April 23, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Nick Howard (So., Olney, Md.) went a career-best 5-for-5 and drove in three runs to lift the No. 5 Virginia baseball team to a 6-2 win over Richmond Tuesday evening at Davenport Field. Howard is the first Cavalier to record five hits in a game since Stephen Bruno on April 21, 2012, at Duke.
Brandon Downes (So., South Plainfield, N.J.) added a pair of doubles and two RBI for Virginia (36-6), while Branden Cogswell (So., Ballston Lake, N.Y.) went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Mike Papi (So., Tunkhannock, Pa.) walked and scored three times as well for UVa. Bases on balls proved to be huge for the Cavaliers, who drew six walks, with five coming around to score.
David Rosenberger (Fr., Bethlahem, Pa.), the second of four Virginia pitchers, worked a career-long three innings to earn his first win. Rosenberger (1-0) allowed four hits and two walks while striking out a pair. After starter Josh Sborz (Fr., McLean, Va.) allowed a pair of runs in three innings, UVa's bullpen of Rosenberger, Nathaniel Abel (So., Haymarket, Va.) and Whit Mayberry (R-Jr., Alexandria, Va.) combined to shut out the Spiders on six hits over the final six frames.
Virginia never trailed in the game and scored twice in the first inning to grab an early lead. Cogswell and Papi drew walks and with two outs, Derek Fisher (So., Rexmont, Pa.) and Howard hit back-to-back RBI singles to give the Cavaliers a 2-0 edge.
Richmond (24-15) tied the game in the third inning. With one out Nick Poulos singled, stole second and scored on a Mike Small single. Small came around to score on a double by Tanner Stanley.
Virginia promptly took the lead back for good in its half of the third. Papi drew a leadoff walk and Downes followed with a double. One out later Howard singled to right field to bring Papi home.
The Cavaliers added three runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-2 lead. Cogswell and Papi each drew walks and with two outs, Downes lined a double off the left-field wall, scoring both runners. After Derek Fisher (So., Rexmont, Pa.) walked, Howard doubled to left to plate Downes.
Both teams had scoring opportunities over the final five innings but failed to cash in on them. Richmond stranded 11 runners in the game and left eight on base over the final five frames, while UVa left 13 runners on base in the game, including two in three of the final four innings.
Virginia will play host to James Madison at 6 p.m. Wednesday before heading to Blacksburg this weekend for a three-game ACC series with Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers travel to VCU next Tuesday (April 30) for a 7 p.m. game at The Diamond; the contest leads into UVa's nine-day break for final exams.
Taylor Back in Familiar SurroundingsWomen's Basketball7/1/16Five years after leaving UVA, Tim Taylor has returned this summer. He's one of the two new assistants on head coach Joanne Boyle's staff.Summer Buildup Begins in EarnestMen's Basketball6/28/16The Virginia men's basketball team, which will travel to Spain in August, held its first practice of the summer Tuesday at JPJ.O'Leary Takes Unusual Path to OlympicsWomen's Rowing6/27/16Meghan O'Leary, who played softball and volleyball at UVA, will represent the United States in rowing at the Olympics this summer.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Cavaliers Competing in Summer Baseball Leagues
Baseball | 6/16/2016
Members of the Virginia baseball team have fanned out from coast to coast to compete in summer...
Pinero Selected by Tigers in Ninth Round of MLB Draft
Baseball | 6/10/2016
Pinero was drafted for the third time. He was a 20th-round pick coming out of high school in 2013...
Thaiss, Jones Selected on Day One of MLB Draft
Baseball | 6/10/2016
Thaiss was a first-round selection, going No. 16 overall to the Angels. Jones was a second-round ...
Trio Named All-Americans by Baseball America
Baseball | 6/7/2016
Connor Jones and Matt Thaiss were second-team honorees, while Adam Haseley was a third-team pick.
Jeff White: Wahoos' Season Ends on Painful Note
Baseball | 6/5/2016
Defending NCAA champion Virginia lost Sunday to William & Mary at Davenport Field to finish the...
Virginia Season Ends With 5-4 Loss to W&M
Baseball | 6/5/2016
Daniel Pinero and Jack Gerstenmaier each had three hits for UVA, which finished with a dozen hits...
Jeff White: Cavaliers' Margin for Error Gone
Baseball | 06/05/2016
In the NCAA regional at Davenport Field, top-seeded Virginia meets No. 4 seed William & Mary in...
Sunday NCAA Regional Schedule Altered
Baseball | 06/04/2016
Virginia plays William & Mary at 11 a.m. Sunday, while East Carolina faces the winner at 3 p.m.
- Online Stores