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Virginia's Jake Gelof is all smiles after a key homer vs. Virginia Tech (Aaron Fitt)


Fitt: Cavaliers Make ‘Ryan Zimmerman Day’ Extra Special


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Saturday was a day to celebrate the legacy of Ryan Zimmerman, but it also felt like a celebration of the Virginia baseball program that Zimmerman helped elevate into the national spotlight nearly two decades ago.

More than 5,900 fans packed beautiful Disharoon Park at Davenport Field for a showdown between No. 7 Virginia Tech and No. 11 Virginia, and those fans were treated to a wonderful pregame ceremony honoring Zimmerman, who became the first player in the 134-year history of UVa. baseball to have his number retired. And then the Virginia fans were treated to a superb[…]