May 9, 2008
After a ten day break, the Cavalier baseball team hit the field, and immediately faced one of the best teams in the nation in North Carolina. Virginia was unable to keep pace with the Tar Heels' high powered line up, and fell in game one, 9-3.
Jacob Thompson resumed his Friday night starting pitcher's roll. He lasted six innings, giving up five earned runs, and striking out three. The Cavalier junior's biggest problems came in the fourth inning, in which the Tar Heels posted four runs, erasing a one run Virginia lead, and creating a cushion. They added one in the seventh and two in the eighth to grab insurance.
Virginia had some offensive standouts. David Adams went 3-for-4 with a run and two RBI, while adding two stolen bases. Greg Miclat also went 3-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs. David Coleman was the only other Cavalier with multiple hits, going 2-for-5.
The loss drops Virginia to 33-15, 13-12 in the ACC. It also ensures that they will fall short of winning 40 games in the regular seasons, but could still reach the feat in tournament play.
The Cavaliers and Tar Heels will pick things back up again on Saturday at 6:00.