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Jones, McDaniel, Smith, Vick, Bruno and the Greenidge Twins make their picks

Va Cardinals 2022 RHP Andrew Jones has committed to VMI, OF / RHP Eric McDaniel he headed to UMW, RHP Connor Smith is headed to Bridgewater College, LHP Bryce Vick has picked Stevenson University, Util Hadikell Bruno is headed to Eastern Mennonite Univ and Jaden and Jalen Greenidge picked Lincoln University among a number of options.  Congratulations to all 7 players and their families.  Jones continues the pipeline from Cardinals rosters to Lexington as he becomes the 12th Cardinal to become a Keydette for Coach Hadra.  McDaniel is Cardinal #10 to play for the Eagles.  Smith is the third Cardinal to head to BC while Bruno, Vick and the Greenidge twins play the role of trailblazers as they become Stevenson, EMU and Lincoln's first Cardinals.  Well Done Gentlemen!

Updates on Cardinal alumni in professional baseball

Kit Scheetz AAA Houston Astros: 38G with 3.93ERA 55IP 44K out of the Pen for SugarLand
Cullen Large AAA Toronto Blue Jays:  .256 with 8HR and 44RBI for Buffalo in his AAA debut
Vinnie Pasquantino AA KC Royals: .300 with 24HR and 37 Doubles (most in all of Minor League Baseball) 84 RBI and 246TB between A and AA
Nathan Kirby AA Pittsburg Pirates: 34 appearances out of the pen for Altoona where he struck out 58 betters in 34 inn.
Matt Pita AA/AAA NYY: slugged 8HR in 181AB and added 12SB 7 of the HR were in AAA Scranton
Noah Murdock A KC Royals: 2-1 with a 3.18ERA before shutting down with a slight tweak of his pec
Derek Casey A Chicago Cubs: 11 starts with a 3.24 ERA and 73K in 58IP for South Bend in the MWL.
Nick Roth A Baltimore Orioles: 46K in 44IP after making 28 appearances out of the pen between Aberdeen and Delmarva
Jamari Baylor A Philadelphia Phillies: in 40 games batted .269 with 5 HR and 12 SB for Clearwater
Adam Hackenberg A Chicago White Sox: batted .320 in his professional debut season winding up in Kanapolis
Griffin Roberts: Recovering from Elbow injury.

Carter Trice Named to NCAA Player of the Year watch


NORFOLK, Va. – Carter Trice of the Old Dominion baseball team was named one of 42 semifinalists for the 2021 Dick Howser Trophy, which is the annual national player of the year honor as selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
 
Trice, a native of Mechanicsville, Virginia, is third in Conference USA and leads all freshman with a .364 batting average. He tops all C-USA freshmen in runs scored (50), hits (72), homers (12) and total bases (129) and is second among league freshman with 48 runs batted in. He had 20 multi-hit games on the year and was 5-for-6 with a pair of homers and seven RBI in ODU's 15-7 win over Marshall.


Cardinal Alum updates from 2021 NCAA Action

Some Cardinal standouts across the NCAA Landscape:
-Carter Trice has made the most of his Freshman campaign at Old Dominion.  Batting .360 with 13HR and 53RBI through 56 games and has been added to the NCAA Freshman of the Year watch list in addition to being a semi-finalist for the Dick Howser Award (NCAA DI Player of the Year) Carter earned C-USA Freshman of the Year honors as well as 1st team All-Conference
-Equally impressive, Kyle Battle has slugged 18HR with 59RBI in Norfolk for the Monarchs as well as he and Trice have helped Coach Finwood's squad to a 38-14 record and an appearance in the nations top 20.  Battle's 66 Runs Scored has him 4th in the nation among all DI players.  Old Dominion now has 42 wins on the season And is the #1 Seed in the South Carolina Regional after capturing the C-USA Title. Kyle was also named to C-USA 1st Team All-Conference
- At The USMA in West Point the Black Knights won the Patriot League and notched a regional bid with Cardinal Alum Connelly Early leading the team with a 1.57 ERA in 13 appearances.  The true Freshman notched 36K in 34IP with a .171 ave against while tallying the second most wins on the staff with 4 on his way to being named to the All-Conference Team for 2021
-Out at VMI Redshirt Freshman Justin Starke is leading the Keydetes and finished #5 in the Nation with a .422 average while adding 6HR and was 6th in the nation with his .525OB% with 68 hits and 27 BB.  Will Knight and Cole Garrett are contributing nicely to the cause for Coach Hadra in Lexington with 10 HR between them this year.
-Closer to home, VCU Senior Steven Carpenter has batted .325 with 38RBI and 33 Runs scored for Coach Stiffler and the red hot Rams who have now won 21 straight and are 37-14 on the year while winning the 2021 A-10 Tournament and quilifying for the NCAA Regioonals.  The Rams secured the 3 seed in the Mississippi St Regional.
- Longwood University has enjoyed the production of Michael Dolberry who has raced his way to a .315 average and who's 8 SB were second on the team trailing only fellow Cardinal alumni Michael Peterson who had 10 SB on the year.  Well done Mike-Mike and Mike!!
-Rounding out his regular season career at the University of Charleston, Robert "Big Game Bobby" Fultineer led the Golden Eagles in appearances with 16 while going 4-2 with a 3.06 ERA and striking out 33 batters in 29 innings.  UofC will host the DII Atlantic Region Tournament. 
-Hampden-Sydney has benefited greatly from team leading Ryan Clawson and his .391 average with 23RBI.  Frosh Ryan Portes has contributed in 10 appearances out of the pen with an impressive 1.69ERA with a 1.03WHIP.
-Freshman Bryce Safferwich has worked his way into the JMU lineup and the true Freshman has batted .288 in his chances for the Dukes.
-Penn State Soph Ralphie Gambino has a 1.50 ERA for the Coach Cooper and the Nittany Lions in 7 appearances.

.....More to come.


5 Cardinal alumni Get Big League Camp Invites for 2021

Griffin Roberts (Cardinals), Nathan Kirby (Brewers), Kit Scheetz (Astros), Noah Murdock (Royals), Cullen Large (Blue Jays)
are all one step closer to their MLB Dreams as each of them have been invited to BigLeague Camp for spring training in Feb 2021.
Good Luck Men!!!!

NCAA Season finally arrives as many Cardinal alumni head to MLB Spring Training

In addition to the dozens of players currently populating NCAA rosters across the country, we want to draw attention to
Vinnie Pasquantino (Royals), Nick Roth (Orioles), Jamari Baylor (Phillies), Derek Casey (Cubs), Matt Pita (Yankees) who all continue to grind it out in the minor leagues as spring training 2021 begins. 
Good luck to all of our alumni making dreams reality and making us proud every day you do!!!

Cardinal Alum Nathan Kirby elected to UVA Hall Of Fame

A member of the original Va Cardinals team has now been elected to the University of Virginia Hall of Fame. 

LHP Nathan Kirby (James River HS) was the 1st Cardinal to comit to an ACC program and also began the pipeline to Charlottesville from the Va Cardinals that has seen a Cardinal alum on every Cavalier roster since 2012.  Kirby was on the mound and struck out Vanderbilt's Dansby Swanson in the Cavaliers 2015 National Championship game that brought the ACC it's first Baseball National Championship since 1955.  Kirby was ultimataly drafted in the CB portion of the 1st round in 2015 by the Milwaukee Brewers and is continuing his progress towards the Major Leagues in the Brewers system.  Congratulations to Nathan and the entire Kirby family on this honor.


Class of 2021 Cardinals Comitments

Carter Lovasz - College of William & Mary
Jay Woolfolk - University of Virginia
Drue Hackenberg - Virginia Tech
Brett Allen - University of Massachusetts
Caden Plummer - Virginia Military Institute
Trent Pulliam - James Madison Univ
Griffin Graham - University of Mary Washington
Chance Muir - Eckerd College
...... More to come

2022 Cardinals Bring home USBC National Championship!!

In a summer of the unexpected and unprecedented there is one thing that remains constant - The Virginia Cardinals won the Triple Crown USBC National Championship for the 4th time.  The 2022 Cardinals went 8-0 in the tournament by way of a team batting average of .442 for the entire event.  Battling the sweltering heat in RVA the Cardinals topped the Richmond Braves 16U team 17-1 and the Richmond Braves 15u National team in pool play 16-0 to advance to Bracket play where they continued to roll on through Elite Squad and finally FTB Mid Atlantic to secure the crown.  Well done Gentlemen!!!!


Hackenberg to be a Hokie - Graham to be an Eagle

Va Cardinal 2021 RHP / INF Drue Hackenberg (Miller School) made it official recently by accepting a scholarship offer from Coach Szefc and the Va Tech Hokies.  Drue becomes the 7th Cardinal alum to head to Blacksburg and the 20th Cardinal to sign on to the ACC Conference. Congratulations to Drue and the entire Hackenberg Family.  Griffin Graham has chosen to play for Coach Swiney and the UMW Eagles.  Graham will join fellow Cardinal aluni Bobby Ayscue and Parker Wilburn in Fredericksburg.  Congratulations Griffin!!!

Plummer and Pulliam Commits to VMI and JMU

2021 OF Caden Plummer (Lee Davis HS) has committed to continue his baseball and academic career at Virginia Military Institute.  Plummer accepted a scholarship offer from Keydet coach Coach Hadra and will join a number of fellow Cardinal alumni in Lexington.  Congratulations Caden and the entire Plummer famiy!!  Trent Pulliam (Godwin HS) committed to continue his career to the Dukes of James Madison University with Coach Marlon Ikenberry.  Pulliam is a RHP from Mills Godwin HS who burst on the scene with a great performance for the Cardinals at their PBR National Championship event in Georgia. Congratulations to trent and the Pulliam Family!!

Jay Woolfolk named Gatorade Player of the Year for Virginia

Va Cardinals 2021 P/OF Jay Woolfolk (UVA) has been named the Virginia State Gatorade Player of the Year for 2020.  Jay becomes the 2nd Va Cardinal to win the prestigious award following Nathan Kirby in 2011.  Jay is a 2-sport comit to UVA our of Benedictine Prep where he is set to play QB for the football team while also lacing up the cleats for the Cavaliers nationally ranked baseball team.  The full page anouncment by Gatorade can be seen HERE


Plummer named PG 16U Tournament All-American

Congratulations to 2021 OF Caden Plummer on being recognized by PerfectGame for his 2019 performances.  Caden was selected to the PG All-American 1st team on the heels of his summer that saw him bat .438 with a 1.332 OPS (3rd highest in the nation).  Caden had 11 RBI while slugging 2 HR, 6 Doubles and 2 Triples in only 35 AB.  The speedy CF also swiped 5 bases.  To be selected as one of the top 18 players recognized from the thousands of players in hundreds of PG events is no small feat and we are thrilled for Caden to have been recognized.   The full article and list can be seen HERE

Brett Allen Commits to UMass

The UMass Minutemen and Coach Reynolds made a big statement in the mid-atlantic by locking up 2-way standout Brett Allen (Benedictine / Hanover).  Allen had made his own statement with an epic pitching performances at the highly scouted WWBA event in Jupiter where he played up against the best 18U players in the nation.  Allen earned All-Tournament honors on the heels of his 5.2 IP where he allowed only 3 hits while striking out 5.  Allen's signature outing was his 5 innings of 2 hit ball vs the Dirtbags in the BaseballU quarter finals game.  Congratulations to Brett and the Allen Family on this great news!!

 

Woolfolk and Lovasz Commit to stay in State
After a very heated recruiting process for both 2021's the Commonwealth of Virginia will get to keep 2 of the premier 2-way players in RVA close to home and in state.  Carter Lovasz (Midlothian HS) verbally committed to the College of William & Mary and Jay Woolfolk (Benedictine) made his pledge to play both Football and Baseball in Hooville for the University of Virginia.  Both young men have been with the Cardinals and RBA South nearly their entire baseball careers and we are extremely happy to be able to be close enough to continue to watch them at the next level!!  Congratulations to the Wollfolk and Lovasz families!!!

Updated class of 2020 Va Cardinals NLI signings and other College Commitments
Connelly Early - West Point
David Coppedge - University of Virginia
Bryce Safferwich - JMU
Jacob Farrar - VMI
Carter Trice - Old Dominion
Alex LaRou  - VMI
Lucas Carmichael - William & Mary
Cole Garrett - VMI
Matthew Sylvia - VMI
Bobby Ayscue - Univ of Mary Washington
Ryan Portes - Hampden Sydney
more to come.....

4 Cardinal Alumni selected in 2019 MLB Draft
Congratulations to our Cardinals who were selected this past June!!
Jamari Baylor - 3rd Round Philiadelphia Phillies
Noah Murdock - 7th Round KC Royals
Vinnie Pasquantino - 11th Round KC Royals
Nick Roth - 26th Round Baltimore Orioles

Va Cardinals class of 2019 NLI signings and other College Commitments

 Jimmy Starnes - West Virginia
Brett Cook - Tulane Univ
Jamari Baylor - Louisburg (drafted - Phillies 3rd)
Ty Garner - Louisberg
Eli Parks - Morehead State
Ty Barker - VMI
Justin Starke - VMI
Michael Dolberry - Virginia State
Tyler White - Lynn University
Devin Miles - Randolph Macon
Jordan Dickson - Marymount
Seth Sherman - City College of NY

Cardinals selected in the 2018 MLB Draft

Congratulations to:
Griffin Roberts - Wake Forest Rnd 1 Comp pick 43 - St Louis Cardinals
Derek Casey - Univ of Virginia - 9th Round Chicago Cubs

Scheetz and Large continue to "show em all"
Part of what makes doing what we do great is seeing kids who believe in themselves grow into men who get others to believe in them.  Kit Scheetz is the perfect example of what #BardinalFactor means.  Overlooked and underestimated, Kit went on to be the winningest pitcher in his 4 years at Va Tech.  Undrafted and overlooked once again, Kit secured a professional contract at a free agent tryout with the Houston Astros in June of 2017.  Since then Kit has been promoted FOUR times in the past year and is now in AA Corpus Christi.  He has accumulated a staggering 1.58 career ERA in his first 26 games striking out 99 batters in only 79 innings of work.  Professional batters are hitting an anemic .215 off him while holding down an even more impressive 1.02 WHIP in his professional career.
Well done Kit.  Keep rolling and know that all of Cardinals Nation is watching and believing and pulling for you!!!!
Also on the Minor League tip - Cullen Large has homered in his last 3 games (raising his season total to 5 while raking .325 in the MidWest League.  The BlueJays 5th rounder in 2017 is showing the stroke that carried William & Mary over the last 3 years.

Updated Cardinals College Commitments

Congratulations to the class of 2018 College Commitments for our Cardinals players:

2018's
Tevin Tucker - West Virginia Univ
Michael Peterson - Longwood Univ
Hunter Andrews - Roanoke College
Cam Lazar - Tampa University
Callaway Sigler - JMU
Logan Amiss - VCU
Drew Camp - Louisburg College
Jonathan Walton - Ferrum College
Wes Glass - Young Harris College
Connor Kannon - Louisburg College
Jacob Waltman - Louisburg College
Scott McDonough - Florence Darlington Tech
Connor Hicks - VCU


3 Cardinals in 2017 MLB Amateur Draft plus F/A sign

In the 2017 MLB Draft 3 former Virginia Cardinals were selected.  William & Mary Jr 2B Cullen Large was taken in the 5th round.  Large was an All CAA and All ECAC selection this past season and was a 3 year starter for the Tribe amassing over 225 hits in his 3 years in Williamsburg.  Wake Forest Sop RHP Griffin Roberts was selected by the Twins in the 29th Round but will likely return to the Deamon Deacons with his Junior year still ahead of him.  VMI Jr Catcher Peyton Maddox was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 33rd Round after emerging as one of the premier college catchers in the region after 3 strong seasons for the Keydets. Post draft Kit Scheetz (Sr Va Tech) was signed by the Houston Astros! Congratulations to all 4 men and their families on this achievement.  These Cardinals become the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th players selected in the last 4 years joining Derek Casey (2014- did not sign) Nathan Kirby (1st round in 2015), Nathan Trevillian (Pirates in 2015), Khalil Lee (3rd round in 2016), Noah Murdock (2016 - did not sign) along with Josh Gardner who signed with the Yankees as a free agent in 2016.


Cardinal Alumni Garner Collegiate All-Conference honors

Numerous Virginia Cardinal alumni haves trung together all-conference awards after very strong seasons.
William & Mary Jr 2B Cullen Large led the Tribe in batting average (.344) and lifted his careeer hit total to 222 as he was named 1st Team All-CAA.  Griffin Roberts achieved 2nd team All-ACC status with his breakout season as the Wake Forest Deamon Deacons closer.  The draft eligible Soph tallied 8 Saves and 65 K's in 45 innings to go with his 1.60 ERA.  Also in the ACC, Noah Murdock was named to the All-ACC Freshman team after his 3.32 ERA (2.06 in ACC play) this season for the Cavaliers.  ODU's Vinnie Pasquantino was named Conference USA All Freshman after his .325 5HR rookie campaign for the Monarchs joining fellow Cardinal alum Kyle Battle who also made the list after his .335 2HR season.  VCU's Steven Carpenter made the A-10 All-Rookie team after batting .303 in conference play. In the OVC Reid Leonard was named 2nd team all conference after the SS hit .339 with 46 RBI. Sr AJ Nicely was named 1st team all CAC and Keith Roberts was named 2nd team - both for CNU. Well done Cardinals!!  


Cardinals 2021's take USSSA Va State Championship!!

Oct 16, 2016
With a flare for the dramatic the Va Cardinals 2021's mounted 3 comback victories on Championship Sunday including 2 walkoff efforts en route to their 2016 USSSA Open State Championship.  The boys were down to 9 players on Sunday due to some illness and family obligations but a tight 9 was plenty.  To top it all off the boys stuck to their guns and continued to play their fall with -3 bbcor bats (organizational mandate for all rising High School tryout candidates) while all the opponents elected to dig in with their -5.  Very proud of the boys efforts and resolve.  Congratulations to Coach Arrowood and all the 2021's for an amazzing effort.


2021 Cardinal recognized as WTVR "Hero among us"

Oct 13, 2016
Va Cardinals 3B / RHP Thomas Reilly was recognized by Richmond CBS affiliate WTVR as a "Hero among us" in  their Thursday Oct 13 broadcast.  Thomas has taken a passion project inspired by a WWII veteran he befriended and turned into a bustling non-profit designed to assist disabled veterans in need of walking aids.
 

Congratulations Thomas!!! We are proud of all you do and you truly represent the Cardinal philosophy of "paying it forward" and "Leadership through action"

Click on the picture to the left to be taken to the article and weblink to the video segment.

                      
Tucker to be a Mountaineer

Congratulations to Tevin Tucker (2018 SS Prince George) and his family on Tevin's commitment to attend West Virginia University and play baseball for the Mountaineers and coach Randy Mazey.  Tevin selected the Mountaineers over a number of excellent programs who had all expressed an interst in the athletic Cardinal SS.  Tevin will be the first Cardinal to matriculate to Morgantown and also our forst player to move on the the Big 12 Conference to play his college baseball.  Congratulations again to Tevin and the Mountaineers!!!

                      
Peterson verbals to Lancers

Congratulations to Michael Peterson (2018 CF - Prince George) on his commitment to play for coach Ryan Mau and the Lancers of Longwood University!!  Peterson will join current Cardinal alumni Grant Keller and Johh Gregory in Farmville and will also continue the string of Cardinals roaming CF for the Lancers when he fills the shoes of 4 year starter and original Cardinal team member Colton Konvicka who graduated this past May.  Overall Peterson will become the 7th Cardinal to matriculate to the Longwood program throughout the years.  Well done Mike-Mike!!!!

Knight pledges to Keydets!!
Congratulations to Will Knight (2017 SS - Amherst County) on his commitment to play baseball for Coach John Hadra and the Keydets of VMI.  Will becomes the 4th Cardinal to matriculate to VMI - joining Alumni Gary LeClair and rising Sophomore Jake Huggins and rising Jr Peyton Maddox in Lexington.  Congratulations to the entire Knight family!!

JMU Lands 3 Cardinals!
Congratulations to Eli Ottinger (2017 RHP Benedictine), Callaway Sigler (2018 CF Benedictine), and John Michael Kish (2018 RHP Cosby) on their recent commitments to continue their baseball playing careers for Coach Marlon Ikenberry and the Dukes of James Madison.  These 3 bring the total number of Cardinals to matriculate to Harrisonburg to 5 in the last 3 years. Well done gentlemen!

Pittman accepts offer from St Bonaventure!
Congratulations to Josh Pittman (2017 RHP / 2B Highland School) and his family on his recent acceptance of a scholarship offer from St Bonaventure.  Josh will become the first Cardinal to matriculate to play for Coach Larry Sudbrook and the Bonnies in the A-10 Conference.

Diehr to be a Yellowjacket

Congratulations to 2017 RHP Bryan Diehr (Lee-Davis) on his commitment to continue his baseball and academic pursuits for Coach Ray Hedrick and the Yellowjackets of Randolph-Macon College.  Diehr becomes the 3rd Cardinal to matriculate to the DIII national powerhouse in Ashland following Tanner Phillips and Daniel Byrd.  Well done Bryan!!!

Baier Commits to King University
Congratulations to 2017 OF / P Ezra Baier (Amherst County) on his commitment to King University and Coach Blaine Brown.  Ezra becomes the first Cardinal player to continue his playing career at King University. 

Cochrane verbals to HSC
Congratulations to Hunter Cochrane (2017 RHP Glen Allen) on his verbal commitment to play baseball for Coach Jeff Kinney and the Tigers of Hampden-Sydney College.  Hunter will join former Cardinal alum Mitchell Carmody and Garrett Birnbaum in his travels to Farmville!! 

Hackenberg to Head to Clemson!
Recent 2018 Cardinal addition Adam Hackenberg (2018 C / Util Miller School) committed to accepting a scholarship from Coach Monte Lee and the Clemson Tigers.  Adam will be joining a number of other Cardinal alumni in the ACC when he matriculates but he is the first Cardinal to head to Clemson.  Congratulations to Adam and the entire Hackenberg Family - On a related note Adam's younger brother Drue is a member of the 2021 Cardinals

Cardinals make dominant run to 2016
D
iamond Nation Super17's title!!

The Cardinals 2017 squad strung together an epic performance at Diamond Nation Super17's to get the 2016 season off to a great start.  Cardinal pitching and defense allowed a mere 9 runs over 7 games - highlighted by Eli Ottinger's 16K performance, Hunter Cochrane's 1-0 CG shutout and Bryan Deihr's 3-0 CG No-Hitter.  To top it off Aaron Robinson went 5-5 in the title game and earned tournament MVP.  Well done Gentlemen!!  And congratulations to Head Coach Mark Fleischer on a great week in Cardinal history in his first event with the Cardinal family - incredible team effort!!!!

2016 Cardinals All-Conference, Region and State honors.

6A

All-State: Christian Hague Cosby,

South Region: Corey Klak Western Branch, Christian Hague Cosby, Khie Simms Clover HIll,

Conference 3: POY Christian Hague 1B Cosby, Khie Simms OF Clover Hill, Mitchell Carmody C James River, Jacob Long OF Cosby, Ryan Clawson Util Cosby

5A

All State: Jonathan Walton Prince George, Kyle Battle Glen Allen, Tevin Tucker Prince George, Jacob Bartlett Matoaca.

South Region: Jonathan Walton 1B Prince George, Tevin Tucker SS Prince George, Jacob Bartlett OF Matoaca, Robert Fultineer P Matoaca

Conference 11: Kyle Battle OF Glen Allen, Justin Sorokowski 3B Lee Davis

Conference 12: POY Tevin Tucker, Jonathan Walton, Jacob Bartlett, Robert Fultineer, Jacob Waltman P LC Bird

Conference 16 Henry Moore Util Atlee

4A

All State: POY Grey Lyttle, John Gregory 1B, Cayman Richardson SS, Aaron Robinson C Monacan, 

All Region: POY Grey Lyttle P & DH Hanover, Aaron Robinson C Monacan, John Gregory 1B Hanover, Cayman Richardson SS Hanover

Conference 20: POY Grey Lyttle,  Logan Amiss C Powhatan, Grant Keller SS Midlothian, Ross Lewis OF Powhatan

3A

All State: Noah Murdock Colonial Heights, Steven Carpenter New Kent.

2A

West Region: Josh Jones SS (conf 37)


VISAA All State

Eli Ottinger Benedictine,  Josh Pittman Highland School, 

Large comes up BIG for Tribe in CAA Championship / Leonard walks em off in OVC

Both Cullen Large (So W&M) and Reid Leonard (Fr Morehead St) continued their torrid springs into conference championship play.  Cullen large stepped up in the 12th inning of the CAA Championship game and parked one well beyond the fence in Right Center Field to lift the Tribe over UNCW and force the "if" game for all the marbles.  Overall in the tournament Large hit .348.  Leonard dug in for MSU in the bottom of the 12th and delivered his own heroics with a laser down the Left Field line that walked off Tennessee Tech and lifted the Eagles to the Semi-Finals.  View Large's blast HEREView Leonards rope HERE (at the 1:40 mark)
The post season success is no surprise to their squads as both players were also named to their respective All-Conference teams.  Large finished the regular season batting .328 with 76 Hits including 6 HR and 43 RBI. Large also flashed superior defense for the Tribe fielding at a .976 clip in 285 chances.  Leonard started 53 of the Eagles 59 games on the season and finished with a .347 batting average with 12 Doubles on his way to All-OVC honors.  Well done gentlemen!!

Cardinal alum Jackson Rivera keeps persevering against all odds
Full article HERE

Numerous Cardinals Alumni having great springs for their NCAA Programs

Now that we are more than half way through the College season it's time to check in on campus to acknowledge the positive impact many of our alumni are having on their respective college teams:  Reid Leonard (Fr Morehead State) has locked down the starting SS job and is 2nd on the team with a .347 Ave.  In Williamsburg, Cullen Large has started every game again this season again after being the starting 2B as a Frosh for the Tribe.  Cullen is batting .341 and leads the team with 39 RBI and 60 base hits and is 2nd with 6 HR on the season.  Out in Blacksburg Va Tech is fighting through a tough season but one bright spot is the consistent performances of Kit Scheetz.  Sheetz (Jr LHP) leads the Hokies with 72 IP and 5 Wins (3 more than any other pitcher on the Hokie staff) and is 2nd in ERA with a 3.61 and 2nd on the team with 48 K's.  Scheetz also has the Hokies only Complete Game of the season - a 3-2 win over Duke -  Jr OF Mac Caples added his 2nd HR on the season in the effort vs Duke.  Across town at Radford - Shane Johnsonbaugh (Sr OF) leads the Highlanders in HR (5) and RBI and is 2nd in Runs scored while former Cardinals and current Highlander teammate Danile Bridgeman (Sr RHP) leads the team in Saves.  Mack Krupp has contributed out of the Highlander bullpen after redshirting last season - the Jr has a .080 batting ave against.  In DII action - AJ Stead (Fr LHP) is in the starting rotation and is 4-1 with 41 K in 49 IP for the Shepard University Rams.  DIII CNU has climbed to #20 in the National Polls and are being bouyed by strong performancesfrom Jr OF AJ Nicely (.300 Ave, 5 HR, 11 SB),  So SS Keith Roberts (.357 Ave, 5 HR, 28 RBI) and Jr C Collin Lawless (.365 Ave, 9 2B).   
Cardinals dominate RTD Pre-Season Preview

2016 shapes up to be a big year for a number of Va Cardinal alumni as well as the latest crop of prospects that populate the Virginia Cardinals rosters.  All 5 of the "players to watch" that were mentioned by the RTD have Cardinal ties (Justin Sorokowski, Cayman Richardson, Noah Murdock and Vinnie Pasquantino were 2 year players while Kyle Battle joined the Cardinals for our undefeated trip to WWBA in Jupiter last October).  Other players noted to be impact players for their respective programs include John Gregory and Grey Lyttle at Hanover, Bryan Diehr at Lee-Davis, Hunter Cochrane and Connor Dopp at Glen Allen, Christian Hague and John Kish at Cosby, Mitchell Carmody at JRHS, Scooter Ray at Manchester, Henry Moore at Atlee, Jacob Waltman at LC Bird, Jacob Bartlett and Robert Fultineer at Matoaca, Scott McDonough at Godwin, Tevin Tucker and Jackson Rivera at Prince George, Grant Keller at Midlothian, Stephen Carpenter at New Kent, Eli Ottinger and Greg Ryan at Benedictine and Parker Wilburn at Trinity.  All in all a pretty solid showing for the Cardinal organization in the 804.  Full Article HERE

NLI day for 2016 grads
(more photos to follow as they come in)

Fultineer and Carmody Make College Commitments!!

Cardinals Robert Fultineer ('16 LHP Matoaca) and Mitchell Carmody ('16 C James River) have both made their college commitments. Fultineer has elected to head to Charleston, WV to play for coach Andrew Wright and the Golden Eagles of the University of Charleston.  Carmody has selected Hampden-Sydney College from among numerous options.  Congratulations to the Fultineer and Carmody families!!

Cardinal 2016's take their final bow.

The Virginia Cardinals made the most out of their first Jupiter bid.  8 players were named to the All-Tournament team and the squad managed to leave Florida as one of only 2 teams to navigate the week without suffering a defeat.  The Cardinals 3-0-1 record was good enough to tie for their pool #1seed however the runs allowed tiebreaker left the Cardinals as the only undefeated team to not have the opportunity to advance to the playoff round of 16. All in all it was an amazing 2 year run for the core of this group. 
Jupiter Roster, Schedule and Recap HERE

Cardinals 13U Take Ripken Title

The Virginia Cardinals 13U squad continues their winning ways as they rolled to the Championship at the Fall Frenzy held at the Ripken complex in Aberdeen, MD.  Cardinal Cory Adams was named tournament MVP

Well Done Fellas!!!!!
Cardinals 2019's win Battle of the Bay Championship

Cardinals 2019 went undefeated as they capture the Battle of the Bay championship. Cardinal pitching combined to only allow 1 run all weekend. Wins by Devin Miles (1 hitter), Ty Barker (no hits through his 4 innings), and Jimmy Starnes (9ks) paced the Cardinals. Hitting was spread out evenly among many players but great performances by Seth Sherman and Tyler garner with 6 hits, Zack Mcghee (5 RBIs), Bryce Safferwich (4 RBIs), and Grayson Kcraget with 5 hits backed up stellar defense and lock-down pitching performances.  Well done gentlemen!!!! 

2016 Moore and 2017 Simms make their college commitments

Henry Moore (2016 C - Atlee) and Khie Simms (2017 OF - Clover Hill) have made their verbal commitments for their college careers.  Henry Moore will be matriculating to Lincoln-Memorial University in the Southern Athletic Conference where he will play for coach Jeff Sziksai and the RailSplitters.
Khie Simms will be heading to Norfolk in the fall of 2017 to continue his playing days for coach Chris Finwood and the Old Dominion Monarchs.
Congratulations to both boys and all their families!!!

Peck Wins RoadRunner event at Cooperstown

Charter member of the newly formed Virginia Cardinals 2021 squad Cole Peck (Chesterfield County) bested over 1300 other players at Cooperstown Dreams Park RoadRuner event on July 18.  Peck ran a 12.55 in his qualifying round and then topped that with a 12.47 in the finals in front of more than 7500 in attendance.  Peck's time was more than .4 seconds faster than the next best finalist.  Peck went on to bat .750 on the week with a 1.750 slg pct with 5 HR and 8 Doubles while leading the RBA South Nationals to a 3rd place (9-1) finish in the 104 team tournament.  Fellow Cardinal Corey Adams also had a great week belting 6 HR, stealing 11 bases and batting over .680 in his own right.  Congratulations Boys!! Way to represent your new Cardinal family!!!

Cardinals dominate All-Metro honors

Congratulations to the 10 Cardinals and Cardinal alumni who were recently named to the TD All-Metro team
1st Team: Nick Butts (Sr. Manchester), Noah Murdock (Jr. Colonial Heights),
Vinnie Pasquantino (Jr James River), Griffin Roberts (Sr James River),

2nd Team: Chesdin Harrington (Sr Patrick Henry), Grey Lyttle (Jr), Nick Roth (Sr. Benedictine),
Justin Sorokowski (Jr Lee-Davis), Adam Trice (Lee-Davis), Jacob Bartlett (Jr
. Matoaca)

Kirby Slams Door on Vanderbilt -
H
elps UVA to first National Title!!


Original Virginia Cardinal Nathan Kirby (Jr UVA) struck out 5 of the last 6 outs to earn his 1st career save and secure the Cavaliers 4-2 win over defending national champion Vanderbilt.  The win is the first National Championship for the Cavaliers and the first National title for the storied ACC since 1955.  Kirby's performance personified the season for the Cavaliers who overcame incredible odds to ascend to the top of the heap.  Kirby had struggled with a lat strain for much of the spring and had only thrown 50 pitches in the previous 67 days before slamming the door and recording the 6 biggest outs in UVA Baseball history.  Congratulations to all of the Hoos on an amazing run!!!!!
Kirby Selected in 1st Round Supplemental by Brewers

Original Virginia Cardinals team member Nathan Kirby (Jr UVA) was selected on Monday night by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 40th overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft.  Kirby was a consensus All-American in 2014 for the World Series runner-up Cavaliers.  Kirby has missed some time this spring with a minor lat strain but he and the Cavaliers have managed to battle their way to yet another trip to Omaha where Kirby hopes to return to action in UVA's latest attempt at a National Championship.

T
revillian Taken in 22nd round by Pittsburg

Cardinal Alum Nathan Trevillian (Sr Amherst) was selected in teh 22nd round and 667th overall by the Pittsburg Pirates in the MLB Amateur draft on Wednesday.  Nathan is currently committed to attend Liberty university in the fall.  Congratulations to Nathan and the Trevillian family for this exciting accomplishment!
Lyttle Commits to High Point!

Grey Lyttle (2016 RHP) has committed to High Point University to continue his baseball career for Coach Craig Cozart and the Panthers of HPU.  Lyttle was named the Most Outstanding Pitcher in the Cardinals underclass World Champioinship last October in Ft Myers, Fla.

Congratulations to Grey and the Lyttle family!!!!

Cardinals Dominate Post Season High School Honors

Congratulations to all the current and former Cardinals on their post-season awards:
Conference 12 POY: Nick Butts - Manchester ('15)
Conference 16 POY: Chesdin Harrington - Patrick Henry ('15)
Conference 25 PiOY: Noah Murdock - Colonial Heights (16)
All Conference:
Vinnie Pasquantino - JRHS ('16), Griffin Roberts - JRHS ('15), Matthew Pita - Cosby ('15),  Jake Huggins - Cosby ('15),
Justin Sorokowski - Lee-Davis ('16), Adam Trice - Lee-Devis ('15), Matt Lisi - Deep Run ('15), Jackson Rivera - Prince George ('16),  Kyle Ryan - Clover Hill ('15), Jacob Bartlett - Matoaca ('16),  Andrew Llewellyn - Powhatan ('15), Grey Lyttle ('16),
Aaron Robinson - Matoaca ('17), Grant Keller - Midlothian ('16), Cayman Richardson ('16), Aaron Saunders ('15),
Kevin Granger - Matoaca ('15), Stephen Carpenter - New Kent ('16), Corey Klak
- Western Branch ('16),
Logan Barker
- Colonial Forge ('17)
VISAA DIII POY: Thomas Chisam - Walsingham Academy ('15)
VISAA All-State:
Nick Roth - Benedictine ('15), Reid Leonard - Benedictine ('15)
5.25.15
Robinson's Walk-Off Grand Slam lifts Monacan!!!!!
Aaron Robinson (2017 C - Monacan) launched a 7th inning Grand Slam to walkoff Midlothian HS in the first round of Conference tournament play on Memorial Day.  Robinson's blast lifted the Chiefs and Coach Jerry Mann's squad over the Trojans by the score of 5-4.

attached is the actual photo of the blast (courtesy of Denise Tripp)
Great Job Aaron!!!

Cardinal Alumni earn All-Conference Honors

Josh Gardiner (Sr Radford) finished 2nd in the BigSouth POY voting while batting .368 with 18 2B and 18 SB in spite of missing the last 3 weeks with a fractured kneecap.
Nathan Kirby (Jr UVA) went 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA in 10 starts this season. In 59 1/3 innings, he struck out 75 batters. He was a unanimous 2015 Preseason All-America pick and was on the midseason watch list for the Golden Spikes Award. Kirby was named to the All-ACC first team for the second straight year.

Cullen Large (Fr W&M) burst onto the CAA scene in his rookie season, starting all but one game this season and earned all-rookie selection. He finished the year with a .307 batting average, adding 66 hits, 12 doubles, a triple, three homers, 28 RBI, and a team-high 45 runs scored.
Shane Johnsonbaugh (Jr Radford) had a breakout season in the BigSouth with his .330 ave and 7 HR and led all RU hitters with 70 base hits on the season while also playing stellar defense as illustrated by his .991 fielding pct.

Well Done Men
!!!
Roth Commits to join Hawks!!

Nick Roth ('15 Benedictine) has committed to play his college baseball for Coach Fritz Hamburg and the St Joseph's Hawks.  Roth is a 2-way star from Benedictine HS who distinguished himself last summer with the Cardinals by pitching through the WWBA National Championships at East Cobb with a 0.00 era that included 2 appearances and a 1-hitter CG vs the Dallas Stars.  Roth also tallied a CG 2 hit shutout in the Cardinals USBC National Championship run in late July as well.  Congratulations to Nick and the Roth family!!
5.01.15
Lyttle Tosses ANOTHER No-Hitter!!

Grey Lyttle (2016 RHP) has tossed his 2nd No-Hitter in as many starts vs Atlee.  Lyttle toed the rubber a month ago vs the Raiders with the same impressive result.  This effort was a bit tighter in the end with Lyttle's squad only managing one run in the 1-0 tightrope act.  Lyttle walked only 1 batter while striking out 10.
Leonard and Chisam notch hit #100!

Reid Leonard (Sr Benedictine) recorded his 100th career hit Saturday against St. Christopher’s. Leonard has committed to Morehead State. Reid is a four-year starter for the Cadets and is a career .384 hitter with 80 runs and 55 RBIs.  Thomas Chisam (Sr Walsingham) equaled the task with his 100th hit during the VISAA playoffs for Walsingham Academy.  Chisam will attend JMU in the fall.
Trice to be a Keydet!

Adam Trice (Lee-Davis) has committed to play his college baseball at VMI and coach Jonathan Hadra. Adam has parlayed a very strong 2-way senior season into his opportunity at his dream school in Lexington.  Trice will be following original Cardinal Gary LeClair to Lexington where he will also get to spend the next 4 years with fellow Cardinal teammate Jake Huggins.
Congratulations to Adam and the Trice family!!
TD Article HERE
Johnsonbaugh's 1st HR Lifts RU!

Shane Johnsonbaugh (Jr - RU) picked the most dramatic way to notch his first career HR for coach Joe Raccuia and the Radford University Highlanders.  Johnsonbaugh stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 9th with RU and HPU tied at 5 before launching a blast over the RF fence to win the game in walk-off fashion.  The big win for the Highlanders over High Point keeps Radford atop the BigSouth standings and has RU knocking on the door of a national ranking.  The big win was the second win on the day for RU as they also rallied to score 3 in their last at bat of the opener with fellow Cardinal alum Josh Gardiner going 3-5, driving in 2 in the last inning and scoring the 3rd and final run of the game-winning rally.  All in all - a good day for the RU "Cardinals".
(as a follow-up: Johnsonbaugh went on to slug a total of 7 HR this season as he helped the Highlanders to a school record 45 wins and a Regional Finals appearance)
Full Highlight video HERE
4.16.15
Harrington Masterful in No-No!.

Chesdin Harrington (Sr Patrick Henry) fired a No-Hitter in his CG 6-0 win over Mills Godwin.  Harrington was insanely effescient in the 14K effort illustrated by the fact that he only needed 77 pitches (65 of which were strikes) to complete the effort.  He carried a perfect game into the 7th before yielding an uncharacteristic BB with one out in the 7th.

Story HERE
4.02.15
Scheetz Back in Action for Hokies
Kit Scheetz (R-So VT) has worked his way back from an early season bout with mono to provide Coach Mason and the VT Hokies with a boost as the ACC season heats up.  After leading the Hokies with a 5-1 record last season Scheetz looks to work his way back into the weekend rotation in short order. (update - Scheetz went on to reclaim his weekend starter role and compiled a 3-4 record on the season.  Scheetz appeared in 11 games for the Hokies with 9 starts)
Article HERE
3.31.15
Lyttle Fires No-Hitter!
Grey Lyttle (2016) fired a complete game no-hitter over rival Atlee.  Lyttle struck out 11 while walking 2 in his 102 pitch effort.  Lyttle was helped along in the 3-0 victory by fellow Cardinal John Gregory's 2 RBI Triple in the 3rd inning that supplied all the run support necessary.  Lyttle  has made an appearance in all 3 of his HS teams games this season as they have improved to 3-0 so far on the 2015 campaign.
Article HERE
3.30.15
Manion named Pitcher of the Week.
Joe Manion (Jr. - St Josephs) tossed 10 shutout innings in two appearances on the week.  He threw two perfect innings of relief on Tuesday, fanning three to keep the game tied early.  Then, on Friday, the Virginia Cardinals alum scattered four hits over eight shutout innings as the Hawks blanked GMU.  Manion allowed just two runners past second base and retired 11 of the final 13 batters he faced in the outing while raising his record to 2-1.
Article HERE
Trice starts off 2015 with a Bang...and another BANG!!
Adam Trice (Sr. Lee-Davis) swung the bat 3 times in Lee-Davis' opener vs highly touted UVA commit Daniel Lynch - 2 of those swings resulted in drives into the bus loop at DSF High School to the tune of 2 HR and 4 RBI in their 4-1 win over the #1 ranked team in the Metro area.  Fellow Cardinal Justin Sorokowski (Jr Lee-Davis) pitched a Complete Game to complement Trice's offensive outburst.
Full Story HERE
3.16.15
Large living up to the name - CAA Player of the Week!!
CAA BASEBALL PLAYER & ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Fr., INF, Chesterfield, Va./James River
Virginia Cardinal alumni Cullen Large batted .632 (12-for-19) with two doubles, one triple, seven runs scored and seven RBI's in William & Mary's 3-1 week. The freshman infielder went 4-for-5 from the leadoff spot in the Tribe's 5-1 victory over ACC foe Virginia Tech last Wednesday. In W&M's opening CAA series at Hofstra, Large was 4-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI's in Game 2 last Friday and followed by going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI's in Sunday's finale. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games and is batting .406 for the season.   Keep it up Cullen!!!!

Cardinal Alumni off to hot starts across NCAA Landscape

It took a while for winter to relent but the College Baseball season has gotten out of the gates with a number of Virginia Cardinal alumni making huge contributions to their respective programs:
Freshman Cullen Large (William & Mary) has secured the leadoff spot in the Tribe lineup while holding down 2B duties. Cullen hit his 2nd homer of the season through W&M's first 19 games and is sporting a robust .366 average to accompany his 1.000 fielding pct. Luke Scherzer (So. Va Tech) and Nathan Kirby (Jr. UVA) are making quick work of ACC hitters as Scherzer is pacing the Hokies with his 2.00 ERA with a team leading 3 saves He has 24K in 18IP.  Kirby is sporting an excellent 1.16 ERA to go along with his 54 K's in 38 IP.  A projected early 1st round pick this coming June - Kirby is managing to surpass even those expectations. Joining Kirby on the Cavalier staff is Derek Casey (Fr) who is getting some early action in his freshman campaign while sporting a solid 3.48 ERA in 4 appearances so far.  In BigSouth action Josh Gardiner (Sr. Radford) continues to pile on to his already exceptional career for the Highlanders.  A career .313 hitter, Gardiner is currently batting over .412 for the 2015 campaign while also leading the team in SB (8) doubles (7) and Runs Scored (23).  Current Highlander and former Cardinal teammates Shane Johnsonbaugh and Daniel Bridgeman have been equally productive with Johnsonbaugh sporting a .329 ave and has collected 3 2B and 4 SB so far out of the 2 hole for Radford while Bridgeman has made 9 appearances out of the pen to the tune of a 0..84 ERA and 2 wins with a .200 BAA. Also in the BigSouth Conference, 3 year starter Colton Konvicka (Jr. Longwood) continues to lock down CF for the Lancers and is currently batting a solid .329 out of the leadoff spot while also leading the team with 13 SB.

Final PG Rankings for 2014 have Cardinals climbing to #3 in the Nation
Cardinals entered 2014 ranked a respectable 30th in the country and used a PG National Championship playoff run at East Cobb and a WWBA World Championship in Ft Myers to claw their way to a final ranking of #3 for the class of 2016 group.
 Full list can be seen HERE
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2.20.15
Kirby and Casey stifle Marist.

Cardinals alumni Nathan Kirby (Jr UVA) and Derek Casey (Fr. UVA) combined for 8 innings of 1 run ball.  The two combined for 13 Strikeouts while only allowing 6 hits in the 9-1 victory.  The Cavaliers are currently ranked #1 in the nation and are 5-0.
1.30.15
Stead Named HS Pre-Season All-American.

Cardinal Alum and Shepherd University Commit AJ Stead has been named Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American.  Stead is the only player from the Commonwealth of Virginia to be so honored.
The Eastern View senior becomes the second Cyclone to be named All-American joining fellow Cardinal alum Josh Gardiner who is entering his Senior season at Radford University where he has been a 4 year starter for the Highlanders.
Full Article HERE.
1.30.15
Cardinal Alumni to full major roles in CAA in 2015 Preseason Preview.

D1Baseball.com has tabbed some Cardinal Alumni as major role players in the preseason preview - including naming Cullen Large (W&M) as Freshman of the Year.  Also included in the writeup is Brad McKay (JMU) who was recentely named the Dukes starter as a Freshman.
FULL ARTICLE HERE
1.29.15
Cardinal alumni set to lead Virginia Tech back to contention in the ACC

Kit Scheetz (R-So JRHS), Luke Scherzer (So - Powhatan) and Mac Caples (So - JRHS) are tabbed as major cogs in the Hokie plans for 2015.  After finishing 21-31 the VT crew looks to get back the the ACC tournament and beyond.  Full article HERE.
1.26.15
Cardinal Alumni Nathan Kirby tabbed pre-season All-ACC.
After a breakout 2014 campaign Virginia Cardinal Alumni and current UVA LHP Nathan Kirby is pegged to lead the Cavaliers to the top of the ACC once again.  Full predictions and pre-season All-Conference honorees can be seen HERE
Baseball America #4 ranking article HERE
12.12.14
Keller verbals to Lancers!!!

Congratulations to Grant Keller (2016 3B/OF - Midlothian) on his commitment to Coach Ryan Mau and the Lancers of Longwood University.  Keller will follow 5 former Cardinals to Farmville - including current Lancers starting CF Colton Konvicka and LHP Chase McPherson.  Great job Grant!!!!
11.24.14
Carpenter commits to Rams!!

Congratulations to Steven Carpenter (2016 - New Kent) on his commitment to VCU.  Carpenter verbally accepted a scholarship offer from Coach Sean Stiffler to continue his baseball career for the Rams where he will get to play along side his cousin Darrien who is a Sophomore 3B.  Congratulations Steve and the entire Carpenter family!!!!

NLI Day 2014

Nick Butts
William & Mary

Jake Huggins
VMI

Reid Leonard
Morehead State

Chesdin Harrington
UVA

AJ Stead
Shepherd Univ.

Andrew Llewellyn
Wingate Univ

Griffin Roberts
Wake Forest

Eric Sloper
Shepherd Univ

Thomas Chisam
James Madison

Ryan Simpson
Shepherd Univ

Nathan Trevillian
Liberty University

Cardinals March into Elite 8 at WWBA Underclass Championships in Ft Myers
PG article HERE

Virginia Cardinals have riden stong pitching, stellar defense and timely hitting to a bearth in the Elite8 of the Underclass World Championships in Ft Myers.  After allowing only 2 runs while going 3-0 in pool play the Cardinals were awarded the 6 seed in the 54 team playoffs.  An extra inning victroy over the Ohio Elite in the round of 32 and a sound 9-3 voctory over Team Mizuno in the round of 16 punched the Cardinals ticket for Championship Monday and a chance to win 3 more and a National title.  More details and breakdown from the weekend to come.....(spoiler alert... we won the whole thing!!)

11.10.14
Stead, Sloper and Simpson to Shepherd
Saunders to Alderson-Broaddus!!

Congratulations to AJ Stead ('15 LHP Eastern View), Ryan Simpson ('15 RHP/3B Faquier), Eric Sloper ('15 Util Patriot) and Aaron Saunders ('15 SS Hanover) on their recent commitments.  Stead, Sloper and Simpson committed to coach Matt McCarty and MEC powerhouse Shepherd University Rams while Saunders will matriculate to GMAC leading Alderson-Broaddus Univ to play for coach Luke Harrigan and the Battlers.  Well done gentlemen!!!

Cardinals Recruiting videos are up and ready to view
CLICK HERE

10.5.14
Cardinals Tangle in Super6 VT
Cardinals 17U rode a 2-0 record into Sunday at the VT Super6 event and squared off for the second week in a row against their 16U Cardinal counterparts.  While the 17U squad was able to squeak out a 3-1 win at Liberty they were unable to find the road to victory at Virginia Tech.  Stellar pitching and defense was the call of the day as the Cardinal squads battled to a 1-1 tie.  The 16U squad rolled out great pitching performances by Eric Piccuci, Joey Crute and Jacob Lingle to match the outings of the 17U arms Noah Murdock, Steven Carpenter and Justin Sorokowski. Lingle even managed to pitch around a leadoff triple in the bottom of the 7th by Grey Lyttle to preserve the tie.  The 16U squad tied the game up in the 5th on a 2 out double by Mitchell Williams to deep Left.  Next up for the 17U squad will be the WWBA in Ft Myers Oct 9-13 - the 16U Cardinals are off this weekend and return to action at JMU for the Super6 event there Oct 18-19.
Former Cardinals Tyler Fitzgerald, Kit Scheetz, Luke Scherzer and Mac Caples came out to English Field to support the fellas this past weekend.  Always great to see our Alumni thriving at the next level and their encouragement to our current players is much appreciated!!!
9.28.14
Cardinals 15U Win State Championship

Coach Anderson and the Va Cardinals 15U squad outscored their opponents 42-2 en-route to the USSSA State Championship in their 1st ever "Play to Win" tournament opportunity.  Congratulations to Coach Anderson and all the 2018 Va Cardinals for a job well done!!
8.01.14
Cardinals make historic run for National Championship!!
After securing the 1 seed through pool play the Virginia Cardinals slipped into the losers bracket after failing 3-2 in their first bracket play game.  Facing an uphill climb the 17U squad buckled down and managed to win 8 games in 3 days and secure their second Triple Crown National Championship in organization history.  The Cardinals went 11-1 in 5 days and knocked off A's Nation to reach the finals where they had to beat the Ct Blue Jays twice to finish the miracle run.  They did.  The run was truly a full team effort with contributions coming from all 16 players in attendance.  It was an amazing week and one that will not soon be forgotten!!  write-up HERE        USBC Bracket view HERE
7.16.14
Cardinals 16U March into Playoffs at WWBA
Coach Carpenter and The Virginia Cardinals 16U Squad won Pool Q at the 16U WWBA at LakePoint / East Cobb.  The Cardinals went 6-1 in pool play and earned the 24 seed in the elimination bracket play that begins Thursday morning with a match-up with the Team Elite Roadruners on LakePoint field 14. The Cardinals only allowed 14 runs vs 53 runs scored in the 7 pool games (12th most runs scored out of 296 teams) - Good Luck 16U!!!

6.29.14
Cardinals Dominate All-Metro List!

Current and former Cardinals comprised 6 of the 12 spots on the Times Dispatch All-Metro team.  Included in that list is Derek Casey's selection as the Metro Player of the Year.  Casey (Sr) completed his High School career a perfect 27-0 with back to back State Titles.  Also on the list is Nick Butts (Jr Manchester), Tyler Fitzgerald (Sr Cosby), Trevor Denton (Sr), Harry Lee Watson (Sr James River), and Jake Huggins (Jr Cosby).  Full story HERE

In related news Logan Harrelson (Sr Great Bridge) and Dane Smith (Sr Great Bridge) were named to the All-Tidewater team by the Virginian-Pilot.  Full List HERE
6.18.14
Kirby, Allen and UVA Making Omaha Home

Cardinals alumni Nathan Kirby (So. UVA) and Tyler Allen (Fr. UVA) along with the rest of the UVA Cavaliers have managed to find themselves in the catbird seat at the 2014 College World Series.  Walkoff wins over Ole Miss and TCU have them one win away form advancing to the final series at the College World Series.  Kirby fired 7 innings of 1-hit ball in the Cavs win over the Rebels in game 1 on Sunday night.  Nice article on Allen can be seen HERE. 
6.22.14
Cardinals shine at Diamond Nation

In their first journey north the Virginia Cardinals marched all the way to the finals in the Diamond Nation Super 17's invitational in Flemington NJ.  With no fewer than 150 colleges in attendance over the weekend the Cardianls made it past the NJ Yankees, SJ Young Guns, LI Whalers, Dimarini Prime, and NY Grays before falling in the finals to the NE Ruffnecks.  All in all it was a very fruitful trip to New Jersey and the Cardinals look forward to returning next year to finish the job.  Nice writeup on the final game vs the ruffnecks HERE.
6.15.14.
Cardinals Win Super6 Event at NAVY
The Virginia Cardinals went undefeated and took home the Super6 Championship at NAVY this past weekend.  Justin Sorokowski and Nick Butts held a stout New Jersey Marlins team in check and Eric Sloper made a game saving diving catch to preserve the 2-1 extra inning victory.  Reid Leonard and Steven Carpenter were defensive stalwarts all weekend.  Stellar pitching from Noah Murdock, AJ Stead and Nick Roth helped the Cardinals navigate pool play and set the club up for the finals.  Cardinals travel to NJ for the Super17's event at Diamond Nation this weekend and look to continue their winning ways.
6.14.14
AJ Stead Named Louisville Slugger All-American!
It has been announced that AJ Stead (Jr. Eastern View) has been named to the 2nd team Louisville Slugger All-American team.  26 of the honorees were selected this past June in the 1st or 2nd rounds of the MLB Amateur draft.  AJ is one of only 2 players form VA who were named to the list as he joins UNC Commit JB Bukauskas representing the Commonwealth.  Congratulations AJ for this incredible honor!!
Full List HERE
6.14.14
Cardinals lead Hanover to Back 2 Back State Titles!

Cardinal alum Derek Casey and current Cardinals Cayman Richardson, Grey Lyttle and John Gregory claimed their 2nd State Championship in as many years with their 7-1 victory over Millbrook.  Casey (UVA Commit) finishes his HIgh School career a perfect 27-0.  Richardson (UVA Commit) and Gregory (U of R Commit) were key offensive performers for the Hawks all year long.  Well Done gentlemen!! 
Story HERE
6.13.14
Crain to head to Morehead St!!
Eric Crain ('14 Deep Run) has committed to continue his college basebll career for Coach Mike McGuire and the Eagles of Morehead St.  Eric will take his 2-way talents to the hills of Kentucky a year ahead of fellow Cardinal Reid Leonard who committed to the Eagles 2015 recruiting class over the winter.  Eric is a testament to perseverence and has reaped the rewards of working the process and never wavering on his goals and dreams.  Congratulations to Eric and the Crain family!!!
6.8.14
Chisam commits to JMU!!

Thomas Chisam (Jr Walsingham) has given his verbal commitment to attend JMU and play for Coach Spanky McFarland and the Dukes.  Thomas will maticulate from Walsingham Academy in the class of 2015 before heading to Harrisonburg.  Congratulations Thomas!
6.7.14
Casey Drafted By St. Louis Cardinals.

Cardinal red runs deep for the career of Derek Casey (Sr) as he was selected in the 2014 Amateur draft by the St Loius Cardinals in the 22nd round.  The late selection is unlikely to entice the hard throwing RHP away from his UVA commitment.
6.2.14
Roth, Smith, Fitzgerald, Huggins & Chisam Named All-State!

Nick Roth (Jr Benedictine) an Thomas Chisam (Jr Walsingham) were named VISAA All State.  The 2-way juniors were a steady and reliable performers all season.   Roth TD Feature Story HERE and VISAA All-State list HERE
Public School All-State: Dane Smith (Sr. Great Bridge), Tyler Fitzgerald (Cosby) Jake Huggins (Jr Cosby),
All Region: Nathan Trevillian (Jr Amherst), Peyton Maddox (Sr. Amherst),  Logan Harrelson (Sr. Great Bridge),
All-Conference: Tyler Fitzgerald (Sr. Cosby), Harry Lee Watson (Sr. JRHS), Cullen Large (Sr JRHS), Brad McKay (Sr Cosby), Justin Sorokowski (So. Lee-Davis), Nick Butts (Jr Manchester), Chesdin Harrington (Jr Patrick Henry), POY- Derek Casey (Sr), Cayman Richardson (So), Chase McPherson (Sr JR Tucker),
5.24.14
Stead continues to set records for Cyclones
AJ Stead (Jr. Eastern View) has led EVHS to the #1 seed in their conference and set numerous school records along the way.  Nice article on the LHP and his record setting career HERE
5.21.14
Trevillian eyes Team USA!!
Nathan Trevillian (Jr. Amherst County HS) had a busy week.  He was named Seminole District Pitcher of the year, then pitched the Lancers to the District Title with a 1-hit shutout.  After that he found out he had been selected to join the top 100 players in the nation to compete for the 20 man USA National Team 18U roster.  If selected then Trevillian will join former Cardinal Nathan Kirby (So. UVA) in the US National program after Kirby was selected to the College National Team earlier this month.  This has been a busy year for Trevillian, the #1 ranked player in Virginia, who burst onto the scene at last years PG Jr National event.  This summer is shaping up to be even more eventful.  Congratulations Nathan!!!
5.21.14
Maddox Named Player of the Year!

Cardinal alum and VMI Commit Peyton Maddox (Sr. Amherst County) was recently named Seminole District Player of the Year.  Maddox and fellow Cardinal and Amherst County teammate Nathan Trevillian have led the Lancers of Amherst County to an undefeated record and Seminole District title.  Both will be looking to lead their club to the State Title that eluded them last spring when they fell in the State Championship game.  Congratulations Peyton!!!
5.19.14
Murdock fires No-Hitter!!

Noah Murdock (So. Colonial Heights) fired a CG No-Hitter over Southhampton.  Murdock (a UVA Commit) struck out 12 and also added in a 2 for 4 night with a double and 2 RBI for the Generals
5.19.14
Kirby named ACC Pitcher of the Year and 1st Team ALL-AMERICAN!

Virginia Cardinals alum Nathan Kirby (So. UVA) was named ACC Pitcher of the Year.  The Sophomore went 8-1 including a No-Hitter vs Pittsburg in April.  Nathan struck out 91 hitters and recorded a miniscule 1.58 ERA. over 85 innings.  Kirby shares the day with his skipper Brian O'Connor who was named ACC Coach of the Year for leading the #1 Cavaliers to a 43-11 reagular season recordAlso congrats to Andrew Knizner (NC St) on being 3rd team all ACC and a Freshman All-American .
Full Article HERE  All American list HERE

Numerous Cardinals finish 2014 college campaigns with major impacts on their teams.

- 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.

- 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.

5.13.14
Sorokowski Handling the Spotlight

Justin Sorokowski (2016 Lee-Davis) has put together an exemplary spring.  The RTD has offered up a feature on the Virginia Cardinals RHP/3B and his acclimation to being an ACC commit as a sophomore.
Article HERE
5.10.14
Harrington Commits to Cavaliers!!!!

Cardinal RHP / SS Chesdin Harrington (2015 Patrick Henry HS) has committed to play for Coach Brian O'Connor and the UVA Cavaliers.  Chesdin will join former Cardinals Nathan Kirby, Tyler Allen, Tyler Carrico, Derek Casey as well as current Cardinal teammates Noah Murdock and Cayman Richardson in Charlottesville.  The Cardinals presence in the #1 college baseball program in the nation continues.  Congratulations to the Harrington family!!
5.9.14
Kirby named to Team USA!!!!

Virginia Cardinal Alum and current UVA pitcher Nathan Kirby (So. UVA) has recently accepted a spot on the 2014 USA National team.  Kirby has emerged this spring as one of the top pitchers in the nation for the Cavaliers. He is currently 8-1 for the top ranked team in the Nation.  Full Story HERE
5.9.14
Stead having a big spring for Cyclones

AJ Stead has picked up right where he left off last year and has raced out to a 7-1 record with a miniscule 1.25 ERA for the Eastern View Cyclones.  AJ has also managed to fan 65 batters in only 52 innings while mixing in a no-hitter back in mid April. 
AJ will be back on the mound for the 11-5 Cyclones this week looking to add to the strong season he has already had.
5.8.14

Roth Named Times-Dispatch Player of the Week

Nick Roth ('15 Benedictine) was named the Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Week for his performances last week.  Nick tossed a CG shutout over previously undefeated and #1 ranked Liberty Christian AcademyFull Article HERE
4.30.14
Huggins To Join Keydets!
Jake Huggins (2015 Cosby) has verbally committed to accept a baseball scholarship and play his college ball for coach Marlin Ikenberry and the Keydets of the Virginia Military Institute.  Huggins chose VMI over numerous suitors and will follow his older brother to Lexington.  Jake becomes the second Cardinal to matriculate to VMI joining Gary LeClair who was a member of the very first Virginia Cardinal roster.  Congratulations to Jake and the entire Huggins family!!!!
4.29.14
Virginia Cardinals Recruiting Videos

Virginia Cardinals latest recruiting videos from "Play In School" are live and ready for viewing HERE.
4.4.14

KIRBY NO-HITS PITT PANTHERS!!!!

Cardinal alum Nathan Kirby (So. UVA) tossed a CG No-Hitter while also fanning 18 Pitt Panthers.  Kirby walked one and worked around one fielding error early in the game before finding his groove - at one point striking out 10 Pitt hitters in a row.  Kirby raises his record to 6-1 on the year.  Congratulations Nathan!! Very Well Done!!!!!
Full Story HERE

KIRBY also garners #1 on the ESPN Plays of the Day HERE.

13 Cardinals named to PG Pre-Season ALL - American Teams

Congratulations to 2nd team Nathan Trevillian ('15 Amherst HS), High Honorable Mention; Nick Butts ('15 Manchester), Reid Leonard ('15 Benedictine), Noah Murdock ('16 Colonial Heights), Cayman Richardson ('16), Justin Sorokowski ('16 Lee Davis), Honorable Mention; Steven Carpenter ('16 New Kent), Thomas Chisam ('15 Walsingham), John Gregory ('16), Chesdin Harrington ('15 Patrick Henry), Jake Huggins ('15 Cosby), Griffin Roberts ('15 James River), Eric Sloper ('15 Patriot).
3.15.14
Nicely homers 3 times for CNU.

Cardinal alum AJ Nicely homered 3 times in 5 AB for CNU.  Nicely has taken over leadoff and CF duties for the Captains and has hit at a robust .333 since assuming the starting role in early March. 

Full article can be seen HERE.

Cardinals Alumni litter the Collegiate diamonds across the region

Virginia Cardinals alumni hit the ground running as the opening weekend of DI baseball got underway.  Best performance of the weekend was easily Nathan Kirby (So. UVA) and his 6 shutout inning start vs VMI.  Former Cardinal teammate Gary LeClair (Jr. VMI) was one of only 2 hitters to get a ball out of the infield against Kirby with his base hit in the 5th. Kit Scheetz (r-Fr. Va Tech) was right on Kirby's heels as he logged 6.1 innings for the Hokies.  Scheetz' collegiate debut saw him strike out 3 against only 3 hits and 2 runs in the effort.

Colton Konvicka (So. Longwood) went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored in the Lancers opening day victory over ETSU.  Josh Gardiner (Jr. Radford) continues to join Konvicka and hold down leadoff duties for his Highlanders and collected 3 hits over the weekend while helping Radford log a victory over Ga Tech. Shane Johnsonbaugh and Daniel Bridgeman also saw action for the Highlanders over the weekend with Johnsonbaugh collecting a pinch hit and Bridgeman recording 2.1 quality innings in relief.  Gardiner's Fellow double-play partner form the original days of the Cardinals - Clay Keranen (Jr - Liberty) started at Short Stop for Liberty and collected 2 hits in their win over the University of Richmond.  Mac Caples (Fr. VT) saw some action in his first weekend as well.  On the DIII front Daniel Byrd (So. RMC) and Tanner Phillips (So. RMC) continue to contribute major innings to the Yellow Jackets with Byrd earning the opening day start on the mound and Phillips anchoring the bullpen.
2.6.14
Leonard to be an MSU Eagle!!!

Congratulations to Reid Leonard ('15 INF - Benedictine) on his commitment to continue his baseball career for coach Mike McGuire and the Eagles of Morehead State.  Reid has long been known as one of the premier baseball players in the Commonwealth of Virginia while playing for Sean Ryan at Benedictine and will become the first Cardinal player to wear the gold and blue at MSU.  Congratulations to Reid and the entire Leonard family!!!!
1.26.14
Gregory to play for Spiders!!

Congratulations to John Gregory ('16 LHP/1B) on his commitment to continue his baseball career for Tracey Woodson at the University of Richmond.  John established himself as one of the premier left-handed arms and bats this past fall for the Cardinals after helping his HS win the State Title last spring as a Freshman.  Congratulations to John and the Gregory family!
1.19.14
Murdock Commits to UVA Cavaliers!

Congratulations to Noah Murdock ('16 RHP Colonial Heights) on his acceptance of a scholarship offer from Coach Brian O'Connor and UVA. Noah will join fellow Cardinal Cayman Richardson in the UVA 2016 class as well as Cardinal alumni Nathan Kirby, Tyler Allen, Tyler Carrico and Derek Casey in Charlottesville. Great Job Noah!!!

progress-index article HERE
1.18.14
McPherson to become a Lancer!!

Chase McPherson (2014 JR Tucker) has committed to play his college baseball for Coach Brian McCullough and the Longwood Lancers.  Chase was an incredibly effective LHP for the Cardinals during the summer and fall of 2013 and he has barely begun to scratch the surface of his potential.  Congratulations Chase!!
1.10.14
Sorokowski Commits to Seminoles!

Justin Sorokowski (2016 Lee Davis HS) has committed to play his college baseball for Mike Martin and the Seminoles of Florida State University.  Justin is an accomplished 2-way player who has been an impact player for the Cardinals this past fall after spending a number of years playing for Rob Fultineer and John Carpenter on the highly touted Predators team out of Central Virginia.  Congratulations to Justin and the entire Sorokowski family!!
11.12.13
Richardson Commits to Cavaliers!


Cayman Richardson (2016) has committed to play his college baseball for Brian O'Connor and the Cavaliers of the University of Virginia.  Cayman will join a number of Cardinal alumni in Charlottesville - Tyler Allen, Nathan Kirby, Tyler Carrico and current HS teammate Derek Casey.  Great job Gator!!!

Click HERE for HOONATION article on the commitment.

Duo of '14 Cardinals commit to CAC powerhouses

12.1.13
Dane Smith (2B - Great Bridge '14) and Logan Harrelson (RHP/CF - Great Bridge '14) will face off for the next 4 years for CAC bragging rights.  Smith has committed to play his college baseball at the University of Mary Washington while Harrelson will matriculate to
 Christopher Newport University.  Well done gentlemen!!!!!
11.22.2013
LeClair receives VMI Ring
Gary LeClair - One of our original Cardinals has achieved a very significant milestone in his collegiate career at VMI.  The presentation of a VMI class ring, and the formal dance known as Ring Figure that marks the occasion, takes place in November of the Second Class (Junior) year. The event represents an important milestone in the life of a cadet, second only to graduation in importance. Each class is responsible for designing a unique ring, which incorporates symbols significant to the group. The elaborate Ring Figure tradition known to today's cadets dates to the 1920's.  CONGRATULATIONS GARY!!!

Cardinals sign National Letter of Intents for 2014 grads

Brad McKay
JMU

Tyler Fitzgerald
Virginia Tech

Cullen Large
William & Mary

Harry Lee Watson
Virginia Tech

Craig McLane
William & Mary

Derek Casey
University of Virginia

Peyton Maddox
VMI

Lane Ward
Norfolk St

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

10.28.13

Maddox commits to Keydets!!!


Peyton Maddox (2014 Amherst County