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Karl Hess

My first real Wahoo memory was waking up from a nap at the end of the 1984 Peach Bowl to discover that the Hoos were victorious. I was hooked as a fan and enthusiastically supported the home state team as a six year old and ever since.

My first live Wahoo sporting event was the home football game against VPI in 1987 with my Hokie grandfather, my grandmother, and my younger brother. The Hoos won when they stopped a Hokie two point conversion at the end and my grandfather threatened to make me walk home from Charlottesville.

While college basketball is my favorite sport, Brian O'Connor's baseball program is my favorite team on Grounds. The 2015 championship run will always hold a special place in my memory as I watched most of the games with my newborn son.

Pro Bronco since the hire too. Go Hoos!

Karl Hess's Articles:

ACC Tournament Thoughts

Posted on May 22, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

Today, the ACC Tournament begins for baseball. The Hoos slot into Pool C with both NC State and Florida State. It will be UVA's first games against those teams this season, so tournament pool play in Durham allows for some fresh action after a long season.

Heading into the tournament, the goal and mission are simple. The goal is qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the 15th consecutive season. The mission, in order to accomplish that goal, is to win the ACC Tour...

Wake Forest - Series Preview

Posted on May 16, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

The final regular season series of the season has arrived. The Hoos travel to Winston Salem to square off against host Wake Forest. After taking 2 of 3 from Georgia Tech this past weekend, UVA has a lot to play for this weekend. An ACC Tournament berth is within the team's grasp. Can they reach out and grab it?

Team Records

Virginia:  27-22 (Overall), 11-16 (ACC)

Georgia Tech - Series Preview

Posted on May 11, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

The interminable exam break is over! We get to see our Wahoo baseball team take the field again this weekend beginning Friday evening. The Yellow Jackets from Georgia Tech will be in town for three. This will be the final ACC home series of the season and will also include Senior Day festivities. If UVA plans on qualifying for the ACC Tournament this month, a series win against Georgia Tech would be a great place to start with only a road series at Wake Forest remaining in conference play after this weekend.