We've reached the end. The final weekend of the regular season for the Cavalier baseball team. Luckily, they saved
the best Virginia Tech for last, because boy have they struggled this season.
The Cavaliers are riding high winning their last four ACC series and going on a 8 game winning streak during that time. Virginia Tech on the other hand, hasn't won an ACC weekend this season.
Even better news for the UVa fans is the games are at Davenport Field this year. Coach O'Connor has a great 22-10 record in his tenure, but is even better at home accumulating a 14-2 record. Not to state the obvious, but the Hokies have also never won a series in Charlottesville, winning only single games in 2010 and 2012.
At the plate the Hokies, are not great, but are not the worst in the conference. Their .279 average puts them at 10th in the ACC. They'll feature three hitters batting over .300 in Nick Anderson, Phil Sciretta, and Saige Jenco. Redshirt sophomore Sam Fragale is their power hitter, leading the team with six home runs, and near 2nd in slugging percentage at .436.
On the mound, they are having one of the worst pitching performances in their program's history. As a team, they have posted a 6.54 ERA and are giving up nearly 10.5 hits a game. Both starters they have announced, Kit Scheetz and Packy Naughton, have a 4.50 ERA or worst. Needless to say, I imagine this Hokie pitching staff is ready for the season to end.
The Cavaliers are sitting pretty to host another NCAA Regional. They are in the mix for a national seed, but their resume is going to take a hit even if they sweep the Hokies this week. The Hoos have the #13 RPI while Virginia Tech is at #192.
The series starts today and finishes up on Saturday due to the ACC Tournament starting next Tuesday. Follow along on Twitter and check back in to see how the Hoos fare this weekend.