No. 12 UVA baseball beats Longwood 8-3 in non-conference finale

UVA senior Alex Tappen
UVA senior Alex Tappen(wvir)
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 11:58 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia baseball team won its final non-conference game of the regular season on Wednesday night, as the 12th ranked Cavaliers defeated Longwood 8-3 at Disharoon Park.

Alex Tappen went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI for the ‘Hoos, and six different pitchers combined to limit the Lancers to just five hits.

Virginia went 21-2 against teams outside the ACC this year.

Head coach Brian O’Connor says, “I’m proud that we’ve won 21-of-23 non-conference. If you want to do special things in a college baseball season, have some special opportunities at the end of the year, you have to really take care of your non-conference schedule.”

Tappen adds, “You got a really big series against Clemson coming up. You could easily get distracted on that, and not really be present in a game like this, but we did a great job preparing during finals, and obviously, to come out and have a complete performance is awesome heading into an ACC weekend.”

Game One of the series against Clemson is scheduled to begin on Friday at 6pm.

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