UVA Baseball Enters Crucial Stretch after Exam Break
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The UVa baseball team will play at VCU Tuesday night before taking nine days off for final exams.
The 'Hoos have a record of 26-20 including 10-14 in the ACC.
Virginia has lost its last three ACC series and are in jeopardy of missing the NCAA tournament for a second straight year.
The 'Hoos lost two of three games this past weekend at North Carolina. The two loses were by just one run.
"That's just the way baseball goes sometimes," says UVa short stop Tanner Morris. "There's a lot of luck involved with the way a game goes sometimes with getting a hit with a runner at second base or making a pitch with a runner in scoring position and stuff like that. I think when you look at one-run games. There's little bits and pieces that we could have done better but overall we've played a lot of good ball game this year."
"The last two games lost by one, we just needed one extra play and we win those games," says UVa freshman Nic Kent. "That part is frustrating that we are so close, but we just have to keep focusing on getting better everyday , every game."
Morris leads the team with a .344 batting average. He has played in all 46 games. Morris leads the ACC with 20 doubles. That's the third-most in the entire country.
"I'm feeling pretty well," says Morris. "It's just an adjustment with getting over 200 At-bats as a freshman and going to the Cape and going back. When you get all those AB's under you, you start to figure out pitcher tendencies and certain things like that which makes it easier to understand what the pitcher is trying to do to you and then you make adjustments. It makes the game slow down for you a little bit."