Virginia Eclipses Season-High With 24 Runs in Midweek Win

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (13-4) scored in all but one turn at the plate in 24-5 victory over UMass Lowell (4-10) on Tuesday afternoon (March 10) at Disharoon Park. The Cavalier offense produced the program’s fifth highest run total since 2000 and most in more than a decade.
Virginia compiled 19 hits and four different Cavaliers put together three-hit efforts at the plate. Freshman Max Cotier (New Milford, Conn.) tied a school record with five runs scored, becoming the 11th player in UVA history to accomplish the feat and first since UVA Hall of Famer Tyler Cannon against scored five times against Wake Forest on March 6, 2009.
Sophomore Jimmy Sullivan (Wethersfield, Conn.) capped what turned out to be a seven-run first inning for Virginia with his fourth home run of the season. The two-run shot was part of a 10-batter inning that featured a pair of UMass-Lowell fielding errors. Sullivan has homered in three of his last four starts and now has four home runs on the year, tied for second most on the team.
A six-run second inning was highlighted by the second grand slam of the season by Devin Ortiz (Nutley, N.J.). He reached base five times in a 2-for-3, three walk day at the plate. Freshman Chris Newell (Newtown Square, Pa.) hit the third homer of the game for Virginia, a two-run shot in the bottom of the fourth. The first year drove in a game-high five runs, two came on bases loaded walks.

Donald Wolfe

Donald’s writings have appeared in HuffPost, Washington Examiner, The Saturday Evening Post, and The Virginian-Pilot, among other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He is the Virginian Tribune's Publisher.

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