Another character building weekend on the baseball field.
Lost 2 of 3 versus Miami.
Lost Friday 8 to 6 after holding an early 2 to 0 lead. Miami scored 5 in the 6th inning to take control of the game. The Hoos scored 2 in the 7th to cut the lead to 5 to 4 and grab some momentum. But Miami responded with 3 more in the 8th to get to 8 to 4. The Hoos got 1 run in the 8th and 9th to fight back but couldn’t get over the hump yet again.
Saturday was a 4 to 0 win. Andrew Abbott was a stud in this one going 8 innings. The Hoos were credited with just 1 hit, but that hit produced 4 runs. Devin Ortiz hit a bases loaded triple off the wall in left center and then was awarded home when Miami threw the ball into our dugout trying to get him out at third. There were a couple other “hits” that were ruled errors against Miami that were debatable including one that was initially ruled a hit but changed to an error two innings later. So much for home field advantage. A win is a win, especially for this team in ACC play.
Sunday was a classic back and forth game that saw Miami make the last move. They won the game 4 to 2 and took the series. This one was especially frustrating as UVA had runners on 2nd & 3rd with 1 out late in the game but couldn’t deliver as has become the norm at the plate, unfortunately.
The Hoos visit a poor George Washington team on Tuesday. UVA beat them 11 to 1 at UVA earlier this season. That should be a win. No fans are allowed even though the game is being played in Arlington. GW had to reach a deal with DC in order to even play their season that stipulated no fans at games even if their home games were played in VA, DC, or MD.