It didn't look good in the beginning for the No. 2 Cavaliers but they were able to pull out a victory over No. 11 ECU with strong performances by 2nd years Danny Hultzen and Steven Proscia.
Hultzen got off to a rocky start by giving up 2 runs in the first inning but was able to settle down and give the Cavs six innings while only surrendering those two runs. Tyler Wilson got the first save of the year for UVa by closing out the Pirates over the last three innings. Wilson's performance is key since he was able to go the final three innings and save the rest of the bullpen for the final two games of the weekend.
On the offensive side of the plate the Hoos were lead by (hoo else?) Hultzen and Proscia. Hultzen went 2 for 4 and added 2 runs for the Cavaliers. While Danny had a great game, the offensive MVP of the game has to be Steven Proscia. Proscia went 2 for 3 and had 4 of the 6 RBIs for the Cavaliers. He capped his performance off with a home run in the 6th inning that broke the 2-2 tie at that point in the game. Dan Grovatt and Jarrett Parker also had stellar performance for UVa by adding two hits and an RBI a piece.
UVa and ECU return to the diamond tomorrow at 1 pm as ECU will look to even the series by defeating Cavalier starter, 3rd year Robert Morey. I see the Cavaliers having another great offensive performance as they were able to rattle ECU's best pitcher, Seth Maness, today. On another great note, Virginia Tech lost to Kentucky 15-6. Suck it Tech......ya burnt.