Desperate for a win, after being swept at home last weekend against Notre Dame, the Virginia Cavaliers (8-8, 2-7) faced off against the struggling Towson Tigers in a mid-week matchup Wednesday afternoon.
Despite having lost eight of their last nine, Towson threatened early, maneuvering runners into scoring position in each of the first three innings. The top-of-the-third proved particularly promising for the Tigers. With runners at first and third and just one out, shortstop Noah Cabrera grounded into an inning-ending double play. The Hoos translated this defensive momentum into a productive offensive effort in the bottom-of-the-inning, raking in consecutive hits from the first four men up. From here on out, Towson would record just one hit.
Virginia got on the board early thanks to an RBI double from catcher Logan Michaels in the bottom-of-the first. The Cavaliers extended their lead by garnering three insurance runs in the third, and one in the sixth, winning by a final score of 5-0.
Originally scheduled to face #18 Pittsburgh on Friday, officials have postponed the contest due to inclement weather in the forecast. The series will now kick off Saturday, with early-afternoon games through Monday. Still searching for their first conference win at home this season, Virginia will look to capitalize on the opportunity.