'Hoos Beat Tar Heels in Game Two, Clinch Series


The No. 1 Virginia baseball team clinched its 10th straight winning weekend of the 2014 season with a 3-1 triumph over North Carolina Saturday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 5,025 at Davenport Field. Virginia, now 33-6 overall and 16-4 in the ACC, has won all seven of its ACC series this year and captured 10 straight ACC series in Charlottesville since a 2012 series sweep at home to UNC.

The Cavaliers used opportunistic hitting, combined with solid pitching and defense, to pick up the win Saturday. UVa finished with just three hits, but one was a two-run home run from Kenny Towns in the third, his first of the season.

Virginia starting pitcher Josh Sborz grinded through five innings to earn the win and improve to 4-2.

Connor Jones worked three scoreless innings of relief and faced the minimum of nine batters before giving way to Nick Howard who worked a dominating ninth inning for the second straight day to earn his 13th save of the year.

Virginia goes for the series sweep at 1 p.m. Sunday.


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