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Weekend Watch - Virginia Tech

Posted on May 16, 2019, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

We've reached the final series of the regular season and the Hoos are suddenly red hot. All that remains before the ACC Tournament in Durham is a trip to Blacksburg for three against rival Virginia Tech. A berth in the aforementioned ACC Tournament is already clinched. The 2018-2019 Commonwealth Clash is already won by the Hoos. 

Besides pride, is there anything left to play for? Oh yeah, just a spot in the field of 64!

We've arrived at the home finale for the 2019 season. It's coming on the heels of a series win over top 5, and ACC leader, Louisville. The win over the Cardinals garnered national attention. As a result, the Hoos find themselves either on the bubble of the field of 64 or tantalizingly close.

What we need from here are two things: wins and good wins. 

Following the NBA exodus of his biggest stars, Tony Bennett went out and added two players to his 2019 recruiting class.  Justin McKoy came first, a high school senior from Cary, North Carolina, to take De'Andre Hunter's scholarship (we will scout Justin soon).  Then he snuck up and poached junior college all-American Tomas Woldetensae from Illinois to step into the vacated backcourt alongside true freshman Casey Morsell.  Woldetensae could wind up being the final piece of the 2019-20 Cavaliers.  StLouHoo set out what kind of player Woldetensae is

The baseball program didn't release their own info on the 2019 recruiting class. As with the 2018 class, we're happy to pick up the slack here at HOOS Place. Welcome to our introduction to the latest batch of future Wahoo baseball players. If they enroll, the players will enter the university this summer and be members of the 2020 UVA Baseball team.

As of this writing, the Hoos have the 22nd ranked class in 2019 per PerfectGame.org's class rankings. It's a 13 me...

Thursday and Friday this week, Tony Bennett will play host to two of the most high profile transfer candidates on the market this offseason in Sam and Joey Hauser. HoozGotNext already wrote a very detailed history of their initial recruitments and how their re-recruitments brought us to this point, you can find that linked here, and I highly recommend the read (no Facebook account / login required to read his post).

Welcome Tomas Woldetensae

Posted on May 8, 2019, in The Team by StLouHoo.

Virginia's hectic basketball offseason continued Wednesday with the announcement that Tomas Woldetensae has signed with the Hoos.

Who is Tomas Woldetensae, you ask?

As it becomes more likely that the Hoos will need to win the ACC Tournament to make the field of 64, focus shifts to the annual spring gathering that's held in Durham this year. In order to win the ACC Tournament, you must first qualify for it.

As each ACC series preview has noted, the top twelve teams qualify. That means two conference squads are left at home with their season over.

Midweek Games - VCU

Posted on April 29, 2019, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

So close, yet so far away appears destined to be the theme for UVA baseball in 2019. The Hoos lost 2 of 3 at North Carolina this past weekend. But they had ample opportunities to return to Charlottesville with a sweep over the Tarheels. Instead, it goes into the book as the third consecutive ACC series loss.

There's little time to sit around and sulk, however. The annual trip to Richmond to play VCU at The Diamond is on tap for Tuesday night. The last game prio...