Cavalier Baseball Tangles with Towson

Hoos host a midweek tilt against Towson this week. - Ralph Wood

After a weekend that saw them sweep NC St at home and vault the Top 10 in the national rankings, the Hoos are showing no signs of slowing down.

  • 22-2 Overall
  • 7-2 in the ACC
  • Top 10 ranking
  • Top 10 ERA in the country
  • 3rd best batting average in the ACC
  • Most triples in the country

If you had correctly predicted that after 24 games the Hoos would have all those things in their back pocket, you should head to Vegas yesterday and ride that hot streak. I don't think anyone outside of the current coaches and players expected anything like that. They just have too many first years with no college experience, and too many second years with no much experience.

They don't care.

They've taken care of business, and taken care of business well. They've swept a fringe top 25 team at home and taken two of three on the road from a fringe top 25 team in a hostile environment. Unfortunately, as is the case every year in the ACC, the schedule doesn't get easier in the near future.

Fortunately, this week, they take on a Towson team they have had a lot of recent success against. Overall the Hoos are 14-2 against the Tigers all time and have won the last eight meetings against the two. Just last year they took out the Tigers 8-0 and 19-5 in a midweek series. Coach O'Connor is 12-1 against Towson and hasn't lost to them since 2008 (we were so bad that year).

This year Towson has played inspired after being informed that the school was dropping the program after this year unless they raise enough money. (Should sound familiar to UVa fans who will remember Cal going through the same thing during the Omaha trip in 2011) They've got a pretty impressive 13-9 record coming into the week with two wins against Duke and a sweep of Hofstra.

They might be better than what they have been in the past, but this team isn't on the same level as UVa. The Hoos should have no problem with this team and should win handily before focusing on their upcoming Miami series this weekend.

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