UVA Baseball Wins Home Opener, Beats St. Peter's 9-1
The UVa baseball team beat St. Peter's 9-1 in its home opener to improve to 3-0 on the season. The game was added to Virginia's schedule after Virginia's game against ECU Sunday was canceled.
Trey Oest pitched six shutout innings in his college debut. He allowed just one hit and one walk and had a no-hit bid come to an end with two outs in the six inning. UVa sophomore Branden Downes went 3-for-4 with a a solo home run in the 5th inning to give the 'Hoos a 3-1 lead. Virginia added six runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
Coach Brian O'Connor said, "I thought our team came out and played well today," Virginia head coach Brian O'Connor said. "It was Saint Peter's first game today and I knew we were going to face their best pitching and it was a really good ballgame until we opened it up late. Trey Oest was outstanding. It was his first collegiate start, and obviously that is a lot of pressure to put on a young man. He certainly responded. I thought he was in complete command."
The 'Hoos Host William and Mary Tuesday at 3pm.
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