Regardless of whether you want to call them freshmen or first year's, the UVA baseball team's rookie pitchers are young and inexperienced, but they're also proving to be pretty good.
Right-hander Trey Oest led the 'Hoos to an 8-6 win against VMI Wednesday night, striking out seven batters in 5 1/3 innings.
He's now 5-0 on the season.
Lefty Brandon Waddell is undefeated in seven starts while working as Virginia's ace.
He has 48 strikeouts in 37 innings.
Josh Sborz has an 0.77 ERA, and has served as both a starter and reliever for the Cavaliers this season.
Oest says, "This freshman class, the pitching staff, there's tons of talent in it. Everyone is doing their job, and doing what they need to do."
Head coach Brian O'Connor says, "They need to make serious contributions, and they are, and hopefully they continue to get getter and improve as we move along."
"They've just done a tremendous job all season," adds senior first baseman Jared King. "We knew we were going to have to rely on them this year, but every time their number has been called, they've come through with flying colors."
Waddell will take the mound for Virginia in Game One of their series Saturday at Wake Forest.
"We've got six of our next seven games on the road," says O'Connor. "It'll be a challenge for us, but it's a challenge this team is looking forward to. We have to prove that we can be a very successful team on the road in this league."
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