- Nathan Kirby (So. UVA) went 8-1 for the #1 UVA Cavaliers leading the
team in Wins, Strikeouts (91), Innings pitched (85) and lowest BA against
(.180). Kirby was also named ACC Pitcher of the Year.
- Kit Scheetz (r-Fr. Va Tech) went 5-1 for the 21-31 Hokies – accounting for 25% of the teams wins. He was also 2nd on the team with 41 strikeouts and 3rd on the team with 50 innings pitched.
- Luke Scherzer (Fr. Va Tech) contributed 5 saves for the Hokies while appearing in 25 of the teams 52 games (2nd most on the team). Luke also won 2 games which had him contributing in 33% of the teams wins on the season.
- Andrew Knizner (Fr. NC St) led the NC State Wolfpack in RBI with 47 while he was 2nd in BA (.334), Doubles (11), and hits (68) while locking down the 3B job as a Freshman.
- Colton Konvicka (So. LU) led Longwood University with 24 steals in 27 attempts while also starting in 43 games for the Lancers.
- Josh Gardiner (Jr. RU) led Radford to their school record setting 32 wins by leading the squad with 51 runs scored and 3 triples. Gardiner committed only 5 errors all season while starting at 2B. Josh finished the regular season with a .293 batting average with 12 doubles, 33 BB and 11 HBP.
- Daniel Bridgeman (So. RU) went 3-1 out of the pen for the Radford Highlanders while appearing in 19 games and posted a solid 3.38 ERA.
Baseball America Article
The Virginia Cardinals and Former player Tyler Allen and Cardinals head coach Rich Graham were prominently featured throughout an article in Baseball America in July of 2013.
The article can be see HERE
Maddox commits to Keydets!!!
Peyton Maddox (2014 Amherst County HS) has committed to play his college baseball for Marlon Ikenberry and the Keydets of Virginia Military Institute. Peyton played catcher and 1B for the Cardinals over the summer of 2013 and is also the High School teammate of current Cardinal pitcher Nathan Travillian. Congratulations to Peyton and the Maddox family!!!!!
4.19.13 & 4.23.13
Konvicka leads Longwood to victory again, and again.
Sunday - Colton Konvicka (Fr. Benedictine) drove in the winning run in Longwood's 2-1 victory in BigSouth Conference play against Gardner-Webb. Konvicka is batting in the leadoff spot and has raised his average to a team leading .314 on the season as he continues to make his case for Big South Freshman of the year. Full game recap HERE
Then, on Tuesday Konvicka drove in 2 (including the game winner) scored another and stole 3 bases in Longwood's 4-3 win over George Mason. Fellow Cardinal alum Joe Manion (Fr. Powhatan) pitched 1.2 innings of relief for the win giving Joe his 2nd win on the season. Konvicka now leads the Lancers with a .316 batting average and also leads the team in steals (11) and fielding pct (a perfect 1.000 in 85 chances)
2 More Cardinals notch their 1st collegiate wins
Joe Manion fired 6 innings against Norfolk St and Daniel Byrd matched that effort with 6 of his own against Hampden-Sydney. Both pitchers allowed only one run over the 6 innings with Manion striking out 6 and Byrd fanning 3. Great Job Fellas!
Congratulations to John Booker, Jaxn Lane, A.J. Nicely and Austin Powell, all of whom committed at once to attend Christopher Newport University and play for the Captains next year!Booker, a home schooled player, is able to pitch or play offensively at any number of positions. Nicely, from Cosby High School, is an outfielder, while Lane and Powell are the left/right one-two punch on the mound for Manchester High School.
Congratulations to 2014 outfielder Craig McLane of The Steward School, on his commitment to William & Mary!
After joining the Cardinals for the fall and for next year, Craig had an outstanding fall season, providing the team with a quintessential leadoff man while saving many runs with his tremendous range in center field. Craig joins teammate Cullen Large as cornerstones of the Tribe's 2014 recruiting class.
Congratulations to Cosby High School RHP Ryan Bickford, who has committed to play collegiately at Marshall University!
The Thundering Herd belongs to the highly competitive Conference USA. From Huntington, WV, Bickford's collegiate travels will take him to such opponents as East Carolina, Tulane, and Rice Universities. Bickford may ultimately become our biggest "frequent flier" among Cardinals alumni!
Congratulations to 2014 shortstop Cullen Large of James River High School, on his commitment to William & Mary!
Cullen had a very strong summer sparked by his successful conversion to switch hitting. Cullen joins 2012 Cardinals alumnus Brian Lee as middle infielders who will don the green and gold for their collegiate careers.
Brad McKay, 2014 Cosby infielder, has committed to attend James Madison University and to play for the Dukes!
McKay becomes the first Cardinals player to commit to JMU. Congratulations to our ground breaker in Harrisonburg!
the team's recent trip to East Cobb, Georgia, Cosby High's 2014
outfielder Tyler Fitzgerald joined the parade of Cardinals who have
committed to Virginia Tech! A multi-sport athlete, Fitzgerald started
the spring on Cosby's JV squad, but advanced to the varsity as the
season progressed, then took over as the starting center fielder and
leadoff man. With the Cardinals this summer, Tyler has hit very well and
been practically impossible to stop on the bases.
Tyler joins fellow Cardinals Kit Scheetz (2012), Mac Caples, Luke Scherzer and Mack Krupp (2013's), and recent Cardinals addition Harry Lee Watson (2014) as future Hokies!
Derek Casey, a 2014 RHP from Hanover High School, has committed to attend the University of Virginia and play for the Cavaliers.
Coming off an outstanding sophomore season at Hanover, Derek drew lots of attention after the Cardinals placed him into Perfect Game's Junior National Showcase, held in early June in the Minneapolis Metrodome. Casey's 90 mph stuff was verified and publicized at the event. Though he had a handful of offers to consider within just a few weeks, Derek is happy to become a Wahoo! Derek joins fellow Cardinals Nathan Kirby and Tyler Carrico from the class of 2012 and Tyler Allen from 2013 in Charlottesville.
A strong showing at this past weekend's "Border Battle" convinced Virginia Tech that they had to have 2013 RHP/IF Luke Scherzer, and Scherzer committed to the Hokies Sunday!
Luke will join Cardinals classmate Mac Caples as cornerstones to Tech's 2013 recruiting class. Along with 2012 LHP Kit Scheetz, that makes three of this year's Cardinals to choose to play for Coach Pete Hughes in Blacksburg.
With more recruiting action still going on, so far 12 of the players on this year's roster have committed to Division I schools, including 6 to ACC schools (Tech and UVA).
Caples, a junior third baseman from James River High School, committed
Tuesday to attend Virginia Tech and play for the Hokies!
One of the state's top underclassmen, Caples will join 2012 Cardinals and James River teammate Kit Scheetz when he gets to Blacksburg in the fall of 2013!
Powhatan 2012 LHP Joe Manion committed today to play for the Longwood Lancers
July 19, 2012
joins fellow 2012 Cardinals alumni Collin Lawless and Colton Konvicka
in the Lancers' incoming freshman class. That trio will also join 2011
Cardinals alum Joey Varaksa, a rising sophomore, as teammates during
Longwood's inaugural year as a member of the Big South conference.
Manion had previously accepted a roster spot at the University of Massachusetts, but the nature of that agreement left open to him the right to change his plans if he wished.
Konvicka Heading to Longwood
The Davidson Wildcats have earned the commitment of Cardinals 3B/1B Aaron Tovsky, of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria.
Congratulations to Aaron on finding a home at one of the nation's top schools for a true scholar-athlete!