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Cavaliers Lose Heart-breaker to Tribe

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

April 23, 2008

The Cavalier baseball team put together a rally, but fell short, as William and Mary topped Virginia, 6-5. The Cavs fall to 32-12 on the season, as they prepare to head to top ranked Miami for a weekend series.

The Tribe took the early 2-0 lead, but Virginia responded in the fourth, as Franco Valdes hit a two run double, and later scored to give the Cavs the 3-2 lead. William and Mary, however, continued to fight, taking the 6-3 lead, and holding that advantage into the sixth inning. That's when Virginia struck again. David Coleman hit a rope over the second baseman's head to score Jeremy Farrell from second to cut the deficit to 6-4. Then in the eighth, Dan Grovatt doubled down the right field line to score David Adams, cutting the lead to 6-5. That is as close as the Cavs would get, though, as they went down in order in the bottom of the ninth to lose the game.

William and Mary has now won 14 of its last 16 games, while Virginia goes 3-3 on its current home stand. The Cavaliers head to Miami for a weekend set with the top ranked Hurricanes. Game one tomorrow night is set for 7:00.


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