CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia baseball team is ranked No. 25 in the preseason edition of the USA Today Coaches Poll, which was release Thursday. The Cavaliers were tied for No. 25 with Louisville in the poll.
Virginia returns 19 letterwinners from its 2012 squad which finished 39-19-1 (18-12 ACC) and played host to an NCAA Regional, the program's ninth-consecutive NCAA tournament bid. The Cavaliers return six position starters, including 2012 Freshman All-America outfielder Derek Fisher (So., Rexmont, Pa.) and two-year starting first baseman Jared King (R-Sr., Radford, Va.).
Virginia also welcomes in 14 newcomers in a talented freshman class. The Cavaliers feature 25 freshmen and sophomores on the 34-man roster this season.
UVa's season opens Feb. 15 with a three-game weekend series at East Carolina. The Cavaliers' home opener is Feb. 19 against William and Mary.
Season tickets and 10-game mini packages are currently on sale through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office. Fans may purchase tickets online at VirginiaSports.com or through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for in-person or telephone purchases. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).