March 27, 2009
The Cavalier baseball team locked horns with North Carolina tonight and fell by one run in a solid ACC battle. The Tar Heels used an eighth inning two run triple to take the lead for good and top the Cavaliers, 4-3.
Virginia took a 1-0 lead in the first, but had to fight back after falling behind 2-1. The Cavs took a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth, but Mike Cavassini hit a two run triple in Carolina's half of the frame, which turned out to be the knockout punch in the one run loss for Virginia.
Jarrett Parker and Phil Gosselin paced the Cavaliers offensively. Parker went 2-3 with a home run and two runs scored, while Gosselin went 3-4 with a home run and two RBI.
Danny Hultzen pitched seven strong innings of baseball, striking out eight batters and giving up only one earned run. Hultzen earned a no decision for his efforts. The Tar Heels countered with ace Alex White, who also earned a no decision.
Virginia falls to 21-3, 5-3 in the ACC. The two teams will take the field again tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 for game two of the series.