March 18, 2008
After losing two of three games at Duke during the weekend, the Cavalier baseball team took two games from Stony Brook today, improving their record to 16-4.
In game one, three Cavalier pitchers combined for a two hit shutout. Jeff Lorick, Robert Morey, and Michael Schwimmer shut down the Seawolves, leading Virginia to the 3-0 win. Lorick earned the win to improve to 2-0 on the season. He lasted 4.2 innings, giving up the two hits and keeping Stony Brook scoreless. After Morey pitched an inning and a third of perfect relief, Schwimmer came on for his fourth save of the season.
Offensively, Jarrett Parker was the big bat for Virginia. The freshman hit two triples, while scoring two runs and tallying an RBI in the win.
Game two was not nearly as comfortable for the Cavaliers. Stony Brook scored two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to take a 3-1 lead. Jared Nowak's solo home run in the top of the seventh put the Seawolves up 4-1.
Virginia's bats came alive in the bottom of the eighth, as Phil Gosselin hit a home run to spark a five run inning, that put the Cavs on top 6-4, as they went on to win by that score.
The Cavaliers return to ACC play this weekend, as they welcome Boston College to Davenport Field for their first home conference series of the season. The first game of the series gets underway at 6:00 on Friday.