March 10, 2009
The Cavalier baseball team kept its hot bats going, storming past Navy, 17-1, on Tuesday afternoon. It marks the fourth time in the last five games that Virginia has scored at least 17 runs. The Cavaliers improve to 13-0.
Virginia scored two runs in the third inning, but that was just a prelude of big things to come. The Cavs piled on six runs in the fourth and added another five runs in the fifth to break the score wide open. In addition to the 17 runs, Virginia pounded out 23 hits, marking the fourth time in the last five games the club has connected on at least 20 hits. Nine Cavaliers tallied at least two hits, while John Barr led the way with three hits and three runs scored. Phil Gosselin went 2-3 with a home run and four RBI, while Tyler Cannon went 2-3 with a four RBI as well.
Jeff Lorick got the start on the mound and was strong. Lorick went six innings, giving up just one earned run while striking out four.
Virginia is now 13-0 on the season, which marks the best start in school history. The Wahoos have a team batting average of .473 during their last five games, in which they have tallied 81 total runs.
The Cavs keep things going Wednesday, when they welcome VMI to Davenport Field for a 4:00pm contest.