Pitt Field, home to the University of Richmond’s baseball team, has undergone multiple additions throughout the 2022 offseason, including a seating pavilion and a state-of-the-art batting and pitching practice facility.
Construction on the Pitt Field is set to be completed in the coming weeks. A plaza behind right field will create additional space and seating for fans, said David Walsh, deputy athletic director and chief of operations.
The Baltimore Orioles drafted redshirt junior baseball player Alden Mathes in the 2022 MLB Draft, but he chose to decline the offer and return to UR for another year.
Designated hitter junior Will Gersky hit a grand slam that lead the University of Richmond to a nine-run first inning and a 9-2 victory over Longwood University on April 5.
“Something that always kept me going was the kids in the stands,” Anthony Shew said. “To get to be somebody’s hero for a little bit, that was always nice.”
The Spiders have relied on depth in a lineup that contains a good mix of young players and veterans.
Despite the chaos involved with collegiate athletics in 2021, UR student-athletes are going to compete for championships this spring.
“It’s so weird that our lives are all shaken up,” Forte said. “We’re just trying to find ways to move forward.”
Two-sport athletes have hectic schedules and unique ways of staying organized to balance their commitments to two sports teams.