March 13, 2009
The cold weather may have played to Virginia's advantage Friday night as the Cavaliers hosted Florida State in the three game series opener. The climate is much different in Charlottesville than in Tallahassee, but a 13 run differential is hard to blame on weather.
The Cavaliers simply smacked the Seminoles around, and the man on the hill for Virginia was the arm behind the proverbial hand. Freshman Danny Hultzen faced one of the most stories programs in NCAA baseball for the first time in his young career and showed no fear. Hultzen struck out 13 and only gave up one run in seven innings of work.
The freshman had plenty of run support to work with as well. Virginia had 14 hits on the night, led by Dan Grovatt. Grovatt went 2 for 5 on the night with a two run homerun. Steven Proscia also contributed with three singles and three runs, while John Hicks also went yard with a two-run homer in his 2 for 3 outting.
Virginia is one of two remaining schools in Division 1 which are undefeated. Their 15 game win streak is also the longest in the nation. The Cavaliers will try to extend their win streak and take the the series tomorrow with the Seminoles. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. at Davenport Field