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.
March 1, 2007
Inching Closer to ACC
It was another good week as we beat Coppin State on Tuesday and swept
Bucknell over the weekend.
We continued our long homestand, defeating Coppin St. 12-0. It was a good day
for us because not only did we explode for 12 runs and throw a shortened
7-inning shutout, but several guys also made their Cavalier debuts. On the
mound, Brad Grove and Shane Warren combined for four perfect innings. David
Caldwell, Greg Lamp and Will Campbell all got their first Cavalier at-bats with
Campbell notching a single.
The weekend series with Bucknell was good for us in that we played two close
ballgames. Friday afternoon, Sean Doolittle gave another impressive performance
on the hill, and Casey Lambert was able to convert his first save of the season.
Offensively, runs were a little harder to come by as the Bison pitcher threw on
both sides of the plate and changed speeds effectively. However, we were able to
manufacture two runs with bunts and situational hitting – something that will
become imperative to our success as we get into ACC play.
Due to bad weather forecast for the area on Sunday – we played a doubleheader
on Saturday. Game 1 was very similar to Friday’s, as we won 3-0 behind Brandon
Guyer’s three doubles and Jacob Thompson’s ability to throw strikes and
overpower the Bucknell hitters. In Game 2, Matt Packer gave another solid start
with Jake Rule and Robert Poutier closing the door out of the ‘pen. Offensively,
we were paced by Beau Seabury and Mike Mitchell, who had three hits a piece.
We’ll look to continue the winning ways this week as we finish up our first
homestand against VMI on Tuesday and Delaware over the weekend. League play is
fast approaching, and we have a little under two weeks to fine tune the details.
Treating GW to a Presidents' Day Sweep (2/21/07)
Kicking Off the Season (2/14/07)
Great Expectations (2/8/07)
(photo courtesy of Virginia Media Relations Office)