March 31, 2009
The Virginia baseball team concluded a four game road trip on Tuesday night, traveling to Radford for a non-conference battle. The Cavaliers used big bats and solid pitching to cap off the trip in positive fashion.
Virginia put the game out of reach early with a nine run second inning. The first eight batters reached base in that inning and racked up seven hits while sending 13 total men to the plate in the frame. Eleven Cavaliers recorded at least one hit, while every position player on the roster saw playing time.
Phil Gosselin led the Virginia bats, going 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI. Jarrett Parker went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs. Freshman John Hicks also singled twice to extend his hitting streak to eleven games.
On the mound, Robert Poutier posted a solid performance for the second straight outing. Poutier improved to 2-0 on the season, tossing five innings of shutout baseball. He allowed three hits and one walk while striking out six batters.
Virginia improves to 23-4 on the season and returns home Wednesday. The Cavaliers will face Norfolk State at 4:00.