Jeremy Farrell is a sophomore infielder for Virginia who will contribute a
journal to CollegeBaseballInsider.com 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
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.
Kicking Off the Season (2/14/07)
Great Expectations (2/8/07)
(photo courtesy of Virginia Media Relations Office)