For most spring sports, the winter storm brought to a halt the momentum they carried from the preseason.
Most games and matches were canceled or postponed because of the inclement weather.
However, now that the snow has melted and the second half of the spring semester is underway, spring sports can continue as scheduled.
The UVa-Wise baseball team resumed its season on March 12 with a doubleheader against Virginia State University after the first dozen games of the regular season were canceled or postponed. They collected four wins this past weekend after sweeping Urbana University which gives them a record of 4-10 overall and a conference record of 4-4.
Senior first baseman Bill Steven has played well for the Cavaliers as he’s recorded two home runs, seven runs batted in and five runs in the 10 games that the team has played.
The Cavaliers’ senior shortstop Chaz Tanner has collected 11 hits and has recorded a fielding percentage of 96 percent.
“Considering the teams we have played so far, all three are ranked first in their conference and two are ranked in the top 25 nationally. I would say we have played pretty well,” Tanner said.
According to Tanner, the team’s record is not where they want it to be, but he is not worried about the rest of the season.
As for improvements, Tanner believes that the team’s pitching has increased in performance and the overall team dynamic has been boosted.
“I would say pitching has improved and our team chemistry this year is all around better,” he said.
The Cavaliers will travel to West Virginia to compete against West Virginia Wesleyan College in a doubleheader on Saturday, March 28.