Virginia’s baseball team will play its first game and series of the season this weekend in Pensacola verses Oklahoma.
UVA will be the home team in all three games in Pensacola.
Head coach Brian O’Connor says, “We started three of four years ago, reaching out to minor league ballclubs, to see if they would like to host us, for a weekend series, and Pensacola was one of the places that jumped right on it. ” The venue is home to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos the minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
The starting rotation is set for the weekend series.
Griff McGarry will start on Opening Day, the junior made eleven starts for the Wahoos last season, had 64-strikeouts in 53-innings pitched, and held opponents to a .216 batting average.
Senior Chesdin Harrington will get the start on Saturday, and sophomore Mike Vasil on Sunday.
Virginia and Oklahoma play the season opener on Friday at seven o’clock in Pensacola.