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Thursday, January 27, 2022


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Season-high 16 hits power baseball team to win over VCU

In a matchup of left-handed starting pitchers, the baseball team was able to salvage the last game of the three-game series against the VCU Rams by a final score of 9-6. The Spiders began the game on an ominous note, allowing VCU's leadoff hitter to extend a single into a double following an error by Jansen Fraser, sophomore left fielder.


Baseball team crushed by VCU in first game of series

The first game of the University of Richmond's baseball team's three-game series against Atlantic 10 rival VCU did not go as hoped, to say the least. The Spiders were shut down in a 19-4 loss that saw the Rams assert their dominance on the game right from its start. VCU peppered Richmond's pitching for 22 hits with two home runs, and struck out only three times.


Offensive awakening helps baseball win first series

The University of Richmond baseball team broke out of a seven-game slump over the weekend with a 2-1 series win over Fairfield University, thanks to the awakening of a stagnant offense. After starting the season 0-7, the Spiders stopped their skid with a lopsided 13-2 triumph over the Stags in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.


Seton Hall sweeps Spiders in first home series

The University of Richmond baseball team started the season with a 0-6 record, which frustrated players and coaches alike. After losing all three games in the University of North Florida Best Bet Classic in Florida, the Spiders returned home with hopes of benefiting from home-field advantage.


Rapid Recap: Baseball wins series over Fairfield

The University of Richmond baseball team shut out Fairfield University, 0-8, Sunday afternoon to win the weekend series. Though the bats were quiet for much of the game, two big-scoring innings and strong pitching from Zak Sterling, junior starter, and Ryan Cook, junior reliever, brought the Spiders to a victory over the Stags. Sterling pitched six scoreless innings, allowed five hits and one walk and struck out four batters, which earned the win for Richmond.


Rapid Recap: Baseball breaks losing streak

The University of Richmond baseball team broke its seven-game losing streak Saturday morning with a long-awaited offensive awakening, and won 13-2 over Fairfield University. The Richmond offense, which had averaged 5.7 hits and 2.7 runs per game over its first seven games, tallied 15 hits during the first game of the weekend series against Fairfield. Five Spiders had multi-hit games.


Rapid Recap: Baseball loses third game of weekend

The baseball team lost the second game of their double header against Seton Hall University on Sunday afternoon, 6-2. With Richmond's loss, Seton Hall swept the three-game weekend series, and lowered Richmond's record to 0-6. The Spiders scored their only two runs in the first inning.


Rapid Recap: Baseball drops first game of double header

The baseball team lost to Seton Hall University, 16-2, in the first game of a double header on Sunday. The Pirates again struck early, as they did in their win over the Spiders on Saturday, and scored six runs in the first two innings. Senior pitcher Dylan Stoops took the loss for Richmond, pitching a total of three and one-third innings and allowing eight runs - only two of which were earned - on five hits and two walks. Senior Andrew Blum relieved Stoops and allowed four runs of his own.


Rapid Recap: Baseball loses home opener

After rain forced the cancelation of their first two scheduled home games, the University of Richmond baseball team finally played its home opener on Saturday, which it lost to Seton Hall University, 8-2. Sophomore third baseman Matt Dacey provided the offense for Richmond in his first collegiate start.


Baseball team heading into new season with new coach

When senior catcher JB Gadd heard the news that Tracy Woodson had been hired as University of Richmond's new head baseball coach, he was thrilled at the prospect of being able to learn from a former Major League Baseball player. Almost seven months later, with a fall full of major league-caliber coaching behind them, Gadd and his teammates are looking forward to seeing how the newly configured team performs competitively as the Spiders prepare to kick off their 2014 season, he said. In June 2013, former head coach Mark McQueen resigned after 19 years with the Richmond baseball program.