May 16, 2009
The Virginia baseball team fell behind early once again, but scored four runs in the 7th inning to beat Virginia Tech in the regular season finale. With the win, the Cavaliers avoid being swept for the first time this season.
Just like Friday's game, Virginia Tech jumped out to an early lead, scoring three runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. The Cavaliers would respond in the top of the 3rd when Phil Gosselin grounded out to score Jarrett Parker from third base. But the Hokies got that run right back in the bottom half of the inning on a solo home run by Mike Kaminski.
Down 4-2 in the 7th inning, the Cavaliers finally got the clutch hits they had been looking for all series. Gosselin hit a triple with the bases loaded to score all three runners, giving the Cavaliers their first lead of the ballgame. Danny Hultzen then followed that up with a single into center field to score Gosselin and cap off a four run 7th inning. Hultzen also pitched three perfect innings to pick up his 7th win of the season.
Virginia's record now stands at 39-12-1 on the season, 16-11-1 in the ACC. The Cavaliers will begin play in the ACC Tournament next week in Durham, NC.