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!

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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. 

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...