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Four Cavaliers combined to toss a three-hitter as Virginia topped Towson 8-0 at Davenport Field. Shane Halley started and worked 4.1 strong innings before giving way to Kyle Crockett, Austin Young and Joel Effertz.
Virginia had 13 hits and broke the game open with a three-run frame in the seventh inning. Chris Taylor drove in three runs and Nick Howard had three hits after getting the start at designated hitter. Howard is going to be a special player in the program. Stephen Bruno crushed a solo homer in the eighth inning for the Cavaliers.
The teams will play again at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Oh yeah, baby. That's a five-game win streak. Need to notch #6 tonight, then roll into Raleigh with a full head of steam. State has lost three of four, plays ECU tonight, and will not be ready for us this weekend. GO HOOS!
Excuse me, while I hit this sky hook.
Jay I've always thought Halley would be good as the closer for this team. His stuff is nasty and he misses a ton of bats. Seems like a good choice to me. Not that I don't trust Thompson with the job but I like Halley's stuff a whole lot.
Also have we finalized the rotation yet? Seems like this is the first season in a while where we haven't known exactly who will start every game. Other than Kline and Silverstein it seems to be a mixed bag. Ideally I'd like to see:
Regardless it's nice to see us starting to roll again! Go Hoos!
If Whit is healthy, and Artie can continue what he did last week, I'd like to see Whit pitch the mid weeks (ala Will last year) and use O'Neill like Crockett to keep Kyle's inninhs down and to give Barrett some weekend experience. The arms are coming around. K's is the man. If it were up to to me, I'd give that guy $1 less than Oak and keep him here for as long as humanly possible.
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