February 28, 2008
Robert Poutier pitched five strong innings of shut out baseball, and Corey Hunt, John Barr, and Dan Grovatt both drove in five runs, as the Cavalier baseball team blew out Coppin State, 27-1, in seven innings. Virginia starts the season 6-0 for the first time since 1997.
Hunt went 4-4 at the plate, scoring three runs, while Barr was 3-5 with his first career triple. Grovatt finished the day 3-4. Virginia pounded out 22 hits, with four players reaching three or more hits. Surprisingly, the 27 runs were scored with no home runs hit the entire game. The Wahoos jumped out early, scoring seven runs in the bottom of the first, and scoring at least three runs in five of their six innings at the plate.
As for Poutier, he had the best outing of his career, allowing only one hit and striking out a career high of eleven batters in five innings of work.
Virginia continues its homestand tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 with a match up with Siena. The Saints join Cornell and the Cavaliers for a three team round robin that takes place this weekend.