Weather Postpones Virginia-Mississippi State

Game Two of the Charlottesville Super Regional between Virginia and Mississippi State was postponed Sunday due to weather and will resume Monday at 4 p.m. with the Bulldogs leading 5-3 and batting in the home half of the seventh inning.

Should the Cavaliers rally to force a decisive Game Three, that contest will start 55 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

Virginia needs to win both games to stave off elimination and punch its ticket to the College World Series.

Brandon Downes got the Wahoos off to a great start in the second with a mammoth solo home run that cleared the Hoo Zone in left and put UVa up 1-0.

That's when the rain initially moved in, forcing a 20-minute delay at Davenport. When they finally removed the tarp, all the Virginia momentum was gone and shifted to the Bulldog dugout.

They loaded the bases off Scott Silverstein in the second and Adam Frazier, who went 6-for-6 Saturday, delivered with a run-scoring single to tie the game at one.

Wes Rea put the Bulldogs ahead for good with a monster two-run blast to left, rivaling Downes' earlier shot, making it 3-1.

Frazier tacked on another RBI-single in the fourth to make it 4-1 and chase Silverstein from the game.

Kyle Crockett came on in relief and got Hunter Renfroe to ground to third, but a Nick Howard throwing error allowed another MSU run to score, making it 5-1.

Nate Irving sparked a Virginia rally in the sixth with a bases-loaded double to bring the Cavs within 5-3 before the second weather system came in, forcing an evacuation of Davenport and ultimately postponing the game.


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