April 10, 2014
VILLANOVA, Pa.--In its second BIG EAST series of the season Villanova (10-19, 2-1) goes on the road for the first time in conference play and will travel to Xavier (17-14, 3-0) for a three-game set at Hayden Field this weekend. Game times are set for 3 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. on Saturday and Noon on Sunday. Live streaming video will be available for all three games at no charge by clicking on the link at the top of this release.
First Pitches - What to Know About This Week's Series
- Villanova plays its first road conference series of the season at Xavier this weekend. Last season the Wildcats went 5-7 (.417) on the road in conference play, including a three-game sweep at Georgetown to close out the season.
- The only previous meeting between the Wildcats and the Musketeers took place on March 7, 2012 at the Snowbird Baseball Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. Villanova won that contest by a 7-2 margin. The only current member of the Villanova team who appeared in that game is senior Connor Jones, who was the starting right fielder and went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Two of the Musketeers starters who are scheduled to pitch this weekend - right-handers Scott Klever and Adam Hall - pitched in that contest two years ago and combined to allow seven runs on 11 hits in 6.1 innings.
- Sophomore first baseman Max Beermann was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll earlier this week. Beermann is riding both a 13-game hitting streak and an 18-game streak of reaching base safely. Beermann has a .481 on-base percentage over his last 18 games and begins play this weekend leading the BIG EAST in both on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
- Opposing batters are hitting just .200 this season against freshman left-hander Hunter Schryver, who has allowed 20 hits in 29.2 innings on the year. The .200 opponent batting average ranks second in the BIG EAST and Schryver also begins the weekend ninth in the league in ERA with a 3.94 mark. In his five starts this season Schryver has logged 25.0 innings and allowed just 15 hits for a .179 opponent batting average.