand tomorrow, as they host Coppin State at 4:00. This match up is a rescheduled game, after the originally scheduled contest on Tuesday was postponed due to rain. Siena and Cornell both visit Davenport Field for two contests each this weekend.
Click on the above video link to view highlights from today's win over Old Dominion.