March 6, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - After 10 days off due to bad weather, the Navy baseball team returned to the field and dropped a 12-1 decision to the host Virginia Cavaliers Wednesday afternoon at the UVa Baseball Stadium.
UVa (4-5) jumped on the Mids early when leadoff batter Matt Street homered to left center on the third pitch of the game off Navy starting pitcher Matt Foster. Chris Sweet reached on a bunt single and scored two batters later on a fielding error by Navy shortstop Brad Hager. With one out and runners on second and third base, Tom Hagan grounded out to first, scoring Mark Reynolds from third.
In the bottom of the second inning, Sweet's RBI-single to left field plated Kyle Werman to give the Cavs a 4-0 lead.
UVa pushed across four more runs in the bottom of the fourth off Navy relief pitcher Rich McDevitt to build a 9-0 advantage.
Navy (0-5) got on the board in the top of the fifth when catcher Will Mahan scored from second on a two-out, RBI-single to right off starting pitcher Joe Koshansky.
The Wahoos posted another run in the bottom of the fifth on Sweet's fourth base hit of the game to score Scott Headd, who led off the inning with a double down the left field line off Navy reliever Jake Miller.
UVa scored a run in the seventh and two in the eighth off Navy relief pitcher Andy Froistad for the game's final margin.
Koshansky improved to 1-0 overall, allowing just three hits in six innings of work with two walks and three strikeouts. Foster fell to 0-1, as Navy head coach Steve Whitmyer used four different pitchers in the game.