May 11, 2009
The Virginia baseball team closes out its home schedule on Tuesday night, as the Cavaliers take on Virginia Commonwealth at Davenport Field. First pitch is slated for 7:00.
Virginia enters with a 37-10-1 record and has won three of its last four contests. The Cavaliers topped Duke on Sunday, 12-1, to take the series with the Blue Devils and improve to 15-9-1 in the ACC. Jarrett Parker cranked a grand slam and drove in four runs to lead the charge, and leads Virginia with 14 home runs on the season.
Tuesday night also marks the Cavaliers' final non-conference game of the season. Virginia has only lost one non-conference match up, which came to Stony Brook on April 8. This will mark their second contest with Virginia Commonwealth. The Cavaliers topped VCU, 8-1, back on April 21 in Richmond. Steven Proscia hit a grand slam in that game to power Virginia's offense past the Rams.
VCU enters the game with a 20-22 record, and looking for a late season win. The Rams lost two of three contests in a weekend series with Old Dominion this past weekend.
Click on the above video link to hear Brian O'Connor's thoughts on Virginia being able to play its best baseball in the coming weeks.