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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!

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Welcome to HOOSPlace's first edition of Weekly Wahoo Baseball Notes. We hope to be your one stop shop to stay in the loop with UVA Baseball. Our first edition will cover the first weekend series in Orlando (and not the home opening loss to VMI - that will be covered in next week's edition). Expect weekly updates more towards the start of the week in the future. I was waiting for a couple polls to update that never did. They should be on a more regular schedule as the season kicks off fully.

VMI Preview

Posted on February 19, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

The Hoos return to Charlottesville on the heels of successful road trip to Orlando. The trip to Florida saw a 6 to 3 loss in the season opener to Central Florida. But UVA bounced back for a winning weekend after taking games from Samford and Rice.

Next up is the much hyped home opener at renovated Davenport Field. Tuesday's game was moved from a 3 PM start to 5 PM. The opponent will be the in state foe VMI of the Southern Conference. This is the first of t...

Opening Series Preview

Posted on February 15, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

Opening Day arrives for UVA Baseball on Friday, February 16 as the Hoos travel to Orlando, Florida for three games this weekend. They'll face off against three different opponents in as many days. Friday night's opponent will be event host Central Florida. Saturday matches up the Hoos against Samford. And rounding out the weekend will be a Sunday game against Rice. This event continues UVA's habit of opening the season on the road, something they've done every year beginning in 2010. It also marks the program's first regular season non-conference games in Florida since 1995.