UU sweeps UVa.-Wise in cold baseball twinbill


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Urbana University’s Adam Ramirez delivers a pitch in relief during the fifth inning of the second game of UU’s doubleheader against visiting Virginia-Wise on Friday.

Urbana University’s Adam Ramirez delivers a pitch in relief during the fifth inning of the second game of UU’s doubleheader against visiting Virginia-Wise on Friday.


Urbana University (7-13, 3-3) opened up play on its home field with a doubleheader sweep over UVa-Wise (10-11, 0-6) in cold weather conditions Friday afternoon.

The Blue Knights mounted a late-inning comeback for a 6-5 walk-off win in Game 1 and followed that up with a 12-3 drubbing of the Cavaliers in the nightcap.

The Blue Knight offense posted solid numbers Friday with a combined 24 hits.

The top of the order continues to impress after Damario Brown and DJ Collins led the way with five hits apiece.

Both players have now reached base in 17 straight games with an eight-game hitting streak.

Designated hitter Enmanuel Lopez produced four hits with three of those going for extra bases. Bradley Burkholder got back on track with three base knocks and Aaron Finlay also registered three hits with a team-high four RBI.

Finlay has reached safely in 15 straight games and holds a team-best 10-game hitting streak.

Tanner Davis reached base five times via walk and every starter scored at least once during the twinbill.

Urbana University’s Adam Ramirez delivers a pitch in relief during the fifth inning of the second game of UU’s doubleheader against visiting Virginia-Wise on Friday.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/03/web1_AdamRamirez032516.jpgUrbana University’s Adam Ramirez delivers a pitch in relief during the fifth inning of the second game of UU’s doubleheader against visiting Virginia-Wise on Friday.

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