UPDATE 2: Dylan Thomas was dominant, striking out 11 in a 9-1 win for UH. It was the first time this season UH won the first two games of a series.
UPDATE: UH got the series started with a 5-4 comeback win over Longwood, with Dallas Duarte knocking in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth.
UH and Longwood meet tonight in the first game of a four-game series over five days. They don’t play on Monday.
> Jeremy Wu-Yelland, who pitched five scoreless innings against Iowa a week ago, is going for the Johnny Vander Meer.
> Second baseman Tyler Best, who committed five errors last weekend, is starting in right field.
> Li‘i Pontes is a key pitcher in this series. If he is not used this weekend, he’ll start on Tuesday, going about three innings. If he pitches extensively this weekend, the ‘Bows will go with a collection of pitcher on Tuesday. The ‘Bows want to maintain a pitching pattern for the Oregon series, which begins on Thursday.
> Longwood’s campus is in Farmville, Va.