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:

Louisville - Series Preview

Posted on April 20, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

The Hoos hit the road with a two game winning streak in tow. ACC "rival" Louisville will be the destination this weekend. The Cards are coming off an impressive win over top ten ranked SEC rival Kentucky. If UVA wants to make a serious run at the postseason, a series win against the Cardinals would be the place to start.

Team Records

Virginia - 22-16 (Overall), 7-11 (ACC)

Liberty Preview

Posted on April 18, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

Last night, UVA won a 12 inning marathon against George Washington. Freshman Brendan Rivoli played the hero again with a walk-off double that scored fellow freshman Alex Tappen. Now, it's a quick turnaround for the Hoos as they play Liberty this evening. The Flames arrive in Charlottesville on a five game winning streak. They've also won eight of their last nine.

Team Records

Virginia:  21-16 overall, 6-10 ACC

George Washington Preview

Posted on April 17, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

Coming off a tough 2 to 1 series loss to North Carolina, the Hoos host two mid-week games this week. First up on Tuesday evening is George Washington. The Colonials are 20-15 overall on the season and 6-3 in the Atlantic 10. Their conference record ties them for fourth in the league with Fordham and George Mason. The Colonials have lost 3 of their last 4 including 2 of 3 this past weekend at home versus Richmond.

Game Schedule

Tuesday - 6 PM