Happy 4th of July Wahoo fans! First off Lambeth Field would like to thank all of the service men and women in the Arms Forces that fight for us everyday, home and abroad. Secondly, I hope everyone has a very fun and very safe day today. To get this month started off right, we continue our countdown of the Best of the Year with our number 9 and number 8 moments of the year. Make sure ya'll stay tuned to the countdown, as at the end, we will make our big announcement for the next sports season.
#9: Women’s Golf: Virginia finishes 4th at NCAA, Best Ever
Virginia Women’s Golf have been very good and very consistent over the past 5 years, but never had a Wahoo team had this much individual talent around them. This was evident by the team’s 1st place finish in the Golfweek Conference Challenge and 3nd place at the LSU Golf Classic. The Hoos finished a solid 3rd at both the ACC Championships and the NCAA West Regional against a ton of stiff competition. But with national contenders like USC and Alabama faltering on Day 1, the Hoos snuck through the field to finish 2nd and within 2 strokes of the lead. But with a down 2nd and 3rd day, the Hoos fell pack to the pack. With a nice 4th round, the Cavaliers finished 4th overall, besting their 2009 8th place finish as best ever in school history.
#8: Baseball: Virginia 2, George Washington 0, Roberts’ Perfect Game
It was a Baseball season filled with star power. With Danny Hultzen and Tyler Wilson shining on the mound, and Steven Proscia and John Hicks knocking the ball around the park, the Hoos have been running amok over everyone in their path. So a matchup of the #1 Virginia Cavaliers (24-2) and George Washington (7-17) on a meaningless Tuesday was something of an afterthought. But not to Will Roberts. The third year had solidified his weekday starting role and was looking to break into the weekend rotation after Cody Winiarski had a few shaky performances. Well after George Washington allowed the first (and only) runs of the game, it was all up to Roberts to keep the lead. But as the innings past, the tension grew and grew as Will was approaching the sacred feet. After a soft roller to Keith Werman, the 27th out was recorded and Will Roberts had only the 8th Perfect Game in NCAA history and 1st in UVa history. Roberts would go on to be the 3rd starter in the rotation and played an integral role in the Hoos run to the College World Series.