Parker Pushes Cavs Past Miami, 9-4

By: Jed Gamber Email
By: Jed Gamber Email

Though the sun was shining at Davenport Stadium on Friday, the wind was a little too gusty and it was a bit chilly for a baseball game. The same could be said last week, when Danny Hultzen took the mound and fanned 13 batters as Virginia defeated Florida State 15-2. This time around even coach Brian O'Connor knew Hultzen didn't bring his best stuff against the Miami Hurricanes. Hultzen gave up three early runs and left the Cavaliers down 3-to-1 heading into the bottom of the third inning.

That's when things turned around for Virginia. Jarrett Parker took 2008 ACC Player of the Year Chris Hernandez's pitch the opposite way to left center field for a two run homerun to tie the game at three. The runs kept on coming for the Hoos' after that, scoring in all of the last four innings of play to wind up with the 9-4 win.

Parker went 2-2 on the day with three runs scored, and four runs batted in. Hultzen when six strong innings giving up seven hits and three earned runs while striking out six.

The Cavaliers are back in action Saturday at 1 p.m. in game two of the series with the Hurricanes.

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