Cavaliers Smoke the Tribe

Third year Mike Papi lead the offensive onslaught with another grand slam last night against the Tribe. - USA TODAY Sports

It wasn't pretty, but UVa fans everywhere loved the offensive display that the Cavaliers put on in Williamsburg last night.

The Cavaliers and Tribe were supposed to open up Davenport Field's 2014 season on Tuesday, but due to mother nature the game had to be moved to Williamsburg. Luckily for UVa fans, the Cavalier bats traveled very well in a 17-2 victory.

Only two Cavaliers in the starting lineup didn't record a hit, and the rest of the lineup more than made up for that. In total, the team put up 17 runs on 18 hits and 5 walks. More impressive was the boys limited their strikeouts to just five for the entire game. Through four games, this team has only struck out 17 times. Anything less than five is a good number to keep.

The leader of offensive onslaught was definitely third year Mike Papi. Papi set the tone early with a grand slam in the second inning to top off a six run rally. He followed it up later in the game with a two runs single with the bases loaded. On the day, Papi accumulated 6 RBI and 2 runs.

Not wanting to be outshone by Papi, second year Joe McCarthy and third year Brandon Downes got in on the home run action and hit their first of the year as well. Adding to his home run, Downes had a single and a double in a 3-5 night with 2 RBI and 2 runs.

The pitching wasn't bad either being lead by Artie Lewicki. Coming off of Tommy John surgery, nobody knew what to really expect from Lewicki, but he was impressive last night. Only surrendering two runs on four hits over five innings while striking out six. If he can keep that up the entire year, the Hoos won't lose many midweek games, and he could find himself in more ACC matchups.

The pen held suit over the final four innings only giving up single hit and walk while striking out four.

The Hoos welcome the ECU Pirates to the Dav on Friday in the home opener of the 2014 season.

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