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:

The Home Opener - VMI

Posted on February 18, 2019, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

The Hoos (0-3) had a rough go of it out in Arizona including a blown save in the weekend finale against Fullerton. Their reward was a cross country flight and a quick schedule change. With snow and ice in the forecast Wednesday, there's no way the home opener was going off as scheduled. When the other team is a quick trip away in Lexington, it's easy to change the schedule on the fly. So scratch Wednesday. The home opener is now Tuesday instead.

VMI (2-2) arrive...

Welcome to the 2019 baseball season!

The Hoos have been hard at work since we last saw them on the diamond in the ACC Tournament in Durham. To open the new season, they fly across the country to Arizona where three games against three college baseball powers await them. Friday brings national title favorite Vanderbilt. Waiting Saturday is perennial Big 12 power TCU. And the Fullerton Titans, owners of a twenty-seven year NCAA tournament berth streak, will be the...

2019 Preseason Poll Roundup

Posted on February 7, 2019, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

College baseball's opening day is just eight days away. All of the major, national preseason polls are now out. Let's see how the experts are looking at the 2019 season.

We'll cover the ACC teams and the opening weekend opponents for the Hoos. Polls covered will be D1Baseball, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, Perfect Game, College Baseball Daily, and the USA Today Coaches Poll. All but Collegiate Ba...