I tried telling you guys in my preview that JMU's pitching was atrocious and boooooyyyyyyyyyy did the Dukes come through for the Cavaliers. Heading in to the 4th inning down 2-1 it seemed like the Hoos didn't have their game in order. Luckily, the floodgates opened faster than Noah could get two of every animal.
The bottom of the fourth could rival as the greatest offensive half inning in the program's history. Surprisingly, this is the second time THIS YEAR that the Hoos have scored nine runs in one inning. If they can continue to hit the ball like that they will be a force to be reckoned with the rest of the year for sure.
I don't know all of the stats from that faithful inning, but I do know that Colin Harrington acheived greatness by hitting his first home run of the season. (Everyone make sure to tell Colin to hit the weight room a bit more on Twitter so he can hit more home runs @CHarDontCare14) Jared King followed suit in the fourth and hit his third home run of the season as well.
Keith Werman helped his hitting streak in the fifth inning with a single to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. I scoured the media guide trying to find the UVa record for a hitting streak but wasn't able to find it. What I was able to find was that the longest hitting streak last year was by Steven Proscia who had a 15 game hitting streak in 2011.
The other impressive stat from yesterday was the triples. First year stud Derek Fisher hit his seventh on the season which puts him in a tie with VCU's Bill Cullen for second in the NCAA. Both trail North Dakota State's (that is not a typo. I didn't know North Dakota had baseball) Tom Colwell by a single triple for the NCAA lead. Branden Cogswell added a triple of his own to give UVa 24 triples on the season. The Hoos were five ahead of Texas coming in to the day for the NCAA lead in triples so I can only imagine they furthered that lead (note: UT didn't play yeseterday).
The pitchers pitched and did well. Not much else needs to be said on that.
Hoos have off Thursday and Friday before welcoming in the fairly surprising Wake Forest Demon Deaconsto the Dav. I'll be giving my preview of Wake some time on Saturday so look forward to that. Until then, enjoy the tradition unlike any other and OPENING WEEKEND IN THE MLB! And of course GO HOOS!