Cornell Baseball Picks Up Games With Virginia, Others After Weather Forced Cancellation of George Ma
ITHACA, NY – With snow causing a cancellation of the Big Red’s upcoming three game weekend series at George Mason, the team has picked up three games this weekend against Virginia, Seton Hall, and Hartford. In the early portions of the season where players are seeing their first live action in months, a series cancellation would have been frustrating towards the buildup for Ivy League Play.
The team did start their regular season schedule earlier this season than in past years, but had an anomaly in their schedule where they had a rare weekend off from play next weekend March 6-8. Had the Big Red failed to find opponents for this weekend, they would have been without live game action for two straight weeks following a three game series at Gardner Webb that opened their season. The time off would have essentially created a new much later start to the season for the team.
Instead, Cornell will face a nice challenge in ACC opponent Virginia that could help them prepare for the level of competition they will see in conference play against teams like Penn and Columbia. Seton Hall and Hartford will also represent two relatively new opponents for the Big Red team.
Historically, the Big Red has seen a lot of Virginia, playing them 39 times with an overall record of 12-28-1 against the Cavaliers. The team has not faced Seton Hall since 1973 where they dropped a 4-0 decision to move their record to 3-9 historically against the Pirates. The Big Red has only faced Hartford once their history, winning their lone matchup 6-2 back in 2001.