CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- There were plenty of big smiles at Disharoon as the Wahoos kicked things off with a big win.

Many loyal 'Hoos came out in support as the Cavaliers played the Army Black Knights in the first round of the NCAA Regionals, coming away with a 15-1 victory.

"Army has a good ball club, we got to play ball. We got to have a pitchin' and we got to have a hittin'," said one fan who was tailgating.

"This is probably one of the toughest regionals to play in right here," said another fan.

The University of Virginia was chosen to host the Charlottesville Regional for the first time in 2004. This year will be the 10th time.

The 'Hoos grabbed the lead early and ran with it.

"It was an awesome day, I mean I've never seen the ballpark so crowded. It was completely full in there. Just a super exciting day of baseball, looking forward to the rest of the weekend," said UVA student Matthew Saer.

"'Hoos were looking good. It was a Cavalier blowout, a Cavalanche. We are just happy to continue advancing," said UVA student Lee McElroy.

Virginia will host a four-team, double-elimination tournament from Friday to Sunday.