Heading into ACC play next weekend, it was important for the Cavaliers to show Saturday’s loss to Niagara was more of an aberration than the norm.
Well, they did just that.
Adam Haseley had yet another dominant outing on the mound holding the Explorers to just two runs (both unearned) on four hits and three walks.
Jack Roberts, Jackson Tedder, and Grant Donahue combined to close out the final three innings. The Explorers did add their 3rd run off Tedder in the 8th, but the three held LaSalle to just 2 hits over those final three innings.
Five Cavaliers had a multi-hit game with both Cameron Simmons and Jake McCarthy notching three hit games and scoring multiple runs. While dominant on the mound, Haseley also added his 5th opposite field home run.
The best indication for how well the offense is clicking though isn’t in the hit or run column, but in the strikeout and stolen base columns. Four stolen bases on the day gave the team 21 on the season, averaging nearly 2 per game. No strikeouts on the day for the offense means they are averaging just over 2.5 as a team per game. Keeping both of those averages during ACC play could be a huge factor of success.
The win gives UVa their 11th win of the season. They’ll return to the diamond on Tuesday at George Washington before traveling to Chapel Hill on Friday.