Jeremy Farrell is a sophomore infielder for Virginia who will contribute a journal to in 2007. Farrell, a native of Monmouth, N.J., who grew up in Westlake, Ohio, was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American after batting .324 with two homers and 32 RBI. He started 45 of the 48 games he played in 2006, primarily at third base. Farrell, who was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 41st round of the 2005 Major League Draft, is the son of John Farrell, pitching coach of the Boston Red Sox.



Feb. 21, 2007

Treating GW to a Presidents' Day Sweep


After sweeping George Washington this weekend, we are looking to carry the momentum as we continue our eight-game-in-nine-day stretch.


The Charlottesville area was hit hard with snow and ice last week and forced our game with Longwood to be moved to late March. So, instead of playing the Lancers on Tuesday or Wednesday, we found ourselves with snow shovels and ice picks trying to get the field playable. After countless hours of labor put in by the coaching staff and grounds crew – and a few by the players – Davenport Field was ready for a rare Saturday-Monday set against the Colonials of George Washington.


Saturday was our home opener, and despite the freezing temperatures, we had a great crowd – many of whom filed in after our basketball team defeated Florida State. Sean Doolittle, again, was impressive on the mound as Robert Poutier and Jeff Lorick also contributed three innings of shutout baseball. Offensively, Greg Miclat led the way – something that would become a recurring theme to the weekend – going 4 for 5 as we shut out GW 11-0.


Over the weekend, we had a few recruits in town, and one was staying with Miclat. Greg gave up his bed and slept on the couch. A few of us joked that he would not be able to repeat Saturday’s performance after a night on the couch. He just laughed and proceeded to go 5 for 5 on Sunday.


Also contributing to another 11-run outburst was David Adams, who hit a towering home run to left for his first homer of the season. On the mound, Jacob Thompson was outstanding for six, and Neal Davis came on to record a three-inning save as we won 11-1.


On Monday, we looked to get the sweep behind freshman lefty Matt Packer. Packer, who showed tremendous poise pitching out of a few jams, went six shutout innings, while punching out nine. Offensively, Miclat continued his tear going 3 for 3, and Brandon Marsh hooked his second homer of the year around the left-field foul pole to cap a 15-2 rout.


Up next is William and Mary on Tuesday, Coppin St. on Wednesday and Bucknell over the weekend as we look to continue this weekend’s success.


Go Hoos!

Jeremy Farrell


Previous Entries

Kicking Off the Season (2/14/07)

Great Expectations (2/8/07)


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