CHARLOTTESVILLE - Duke scored four runs in the fourth inning and added five in the fifth to break open a close game and defeat the No. 3 Virginia baseball team, 13-9, on a blustery Saturday afternoon Davenport Field.
"Duke played very well today," Virginia head coach Brian O'Connor said. "I have to tip my hat to them. We didn't execute our pitches or make plays at the big time."
Sean Doolittle (Tabernacle, N.J.) and Greg Miclat (Concord, N.C.) each had two hits to lead the Cavaliers' offense, while Brandon Guyer (Herndon, Va.) had two hits, including his fifth homer of the season, and drove in two runs.
Matt Packer (Germantown, Tenn.) took the defeat, going 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs (two earned), seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts. He falls to 3-2 on the year. Duke's Tony Bajoczky (6-2) earned the win after going six innings, allowing four earned runs, six hits and three walks while striking out four. Michael Seander pitched the final 1 1/3 innings to notch his seventh save.
Brett Bartles led the Duke offense with three hits and five runs batted in, while Nate Freiman and Matt Williams also chipped in three hits apiece.