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.
May 21, 2007
Time to Right the
Finals are over, the books have been sold back and the best
part of the season is here as we are about to open our final ACC series of the
year in Boston.
There is nothing better than waking up every day not having to worry about class
and being able to be completely focused on winning baseball games when it
matters the most. Despite dropping our last three, we look to close out our
regular season ACC schedule on a high note with a three-game set starting
Thursday against Boston College.
Coming out of our final exam break, NC State came to town and played just like
we thought they would – tough and relentless. On Friday night we sent our
workhorse, Jacob Thompson, to the mound to get the series started on the right
foot. He did his job and left the game with us in a position to win going 6.1
while giving up only two runs.
After a Tyler Cannon triple to lead off the eighth, the rain came on and
suspended the game until Saturday evening. With pinch-hitter John Scaglione at
the plate after the game had resumed, Cannon scored on a wild pitch to give us
the 3-2 lead. Scaglione lined out to left on the next pitch, which would have
gotten the job done anyway. We went on to win 4-2. Jake Rule, who did not throw
a pitch on Saturday, picked up the win in relief. Casey Lambert set the career
ACC saves record – a tremendous accomplishment for our closer.
Saturday and Sunday were different stories as we struggled to hold down their
offense and score runs when we needed to. Losing a series is never good –
especially at home. But we look at it as an opportunity to bounce back even
stronger after facing a little adversity – something that could pay off as we
approach post season play.
On Tuesday, nationally ranked Coastal Carolina came up for a midweek contest.
They beat us earlier in the year at their place – so we felt like we owed them
one, especially in our own ballpark. But, again, the weekend’s theme continued
as we dropped a tough one, 11-7. We showed fight late with somewhat of a
comeback – but it was too little, too late and we dropped our third in a row.
It’s no time to panic but time to get things turned around and get back to
playing Cavalier baseball. We’re excited to get back out there on Thursday and
build some momentum heading into the ACC tourney next week.
Wins over Spiders and Tigers (4/27/07)
Tight Games, Followed by Sadness in Virginia (4/19/07)
Split Week (4/13/07)
An In-State Sweep (4/4/07)
Getting a Lift from P-Mac (3/29/07)
Getting Back on Track (3/21/07)
A Rough Go on the Road (3/14/07)
Keeping it Rolling (3/9/07)
Inching Closer to ACC Play (3/1/07)
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)